Pipedream | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ggaughan on 03-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
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Photo of jrallen34
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from a 11oz bottle into my Orval glass.

This beer is a gusher, foam just starts streaming out. As you poor you get about four fingers of nice creamy pillowly light tan head. The beer itself is a dark honey gold. Great retention, good lacing. A quarter inch head stays for at least 10 minutes.

The aroma is a like a belgian ipa, light floral hops and yeast. Not strong but pleasant.

The taste is solid, like a beglian ipa, not american at all. The taste starts off with some sweetness then cuts to mild floralness with some light bitter.

The feel is nice, coats the palate for several seconds a nice long dry finish.

Drinkaility is ok, I wouldn't crush more than one or two of these.

Overall, ok nothing special.

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Photo of Travlr
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured by Urbain at Struise. Batch number 5. Collaboration of Alvinne & Struise, but with a Chicago-tweaking of the hops marathon.
A: Bright orange with a thick white head and delicate lacing.
S: Floral hops aroma.
T: Flavor starts with malt and progresses to a light bitterness.
M: Light body for the style.
D: Decent early evening brew.

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Photo of brc
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 2011 lot 347 on cap. Poured into goblet. Three finger head of fluffy offwhite foam settles slowly with lacing. Copper liquid.

Rich nose of spicy hops, floral hops, some woodsiness. Smells like there is a good malt backbone to the hops.

Soapy, piney taste that gets bitter as the taste grows in your mouth. Very one note - no malt tastes to go with it. Not that much bitterness, but there is a lingering herbal piney aftertaste in the bitterness.

The real surprising bit is the mouthfeel - rather thin and watery. For a beer that looks and smells so great, the taste and mouthfeel are disappointing.

Average drinkability.

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Photo of baggio
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[email protected], Stockholm.

A: Hazy pale-redish color with a huge head.

S: Citric notes (orange and grapefruit), grass, weed and some caramel.

T: Pine, Citric notes (like orange marmelade), Exotic fruit, Caramel and grass.

M: Solid malt base with lots of fruity hops and a nice crisp bitterness at the end.

A very good belgian-style IPA which i hope i'll be able to try again.

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Photo of ggaughan
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a collaberative brew between the American brews from the soon to be opened Pipeworks Brewery, Urbain from Struise and Glenn from Alvinne, brewed at Alvinne.

Bottle at the pre-ZBF festival at Alvinne. The beer poured a cloudy straw yellow color with a thin white head, nice bubbles. Strong nose of citrus, pine and grapefruit. Taste provides a very present hop bite with more grapefruit, grassy and citrus but also a bit of a malt backbone. Beer has a dry finish and is pretty darn drinkable.

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Pipedream from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
3.7 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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