Glaucus | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
344
Reviews:
70
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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1.32/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
2.1/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Sabtos
2.69/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Clean gold with a 2-3 finger fizzy head and arms of lace.

Smells of spicy but subdued Belgian yeast and piney hops--no banana or clove as I sometimes get in other attempts at the style.

Bitter, astringent copper flavors kind of burn the throat. Some onion follows. Yeast and hop take a backseat to pine.

Thin but fizzy.

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Photo of bcm75
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Kempski
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of CityofBals
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of paco1029384756
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy straw, frothy white head, medium-low carbonation. Scent of bread, Belgian yeast, light banana peel, mild citrus. Taste of fresh lemon zest, plain yeast, some sort of citrusy hops, and that about covers it. It's a decent beer and easy to drink.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.09/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Rihup
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bcas54
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rammed96
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of ahbithwabm
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kidzord
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a hazy gold with a standard head. Light lace. No bubbles.

S - citrus and semi-dank piney hops, mild pineapple, mild spicy yeast, faint bubblegum and a nice malty aroma. Overall, the aroma has a fairly robust intensity.

T - is similar to the aroma, but not quite as impressive. It's fresh and hoppy, but the flavor is ambiguously homogeneous with some distortion. It needs one element to pop forward. It's also a tad salty which doesn't seem to work well in this beer.

M - light-medium body. Smooth, medium bitterness with a short sustain. A little hot for an 8% beer.

O - a good American-Belgian IPA made with American hops that lacks coherence.

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Photo of FBarber
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of THoffner
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Glaucus from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 344 ratings.
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