Something Hoppy This Way Comes | Pipeworks Brewing Company

Something Hoppy This Way ComesSomething Hoppy This Way Comes
BA SCORE
84.3%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 376 ratings
Something Hoppy This Way ComesSomething Hoppy This Way Comes
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A storm is brewing and with it comes a wicked carnival of hops. The dark carnie leader’s skin is emlazoned with many a vine, including Columbus, Cascade, and Sorachi Ace. So whether you’re a Halloway or a Nightshade, you had better run, for with this carnival, Something Hoppy This Way Comes.

Added by MasterSki on 08-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,835
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
376
Liked:
317
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
10.22%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 376 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of malfunxion
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twelveone
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

you know, i am baffled that this beer gets so much positive acclaim. for me, its one of the least impressive pipeworks beers to date, and is a bit of a mess at times. a huge ipa, ill give them that, but the taste just doesnt match the description, perhaps the most obvious of which is that there is very little sorachi ace hops influence at all, basically none, and that being a favorite hop of mine, i was let down. it also doesnt taste all that fresh form the tap, like the kegs are a little dated, which would be a shame in a new market thirsting for their beers. seems impossible. looks great though, and smells pretty good too. not even off in the taste at all, just not bringing the hop flavor to match the malt richness and the eventual bitterness. it makes no sense to me how it ended up this way, over malty and without the northwestern and foreign hop profile it claims to be seeking. boozy and sweet, bitter too, and all around not up to the high standard these guys have set with their other hoppy beers. i still like it, but i wouldnt order it again. the first generic and underwhelming thing i have had from this awesome midwestern brewery.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jsh420
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csustar001
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber botle, w/o freshness/bottling date info that I could find

Look is hazed medium amber, with a slight greenish olive oil kinda hue. Great looking tine bubble froth and tons of fine sheeting left on the glass. Nice looking DIPA

nose is resins, tropical fruits and whole wheat bread.

First thought upon the first sip here was simply "WOW", fresh tasting and loaded with all varities of hop sensations.. Big, bold, flavorful and thoroughly enjoyable, I think "fresh" is the ooperative word here...wow...nice DIPA

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Photo of rcamp28
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice very slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which leaves some very nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with a slight malt note, very nice citrus/pine notes. The taste is very nice hoppy, slightly malty, very nice citrus/pine notes. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty DIPA. Would buy again. Recommended!

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.37/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OleBruin
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drinking this fresh as it was just released again here in Chicago. Out of a teku. Bright hop aromas, with some moderate sweetness. Taste is the same with more sweetness, with big juicy hop flavor. This is a smooth 10 percenter, and hides it pretty well. Mouthfeel and ever so slight burn hints at its imperial strength. Highly recommended if you see it fresh.

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

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bursting with fruits and bitterness, plush but sharp-edged and hoppy. Real subtle 10% abv sneaks in with blast of hops. Solid caramel-like malt base provides just enough sweetness to round off any rough edges.

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.14/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

22oz bottle $9.99. Look sliek a typical DIPA, orange, good head. Aroma is weird and sweet like a dessert. Flavor was sickly sweet, reminded me of pound-cake or something. Myself and two others found this undrinkable and poured it right down the drain.

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Photo of emount91
3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

pours a slightly hazy Amber/orange, foamy white head that retains well. smell is piney but somewhat sweet, like honey. lots of sweet heavy malt on the nose, no hops apparent aside from the pine. taste is very sweet and boozy, hop-resinous and sticky, not picking up any fruity/citrusy/tropical notes whatsoever from the hops. this is actually reminiscent of apple juice that has started to turn bad. also getting a tinny/metallic taste. mouthfeel is actually pretty good, cuts the thick texture down. this beer was less than decent, I hope it's not like the rest of their beers that I'm eager to try, wouldnt get this one again.

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

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Something Hoppy This Way Comes from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.3% out of 100 with 376 ratings
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