Lizard King
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #41
Ranked #1,821
4.26 | pDev: 7.04%
Apr 24, 2022
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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4.18 by blevinsaj from Ohio on Apr 21, 2022
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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Beerfiend45

Crisp, hopped refreshing pale ale.

Apr 16, 2022
4.32 by Burgy from Minnesota on Apr 16, 2022
4.21 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Feb 09, 2022
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by officerbill from New York

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
4.01 by Zanico from Ohio on Jan 19, 2022
5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas on Jan 15, 2022
4 by KT3418 from Colorado on Dec 19, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

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
3.78 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Nov 07, 2021
4.25 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Oct 09, 2021
4.13 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Oct 07, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

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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3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

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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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

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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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

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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4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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
4.18 by JTuomi from Finland on Jun 18, 2021
4.29 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts on Apr 14, 2021
4.25 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Mar 26, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Shiredave from New York

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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3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

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
4.21 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 14, 2021
4.24 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2021
3.9 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
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3.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sven1 from Connecticut

Good. But nothing special from a fullness, smell, taste or feel.

Jan 30, 2021
3.94 by Psquared93 from Illinois on Jan 23, 2021
4.1 by brewpubmellon from Michigan on Jan 18, 2021
4.06 by Walnut from Missouri on Jan 10, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: slightly murky dark yellow color with a hint of copper. fizzy, 1.5 finger vibrant white head

s: tons of Mosaic hops upfront. onion and garlic. a touch of kiwi, and bready yeast. a little bit of peach, and something almost soapy? a little bit of malts at the end. aroma seems a bit off

t: sweet citrus, onion, and garlic. a hint of sweet pineapple and a big crackery presence. a hint of pepper spice as well as a sweet floral note at the end

m: lighter side of medium, low-moderate carbonation

o: a pretty serviceable Pale Ale, and a nice showcase of Mosaic hops. the aroma is just not working for me though for some reason. taste is quite nice though

Dec 19, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Nass from Florida

I like the can artwork, great use of color. The pour is a cloudy yellow with a thick, white, & foamy head. The taste is medium level pine & grapefruit & guava. I appreciate a pale ale or IPA where there is just enough sharp piney bitterness, not too much & not too little. The taste is a tad bit similar to a New England Style IPA. At the end of the day all I can say is if you've not had an east coast pale ale or IPA in a minute then will hit the spot the spot for sure mate. Cheers! A-

Dec 01, 2020
4.65 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Nov 30, 2020
3.9 by McSeal from Connecticut on Nov 26, 2020
4.5 by Jaymgould from Minnesota on Nov 21, 2020
4.19 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania on Nov 04, 2020
4.03 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Oct 11, 2020
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Aug 29, 2020
4 by kaseydad from California on Aug 16, 2020
Lizard King from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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