Lizard King
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #36
Ranked #1,818
4.26 | pDev: 7.04%
Sunday at 02:29 AM
Jan 22, 2015
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Notes: 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?!
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Rated: 4 by D-Duvelicious from Illinois

Sunday at 02:29 AM
Rated: 4.34 by Lobina from Arizona

May 03, 2023
Rated: 4.01 by lsudduth from Ohio

Apr 04, 2023
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Rated by soxfanben from Illinois

4.99/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Smells and tastes of Happiness and America.
Mar 26, 2023
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
If their was an adjective for this beer it would be 'dank'. Super citrusy smell with a full hop flavor mixed with a really dank and dry taste & finish. Really clean IPA with a bold hop finish. Wow. Pretty unique for a high rated beer to be so balanced and yet a dry finish. Pretty unique with the mosaic hops. Definitely have to try - brings some variety to the IPA category.
Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by oberon from North Carolina

Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2023
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Rated by JDUBWA412

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
very tasty
Jan 14, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
At first it seemed overly carbonated. After the contents of a pint can were released into a clear glass liter mug, the now almost translucent liquid was obscured by bubbles. They likely contributed to the mass of stark white foam on top of the pale amber brew. It's one of those messes that recedes unevenly and unattractively leaving sparse and irregular lacing inside the glass. The aroma is mostly hops; earthy, citrusy and even a little skunky. It's mildly sweet to taste, at least more than expected, but not malty at all. The hop delivery is presented rather nicely, dry and not overly bitter. There is no skunkiness to taste. The problem with this one is its lack of complexity, as there's virtually no malty counterbalance and no taste transitions to appreciate. Maybe someone who can appreciate the subtleties of Mosaic hops would like this more.
Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Dec 08, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very clean and clear pour. Head is very white with some lacing, however not too much. Nose slightly fruity and piney. Taste is citrus and gives of a slight piney bitterness, however it fades to a soft bitter follow through.
Nov 10, 2022
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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Aug 12, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by Eychung from New York

Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Citrusy dank aromas greet me as I pour the matte gold liquid into the glass. Head grows and recedes in normal fashion. Noted aromas are perhaps a tad stronger than their flavor counterparts. Pretty clean beer with a fairly soft touch.
Jun 21, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Apr 24, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by blevinsaj from Ohio

Apr 21, 2022
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Rated by Beerfiend45

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Crisp, hopped refreshing pale ale.
Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by Burgy from Minnesota

Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Feb 09, 2022
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Reviewed by officerbill from New York

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
looks almost like slightly hazy pineapple juice with a tall, fluffy, long lasting white head that laces beautifully

the aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and a bit of pine resin

flavors follow and build on the aromas with mild grapefruit, orange, and lemon zests, a bit of pineapple and mango, with some grassy herbs and fresh pine tips

light/medium bodied with a bit of fizz on the tongue and a clean, dry, slightly bitter aftertaste with a hint of pepper

Lizard King is really, really good. it is a nice looking beer with well balanced, refreshing flavors. Easy to see why this rates as highly as it does
Jan 29, 2022
Rated: 4.01 by Zanico from Ohio

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Jan 15, 2022
Rated: 4 by KT3418 from Colorado

Dec 19, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Scrappy notes from 2017.
16 ounce can into a pint glass. Looks lightly hazy and gold with a big white head. Very clean, medium light body, wide fruity & tart hop flavors that hang on and stick to the sides and tongue. Some lemon zest. Kind of wet. Simple- not complex at all. Excellent. So who doesn't like dinos and skulls on beer cans?? An excellent Pale Ale that is very hoppy.
Nov 26, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Nov 07, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 4.13 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Oct 07, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Can't read the canning info.

L---Lightly hazed, medium golden color. Standard pour resulted in a massive white head that had very good retention and left very good lacing.

S---Juicy hops. Citrusy. Lemon, some mango.

T---Follows the nose closely.

F---Medium bodied, good carbonation.

O---A really nice one.
Sep 23, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look - fantastic bright golden copper with a lasting white head and lacing
Smell - grassy citrus with a slight caramel malt backbone
Taste - honeydew lemon slight grain
Feel - medium body slight cream light carb
Overall - pretty good pale
Sep 19, 2021
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Rated by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Can from the bar. Unbeknownst to me and after checking the can it was 7 months old. This beer was stellar. I need to try it fresh.
Sep 03, 2021
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, effervescent, pale yellow body with an inch of lasting, loose, white suds.

Smell: Grassy, grainy with some soft citrus glistening with oils, a sprinkling of chives, pineapple and melon hunks.

Taste: Lightly tangy berries blended with pineapple and muskmelon quality. Softly sweet of watered down honey with an altogether minimal maltiness. A gentle grassy herbaceousness. Turns to lemon-lime and a subtle musky spiciness. Subtle bitterness. Mild, drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Pleasant, smooth and nicely drinkable.
Jul 20, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 5/18/21, so 2 months old.

Looks good in the glass. Faintly hazy pale golden yellow body with slow carbonation. Bright white head shrinks to a fat ring and covering. Scattered lacing.

Lightly fruity aroma.

On tasting, clean, easy drinking, smooth with a light fruit hop profile. Slightly dry.

Mouth medium, finish on the dry side.

Overall, well put together pale ale, very drinkable and sessionable. Good flavors.
Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by JTuomi from Finland

Jun 18, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Apr 14, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Mar 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It looks good - golden yellow color with a tinge of protein haze, persistent, bright white head, specks and smears of lace trails.
The aroma is understated old school - grain husks, sugar dusted lemon peel and sprucey hop.
Flavors are busy front to back.
More grain notes, sweet malt and fruit up front with cantaloupe and grapefruit mixed with honey followed by slightly sour flavor hops, hints of raw cabbage and German potato salad.
Body is medium yet still it lacks mouth feel and depth.
Interesting blend of contrasting sweet to nutty to sour complexity that sets this apart from so many of it's hop dominant, citrus forward competition in the market.
This finish is long and warm with alcohol and dry with lingering peppery hops.
Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am one that prefers a more full-bodied and flavorful IPA ... This is a bit thin for my taste ... Perhaps crisp would be a more complementary adjective ... It does have some complex flavors that I'm enjoying but it didn't live up to its very high rating in my humble opinion
Feb 27, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2021
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