Da Fuzz
Pipeworks Brewing Company

Da FuzzDa Fuzz
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.82%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
215
From:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
93
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Da FuzzDa Fuzz
Notes: In a city that never sleeps...
Ok. The other city that never sleeps...
The one we live in...
Chicago...
Now where was I? That's right
In a city that never sleeps...
A peach with only one day until retirement partners with a pale ale that's fresh on the force...
and they'll do whatever it takes to bring justice to "fussy" beers...
Peachy McPeachpeach and Hops Hopperton star in a buddy beer to end all buddy beers...
From the directors of Pipeworks Brewing...
DA FUZZ!
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 215 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of stortore
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 1/29/16, had on 3/1/16.

Pours a mostly clear, bright yellow, with a one and a half finger head, some soapy lacing. Smell brings peaches, dank Amarillo hops, yeast, some resiny hops after the pour, light malt. The taste begins more with the dank hops, yeast, a still strong peach presence, light malt, a touch of vanilla, some lactose? Bitter up front, a touch sweet at the finish, although a little grapefruit hoppiness, as well. Smooth, creamy feel, well carbonated.

Great balance between the peaches and hops, a very layered flavor. Ho- hum, just another really solid effort from Pipeworks. Well worth a purchase the next time it comes around.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice cloudy dark yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some very nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some citrus notes, mostly peaches. The taste is hoppy, citrusy, peachy, nice sweetness. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, with a different take.

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Photo of cfalls
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - bright orange, almost opaque, pours a 2-finger head, settling to 1 finger

S - very hoppy, similar to Knee Deep's Hoparillo, peaches barely noticeable, bready malts

T - maltier than Pipework's IPAs, and very hoppy for a pale ale, peaches add a nice element, not a lot of really distinct hop flavors to mention

F - a little boozy for me, but nicely carbonated

O - this is a huge tasty beer, I'm just not as wowed by the hop flavors as I am with Pipework's other hoppy brews

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer altogether. The peach flavor is subtle but does give the beer a subtle sweet taste which is really nice. Well carbonated so the mouthfeel is on point as well. Just another excellent beer from Pipeworks

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

an awesome pale ale here, hides its alcohol insanely well, and is one of the softest, most authentic, and delicious peach beers i have known. cool to use it in a hoppy unfiltered base beer. this is cloudy and muted orange in color, without much head but not at all lacking carbonation. smells like the summery just ripe outsides of the fruit, fuzzy like the name suggests, really true, but not too sweet, and with still some west coast type hop bitterness and oils to it, really attractive. the taste is a little more blended in, well integrated and simple, streamlined, clean. the peach is not too much, its an accent more than a lead agent, which i really prefer in most styles. the flavor of the fruit is awesome though, and after each sip, my mouth waters for another one. punchy fruitiness, but still well hoppy too. im shocked its so strong. these guys have done an awesome job with this one, not at all sweet and interestingly yeasty. lots of peach beers out there, but very few this good. pipeworks is killing it!

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Photo of Qbdoo
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light orange with a nice frothy white head. Scent is not super powerful but the peach mixes with an clear Amarillo hop presence. Taste follows the nose but in a much more powerful way. The peach is much stronger and this combines with the pseudo-sweetness of the Amarillo to give this an almost dessert-like taste. On my first few ounces I was wondering how it would feel on the second half of the bomber. It turned out that as it warmed the hops pushed back against the peach and the balance improved. The feel is light and crisp.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy bright gold with a 2 finger fluffy bright white head that takes a while to dissipate into a half inch fluffy cap. There are a ton of hanging sheets of lacing. Smell is citrus fruit, floral, pine, peaches and a touch of sweet malt. Taste is the same with barely any bitterness. Feel is very light for 8.0% abv, but I guess that is why it's classified as an APA. Overall this is a very solid offering from PW. Flavors are all very well balanced and the peach is not too strong.

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Photo of emount91
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured like the bottle suggestion: pours a clear dark yellow/light orange, head that dissipates unevenly, but ends with a rim around the glass. bubbles rising up the sides of the glass. smell is definitely fruity, mostly hop fruity but the peaches come through slightly on the nose. very light malt on the nose. taste is very tropical and piney: mangoes and pine needles. the peach then comes through strong with a sting from the booze and a light malt backbone that carries it all nice. feel is that of a typical APA. a great one from these guys!

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Photo of c014572
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 22oz bomber.

Poured a beautiful orange-amber. Small head quickly faded.

Aroma was of fresh-ripened peach and malt, slight hop presence. This really smelled wonderful.

Taste. Peaches, malt & hops. To me this was peach juice poured in a moderately hoppy APA. I'm used to flavored wheat beers so a bit biased here. Just was a bit weird for my liking, something I enjoyed but would not seek out again.

