Saturday, August 24, 2019

Pipeworks Velocity of Light Review

Name: Pipeworks Velocity of Light
Style: India Pale Ale (New England/Hazy)
ABV: 7%

Ahh, Pipeworks Brewing. The last time I had anything from this brewery, they were not yet available in Minnesota. Fast forward four years later, they seemed to have brought everything including the kitchen sink to the fine state of Minnesota in terms of selection. So it should come as a complete shock to no one that they too have their own interpretation of a Hazy IPA.

Which brings us to Velocity of Light, a double dry hopped Hazy IPA made with Galaxy, Mosaic & Cryo-Mosaic hops. Also they threw some oats into the mix as well. It’s a beer an aroma that “breaks free from the vacuum of your glass as fast as the velocity of light.” Well, let’s see about that….

Appearance – Bright hazy yellow color with a mild amount of carbonation. The head has a rather thin look to it but there’s plenty of lacing left along the sides of the glass.

Aroma – Citrus hops and lemon peel dominate most of the nose. There is a mild toffee maltiness lingering in the background throughout.

Taste – The front end of the palate is vibrant citrus hops and mild lemon peel, whereas the back end of the flavor opens up to some surprisingly strong hop bitterness, even though it last for only a split second. It is in the aftertaste that we finally see those oats that I mentioned early make an appearance and it lingers around for a few seconds before fading away.

It’s got a layered flavor profile which I always enjoy and everything comes together in one neat little package. As far I’m concerned, this is another fantastic beer from Pipeworks and anyone who has the chance to try this out ought to do so!

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