Latest Pipeworks Releases and Updates

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  1. embarrwesment

    embarrwesment Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2013 Illinois

    according to twitter: beer temple, capones, and fischmans all have it.
  2. Chiefilliniwek

    Chiefilliniwek Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2013 Illinois

    LMAO this made me bust out laughing, that does look like Chef Bayless in that bottle. Maybe this way Pipeworks will have another tasting at Frontera Grill/Xoco.
  3. ozzman54

    ozzman54 Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    TNA at Arlington Heights Binnys?
  4. atomic

    atomic Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois

    Honestly? More like an American Barleywine than anything English. Lots of delicious citrus hoppy goodness, reminded me of behemoth honestly. I didn't have high expectations from it as I was similarly confused as to what an Imperial English Summer ale would taste like, but this one really surprised me. Definitely a must have by them.
  5. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2013 Illinois

    any of it around the west suburbs yet?
  6. Florida9

    Florida9 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2009 Illinois

    AH Binny's has TNA, but can't sell it because it's not in the system yet.

    And is the only way to get One Horned Wonder to go to The Aviary or is this going to see distribution?
  7. xdtfx

    xdtfx Savant (1,200) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois

    Hit up Foremost Liquors in AH. I just picked up a TNA from there this afternoon.

    I believe this was out and about on Monday. Beer Temple posted that they got some. I picked up my bottle from the LZ Binny's yesterday. Call around to see who else may have it.
  8. Krazedpgt

    Krazedpgt Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2013 Minnesota

    Beer Temple and Fischmans had two cases. One bottle limit.
  9. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Pooh-Bah (1,882) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    any sightings at algonquin or st charles binnys?
  10. Ak555667

    Ak555667 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Illinois

    STC binnys will probably never see it. Glen Ellyn binnys or Schaumburg will prob have it soon I would guess.
  11. mitchellandvanessa

    mitchellandvanessa Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 Wisconsin

    Crap! We just left Chicago to return to madison around 1 PM yesterday. Anyone want to work something out? :slight_smile::slight_smile::slight_smile:
  12. ozzman54

    ozzman54 Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    I grabbed 2 TNA at Schaumburg Binnys 30 mins ago. No limits and they only had 6 left. Also had plenty of fresh Sonorous and NvU.
  13. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 Illinois

    Who was the guy from WI that was practically running into Capone's last night only to strike out along side me?
  14. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 Illinois

    No limits and you left some there?! What the.. :wink:
  15. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Savant (1,143) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois

    Check in and let us know if u scored a bottle of TNA. This guy's been clamoring for this variation for so long I half expected Pdubs to name it Infinite Abduction.
  16. Born_A_Jee

    Born_A_Jee Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois

    I hope he finds some. It flew off the shelf just like that first batch of CTA.
  17. dukedevil0

    dukedevil0 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2008 Illinois

    Anyone tried TNA yet? Thoughts?
  18. Born_A_Jee

    Born_A_Jee Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois

    I'm drinking it now. It's delicious. I don't write beers reviews so give me a pass from any criticisms you might have. But in order to help anyone out, here goes...

    Pours practically no head. Smells sweet with scents of chocolate and vanilla coming through to me and some toasted notes to it, maybe from the malts or the coconut. There's a nutty scent to it, as well. It tastes sweet and strong. I can taste the coconut and vanilla and a hint of a nut taste. Since Proprietor's came out first and I recently had it, my first taste of this practically reminded me of it. I hope I don't piss off the Pipeworks Gods, but I see it as a compliment. I love this brew and I want more! LOL If Proprietor's tastes like Mounds, then this stuff is Almond Joy!!

    #978 Born_A_Jee, Jan 5, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2014
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  19. dukedevil0

    dukedevil0 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2008 Illinois

    Thanks! Guess I might have to get one...
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  20. crossovert

    crossovert Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    sweet, caramel, vanilla, cocoa, low bitterness. goes well with tiramisu gelato
  21. crossovert

    crossovert Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    sounds like you are reading the label in that review
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  22. Born_A_Jee

    Born_A_Jee Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois

    I had to grab the bottle and read it to make sure lol
  23. ppohio

    ppohio Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2011 Minnesota

    I was in a movie when they released this at all my regular spots and it was gone by the time I got out. SERVES ME RIGHT FOR DOING SOMETHING BESIDES HUNTING BEER 24/7 I JUST DIDN'T WANT IT ENOUGH :stuck_out_tongue::rolling_eyes:

    (but hopefully Pipeworks will do another release of this in a couple months like the rest of the Abduction series)
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  24. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    Almond Joy is exactly what we were going for... god be pleased.

