MariLime Law
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,975
Ranked #5,560
4.05 | pDev: 9.63%
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Notes: Ahoy, ya scallywag! This Simcoe, Amarillo, and Sorachi Ace hopped IPA is brewed with enough lime juice and lime zest to ward off dat scurvy when you're at sea, or just hanging around enjoying some good, old-fashioned, solid ground. Concocted as a collaboration with Tired Hands Brewing from Ardmore, PA, this bright and citrusy brews will surely bring you out of the doldrums.
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metter98 from New York

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving only a small patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of lime zest are present in the nose along with some hints of lemon juice.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of limes in the forefront along with notes of lemons and hints of orange citrus. Only a faint amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink for an Imperial IPA and has no traces of alcohol in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

Jan 06, 2018
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled spring 2016; drank 6/19/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque yellow appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a nice bright white head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Lemon, lime & faint dandelion notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Lemon & lime soda flavors up front; dry dandelion notes on the finish. No booze heat.

A Sprite, then, & not a particularly great one.

Jul 29, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a pretty nice clean/clear golden pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, citrus, lime, very diesel like. The taste is pretty nice as well, hoppy, citrusy, lime, very nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

Jun 01, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bottle, couldn't find any dating info

Pours clouded, nice looking fine lacing

Lime and assorted fruit hopped up nose

More ripe tropical fruits with lime being the bell cow. Delicious stuff. Long tropical/lime juice I fused finish

Go get some

Apr 08, 2017
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kitch from Hong Kong

3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A 22 oz bomber with no visible bottled on date on the bottle. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: It poured a golden straw yellow colour with a three finger white head that had pretty good retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Strong lime with a touch of grapefruit pith and lemons.

Taste: Like the aroma, tangy lime is at the forefront followed by some lemon, zest and grains.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was not bad but perhaps a bit too much lime such that it overpowers everything else.

Oct 07, 2016
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stortore from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 6/9/16, had 7/5.

Pours a light yellow, a bit cloudy, with a one finger, quickly dissipating head and some loose lacing. Smell is lime, citrus hops- orange, lemon, yeast, light malt, some dank hops as it warms. The taste also leads with lime, some citrus hops, lemon, a little yeast, it's tart when its more warmed. Decent bitterness throughout, some dank hops on the finish. Smooth, light bodied, dry, fairly refreshing.

This is definitely good, but for me, a lesser luminary among PW Imperial IPA's. Less of a malt presence than usual for them, as well . Certainly worth a purchase.

Jul 21, 2016
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a straw yellow color with a fluffy white head.

Smell - Lime is definitely present in the nose.

Taste - My first impression is the big lime hops. Crisp cracker malts lay a pleasant backbone. The limes notes are at a perfect level. The carbonation brushes away most of the lime, leaving behind cracker malts and a sour sensation.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation fulfills its role in the taste by preventing lime domination.

Overall - Pipeworks has another winner here.

Jul 19, 2016
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy light dull straw yellow with a thin crown of white foam and some particulate due to heavy pour.

Strong aroma of lime and and other citrus fruit zest with subtle tropical fruit notes.

Tart lime and lemon washes over the tongue with a bright and citrusy dry twangy finish.

Light-bodied, low-medium carbonation, crisp, tarty twang, citrusy.

Overall, while certainly drinkable, this beer was just not my thing. What I do have to say about it though is that I fully expected the lime to be too apparent, but it's much more toned down than anticipated.

Jul 18, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

amazing beer right here, pipeworks is killing it right now! hard to imagine this is a double ipa, its insanely pale, washed out straw colored, with an airy but quickly dissipating white head, looks too delicate to be a double ipa. the aroma here is amazing, i pick my favorite hop, sorachi ace, out right away with its lemony brightness that marries splendidly with the lime in here. the lime is anything but subtle, summery and acidic, it cuts some of the usual heaviness in the style, its zesty and alive, and brings out some cool properties in the others hops in here too, everyone's citrus qualities are on full peacock here. a great lightness of feel, and theres not a ton of grain flavor to this, it almost has the sports drink/beer hybrid thing going on, they were smart to keep it so light and clean on the malt side. the hops really shine, sorachi is forward but in balance with the other varietals, and the lime both starts and finishes this flavor experience. its the right amount of everything, including bitterness, which is average for the style. great carbonation makes it hard to believe i am drinking a beer this strong. a really inspired and well executed twist on the double ipa. this is killer summer beer, i hope bottle make it around. i had this on tap at the crafty fox. not to be missed!

