jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper with creamy, off-white head / Nose of pine, burnt sugar, and herb / Light body, some sweetness and hoppy, a hint watery with only mild bite, and bitter finish / Bright flavors of cut pine, burnt sugar, juniper, and sage, with notes of orange and grapefruit / A pleasant, easy drinker.
rubbishystuff (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Rockwell’s. Slightly cloudy amber colored beer. Interesting herbed and spiced. Piney and peppery with a solid but appropriate amount of hops. Nice. Serving: Tap
hombrepalo (1826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at CBF. Yuck spices! Too much spices going on, tasted like a spice rack of sage, thyme, cloves, lavender and rosemary. Didn’t enjoy it. Smells similar and is thin.
jaymobrown (1658) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid. Lots of hops but with a funky car taste. Mild mouthfeel. Grass and wet cement. Medium finish.
jzzbassman (1515) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. I like grass, and I like the places this attempts to go, but it ultimately comes across as weird, like sugar in a health drink with a few drops of liquid smoke. Medium bitterness, full of promise, but it just doesn’t taste very good to me.
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
tap at dutch’s poured a dark orange which was weird for a pale ale. aroma was grass and soap. the taste was very earthy hop and kind of sweet. way off style
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mohogany pour with a tan head. Aroma is spices. The spice flavor dominates the beer. I didn’t really notice the hops. The head went away rather fast. The beer was flavorful though.
csaso (1353) - Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - good size foamy head, hazy dark copper color, good size tart tropical fruit like (not exactly sure how to describe it) hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone - pretty good overall and a little different (in a good way)
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rxeight (1302) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
lots of spices in this one. i think it’s ginger, maybe clove. I dont know why they called this a hoppy ale. Ive had hundreds of ales that were more hoppy than this one that did not advertise the fact. It smells like i just cut my grass, and not in a good way.
AWISLguy (1263) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ck1, thanks bro! Pours a coppery amber with a white head leaving terrific lacing. Aroma has sprucy pine and a lot of spiciness. Taste is of sweet malt, some resin and juniper berries, with some tangy spices. Somewhat subtle and light. Finishes sweetly tangy. Would have guessed a saison from the aroma, drinks more like a light pale.