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Ca$h 4 Golden Ale | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ca$h 4 Golden AleCa$h 4 Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pipeworks is bringing the bling with Ca$h 4 Golden Ale. This Belgian inspired ale ain't frontin' with it's Pilsner malt base and hint of rye. Czech Saaz, German Tettnanger, and a blend of Pacific Northwest hops are stuntin'. But the number one stunna here is the Belgian yeast, stepping with notes of pineapple, tropical fruit, and a dry tart finish. We think this beer is the shiznit. Real talk!

Added by MasterSki on 07-16-2012

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Reviews by FosterJM:
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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1625th Review on BA
Bottle to Jackie O's Tulip

Batch 19
Thanks to Pmoney for this one.

App- A nice and creamy looking blending of colors. A good amount of yellows, intermixed with some orangey amber and a bit hazy looking as well, with some white speckled in. The head on this one was a good 2 fingers but didnt leave ample lacing or cling.

Smell- This had a great nose behind it. The blending of the hops and yeast did create a great creamy tropical fruit nose, like smelling a fruit salad as a kid minus that syrup flavor. The hops gave a little tinge of bitter to balance it.

Taste- This was a flavorful beer. The nose followed through on this one to give the taste its bang. The yeast gave it a Hefe like bubblegum, banana flavor but it was the balance of the hops and tropical fruit notes that really made this shine.

Mouth- A fairly medium and creamy body with a bit of rich sweetness and a tinge of bitter. The carbonation was a full medium as well and created a bit of thick feel on the tongue which brought out more tropical fruit notes.

Drink- This was a good beer. I've enjoyed all that I have had from Pipeworks so far. Glad to see another Chicago brewery doing well. Ill be back for more of their offerings.

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A- This beer pours a hazy glowing orange body with an antique white head that fades to a thin sticky film after a bit.

S- The bright fruity esters have some fruit cocktail hop aromas to them. There is a plastic note that turns more yeasty and buttery as the beer opens but it is not offensive.

T- The yeasty pils malt flavor has a slight salt hint to it with some dry canned tropical fruit flavors that lead into herbal green pungent hops in the finish. There is a field corn hint in the finish and a touch of tartness with some grapefruit pith lingering.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a velvety texture and a spicy fizz note in the finish. There is no alcohol noticed unless I stand up.

O- This beer has nice complex flavor on the tongue with the dry pils malt and grapefruit pith flavor balance the fruity aroma and flavors in the hops.

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Big floral spices and Belgian yeast in the aroma, chamomile and ginger, some light citrus, definitely orange as it warms up. very dry and little sweetness to be found.

Lush, creamy feel, dried oranges, lightly peppery and only slightly bitter with some of the noble hops present in the background. Peach, cloves, pepper. Smooth and pleasantly dry aftertaste, with a welcomed light tartness in the middle (mentioned on the label, so no surprise there). The double digit abv is well hidden, only present vaguely at room temperature. They hit the style dead on here, it's very close to surpassing Moinette as my personal favorite.

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750ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a mild hazy gold with a large white head.

S: Mango and pineapple esters, white cake maltiness, a bit of bready yeast, vanilla, egg cream.

T: Taste brings a palpable floral hoppiness, more tropical fruit notes, sweet vanilla wafer, fresh bread, hint of alcohol.

M: Medium-bodied with creamy carbonation.

O: Very nice BSPA. I like that this is a smidge hoppy.

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Poured from a 750ml bottle and split into 2 Belgian style goblets.

A - It pours a hazy golden straw color with a generous 2 finger head.

S - It smells like fresh baked bread, mixed with some banana and citrus notes.

T - This was one of the tastiest Belgian golden ales I've had in a long time. The taste is similar to the nose. At first you get a bready Belgian yeast taste, followed by notes of banana, clove, lemon, and pepper that lingers for a while. After every sip I wanted more.

M - The mouth feel was very nice. It had very nice, big bubbles and good head retention, with lots of lacing.

O - This was a very enjoyable beer. At $10.99 for a full size 750ml bottle - I will definitely try to pick some more of this up.

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Ca$h 4 Golden Ale from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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