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Photo of ksimons
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a fingers worth of white head that leaves a light lacing around the top

S-smell is of citrus, tropical fruits, and light bready malt

T-taste is similar to the smell but with more of a peach presence, citrus, bready malt, and light resiny hops

M-medium body, moderate and crisp carbonation

Overall really nice peaches and fruit sweetness with enough hops to balance things out, very good

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Photo of Billolick
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bottle, w/o freshness info

Typical presentation with some nice fine webs and sheets of fine lacing.

Fruty nose, with, yes a distinct peach note

Tasty, hopped up, tropical fruits abound, delicious, go get some

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Photo of megapyro6
3.22/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It appears I may be the outlier here. I'm not really digging this beer. I bought it about two weeks ago. I will try another bottle if still available and update if need be. I usually really like peach pale ales and IPAs. I couldn't find a bottling date, so I'm not sure how fresh it is, though it seems people are getting bottles now.

Pours a hazy orange with thick head, which fades to a thin clinging foam. Some lacing. The aroma is of light peaches, with some graniness and other tropical fruit.

I find the taste to be kind of lacking. There is a slight hint of peach up front, but dissipates quickly to basically just slightly fruity pale ale. I can't quite put my finger on it. It's mildly fruity, but ends up kind of lacking and just dank. It leaves the fruit somewhat understated and one dimensional. The fruit is the flavor that lasts, but without associated sweetness it kind of leaves something to be desired.

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Photo of brewskis
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy bright golden color with an orange hue. Produced over a finger of an off-white head.

Aroma screams peaches and dankness. Get a more artificial peach ring candy note as well as a more peach flesh note. Also get lots of candied orange, mandarin orange, some grapefruit, and of course dankness. There's a light sugary sweetness to make the aroma very juicy.

Taste follows the aroma perfectly. Up front there's orange marmalade, peach flesh, and dankness. A slight orange peel bitterness is there too. The middle brings an amped-up sugary sweetness and the beer becomes extremely juicy. Reminiscent of peach rings and orange gummi bears along with juicy mango and a good amount of dankness. Finish dries out the beer nicely and brings mango skin, light sweet grapefruit, orange marmalade, and a grapefruit and orange peel bitterness.

Medium body. Smoothly carbonated, slightly creamy. Oily, but relatively clean finish.

Pipeworks knows how to make a fruited hoppy beer and this is no exception. Great balance between fruit, hops, and malt sweetness. Basically a dank fruit juice. Well done!

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Photo of lupercmda
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours orangish copper color with slight haziness and nice head. Smells of tropical fruit with slight peach smell. Taste is slightly sweet up front from the malt and peach is subtle and finishes with the Amorillo Hop taste. Nice smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of pagriley
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Deep orange hue, with heavy lacing and good head. Smells of peaches and tropical fruit. Light on the palate with nicely integrated peach and some astringency to balance the finish. Heavier mouthfeel, but as expected for a bigger double APA.

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Photo of do_ob
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy, vibrant amber with 3 fingers of sticky, eggshell-colored foam. Outstanding head retention on this thing. There was still 1/2 a finger of foam left when I finished the glass! Sweet tropical fruit, floral notes, and peaches on the nose with a subtle citrus scent lingering in the background. Light weight, and quite smooth and creamy on the mouthfeel. Sweet grapefruit, passionfruit, and peaches dominate this brew's taste, while still making room for the amarillo hops to shine through middleways. Slightly dry on the back end, but finishes very smooth. There's a slight dankness on the aftertaste coupled with sweet malt and a little hoppy bitterness.

Overall, this is a fine, tasty beer. It's incredibly well balanced. I wasn't sure about it initially, because I'm not a huge fan of peaches, but it's done very well. Amazing drinkability, too, for 8%. I know Pipeworks is hit-or-miss for a lot of people, but everything I've had from them has been great. This one only strenghtens my affinity for their beers.

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Photo of SLubeski
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber I got in a trade into a 16 oz Willibecher glass.

L: Beautiful orange, very slight haze to it, mostly translucent. Beautiful creamy head dissipates, but leaves one finger of a still very creamy froth on top.

A: Smells like a nicely hopped Pale Ale, and PEACHES. Subtle but definitely there, very juicy aroma to it.

T: A lot like it smells but more forward with the hops and more subtle on the peaches than in the smell. But in a nicely balanced way, keeps me coming back for more.

F: Great mouthfeel on this one , carbonation is on point. Drinks great.

O: I enjoyed this beer, if I do any trades with people in Chicago area I might even ask about it. Definitely a fun interpretation of the style. Recommended.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a peachy/apricot light orange with a fair amount of haze and an off-white head of foam.

