naivepegasus (366) - USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange amber with about a finger of light tan head. Light hop aroma with some hints of grass. Surprising amount of brown sugar to the taste, with just some subtle hints of hops in the aftertaste. Not much of an IPA, but fairly tasty
Smegan (1) - - MAY 28, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried at Pippin's Chicago. Decent IPA. Not too hoppy, but then again I love the hops. Yum.
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rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
red amber with small head. unique looking, bur i donít really like the hop mixture theyíve chosen, just not very flavorful. subpar IPA.
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer sucks. Red pour with floating things. Smells ok. Not a big Dan of this one. Average at best
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle and served in GI IPA tulip: Well it pours much darker (near coppery crimson) than expected which a quickly fading head and almost no lace. Sorry that is NOT what an IPA should look like, perhaps a hoppy amber ale instead? The aroma indeed comes off with crystal/caramel notes along with some soapy and band-aid note which hurts the fruity and herbal hop esters. Plenty of Diacetyl butterscotch overtones as well. The taste is a tad better with a metallic and abrasive tea-baggy bitterness over the too sweet malts. This simply does not cut it, far too sweet and far too tannic. Even as a hoppy Amber Ale, it is not all that good (2.0) . This needs some serious tweaking...
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice color, after that it went downhill. Not balanced , tamarind bitterness does not have enough malty creaminess to balance out. No great finish or complexity, certainly not horrid, but would best utilized to marinate a flank steak or beef brisket for bbq.
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 Really dark IPA in color. The hops are secondary to the malt, The flavor isnít the greatest, hoppy or not. Tried it on draft at Woodlawn Tap today and it was hoppy and refrshing while cold, it kind of went awry as id warmed though.
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep copper color with a small but well retained head.
The aroma is more caramel then hops really & the hop character comes across as soapy & kind of fruity. The aroma displays some alcohol.
The flavor is spicy and a little bit on the soapy side. This beer is mildly bitter and only slightly sweet; given the caramel in the aroma I expected it to be much much sweeter. Like the aroma the alcohol shows itís self in an unexpected and odd way in the flavor.
This is not particularly bad beer, nor is it unpleasant... but nothing really sticks out as particularly wonderful about it either.
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is on the light side for an IPA these days but it drinks a bit bigger than itís 5.8% ABV indicates. Itís also on the dark side--a deep, clear copper color beneath itís scant white head. Piney and resinous flavors are thickened by sticky sweet malts, leading to a full-bodied and slightly sluggish mouthfeel. There is something strange going on here too which I canít quite put my finger on. Itís not quite metallic and not quite astringent. Itís not bad but something is definitely slightly awry. Not a terrible beer by any means but it doesnít really satisfy on any level either.
Vir4030 (599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Pours a lot darker than I would expect from an IPA. A medium-to-light amber, clear, with a thin head. Medium-bodied aroma, slight bit of alcohol and roasted malts. Flavor is watery, harsh, roasted, and doesnít have the distinctive bitterness that I expect from an IPA. It has this harsh roasted bitterness instead, and I do not like it.
Update: Sampler on tap at the Oak Park Micro Brew Review. Clear orange good head, bitter a bit sour. Did not like. +1 appearance, -2 overall