Water Balloon Toss Champs
Pipeworks Brewing Company

Water Balloon Toss ChampsWater Balloon Toss Champs
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,716
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #15,657
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 4.93%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
18
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Illinois, United States
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Water Balloon Toss ChampsWater Balloon Toss Champs
Notes: More summery than a block party, this hazy IPA gets an added bounce of brightness from tangerines. It's citrusy and definitely sunny! Hopped with Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, and Mosaic hops, this is a great one for those who like their juice but want their beer too.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 18 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by c014572:
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c014572 from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful predominately orange citrus aroma, one of the best smelling beers I've had. Initial taste (first few swallows) has a non-hop bitterness I assume from the tangerine rind. Wonderful balance of tangerine, hops, and malt give this a great mouth feel for a 7% ABV Beer. Wonderfully done.

Jun 30, 2020
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Chilmer from Iowa

3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sep 06, 2019
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 10, 2019
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jschott75 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 05, 2019
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uncleotis from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 25, 2019
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dacubz from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 17, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on August 16, 2019. Brewed with Mandarina Bavaria, Citra and Mosaic hops. Hazy with nice tangerine notes.

Aug 29, 2019
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cryptichead from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 14, 2020
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Suds from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a tall aluminum can, this brew is extremely hazy...cloudy...it looks like a milky white ale. Slim white head. The aroma is full-on hops. Lots of fruit and pine and resin and sharpness. The flavor is appropriately bitter. There is a soft, semi-sweet taste in the mid-tongue, although the bitterness overshadows it. Juicy and engaging. I liked this one.

Sep 23, 2019
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snaotheus from Washington

4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2019-09-09
16oz can served in a pint glass. Dated 8/01/2019. Gift from @mr-jj.

Pours a super hazy yellow-orange with a fairly large head and lots of fine carbonation. Smell is more piney and resinous than tropical.

Taste tangerine juice and pine.

Mouthfeel is light, but super resinous. Overall, it's a good beer.

Sep 10, 2019
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 26, 2019
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zonker17 from Texas

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 15, 2019
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Samnem from Georgia

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 22, 2020
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, date stamped 08/01/2019. Hazy tangerine colored ale with a tall & foamy off-white head. Juicy & zesty citric tangerine aroma with tropical fruit in the background. Zesty flavors of tangerine, orange juice, and grapefruit; background notes of passion fruit, mango, peach, and green hops in the mix as well. Medium body, tangy and prickly on the tongue, green hops burn the throat a bit on the moderate bitter finish. Overall, good flavors and good utilization of the tangerines.

Sep 06, 2019
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dexterk1 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 11, 2019
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Eric_T_07 from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 08, 2019
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from Canton St June 2020

This tastes like Velocity Of Light with a ton of tangerine zest added. Tons of lingering bitterness from the rind sits on the pallet which might be off putting to some-however the core beer is so well made, it’s worth it

Jun 15, 2020
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jrpapajcik from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a can at home.

Jun 26, 2020
Water Balloon Toss Champs from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 18 ratings