Crimson Snapper
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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From:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 7.27%
Ratings:
446
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 25, 2020
Added:
Jan 18, 2015
Wants:
  75
Gots:
  58
SCORE
97
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Notes: Imperial IPA brewed with honey & blood orange juice.

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4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Jan 25, 2020
 
4 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
 
4.31 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Apr 21, 2019
 
5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado on Mar 23, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Radcpa from Washington

Opaque amber appearance with slight white head. Aroma is a mild but pleasant citrus. Taste is a nice mild citrus that is smooth and very tasty. The honey really adds to the smoothness.

Jan 10, 2019
 
4.24 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Jan 01, 2019
 
3.71 by eppie82 from Illinois on Dec 25, 2018
 
4.21 by RollDamnTide from Florida on Nov 24, 2018
 
4 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on Oct 18, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by smcolw from Massachusetts

No head from the bar pour. No lace. Mild haze. The color is dirty gold.

Plenty of grapefruit rind nose. Prickly and bitter.

The flavor starts with a mild pale malt sweetness which holds off the bittering hop bite until the swallow. The bittering flavors strengthen as the aftertaste continues. A bit of alcohol warmth.

Oct 06, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

650ml bottle, snifter glass. Pours a darker copper body, clear, with a one finger white head, good retention, bits of lacing. Smell is grapefruit juice, citrus, a bit of grapefruit zest, light grain, a bit of orange peel also. Flavour follows, a bit sweeter than the nose would suggest, but a nice sweet tangerine fruitiness, grapefruit and lemon zest, orange peel, mild grainy and toffee sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium body, lighter carbonation which is still appropriately within limits of the style, mild zesty orange juice finish.

Oct 03, 2018
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4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured a orange copper color with a white head.

Smell - The beer had a nice ripe orange nose that revealed a little bitterness.

Taste - At the front was a syrupy oange presence that I assume was the orange and honey coming together. The orange leaned a little bitter with hints of rind. Grassy hops provide a clean element to the finish.

Mouthfeel - The honey gives a stickiness. Even with a heavier body, carbonation is noted.

Overall - In the fish line of Pipeworks IPAs, this one swims to the front of the line.

Sep 16, 2018
 
4.3 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Nov 30, 2017
 
4.5 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Nov 17, 2017
 
4.35 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Oct 29, 2017
 
4.02 by ellswrth from Oregon on Oct 11, 2017
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4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by KevinHill from Illinois

Exceptional double from Pipe Works

Oct 06, 2017
 
4.51 by uncleotis from Illinois on Sep 29, 2017
 
4.5 by BeerLover99 from Illinois on Sep 21, 2017
 
3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jul 16, 2017
 
4.6 by chuckgietzen from Michigan on Jun 12, 2017
 
4.49 by Gkruszewski from New York on May 30, 2017
 
4.03 by sweemzander from Illinois on May 23, 2017
 
3.94 by mflamar from New York on May 20, 2017
 
4.24 by BeerBeast from Florida on May 10, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Billolick from New York

Bomber bottle, I could find no bottling/freshness dating

Pours a nice dull shade of ruby/amber, medium haze, lasting khaki cap, leaves a coating film, ringed low sheeting and plenty of strands and bits of lacing.

Lime/citric infused nose, bright and pungent

Fruity, on the sweeter side of DIPA, citric with lime n grapefruit again shining through. Enough gritty hops to balance things out...densely flavor, brightly hopped, very solid DIPA. Nice night capper

May 06, 2017
 
4.33 by juneof44 from Texas on May 05, 2017
 
4.15 by aasher from Indiana on May 03, 2017
 
4.31 by themegamancave from Illinois on Apr 28, 2017
 
4.3 by REVZEB from Illinois on Apr 27, 2017
 
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Apr 27, 2017
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4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by swenny916 from Illinois

Living in central Illinois, we don't have a lot of great local breweries distributing here. Pipeworks just recently started so I had to celebrate with a new bomber I haven't had.

Color is a little darker, but still a light amber/orange. It's a smooth beer with a lot of orange right from the top. Delicious and very drinkable.

Apr 24, 2017
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4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Another awesome beer in the fish series. Pdubs is on point with their dipas.

The appearance was a hazy golden orange with a minimal head.

The aroma is an amazing mix of grapefruit, orange, stone fruits, dank herbaceous notes and pineapple.

The taste follows the nose along with some nice honey sweetness balancing out the hoppy citrus notes.

The palate is medium plus with a nice lingering bitterness that lingers well.

Overall this is an excellent beer that I would definitely get again.

Apr 22, 2017
 
4 by hoosier222002 from Illinois on Apr 22, 2017
 
3.75 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York on Apr 21, 2017
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4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

L- Pours a slightly hazy, dark orange with a thin, white head. Little carbonation. Some white lacing.
S- Lighter citrus smell with orange presence. Malty smell that allows some honey tones to show up. Slight lemongrass.
T- A very smooth taster in which the blood oranges produce a more subtle citrus, and the honey mixes well with the malt backing and transitions in the piney hop perfectly. Extremely balanced. Bitterness that hangs around brings the orange and honey with it.
M- Extremely smooth for an IIPA. Drinks very easy even with the 9.5% alcohol
O- Very unique IIPA that is incredibly balanced and smooth. The blood orange continues to come out more as it warms.

Apr 20, 2017
 
4.15 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Apr 18, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a dark brownish orange color. Clear once the beer settles. Thick frothy off-white head lingers for a long time. Tons of sticky white lacing. Lovely looking DIPA albeit a bit dark.

Smell is rather malty and sweet. Some notes of pine, orange, blood orange, general citrus, and honey. There is also a sweet candy like aroma on the back end.

Flavor is rather malt forward with some notes of caramel, piney hops, and blood orange. Mild bitterness, very balanced flavors. Lots of blood orange on the back end lingering on. Very nice use of the fruit.

Feel is very smooth, light (for a DIPA) and drinkable. Medium carbonation.

Overall another outstanding fish beer from Pipeworks.

Apr 18, 2017
 
4.25 by jakea from Wisconsin on Apr 17, 2017
 
4.09 by Bowers-Brew from Illinois on Apr 15, 2017
Crimson Snapper from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 446 ratings