At Her Majesty's Pleasure | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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At Her Majesty's PleasureAt Her Majesty's Pleasure

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 09-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 25
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Photo of DrinkingDuck
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Cloudy Yellow-Orange tint with a 1-2 inch creamy yellow-white foam settling slowly to a solid light foam around the top of the beer. Bits of lacing left along the glass as consumed but not too heavy.

Smell- Tropical fruit smell immediately noticeable, then hints of white grapes and spices secondary.

Taste- Light tropical fruitiness with a citrus and light yeast combining with the malt for a sweet finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium to light body with a very light carbonation. Little to no alcohol warmth detected.

Overall- A variety of aspects effectively using the Nelson-Sauvin hops, making this English Style Ale a flavorful and delightful brew that in my opinion could be enjoyed even during the transitional seasons.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle served in a Great Divide cervoise. Batch #37.

A: Pours a hazy apricot color with a two finger height of white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick cap and collar that leave sticky splotches of lace down the glass.

S: Definitive white grape with some rind and pithy bitterness. Slight dried grass with some honey malt sweetness.

T: Grassy with some sweet honey malts. White grape with a subtle, under ripe greenness to it. The Nelson Sauvin hops really add a nice dryness to the beer.

M: Light bodied with a medium to high carbonation level. Subtle drying finish with some sweet green grape to it.

O: Not really an English style, but I don't really care. It's a really well put together beer that hits it on all levels, especially with the addition of the Nelson Sauvin hops. I'm looking forward to more beers from the PW guys with these nice New Zealand hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a dense hazy deep yellow body with a tight bubbly white head that has strands of bubbles gently feeding it.

S- The green herbal hops and a dry coriander note give a nice full aroma

T- There is a vinous white wine quality to the green hops with a pine needle quality growing. The finish has a taste of grape skins and green hops and is just on the dry side. There is also some coriander notes that come through as it opens.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz in the finish and an alcohol heat on the exhale after each sip.

O- This is an interesting beer and the hops make my tongue tingle a bit. The hop flavor is full with a lot of nice depth and no bitterness, making this very drinkable.

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4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from jdhende, thanks bro! 22oz into a couple of tulips. Batch #37.

Murky orange juice, both in colour and apparent texture. Offwhite head that looks like some orange juice pulp. Interesting. Nose is fantastic, mango, pineapple juice and some grapefruit. Brilliant hop profile, very much straight up fruit juice. Taste has more tropical fruit and citrus juice. Pineapple and mango again, loads of Nelson Sauvin character. Bready/biscuity malt validating this as an English ale, with some light spice and malt sweetness. Minimal hop bitterness, it's all hop flavour. Medium full feel, almost pulpy texture. Crazy nose and flavour, a stand out for me amongst a whole load of recent beers I've tried.

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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a golden caramel with a couple orange hues…it’s a very creamy, dense caramel color…not transparent at all…a nice off white head formed and settles to a thinner layer…but when I swirl it a bit, it thickens right back up…a very inviting brew…(4.25/5)

Smell: Wow, that is very light and fresh and mouth watering…I’m getting mango, pineapple, kumquat (!!!), tangerine, mandarin…tropical without being flowery…just a hint of pepper bite…some pale/sweet/light caramel malts in the back rounding things off…it’s refreshing and flavorful without being pungent…again, very inviting…(4.35/5)

Taste: Starts very muted, nothing really explodes onto the tongue right away…the flavor definitely builds, it’s actually a bit watery at first and really only catches flight in the after taste…flavor-wise though, I get pale/light/caramel malts up front…it’s very soft and really hits the front of my tongue…the front of my mouth is watering…after I swallow the first sip, I get a strong citrus (orange/pineapple)/piney resin bite that covers my tongue in the back…two very distinct flavors and reactions happening in my mouth – light, sweet and wet caramel malt in the front and zesty, mildly bitter citrus/piney hops in the back…the citrus/piney hops taste fresh, zesty and slightly robust…it’s a great taste that lingers well into the after after taste…one good drink lasts a few minutes…(4.4/5)

