Death Of Cool
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,572
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
84
Ranked #29,313
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 6.91%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
20
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Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
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Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: Lemon lime pale ale with Equinox and Cryo Equinox hops
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by RollDamnTide:
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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of FBarber
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy cloudy light orange color. Weak whispy white head dissipates steadily leaving just a ring of foam on top of the beer. and a splotch of white foam in the center.

Aroma has strong notes of fresh lemon and lime fruit notes that giveaway to a lemon-lime sherbet note. A slight sweetness is readily apparent on the nose. Some light green hop notes come through towards the back end.

Taste has notes of lemon lime sherbet with a distinct sweetness coming through on this. Some caramel malt notes come throughout on the backbone. Light herbal notes come through with some green hop notes. Strong bitterness on the finish lingering into the back end.

Feel is light with bright fizzy carbonation. Bitterness lingers on the palate with a strong presence.

Overall its a solid but ultimately underwhelming APA. The lemon and lime are more pronounced on the aroma, and under-pronounced in the flavor profile. The profile just didn't do it for me.

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Photo of defunksta
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a pale, cloudy, semi-clear deep golden color with a sticky head that lasts.
Aroma: Complex aromas of lemon/lime, kiwi, honeydew, pineapple, papaya, & tangerine. It has a milky, coconut aroma that mixes with the pineapple almost creating a pineapple and cream smell. A slight woody cedar and floral aroma too from the Equinox. The aroma reminds of a key lime pie with pineapple and coconut.
Flavor: Strong lemon/lime, pineapple, sweet honeydew, with some tart grapefruit citrus. Oat and cream malt flavors are detectable. Subtle tartness with a decent enough pine bitterness to finish it very dry. Lots of flavor for the ABV.
Feel: Lighter bodied and crisp, but well carbonated and somewhat milky. Finishes dry with a bitter astringency.

Overall: It's a wonky but delectably unique beer here. Drinks more like an IPA. The nose says pineapple and coconut cream with a nice cedar and mint finish. Reminds of you a NEIPA. But the taste is much more tart citrus with a balanced bitter backbone. Definitely a delicious IPA I'd seek out again, but not for a $4 price tag. Nothing world class, but still a dynamic IPA.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drstalker
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mschrei
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

About two and a half months old, poured into Pipeworks pint glass. Pale yellow straw colors, hazy, light fluffy lacing. Slightly dank smelling, sharp citrus notes of lemon and lime. Taste is dank and citrusy. Light body, slightly mouth watering, minimal alcohol presence. Not as crisp as I expected, refreshing, good.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZAP
3.09/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L-Hazy oak color...1/4 white head

S-Citrus,breads...some strong grassy notes.

T-A punch of tart limes right away...grapefruit rind as well....tart

F-medium bodied...tart...

O-Not a big fan of this. Too tart with the lime/lemon additions. Overrides the rest of it.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, date stamped 05/29/2019. Frothy off-white head caps a hazed and opaque golden body. Aroma in interesting: marijuana & lemon-lime. Dank hop flavors along with added lemon-lime citrus and a light caramel malt backbone. Medium body, ample carbonation, moderate bitterness with lemon and lime juice lingering. I bit mojito-like, a bit reefer-like, decent overall, but nothing I'd get again.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brn9000
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobinLee
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on July 4, 2018. Brewed with lemon, lime, Equinox and cryo Equinox hops. Resembles a radler without the soda sweetness.

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Photo of CesarLopes
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kidzord
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got as a gift from TheFugitive. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/19/2019. Pours moderately hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart/tangy lemon/lime juice, citrus peel/rind, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, red apple, wood, green pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus juice, citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart/tangy lemon/lime juice, citrus peel/rind, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, red apple, wood, green pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, woody, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy lemon/lime juice, citrus peel/rind, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, red apple, wood, green pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus juice, citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness, and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no astringent hop/fruit flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness with lingering bitterness, and tart/tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp/resinous/rindy/acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is a delicious fruited American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus juice, citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/tangy/drying finish; not overly aggressive. Great Ekuanot showcase. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops/fruit; with a nice clean pale/wheat malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example as expected.

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Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Death Of Cool from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 20 ratings