Clarkdvm (51) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in Chicago. Dark copper pour. Smooth and easy to drink for an IPA. Average to above average flavor
Dstecich (1) - - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is Much easier to drink than most IPAs, but it is still very tasty.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Ballydoyle, Downers Grove. Another exclusive to the Ballydoyle pubs by this South Side brewer. Really fills an imperial pint glass; dark brown, but still clear enough to let some light through. Fresh malty nose with some mild hop bitterness combine for a nice "beer" smell. Taste brings in big, toffee flavored malts, some American hops that show their dry-hopping, and some citrus and grass. All combining to keep up a good bitter focus. Frankly, the total package comes just shy of a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale; a solid offering for a new brewery.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with modest, creamy, tan head / Mild nose of citrus, spun sugar, and pine / Light to medium body, somewhat chewy and sweet, a touch watery, very modest hop profile, with good balance and bitter finish / Flavors of toast, grapefruit, pine, and brown sugar / A pleasant, middle of the road, pale.
HighWine (932) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to taster glass at Chicago Beer Fest. I had low expectations and they were definitely exceeded by this beer. First thing you notice is the striking copper color with a dense cream colored head. It’s very pretty in the glass and unexpectedly dark for the style. Aroma is mild hop aromatics. The flavor is very flowery with floral hop characteristics dominating throughout. There’s not much malt presence and the body is kind of thin but not watery. Again, a pleasant surprise especially for someone who wants a more floral hop taste over citrus or resin.
Lemke10 (661) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got this as part of an M&M 6pack at Everett’s in South Beloit, IL in summer 2012.
Pours a medium brown color with a slight head. This is perhaps one of the darkest IPA’s I have ever seen as it almost has the color of a nut brown ale. Scent is mild with bitter hops giving it that great IPA scent. The taste is both bitter and malty at the same time. There is the bitterness from the hops and the bold taste of toasted malts usually found in a red/amber brew. Certainly unique in both color and taste which is either good or bad depending on your beer of choice. I found this beer highly likeable and liked the bold decisions in making this beer.
tmoreau (2060) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ballydoyle in Bloomingdale, IL., and dispensed to a logo-ed, Imp. pint glass with a clear copper color, and sporting a modest, off white/light tan head, with clingy spots and ribbons of lacing. Served a bit too cold, but patiently noted some nice malt sweetness, citrus, mid-fruit, and a hint of resin in the aroma. The flavor was much the same with smooth malt and complimentary, medium hop bitterness. Maybe a little less than medium bodied, but crisp, clean, and finished with a pleasant dryness. Went very well with my fish & chips. Was looking forward to stopping at this past Houlihan’s location and also trying this and the other Argus/Chicago offerings, and wasn’t disappointed. Thanks for the welcome and friendly service, Josh.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GTMW 2013. Cara-amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is dank and woodsy with a sweet malt backer. Taste is hoppy and semi-sweet with malt, citrus and a moderate bitter finish.
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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Onslow (1077) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Daft into pub pint. Clear amber brew iwth off white head. Aroma of malt, some citrus, resin and a little earth. Taste matches aroma - somewhat malty and not extreme in the hops, but solid citrus and resin finish.