Category Archives: 4 – Good (buy)

Pipeworks Mango Guppy

Brewery: Pipeworks Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.6%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Session IPA brewed with mango and honey.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 17th April 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Mango, honey and some nice citrus rind, pine and mandarin to balance.
Taste: Tropical mango sweetness with some bitter mandarin peel and rind, pine, plus maybe a hint of honey, but not much.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s a very tasty and enjoyable Session IPA. Easy to drink and extremely crushable on a hot summer day.

Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Raspberry

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 3.7%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Brewed & canned by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from can) Berliner-style Weisse beer brewed with raspberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.22
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 1st March 2018. Poured into a stemmed Mikkeller tasting glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy light ruby cherry red colour with a just over one finger light pinkish colour head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Wheaty, sweet candy raspberry with a hint of tartness.
Taste: Tart-ish, lightly sour lemon and sweet candy jammy raspberry.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: A very nice and refreshing beer especially for the summer. A good raspberry Berliner.

O/O Narangi

Brewery: O/O Brewing AB
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6.8%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by O/O Brewing at Stigbergets Bryggeri in Gothenburg, Sweden. Pronunciation guide: O/O Brewing = Oh! Oh! Brewing

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Our Narangi is an IPA brewed without any fruit. Only pure hop juice. Made primarily with Mosaic with support from Citra and Columbus.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 3rd November 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky straw yellow colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Juicy tropical but unripe mango and papaya with citrusy orange rind and lemon with maybe a hint of grapefruit.
Taste: Bitter orange rind and grapefruit to begin, followed by breadiness, mandarin, pineapple and mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to light carbonation.
Overall: A balanced and enjoyable IPA that is easy to drink.

Pipeworks Ninja Vs. Unicorn

Brewery: Pipeworks Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: Not much info on the can or the official website.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 14th April 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left great lacing.
Aroma: Very nice tropical mango, peach and pineapple with hints of citrusy orange rind.
Taste: Grapefruit, mango, caramel, bready malt, pine, orange and orange pith giving it a nice bitter finish. There was hints of booze here and there, but this doesn’t take away from how good it tastes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very nice DIPA that is balanced and with great flavours. Very close to being a must buy for me.

Cigar City Jai Alai India Pale Ale

Brewery: Cigar City Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 7.5%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Jai Alai, the “merry game,” is a game native to the Basque region of Spain. Tampa was once home to this high speed game, but sadly all that remains here is this India Pale Ale that we brewed in tribute to the merry game. Pair Jai Alai India Pale Ale with Empanadas, Deviled Crabs and other spicy dishes.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.98
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 12 fl oz can with a canned on date of 21st March 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy light copper orange colour with a two finger slightly off white head that had great retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Lots of citrus grapefruit peel, orange rind and lemon with hints of tropical pineapple and pine.
Taste: A nice sweet-ish malty caramel and biscuit backbone, followed by some nice citrus grapefruit and orange with a touch of pineapple and a mildly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: To be fair, perhaps this was hidden in my fridge a bit too long. It was however, still well balanced and enjoyable to drink.