Jul 15, 2016
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cfalls from New York

4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - pilsner-like, clear, very little head

S - citrusy and dank, could've missed the lime if it wasn't in big letters on the bottle

T - there's the lime, or more like lime peel, with lemongrass, light on the malt, not very bitter on the finish

F - pretty light, medium plus carbonation, no burn, too refreshing to be 8%

O - I don't know, I'm confused -- it's good but I sort of want it to be a session IPA or a saison or something -- maybe DIPAs don't need lime

Jul 11, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another bomber format ipa, sigh. Light orange and copper color, about 1/2 inch of head on it. Aroma was simcoe hops and lime.

Taste allowed for some lemon to team up with the lime. A little bit of caramel giving the beer its color, this was pretty standard fare stuff dressed up in a $10 bomber. Might be worth that for a six pack, but not a bomber.

Dec 05, 2015
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raiderandbeerfan from Nevada

3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Copper pour, almost 1/2" white head on it. Looks nice. Wish it weren't out of a 22oz bottle though, those are never good choices from a $/value perspective. Lacing and retention weren't all that. Some lime and muddled hops in the aroma, its good. Simcoe? Plenty of lime though.

Unique in terms of what makes up the parts of the sum, I dunno if the sum is all that though. I got a Sorachi vibe which I wasn't expecting. Crystal malt? Ugh, that malt and person is garbage. Too much lime in the mouthfeel. At $10 a pop, not gonna happen again.

Sep 23, 2015
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Kurmaraja from California

4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Superior to most of the fruited fish beers IMHO. Lighter and less conflict between the heavy, sticky malt and the fruit / hop additions. There's a deftness to this that can be lacking in many of the PW DIPAs. Lighter yellow hue, great head retention, bursting with bittersweet, almost floral, lime peel and leaf notes. Never skews acrid which seems to be a common flaw of many beers incorporating lime. Crisp and clean finish.

Sep 05, 2015
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Greywulfken from New York

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: pale yellow with a faint haze; fluffy white head a few fingers high; some lace left behind

S: limes and citrusy hops - the citric aroma at times suggested lemon and maybe a bit of grapefruit pith

T: a showcase for the hop combination - Columbus, Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, and Amarillo - brought lots of citric power - and the limes - tangy and taut; the grains beneath presented clean and fresh and lean

F: medium-light body, ample carbonation, plenty of limey citrus to tighten the tongue

O: it is a lime-oriented beer - and it delivers a healthy does of lime and hops o'er a clean slate kinda malt bill - tight and clean-drinking. Really enjoyable and refreshing. Solid abv to keep it real.

Jul 03, 2015
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Jradziew from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Interesting lime flavor. It seemed to be missing the cirtus-y "punch" of lime that I was expected. A bit more mellowed and subdued, but still very present. It was a good beer, but not something that I would find myself seeking out again.

Jun 28, 2015
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spacecake9 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With Pipeworks its mostly hit but some misses. This doesn't really work for me. While I enjoy grapefruit and orange in my beer, lime works best in really weak beers like Corona. But I would not put it in a DIPA. Not a bad beer, but Pipeworks has done better.

Jun 19, 2015
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IPAGeorge from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

S. Very light floral smelling with a hint of lime zest

A. Gold color with a light 2 finger head. Slightly hazy

T. Yum. The hops in this perfectly compliment the lime. Hoppy but not too bitter. More of a fruity taste to go along with the lime. Can taste the lime juice and zest separately which is nice to me. Smooth down the hatch with a lingering lime taste.

O. This is one of the best beers i've ever had. A IIPA with this lime taste was just perfect. As soon as I put down the first sip i quickly went for more. Just so good. Perfect for spring or summer but I would never complain to have this in fall or winter. I just wish I had more.

