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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of emerge077
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second bottle of this, first was shared, this one is a solo effort. It pours a murky pastel yellow orange with a thin layer of foam on the surface. Looks more like a Witbier than anything. Some delicate soapy lacing forms as the glass is sipped. Head retention is average, it breaks apart on its own after a few minutes.

Brief fruitiness in the aroma, some citrus and banana, wheat and graininess in the back.
Medium bodied with a creamy feel, moderate citrus peel bitterness. Lightly spicy with some green botanical hop notes in the middle and the finish has a light dandelion bitterness present. As it warms a note of alcohol surfaces briefly before the lingering bitter aftertaste eclipses it. Comes off like an imperial Witbier/white IPA mashup more than anything remotely English in style. Not bad, though it didn't really make much of an impression either.

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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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Isn't that the title of some campy grocery store romance novel set in the Middle Ages? Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy sunset gold topped by over a finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises tangerine zest, light pine resin, soft caramel, and a touch of buttercream. The taste brings in more of the same, with some mild lemon zest finding its way in there as well. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly creamy feel. Overall, a pretty tasty beer, but I'd say it's closer to an American wit than an English IPA...

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MasterSki
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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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of liamt07
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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Bottle shared by Javier, thanks!

Slightly hazy orangish yellow with an inch of white foam that lingers for a minute. The aroma is a super expressive tropical cornucopia featuring pineapple, mango, and very strong guava notes. There's a bit of white grape as well. The malt backbone is lightly bready and it imparts a little sweetness. The taste is also full of tropical goodness, though not quite on par with the aroma. A soft bready profile backs up a smooth upper low level of bitterness and ample hop flavor. Lots of guava, mango, and pineapple with a smooth finish. Medium in body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky. This was a pleasant surprise. Recommended.

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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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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

big thanks to mjohnson17 for hooking up the pipeworks love (and yeahnatenelson for the pipeworks glasses!!!)

batch #53

a - brew poured a murky yellow orange with a thin bubbly head that fizzled away quick. could not see through it when held to the light.

s - nice fresh dank hops. good grapefruit and citric. hop dominated, but not a slam you in the face hop bomb.

t - the hopping in the nose is on the flavor, but more subdued. lots of other spices in there to balance things out. some orange peel and grape. very soft, but nice flavor.

m - good prickly carbonation. smooth feel, no bitterness from the hops. a bit like an ipa with some water added to mellow out the hop blast.

o - overall, really nice english ipa. soft and easy drinking with subtle hopping on the flavor and nice hopping on the smell. rather impressive.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a vey hazy orange/brown with one and a half fingers of white head. Head has good retention and leaves some decent lacing.

S - Lots of juicy citrus, with oranges being most prominent. Faint marmelade aroma with a nice hop presence and some white grape. The coriander aroma is pretty subtle.

T - Interesting and enjoyable. Tastes a bit like a hoppy witbier. Very nice citrus taste, with coriander being a nice compliment. Seems to be a Belgian yeast presence, though I don't know if this is brewed with a Belgian yeast strain. Whatever it is, this is really tasty.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a bit of earthy dryness bitterness in the finish.

O - My first beer from Pipeworks, and I am impressed. This seems like hybrid of English IPA and witbier and it really works well. Looking forward to trying more from them.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Florida9
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pastel yellow in color. Extremely cloudy. Forms a large white foamy head on an aggressive pour, but it settles fairly quickly leaving just a faint surface coating and some light lacing. Aroma is quite peasant: citrus, lemon, white wine and some light tropical fruits. Taste is similar and can best be described as "juicy." more of the white wine, some lemon and passion fruit. Finish is bitter and soapy. Lighter side of medium on the mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Overall a decent and rather interesting beer, but not at all in the English style.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

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