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  25. Ak555667

    Ak555667 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Illinois

    Will this make it to the west burbs? STC Binnys maybe??? If not I can give you my address for afew bottles ha ha ha.
  26. Jordy777

    Jordy777 Pundit (918) Apr 19, 2013 Illinois

    Please make lots of this beer! Best coconut beer I have ever had, better than Proprietors IMO.
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  27. dwduncan2

    dwduncan2 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Illinois

    Any idea on when the next batch of square grouper will be brewed? Missed out on the first release.
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  28. gkoz

    gkoz Pundit (893) Apr 22, 2013 Arizona

    have to be honest, love so many pipeworks brews but tna was easily my least favorite abduction varient. sad bc i was so excited for it
  29. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,302) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I was a bit disappointed as well. It's their first shot at TNA and I'm certain future iterations will have it dialed in. It was just a bit thin & watery for me. Also found the coconut to be more nuanced than I was hoping (although I found the same thing with the Proprietor's I had). I mean it was there but would have loved a bit more in-your-face coconut. Also, I just had a Founders Imperial Stout and would love the next TNA to have that creamy, full body mouthfeel that I find FIS to have. I've only had CBA thus far (although I have the others in my cellar) so maybe creamy & full is not the abduction MO. Well, my opinion anyway but glad I had a chance to try it.
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  30. crossovert

    crossovert Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    Agree about the coconut, as well as the almond. The biggest thing I was missing was bitterness, this thing was about 2 ibu.
  31. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    have to be honest... if there is one thing we know is that you guys never agree on anything... fuck... that beer is loaded with so much coconut.... so its funny that some peeps are like 'add more coconut' really? because if we did then peeps would be like 'omg that's so much coconut we can't taste the BASE beer' what's fun is we kind of do things like that PURPOSELY to mess with some of ya'll... so funny some of peoples reviews 'omg that's way too much coffee' for example and then we don't change anything and next batch review from the same person 'o, this is the perfect amount of coffee glad they dialed it back'
    it is amusing
  32. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    also WE LOVE COCONUT... I would venture to guess that there might be more coconut flavor in this beer than any other commercially produced beer in history... (educated guess...since we know what went into the beer) and we have no idea who proprietors is either...we went so overboard with the flavor on this beer that it is comical! almond and coconut... but yea we should add more because it's totally subtle...
    #992 Pipeworks, Jan 6, 2014
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  33. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Pooh-Bah (1,640) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Had Proprietors tonight. Tons of coconut.

    Had Stones Coconut IPA a few months back. Plenty of coconut there to.

    Yet on both beers I heard complaints from many that the beer lacked coconut characteristics. I almost started a thread this evening asking people if they knew what coconut is.

    Can't wait to try this beer. I love coconut. I am sure this will be just fine. Probably outstanding.

    I don't know what it is about coconut but I don't think some people would recognize it if I threw one at their head.
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  34. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    the views expressed above are in no way endorsed or shared by Pipeworks Brewing LLC and are solely those of a drunk asshole who also happens to be a member of the BA community =p
  35. wpqx

    wpqx Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2013 Illinois

    I love the Abduction series and I've been excited about this one for awhile. Hopefully I can pick up a bottle or two, but good god I'm worried I'll get frostbite just walking from a parking lot into a Binny's today/tomorrow.

    Coconut is a subtle flavor particularly in beer. Being released close enough to Proprietor's I'm curious to see how it compares even if that isn't entirely fair to either beer. Either way keep the new and interesting beers coming, and feel free to make Citra Ninja year round, that beer is my soul mate.
  36. Born_A_Jee

    Born_A_Jee Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois

    Wow. I'm surprised at the reaction to TNA here. Everyone has and is entitled to their own opinions, but fuck I think that beer is the shit. Right up there with Square Grouper. Only thing I'd like to see done to it is maybe add a smidgen more almond or just throw it in a barrel for a few months. Or just leave it be. Because it's legit. But I'm no beer sommelier or cicerone, so what do I know?
    #996 Born_A_Jee, Jan 6, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2014
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  37. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    For those wondering, I was not able to make it into the city with all these snow storms. I will be one of those unfortunate souls who has to wait till batch #2
  38. Born_A_Jee

    Born_A_Jee Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois

    Nooooooooooooooooo lol
  39. Drucifer

    Drucifer Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2012 Illinois

    I had both Sonoma and TNA over the weekend and both were delicious. Sonoma is definitely a DIPA so I'm not sure what this English summer ale description is about. It's also a fantastic DIPA that is right up there with all of the PW DIPAs.

    TNA was also a damn good beer. I felt it was very thick and creamy as with all of the imperial stouts/porters PW has been releasing lately. The coconut flavor was very present and did not take away from the base. I'd be extremely surprised if someone said they could not taste the coconut on this one. The only beer I've ever had with more coconut is Three Hour Tour and that is a 5% milk stout (also the best coconut beer out there by far). The almond flavor was quite subtle on TNA, but went along really nice with the coconut.

    Still, this beer was very sweet and bold with all of its flavors so I'd recommend this bomber be shared with at least 2-3 people.
  40. SpunkyHopslammer

    SpunkyHopslammer Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    I haven't had the coconut yet. I did mix the FIS wiith the CTA. I've never mixed beers before that, it was ok but not great.
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