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:
#3,680
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
370
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 370 |  Reviews: 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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Photo of Ristaccia
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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Photo of HoistinBrews
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

Photo of novamat
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

Photo of Blackrobe
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 11/6/17. Pale golden color, unfiltered slightly hazy look. Papaya, grapefruit rind, orange, very slight clovery yeast. Light-medium body. Refreshing!

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

Impressive

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Photo of Arseel
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter1977
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrederickTatum
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, dated 9.25.17, poured into a Pipeworks Ninja teku glass.

The beer pours a nice golden straw color, ample chill haze with a foamy white head, about two fingers tall with good retention and nice swatches of soapy lace. The aroma is pleasant, grassy hops, light melon, some citrusy qualities with some nice spicy belgian yeast, peppercorn, pale grain, a bit of clove, very refreshing. The flavors are good, assertive hops at first, citrusy, weedy, dank, grassy with a hint of floral character while the Belgian qualities really ramp up at the back end, especially as it warms. Peppercorn, tangy yeast, pale grain and a bit of melon linger well, mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is good, coating, lively and bubbly texture, plenty of carbonation without being too abrasive and a crisp and dry finish.

Verdict: A nice Belgian style IPA from Pipeworks, arguably one of their better and more balanced hoppy beers I've tried to date. It's easy going, refreshing, approachable and the interplay of American style hops with a Belgian style yeast and grain profile is welcomed, fun beer.

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

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Glaucus from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 370 ratings