Crimson Snapper | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial IPA brewed with honey & blood orange juice.

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Added by Jaycase on 01-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#388
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
439
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
59
Trade:
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Ratings: 439 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of RollDamnTide
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ellswrth
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinHill
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional double from Pipe Works

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Photo of uncleotis
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerLover99
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of juneof44
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of themegamancave
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swenny916
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Crimson Snapper from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 439 ratings