Speed of Sound
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #526
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #3,051
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 5.13%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
57
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Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
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Speed of SoundSpeed of Sound
Notes: Double Dry Hopped Oat IPA with Mosaic and Cryo Mosaic hops. A secret we can not keep: this variant of Velocity of Light is gorgeously flush with Mosaic hops, waves of blueberry and pine echo throughout each sip of this creamy IPA.
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 57 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by jgunther71:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of zeff80
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Poured a cloudy, thick, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of orange, mango, guava with toasted caramel. Sweet fruity taste with caramel and a sharp, piney bitterness.

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Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent & very hazed gold with 2 fingers of tight ivory colored head. Sheets of lacing, great head retention

S: Lots of orange & tangerine

T: Follows the nose, grapefruit & oatty dryness as well up front. Pomelo & dryness once this warms. Finishes juicy with plenty of citrus & just a little dryness

MF: Medium body, creamy carbonation, lovely balance

Superb take on the style that fills all the squares nicely. What an easy drinker, cheers to FBarber for the one!

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barnzy78
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, date stamped 12/19/18. Foamy off-white head holds great retention atop a hazed yellow-orange-grey colored ale. Big Mosaic hop aroma; very tropical and fruity: passion fruit, tangerine, lemon-lime fill the nose. Flavors are big and hop forward with notes of tart passion fruit, lemon-lime, grapefruit, tangerine and lemongrass; oats provide an almost nutty malt presence but it's mild. Creamy and smooth, very full body, ample carbonation and bitterness, hop resins stick to the palate. Very good beer here. My only complaint is the odd dull color that is mildly unappealing. No problem with haze, just prefer brighter colors.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacubz
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjpolzin
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noahallen23
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakea
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskis
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on December 27, 2018. Double dry hopped oat IPA with mosaic and cryo mosaic hops. Hazy, juicy and full bodied.

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Photo of pstam87
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snaotheus
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2019-07-24
16oz can served in a big snifter. I'm not sure, but I think the date on it is 06/28/19.

Pours very hazy, pale yellow, medium head, lots of carbonation. Smell is mango and citrus rind.

Taste is juicy with a resinous finish. Fairly bitter.

Mouthfeel is resinous, medium bodied. Overall, very good.

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Photo of tmryan21
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A single-hop Mosaic version of Velocity of Light, from a pint can obtained at the Dojo. Pours with as much fluffy head as you want, controlled by the aggressiveness of your pour. Blueberry, cantaloupe melon, dank resin, and wildflower honey, accented by large quantities of flaked oats.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eppie82
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Speed of Sound from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 57 ratings