Pungent peachy/apricot aroma, very tart and slightly tropical, slight biscuit malt backbone, and some spicy floral notes.

Huge peach, apricot, and sweet tropical fruit notes overpower a subdued toasted malt backbone.

Medium-bodied, medium-high carbonation, sweet and tart, crisp, dry finish.

Overall, a very solid brew, wish I picked up more than one!

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Photo of RyBrew54
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very light yellow amber with big creamy white head. Solid lacing. Smell is a vibrant apricot, peach, tropical fruit, with sweeter hop aroma. Taste is lighter than expected when you consider how strong the nose is. Subtle hops are sweetened with mild peach flavor throughout. Very little bitterness clings to the palate. Feels more like a higher hoped saison than an 8% pale ale. Very drinkable. A nice and interesting offering by Pipeworks.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 22oz bomber in a trade with kesecler. Poured into an Old Speckled Hen branded English pint glass. (653/654)

Pours a slightly hazed orange/straw-like hue........now I get the colors on the label - exact match - clever! Fatty white head that lingers forever, leaving coats of lacing in my glass from start to finish. Aroma is all Amarillo up front - fruit forward and hints of spicy grass, dried apricot and peach, some bready malt in there too - like sweet Hawaiian bread rolls. Aroma carries over into the palate with the hops really cranked up in the mix, a touch of sweetness but finishes dry and mildly bitter - the peach is there but just a flash which lends well to the already fruity Amarillo hop. Overall such a clever beer - from the label to the use of peaches with Amarillo hops. Very reminicent of a lot of the newer "San Diego Pale Ales" being brewed out here lately. Leave it to Pipeworks to own a style so far removed geographically!

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Photo of spacecake9
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass.
A - Pours a hazy orange with a big white head that settles quickly to a cap.
S - Nice hoppy aroma with a little peach.
T - A peachy pale ale. Just about the right level of peach.
M - Medium body, medium moderation.
O - A good beer. And the peach gives it a little spin that most pale's don't have.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got it at Binny's!

A - Big white foam settles to a solid cap, collar, and plenty of lace. Hazy peach flesh body; surprise!

S - Big tropical Amarillo hop aroma, with light notes of peach in the periphery. Lightly sweet and doughy malts. Seems lower in alcohol than 8%.

T - Taste is heavier on floral and leafy hops, with tropical fruit and peach dialed down a bit compared to the aroma. Malt sweetness is there but this definitely has a pale ale balance rather than a DIPA one. Bitterness is a tad surprising.

M - Medium body, with lots of residual oily hops. No obvious alcohol other than a creeping buzz over the course of a bottle. Chewy, juicy, texture. Pleasant lower moderate carbonation.

D - A really nice brew. Enjoyed this on a sunny spring day with my flatmate. Will probably get more if it's still kicking around. Definitely one for Pipeworks to add to their regular rotation.

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Photo of emerge077
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright saturated orange, sharp clarity, rapidly rising carbonation. Copious sticky lacing covers the glass in drippy abstract patterns.

Aroma is pungently hoppy, although no peach comes through. Sort of nebulously fruity in a general way, resiny hop element.

Resiny hop bitterness, citrus peel, somewhat fruity. Toasted popcorn kernels, fairly malty. Medium body and sticky on the lips, but not sweet really, just a tiny bit at first. Overall it's pretty good, definitely drinkable. Would improve if it had more peach flavor and aroma.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, with Batch #653/654 printed on the label. The latest creation from the masters at Pipeworks; this one an 'Amarillo pale ale brewed with peaches'. Awesome bottle art, as always.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a ridiculously delectable juicy orange body with about a finger and a half of frothy white head. Appears adequately carbonated, with lots and lots of thin strands of lacing clinging to the glass. This thing literally looks like a nice glass of juice. I am excited.

S - The beautiful fresh Amarillo hops are noticeable right off the bat - tons of juicy orange, citrus, grapefruit, and pine resins assault the senses. Fruity & floral. The mild pale bready malts pair nicely with the hops. While 'peaches' aren't the first thing I'd think of, it is clearly a very fruity and hop forward beer.

T - The taste follows the nose - exceptionally fresh, fruity, floral, & juicy. Tons of juicy citrus fruits, earthy / herbal / floral, with a bit of authentic fruity sugary peach skins noticeable. The fruit, the hops, & the malt all complement one another wonderfully.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, clean, & juicy. Exceptionally easy-drinking, despite the moderately high 8.00% abv. Medium-light bodied with excellent carbonation.

Overall, another excellent fresh, fruity pale ale creation from Pipeworks; reminded me a bit of their Pipeworks A Midsummer's Night that they released sometime last year. Highly recommended; I continue to look forward to more greatness.

Pipeworks Da Fuzz -----4.5/5

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Da Fuzz from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 215 ratings