Oct 28, 2014
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Received in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Batch 491-92

A - Poured a nice crystal clear golden hue with a good one finger white head that fades slowly to leave a thin white blanket.

S - Aromas of malt sweetness, lime zest, lime juice, hops are rather faint. Not much pop at all.

T - Taste is nice lime zest and juice, malt sweetness, hops are almost a little medicinal and herbal. I had a flash of Sorachi in the nose but it's gone in the taste. The Simcoe I'm getting seems a bit older. There is a fair amount of older hops tasting here, which clash with the lime juice and zest just as the sweeter malts do.

M - Mouthfeel is fine for the style, alcohol is relatively hidden, crisp.

O - Overall, I was actually rather disappointed with this beer. Was expecting a nice lime-y DIPA and this was rather sweet. I know the batch number is what it is but I was just expecting more, much more even though this is 6 weeks old.

Serving Type: Bottle.

Oct 06, 2014
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-10-03 in Columbia, PA from a bomber bottle

A - Clear gold with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace.

S - Initially dank then some lime and pineapple. Pale malt and a bit of hop floral.

T - Sharp tang of lime flesh up front, which diminishes to some pineapple, cracker malt and hop bitterness. Finish is reasonably balanced with a bit of lingering sweetness to compliment the moderate residual bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. The characteristic soft Tired Hands mouthfeel is here! Well done.

O - Certainly a departure from a typical DIPA. I've always liked the lime flavor and while this may be too much for some; it sits well on my palate.

Oct 03, 2014
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on September 14, 2014. Look is clear copper gold hue with a white head and lingering lacing. Smell is lime juice/zest, subtle hop notes and sweet malt aromas. Taste is nice lime juice/zest, some herbal hops and sweet malt flavors. Feel is medium in body that is initially crisp but finishes smooth.

Sep 14, 2014
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PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- Golden orange with the tiniest bit of head across the top reminding me of a doily my grandma once made...
S- Dank hops, citrus zest. tartness
T- Citrusy hops for just a second, then the lime peel and juice hit you... unmistakeable BOOM lime. Kind of reminds me of a lime margarita in a good way
M - Medium. Leaves the mouth a bit sticky with saliva

O- Got to love lime to love this one, but I do, so this is nice! I love how Pipeworks isn't afraid to push the limits.

Sep 10, 2014
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rhoadsrage from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy woody orange body with a gentle carbonation and a lumpy beige head

S- the lime juice aroma comes through during the pour. There is some woody green hops in the finish but they are a bit softer.

T- There is a cream flavor that leads to a citrus pith and acidic lime flavor that turns tangy with some Vienna malt flavors underneath.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a full lime flavor but the hops are a bit softer and can't hang with the citrus. Interesting but a bit odd.

Jun 16, 2014
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ndak from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 316/317 packaged on 2/4/14 drank 3/4/14
First Pipeworks beer and I was very impressed!!!

Taste is very dry almost like a saison. Sorachi Ace hops stand out. Low carbonation which I love since it let the flavors stand out. Almost get a faint Belgian yeast component which adds to the complexity mixed with the lime and citrus.

8% is well hidden. Would be a great summer beer. Could drink bottle after bottle.

Mar 05, 2014
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koutkid41 from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pale golden color with a nice head that lingers a bit.

S: Some interesting lemon/lime peel notes with some slight pineapple and plastic.

T: Upfront a light tart lemon/lime juice that has light minty taste and mouth feel. . Sorachi Ace and lime definitely apparent but are in a nice balance. Could drink this a lot during the summer months.

M: Crisp and delightful with a minty mouth feel and feeling on the lips.

O: Really enjoy this beer and hope to see them brew this again this summer and enjoy it outside by the pool or something.

Mar 02, 2014
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Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice clear golden pour. Smells very citrusy, some pine and grass, was expecting more lime in the aroma. Does smell like it's gonna be incredibly bitter. Taste follows and is indeed bitter, especially at the end. The lime blends in well with all the citrusy hop flavors and doesn't stick out too much, which is a good thing. Just leaves a nice bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is decent, medium bodied, almost no carbonation. Pretty easy drinker at 8 % although the bitterness is turning this into a sipper for me. A pretty good DIPA.

Feb 27, 2014
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