Standard Issue IPA | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 09-06-2012

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Photo of buck1futter
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Typical Ipa copper hues and orange undertones. of white eggshell head. plenty of lacing.

S- Smells like mango dipped in butter. tropical no coast ipa

T-MIld mango, slightly tangy, with a nice britterness, that lashes the outside of my tongue. Maybe some pine in the very back. Kinda hard to pinpoint one attribute that stands out, pretty balanced but still leaning to the hops of course. Pretty damn tasty, really fruity and just overall a pretty good ipa.

m- medium body, plenty of carbonation, very easy to drink and inviting to try more.

0- Pretty damn good ipa, clean and very refreshing easy to drink and what i would say represents a midwest ipa pretty well. If you see any ipa they make pick them up they truly are amazing.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch # 76

A: Pours a light amber orange, just a touch on the hazy side with 2.5 fingers of fluffy foam.

S: A rich and bright fruity aroma. My favorite part of this brew.

T: Quite different from the smell, the taste has a nice piney bitterness with an interesting somewhat nutty finish.

M: Crisp and medium bodied.

Overall, I really enjoyed this. Its a fresh batch and a different recipe from the last time they brewed this (in August I believe). Picked it up at The Beer Temple at the corner of Elston and California. The owner informed me that this new batch incorporated Galaxy hops (of which I'm a fan). This is a huge improvement over their last batch which was indeed very standard and unimpressive. I suggest they change the name as it no longer applies to this far superior revamped version.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 35 poured from bomber bottle into tulip glass. Hazy orange with nice head retention and lacing.

Aroma is sweet bread, orange, malty, with subtleness of hops. Reminds me of some Michigan IPAsin aroma.

Not sure what hops were used for bittering but its too earthy, resinous and dull with limited complexity. I pick up some sweet malts of caramel. Needs a different bittering hop and more finishing hops in late boil.

Mouthfeel is medium body, not clean finishing like some other IPAs.

I like Pipeworks overall but the hop bitter character doesn't work for me. Beer lacks a level of complexity. Maybe the barrier is too high these days. I'd pass on this one.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Large, lingering, fluffy white head with some nice soapy bubbles. Brew is hazy (unfiltered) orange color. Lacing is present, but not admirable.

Aroma is very bitter! Caramel and apricot dominate. Bready and a standard IPA aroma.

Bitterness is very prevelent, sweetness is also right there with it, almost too much sweetness. Carbonation is nearing too much, but comes in a just right medium-high. Flavors are bland until the sip has passed and has been allowed to aerate..

A solid AIPA, but far from the best. It was a nice addition to a box from Vande, Thank you!! Recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #35 consumed & reviewed on 10/30. Bomber poured into shaker pint glass.

SIIPA pours a cloudy, rust color...very pumpkin in hue. A solid inch of foamy white head lays on top, with excellent retention. On the nose, more bready/grainy malts than anything else. I was hoping for that hop-pop that I've gotten from their other offings thus far. Down the hatch, this does offer some complexity. Definitely balanced: citrus hoppiness with more grainy malts to balance. Lingering bitterness to be certain: like chewing on grapefruit rinds. Mouthfeel is heavy-medium. This gets better as the pint glass becomes more empty.

Another solid offering from PW. I enjoyed "Something Hoppy" a bit more, but this is a nice addition to the family. PW: keep brewing, and I'll keep drinking. '47 represent!

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Standard Issue IPA from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 65 ratings