Glaucus | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Glaucus is the mythological existence of a being, both man and fish, a deity amongst mere mortals. The only beer fitting of such a name marries bold, spicy Belgian yeast with bright, citric American hops in a way even the gods adore. This golden brew can calm even the harshest seas. It's been awhile since we've brewed this beer, and we couldn't be happier that it's back.

Added by MasterSki on 05-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,852
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
380
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
53
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Ratings: 380 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of sparx1100
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casterbridge
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatornation
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slight hazed golden yellow color. Smell had citrus,peach with some wet hay . Taste is very good lots of juicy citrus mixed with wet hay/wood a Belgian yeast in the finish. Mouth feel was fruity very little bitterness some spice ,flower musk finish. I was very impressed with this brew.

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Photo of RollDamnTide
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lovindahops
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of adam36
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite discoveries / styles from a favored brewer. Great compared with Belgium IPA prices, since just as good.
a) Pours a golden amber hazed body topped by persistent dense white, tight cap that laces and lasts.
s) The nose is a salad of flower shop, wood shop with sawdust, lemon ice tea, grass salad greens, and fresh fruit salad. Notes of yeast bringing orchard fruit, cider and white pepper.
t) Marries the smell but bigger. A pronounced tea and flower shop arc. All the sweetness and fruit resolves into a juicy bitterness, which balances the beer is a lovely see saw. Pepper conclusion.
f) Light, creamy feel, drying finish that lands your mouth in a kissy, prickly, wakeful place.
o) My kind of beer. Up the rating as it rounds out to cask temp, so glad to discover this.

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Photo of Egotist
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taybeh
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy guild colour. Smells sweet, notes of peach and nectarine, slightly spicy, Belgian yeast notes, and a little bitter. Tastes juicy, crisp, slightly sweet, nectarine flavours, resin-y body, spicy banana notes, and a lingering, light pithy finish. Bitter throughout.

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3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Piercan
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy blonde ale in a tulip glass.
$6 for a 14 oz. pour at the Draft and Vessel, Shorewood - Milwaukee, WI. Feb. 2018.

Smells and tastes hoppy citrussy. Lots of rich, herbal hops flavors.
Very pleasant American IPA. Not excessively bitter, and nothing ''Belgian'' in the taste. The ''Belgian'' label, I was told, only refers to the Belgian yeasts that were used. Great choice.
Looking forward to the next one.

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Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Cloudy glowing yellow

S-Fruity with notes of banana esters, melons, and citrus along with some black pepper impressions. A hint of pineapple as well.

T-Saison like with a black pepper like yeasty front...citrus fruits....oranges, lemons.....some light melon...

F-Medium bodied...nicely carbonated...slightly dry on the finish.

O-This is more saison than Belgian IPA. Good beer though.

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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _nickg_
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Twhite88
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Celtics76
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Glaucus from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 380 ratings