Spotted Puffer
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #85
Ranked #711
4.37 | pDev: 8.24%
Sep 09, 2022
Jun 10, 2015
Imperial IPA with passion fruit, honey, and Citra hops.

The first fresh fishie is finally in cans! Same recipe, but now in a new format - we're so stoked that Spotted Puffer is back with a fresh look! This beer is brewed with tart and tropical passion fruit puree, balanced with wild flower honey, and packed with aroma from late addition Citra hops. It's a tasty and smooth beer.
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Rated by T_Blizzy from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
As expected,,, another well balanced dipa from pw
Sep 09, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jul 23, 2022
Rated: 3.55 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 14, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by sd123 from Georgia

Jul 08, 2021
Rated: 4 by Samnem from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by DruC4 from Michigan

Nov 13, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled summer 2015 ("batch 744-745"); drank 6/27/15 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque pale orange appearance.

HUGE fluffy white head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Guava & faint honey notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Guava & honey flavors up front; grapefruit bite on the finish. No booze heat.

A tasty, nicely balanced DIPA.
Oct 08, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice imperial IPA from brewery that’s new to me. Tasty and refreshing, easy to drink and crisp - just a little disappointing considering the other amazing reviews here. Looks good, honeyed yellow-orange color with a little white head and very scant lingering lacing. Smells of ripe mango, passionfruit, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon and tangerine. Also some weaker malt, vanilla, bread and herbal hops. Tastes similarly, good clean slightly juicy feel but again I was a little let down by the lack of intensity, complexity and depth. The higher ABV was very well hidden. Didn’t really detect much honey. Slightly sticky, mild, smooth mouthfeel and good carbonation. An enjoyable beer, just not one of my top imperial IPAs.
Aug 31, 2019
Rated: 4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Aug 12, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by vande from Illinois

Aug 12, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Hop_God from California

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Bowers-Brew from Illinois

Aug 10, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can, date stamped 07/19/2019. Deep copper-amber colored DIPA with a foamy beige head that leaves some sticky lacing on the glass. Bold tropical passion fruit aroma with caramel, honey, pine, and mango. Insanely juicy and tropical with bold & tart passion fruit leading the dominance on the palate; guava, mango, melon, sweet honey, and caramel, meld in well. Full body, ample carbonation, more sweet than bitter on the finish, alcohol burns the throat a bit, which aids in taking the sweetness away. Overall, this didn't meet expectations. It has some great flavors but seems to be too sweet at times and too harsh at times - I think it's the passion fruit. It was still good, but a bit of a disappointment given the price and it's high BA score.
Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 3.26 by cpbadhair from California

May 13, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by porters4life from Illinois

Apr 29, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Its_Dipset_Eyy from California

Apr 04, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Jan 02, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by cp45 from New Jersey

Aug 21, 2018
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Rated by Badger2121 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tropical fruit on the nose and taste. Super solid ipa.
Jul 28, 2018
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