Lizard King | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Throughout the epic battle, the Ninjas and the Unicorns have been waiting for something, anything, to tip the scale in their favor. After all, The Unicorns and The Ninjas have been fighting this epic battle for nearly and epoch. In this age-old battle, will the Lizard King be the one to end the battle? Will there finally be peace among the two warring parties? Will this be the end of rhetorical questions?!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-22-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,237
Reviews:
301
Ratings:
1,398
pDev:
7.03%
 
 
Wants:
120
Gots:
355
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,398 |  Reviews: 301
Photo of Rjanowski
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well done!

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Photo of leantom
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very well-made beer. Here goes:

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a very large head; the head readily dissipates, however, leaving a lot of lacing. The body is also very well carbonated.

S: Scents of tropical fruit and herbs pervade the smell. Can detect lots of lemon with faint smatterings of grapefruit and orange. While the beer is somewhat grassy, the fruity scents really dominate it. Very good.

T: Follows the nose. Lots of grapefruit and lemon rind complemented by grass and other herbal flavors. Great.

F: Perfect. Nicely carbonated and refreshing.

O: A fine beer.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: bright gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 2" off-white cap with fair to good retention

S: berry, flower, topical fruit, melon and grass

T: Fruit, berry, grass and tangerine lead the flavors. It finishes with an assertive yet clean bitter with a bit of citrus rind

F: This medium bodied beer is creamy with medium soft carbonation

O: a flavorful, easy to drink American Pale Ale

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Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jakecattleco
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 07/16/18 into a tulip glass. Slighty hazy yellow with nearly 2 finger of medium density white head with good retention and left mixed lacing. More grassiness than I expected, dank and floral undertones. Taste followed the nose well, more dank prominence. Finishes with moderate bitterness and slight acidity, drying the palate a bit. Low-medium bodied with medium carbonation, lively on the tongue, slick on the swallow. Nice Mosaic APA that I'd definitely grab again.

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Photo of Beersilio
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNBeer1017
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ER527
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heftklammer
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Willimantic Brewing Co.

Pours a golden straw hue with a moderate white head.

Aromas of bready malt, fragrant rose, light lemon, bright but restrained orange, and grassy hops on the finish; incredibly balanced and approachable.

Taste brings plenty of earthy grass, a great balance of malt and hops, pine, light grapefruit, and plenty of orange peel, too; citrusy and really balanced.

Mouthfeel is dry, juicy, and ridiculously quenching.

Sessionable, easy on the palate, and the type of beer I could drink anytime, anywhere; subtle but impactful; a pale ale done very right.

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Photo of wtpbod
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Houborg1
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmoore32
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden yellow body, with orange highlights, hazy, with fine bubble lacing.

S - Strong pine and pineapple and mango.

T - Follows the nose, resin and fruit, subtle sweetness, and a tart brisk close.

M - Strong carbonation, medium weight and prickly in the finish.

O - Tasty beer, superb. A touch sharp, but quite worth it. Delicious.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 5/17/18. Stemmed tulip.

A: wow is that a light yellow for a pale ale. Pours a remarkably light straw yellow with a thin white head thatvrecedes quickly. Little visible carb, not much lacing.

S: peppy, poppy citrus peel. Lemon peel. White peach. Gasoline? This smell really wakes you up and punches you in the face with how bright and alive it is. I’ve never had a beer this peppy from a can before.

T: dry arrival, crisp, lemon rind, lingering citrus peel, unripe peach. Fruity bitter.

M: way more carbonation than the still appearance let’s on. Exceptionally clean and attenuated. I would not call it light bodied, but it is lighter than any midweight beer I have ever had. Somehow fills the mouth with texture, but finishes clean and crisp.

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Photo of Knickfan3
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed gold with 1 finger+ of cream colored head. Great lacing and nice head retention

S: Bready, faint citrus, grapefruit picks up as this warms

T: Follows the nose, a grapefruit picks up rapidly . Soapyness, lemons and grainyness as this warms, some grassyness. Finishes grassy, dry with a little tangerine

MF: Medium body with slight carbonation

Solid take on the style that is very drinkable

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Photo of robotic_being
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
3.57/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LostHighway
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz can into glass. Canned on date appears to be '5/31/18', as stamped on bottom edge.
Pale gold colored body, slightly cloudy, but rising bubbles can be observed. About a finger of white head upon pouring settles to pillowy cap and ring. Rings of lacing are left behind with each sip.
Aroma of citrus (orange) and berry.
Taste is a good balance of hops and malts. Orange citrus hops and biscuit malts. Slight sting on the tongue, but mild bitterness overall.
Medium mouth feel. Quite refreshing with each sip. Good carbonation.
Well balanced pale ale that is tasty but does not have a real pop in either aroma or taste. Very good choice for a refreshing pale ale. After taste is not long but does provide a little upward kick.

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Photo of jrr1990
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Lizard King from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,398 ratings