Something Hoppy This Way Comes | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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

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
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
371
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by jaasen64:
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4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to doogie71628 for sending this as an extra in the LIF- really appreciate it!! 22oz bottle poured into Founders snifter. No bottle date that I see, but says Batch #32 hand written in green marker. I'm guessing this bottle has around a month (maybe slightly more but not much) on it.

A- Pours a slightly translucent and slightly hazy honey golden brown with about a finger of slightly yellowish just barely off-white fluffy head that recedes to about a quarter of a finger that has great retention and leaves layered lacing. Nice consistently rising carbonation bubbles.

S- Piney hops, melon, a hint of grass, and sweet caramel malts. Definitely above average aroma strength. A bit maltier then I like, but otherwise very pleasant.

T- Piney hops with a hint of citrus fruits and light lemon zest mixed with very sweet caramel malts and a slightly bitter finish. I can tell that the hops in this beer were present but definitely faded a little bit, which for me isn't necessarily bad thing since I'm not a huge fan of sorachi hops. Normally I don't like IPAs that are overly malty, but the malts in this beer are very good and make it easily drinkable with only a very faint taste of alcohol on the finish.

M- Medium bodied, extremely smooth, very drinkable especially at over 10%.

O- This was a very good high abv IPA, easily one of the better 10% IPAs that I've had- but definitely not my favorite IPA. This definitely stood right up there, maybe even slightly better then the Alpines that I've had. I would recommend this and I would like to try this beer again perhaps a little bit fresher.

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.14/5  rDev -46.9%
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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of timc100
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 103

A: Slightly hazy gold with a nice pillowy white head - really good retention and lacing

S: Floral and grassy, some pine and resin. Pungent and ripe tropical fruits that don't dominate - candied grapefruit peel. Sticky, astringent pineapple concentrate (?). Great aroma, not as vibrant and aggressive as their other DIPA offerings.

T: Moderate bitterness and astringency. Sticky orange, lesser grapefruit - resinous. With warmth the orange increases into a sherbet-like sweetness. Very, very good

P: Medium/full bodied. Leaves a great lacing of hop astringency and bitterness on the sides of the mouth.

O: Another fantastic hop offering from pipeworks, imo better than the first batch. Very interesting hop profile

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Photo of joeseppy
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale amber and white crisp head that lasts the session.

The aromas are what I would believe the bottom of a pine forest would smell like. Resinous pine, hop leaf, mossy and earthy. Imagine holding fresh hops in your both your hands and dig your nose in and breath in deep deliberately and slowly---yes...enjoy!

First sip is brashly dry bitter hop. My first thought of was the Sorachi Ace hop, which I read on the bottle later as one of the hops brewed. Actual delite. Very straight forward bitter brew. No oniony residue or citric burst.

Medium carbonation, dry finish, bitter and a real pleasure.

If you don't really like a citric hop this is one to try. I love Pipeworks artwork labeling and love their brew selection. Thanks to them for letting us know the hop billing on side label. Good bitter brew for me to have when I lite up my favorite habano this early spring. This Easter, Something Hoppy Came This Way for dad. Drink fresh and enjoy often!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big head on cloudy deep yellow body. Hoppy aroma. Nothing like it smells, rather than solely citrus, getting pineapple and tropical fruit. Above average mouthfeel, not the palate eraser some DIPAs are. Very good drinkability.Thanks John for this little gem.

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Photo of rossracing
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Something Hoppy This Way Comes from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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