Mouthfeel: Light body, light to medium carbonation…it does fluff up a bit bringing citrus (lemon/orange/pineapple) bitterness and zest to the party…it’s almost watery but has an undeniable chewiness to it that saves it from despair…citrus/piney bitterness lingers well into the after taste leaving a wonderful flavor to chew on…(4/5)

Overall: This is a good brew, definitely worth the price tag, $8.99 for a bomber…west coast APA and IPA influenced, there’s tons of citrus/piney/resinous hop flavor to satisfy any hop heads’ hop craving…the texture of this brew is kinda weird and is really the only downside…it’s almost like drinking a black and tan with it’s contrast of light and robust all in one sip…very drinkable, buying a couple of these from the Binny’s in Lakeview and dragging them over to your local bro-fest is a great idea…Pipeworks is a newish beer company from Chicago that is growing in regional/national notoriety for producing solid brews and with good measure…this being my first toe dip into their waters, I can say that at least a clue to what a good brew should do…highly recommended! (4.5/5)

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4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 37

Appearance: Very cloudy goldenstraw with an impressive head; great retention though not much lace

Smell: A delightful aroma, with floral tangerine and white wine grapes blended with coriander

Taste: Hop forward, with the tangerine and white wine grape flavors asserting themselves through mid-palate; the malt takes a back seat, adding a bit of wheat bread that underpins the hops; the coriander peaks through, after the swallow, but never challenges the hops

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: My favorite Pipeworks beer to date; as others have noted, a bit of a hybrid Wit/IPA - while others have brewed that style, nobody has come close to this one

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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked a bomber of this up at a local Binny's while visiting family over the holidays.

Presently the #6 ranked English IPA here on BA. I'm stoked!

A: Poured a very hazy orange color, somewhat on the darker side, and with of tinge of bronze poking out around the edges. Nice frothy head.

S: Inviting citrus component, with orange peel, mild grapefruit, yeast, and a bit malt backbone. The potency is just what one might expect.

T: More grapefruit on the taste than I was expecting which was perfectly fine by me. The overall profile of this resembled "Dreadnaught" to my mind and tastes. Think orange/grapefruit juice blend with a yeasty bill, and candy-coated booze.

M: Ridiculous lacing, warm booze, and only a slight bitter lingering.

O: Even though this is an English-style ale, it's a pretty big beer. Lots of awesome flavor. Kudos!

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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Binny's - Lakeview. Served in an Alchemist pint glass.

A - Creamy white foam settles to a solid cap, chunky collar, and fingers of splotchy lacing. Hazed witbier-esque body that's a creamsicle sort of color. Doesn't look much like an 'English' ale but it's fairly attractive.

S - There's a ton of Nelson Sauvin hops in here - white grapes, tropical fruits, some earthy notes, and a touch of onion. Malt character is fairly minimal, but what's there is a mix of bread and cracker.

T - The taste is somewhat similar, with Nelson Sauvin hop flavors dominating and only a touch of sugary malts and yeast in the finish. There's a bit more of an herb and citrus vibe to the hops, with a tad less tropical fruit brightness. Bitterness is moderate and alcohol is well-disguised.

M - Medium body with moderate-to-low carbonation. Fairly dry finish, with only a bit of residual stickiness. Minimal alcohol warmth.

D - This is not at all what I was expecting, but thankfully it's the good kind of surprise. I suspect the English would be horrified by this beer for a number of reasons, but it's a big hit for my Amero-centric palate so bollocks to them! Probably my favorite Pipeworks release so far - I had no problems crushing 22oz on my own.

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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a very cloudy burnt, orange with a 2 finger white head. Leaves big clumps and trails of lacing on the glass.

S- big vinous grape notes, orange and lemon and some nice spice aroma.

T- sweet orange and lemons, grapes, nice amount of spices and slight spicy, pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very easy drinking and slight effervescent.

O- not sure how many English strong ales I have had (more use to American SA's), bout I really like this beer. This is very tasty and refreshing hat would be perfect on a hot summer day.

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