Lizard King
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #34
Ranked #1,791
4.26 | pDev: 7.04%
Mar 08, 2024
Jan 22, 2015
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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Reviewed by Qbert from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is one of the tastiest pale ales I've had. Tropical fruit in both the nose and the palate with a slight malt backbone. A tasty beer you can drink all day long.
Mar 08, 2024
Rated: 4.23 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia

Mar 07, 2024
Rated: 4.33 by mecmd from Tennessee

Mar 03, 2024
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very slightly hazy golden color with a substantial and lasting white head and lots of nice lacing. The aroma is crackery malt, grapefruit and a hint of pine.
The taste also starts with a crackery malt, grapefruit, a touch of lemon and white grapes. The finish is dry with lingering citrus zest and pine resin, mild bitterness.
The body is light/medium, plenty of carbonation, crisp and yet smooth and very drinkable. Altogether, this is an outstanding example of pale ale with a very flavorful hop presence, almost approaching IPA level but pleasantly mild bitterness for easy drinking and very refreshing, excellent.
Feb 24, 2024
Rated: 3.65 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Feb 01, 2024
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Pours a medium to light yellow and quickly, a foamy white head forms and retains as a pillow after lightly settling to reveal sheets of lacing left behind
Aroma: Pink grapefruit, pine sap and needles, tangelos, light berry notes, Cannabis, some tropical fruit, and sweet bready malt
Taste: Kicks off with mango and passionfruit that linger for a moment before layers of citrusy goodness start to join the party. As the tropical fruit/citrus combo subsides, pine, berry, and dank get their turn in the spotlight only to be rejoined by the duo for the close
Mouthfeel: Full, clean, medium-high carbonation, and lightly dry on the finish
Overall: This is some good stuff. My first beer from these folks, although I had heard of them before, and a great beer to make a good first impression with – even at 4 months old. A tasty, Mosaic-dominant Pale Ale that has a good depth of flavor, nice malt balance, and comes across to my palate as very clean, which I dig. I would purchase one of these anytime and already want to try more offerings from them
Jan 06, 2024
Rated: 3.09 by ironyisoverrated from Illinois

Jan 01, 2024
Rated: 3.95 by Oktoberfest from Ohio

Dec 10, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

Nov 24, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

Oct 06, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Sep 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours clear light golden straw color with a two-finger head of white foam. The head has a good retention, fading slowly and leaving tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is strongest of a grapefruit citrus smell mixed with a bit of orange and pineapple. Along with these smells comes some notes of cracker and grain, and notes of lemongrass and floral aromas.
Taste – The taste begins with a crisp cracker malt flavor paired with the grapefruit hop and the lemongrass that was in the nose. Along with these flavors are tastes of a pine and some light fruit tastes of green grapes and pear. As the taste advances floral hops and hay join in along with a touch of orange and white pepper. At the end the citrus surges, leaving one with a rather crisp and citrusy hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thin and crisp with a higher carbonation level, both of which pair well with the citrus and the light body of the brew.
Overall – A more refreshing and crisp IPA. A nice brew for the summer months.
Aug 18, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by VaporDome from New York

Jul 11, 2023
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Part of a “gift “ box from @danmullens1! Can date is 6/8/2023.

L- Very slight haze to a beautiful golden

S- Subtle fruity dank.

T- Super crisp and bright, yet superbly
balanced with just the right amount
of mild fruit and slight piney-ness!

F- Quite clean, crisp and dry. Very fine

O- An easy drinking winner!
Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 4 by D-Duvelicious from Illinois

May 28, 2023
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