Glaucus | Pipeworks Brewing Company

GlaucusGlaucus
BA SCORE
4.05/5
347 Ratings
GlaucusGlaucus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

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:
#3,192
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
347
pDev:
9.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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Photo of kevanb
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
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 +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Peaches13
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazed pale straw with a massive white head. Heavy lacing.

Surprisingly strong, hoppy aroma of ripe honeydew melon, grass, young pine and white pepper.

It has a Belgiany taste that was missing from the nose. Belgian yeast up front, with a little grassy, piney hops behind. Light bitterness and a hint of lemony citrus in the aftertaste.

Well carbonated, prickly feel.

This was much better than I expected, especially for such a mature can. 9/6/16 canned on date. Wouldn't hesitate to drink this again.

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Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GoGators
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GtBoros
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very hoppy finish and bitter. Nice crisp floral taste up front by. Battered by bitterness at the end.

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Photo of larryi86
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thank you Wasatch for this
16 oz can poured into a teku

A- A slightly hazy golden copper with a three finger white head.

S- Citrus, lemons, some pine, very yeast driven, spicy, some peppercorns, kind of between a wit and a saison with the yeast profile.

T- Citrus, spicy yeast, peppercorns, some pale malts, some lemon, hints of pine.

S- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A solid Belgian IPA, nice hop and yeast combo.

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Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow brew with an abundance of foam in the Orval chalice. Light aroma with a touch of flowers. This starts out mild and yeasty with a hoppy kiss. MIneral taste and more malty than acidic.

Faintly fruity with pear. Quite bitter finish and more in the aftertaste. Thoroughly interesting brew but more bitter than Belgian. From the 16 oz can purchased from Grapevine Liquors in Denver. Handsome artwork with Neptune looking like he is heading for home in the Castro District through the Golden Gate.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMS1512
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmashAdams
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The smell is grassy, lemon, melon, yeast, hops. The taste is well balanced with nice spicy Belgian yeast, an appropriate amount of hoppiness, light bitter finish. It reminds me of Ommegang Fleur de Houblon and that's a great compliment. yb

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

Photo of rolltide8425
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerguy04
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale hazy gold. Smell is citrus hops. Taste is bitter citrus. More bitter than hoppy. Mouthfeel is light and easy to drink. Overall, a good beer.

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Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can

Pours a very nice slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some really nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slightly malty, with a very nice citrus/pine note. The taste is really nice, hoppy, nice little malt note, very nice touch of citrus/pine notes. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a really tasty brew.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CreightonSM
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drstalker
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Glaucus from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 347 ratings
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