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Spotted Puffer | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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4.39/5
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408 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Houser on 06-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#385
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
408
pDev:
8.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
183
Gots:
44
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 408 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours hazy with an amber hue and a one inch cap; shards of lacing hang around

Smell: Pineapple, orange and passion fruit with a hint of honey

Taste: Orange forward, with overripe pineapple building; the passion fruit adds a jammy bitterness; there are some mead-like honey tones that emerge, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I found this bottle in the back of the fridge and it could well be a couple of years old; still drinkable but I will need to try a fresher version to rate this more accurately

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Photo of liamt07
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jangoon24
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpwiemann
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miska
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RNbeerfan
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ale_addin
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shacawgo24
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jcvalocchi
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carmike813
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hobojungle
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Egotist
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ead73
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, dark gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is big Citra hops, melon, orange juice, lime, and passion fruit. Juicy, slightly bitter, medium-heavy bodied, with moderate carbonation. Super tasty. Just a delicious beverage. Glad Pipeworks is in Massachusetts now.

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Photo of DevinK
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Bottle date not evident, but from the February 2017 batch.

A: Pours a super hazy, opaque, rusty orange in color with a 1/2 inch, foamy, cream colored head with minimal retention. Thick, white lacing throughout.

S: Big aromas of tropical fruit and citrus including pineapple, passionfruit, mango, guava, orange, and grapefruit. Notes of piney, floral, and earthy hops with hints of honey as well.

T: Juicy and fairly sweet. Starts off with bitter grapefruit and orange rind followed by huge punches of sweet passionfruit purée and honey. Milder notes of pineapple and guava. Finishes with a lingering, palate smacking, piney, resinous hop bitterness. Somewhat tart, though this lessens as my palate became accustomed.

F: Medium bodied. Super crisp with a moderate amount of carbonation. Slightly dry.

O: Overall, this is a good DIPA. My first time trying this one. I was very excited and was somewhat satisfied, but not to the extent I was hoping. I heard complaints about this batch being a little more fruit forward and tart and will echo those, even though I haven't had other batches I agree in general. Definitely improves once your palate gets accustomed to the tartness. Reminds me of a juicy Hopslam. Good DIPA, but for me it doesn't live up to its high rating. Hoping it was just the batch I had. Will definitely give it another try in the future and hopefully will be able to try it fresher.

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Photo of Khaack
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danh53
3.84/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Passion fruit and citrus, hops are muted. No date on the bottle. Aroma is tropical and bright. Its not bad, but need to get more from the hops. Would like to try it fresh on tap

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Photo of Stevem68
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a hazy mango color. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor is juicy trooocal fruit and absolutely delicious. Has a nice body and overall really enjoyed this one.

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Spotted Puffer from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 408 ratings
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