Majestic | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cnbrown313 on 05-06-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 66
Photo of BeerLover99
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: dirty/cloudy yellow/hint of rust, finger white head,
solid lacing

S: peach, grapefruit, fresh grass, clean malt

T: same as nose, plenty of citrus
nice long bitter finish

M: med body, sticky/oily mouth

O: Fantastic brew. Seems more like
a delicious English IPA than a Summer ale
Will continue to try and love Pipeworks.


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Photo of Fcolle2
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden in color with a 1 finger white frothy head and lots of carbonation bubbles.

Nose has really nice hop aromas, mango and touchs of citrus. There are also hints of lemon and candy like yeast note that I have come to love from pipeworks.

Taste follows the nose with hops upfront followed by a nice bitterness blending with a slight lemon sharpness that work very well together. Malt light and grainy and the candy like yeast is deliciouse as always.

Mouthfeel is good, on the lighter side with lots of carbonation. Very crisp refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of twizzard
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy tangerine color. Thick white foamy head. Mouth feel is somewhat thick. Faint hints of pineapple & citrus. It certainly does Not hit the palate like a 7 ABV. Thanks for the treat from a very generous trader from the great town of Naperville! Great summer beer that I'll definitely look for in the future.

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Photo of sleuthdog
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #126 poured into 7venth Sun tulip

Pour: Hazy orange pour with a finger of white head. Some spotty lacing is evident and a touch of carbonation noticed.

Smell: Orange, grapefruit, spice, honey, caramel, and biscuit. Smells very inviting and refreshing.

Taste: Orange, grapefruit, some lemon and a touch of pine bitterness. Has a biscuit malt backbone and sweetness is evident with some caramel.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied yet still creamy. Medium carbonation. Has a sticky feel to me. Awesome on a summer evening.

Overall: Really did enjoy this one from PW. I have liked all of their hoppy offerings and this one albeit different than those, I am digging this one too.

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Photo of Etan
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a murky melon color with a small white head. Not the prettiest beer.

S: Aroma brings fresh grapefruit juice, orange pith, mango. Really juicy and pleasant.

T: Light resiny bitterness, sweet cracker malt, plenty of citrus, a bit bready.

M: Between light and medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: Not sure why they called this English-style, but it is a really nice IPA.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and a few specks of lace. Hazy peach-colored body.

S - Loads of Nelson Sauvin hops here, with tropical fruits, white grapes, gooseberry, and a hint of onion. A bit of sweet malt, but very hop-forward for an 'English Summer Ale' (whatever that may be).

T - The taste has even less malt sweetness to me, with some zesty citrus, a bit of green onion and grass, and moderate lingering bitterness. I get the 'summer' side of things here, but not so much the English part. Still, it's quite enjoyable and hides the 7% well.

M - Medium body, with pleasant moderate carbonation. Lightly dry with a bit of lingering stickiness on the palate. No alcohol warmth at all.

D - I think this is the same as, or at least very closely related to, At Her Majesty's Pleasure, as my tasting notes are quite similar. Ratebeer shows them as such, and based on my experience I'm inclined to agree. I liked the feel on this batch better, but the first batch 'popped' a little more aroma-wise.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a Nonic)
Batch 126
A- This beer pours a murky orange body with a wispy white head that fades to a ring before the first sip.

S- There is a green herbal hop aroma with some unripe citrus hop aromas growing in the finish.

T- The slightly pungent herbal hops take on some piney green hop flavor with a compliment of malt sweetness in the finish. There is a slight caramel malt flavor that comes through in the sweetness and a light spicy hop note that lingers in the aftertaste.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz to it with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has some nice British hops character with some classic American hop flavors aswell and it is pretty drinkable and mellow for the 7% ABV that is hidden in there.

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Photo of Treebs
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch # 126.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some soapy lace down the glass.

S: Orange citrus with some notes of lemon peel and white bread. Not overly malty. It captures the "summer" portion quite well in the nose.

T: Same as the nose. Lots of orange peel with some lemon zest and a touch of grapefruit as well. Very mild bitterness on the back end with a nice white bread sweetness.

M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet and citrusy notes on the finish.

O: The PW boys captured the Summer portion of this beer quite well, but I was missing the English portion of this. Not enough malt body. Having said that it was still a highly drinkable and refreshing summer ale.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz, 4/30/13 Batch 128
Riedel tulip

A: Completely hazy light orange color. More of a yellow orange. Bright white thin layer of head. Sticky lacing. Collar of bright white. Good carbo.

S: Orange peel. Light citrus. Light biscuit like malts. Smells refreshing.

T: Nothing really on the tip of the tongue. Light citrus hop flavor. Lemon and orange. I would say similar to a Wit beer but without the yeast. Thinner malts. Crisp finish. Dry. Refreshing.

M: Light medium bodied.

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Photo of Florida9
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Very cloudy pale yellow in color. Forms a minimal bright white head that quickly reduces to a scant surface coating a thin ring. Some light lacing.

S: Aroma is full of sweet citrus and floral notes. Orange, grapefruit, orange blossom, and a touch of honey.

T: Taste starts off sweet. There is a blend of biscuit and honey. Not quite as sweet as honey, not quite as bready as biscuit. Notes of grapefruit pith and some light tangerine. Even a touch of lemon. Maybe a hint of pine, but it is faint.

M: On the lighter side of medium in body. Lower bitterness levels, but does manage to accumulate a bit of a soapy feeling to it over the coarse of the beer. Easy carbonation.

O: The bottle describes this as an "English Summer Ale." Well I guess I can get the "summer" out of this: it's lighter bodied and fresh, with a citrus fruitiness. But I'm not getting any "English" out of this beer. This beer is too sweet and not nearly malty enough to be considered as an English Pale Ale. It's a decent beer, but I can't see it being one I'd return to.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

A- pours a cloudy burnt orange with a 2 finger off-white head. Ring of lacing around the surface of the beer and some clumps remain on the glass.

S- honey, biscuit, some citrus, spices and pine

T- caramel, biscuit, oranges, pine, and spices

M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and creamy, not dry like many English pales.

O- very good and refreshing beer. Smooth and drinkable with some sweetness to balance the pine.

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Photo of cnbrown313
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle defines this as an "English style Summer Ale"

Poured from a bomber into a Pipeworks tulip glass.

A - Pours bright orange with one finger of creamy white head

S - Smells light and refreshing with hints of orange and spice

T - Citrus notes up front, hints of orange and banana. Smooth and easy to drink with a very small hint of bitter hops at the end.

M - Medium bodied with a fine carbonation that makes this very easy to drink.

O - If this was available for the summer in 6 packs of cans, I would be all over it. Very refreshing and easy to drink. I would like to crack a couple of these while hanging out at a BBQ or something like that.

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Majestic from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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