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:
#3,186
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
347
pDev:
9.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 347 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of FBarber
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.47/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kreg02
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste generally follows the smell, except that the yeasty and citrusy flavors are a little stronger. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a good balance between the hops and yeast in the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of smithj4
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piggypoo
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is lemon, lime, herbs, coriander, cardamom, and other Belgian spices. Super light bodied, sweet with slight bitterness, and high carbonation. Delicious. One of the better examples I have had in the style. I could sip this all day.

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Photo of cd34
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Papa_Marsh
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dconklin15
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The great look of the can matches the supreme taste of this Belgian IPA. Was a little skeptical after seeing these IPA's popping up all around but these guys did a great job. Smooth taste and really a great bodied beer. Perfect execution!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

for american made versions of the style, this is a type of beer that is more often done poorly than it is done well, but its one i love and keep seeking. this is a delightfully high quality and delicious example of what good belgian ipa can taste like, and its decidedly american in nature, despite the yeast. golden bright honey colored, clear and heady, bubbly and screaming "drink me up". it smells like a floral strain of belgian yeast, clover or honey or even dandelion, very intriguing less fruity, a little bitter. the hops are juicy and bright too, even a little sweet in their oils, and dosed heavily. in the flavor, the hops are equally as pronounced as the yeast, and work to flavor this beer not just in the finish, but from the second it hits the tongue, offering big bold pineapple and orange notes, average bitterness, and a dry bite that brings out the yeast a bit. its robustly flavorful and really deliciously unique as they go. i like the yeast not being too fruity or gummy, and i like the high carbonation. this is a year round type of beer, and its awesome with all kinds of food. its been too long since ive had an american made belgian ipa this good, so glad it has come to colorado!

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Photo of bnes09
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow with a huge head. Lacing forms shapes on the glass with each sip. Wonderful, spicy, herbal yeast character compliments the dank, sticky, grassy hop in aroma and flavor. Feel is somewhat light and watery with a semi dry finish. Excellent.

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewjoel
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ackeeper
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acp21178
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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