Vir4030 (550) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a darkish brown olive red clear from a bomber. Little toasty in the aroma, whoa the flavor. Reminds me more of zombie dust or pillar of salt. The toasty aroma is not present in the flavor at all, maybe a bit of a finish, but it is well-masked.
boozedude (2135) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at village tap in chicago with sara brian and lamont. .orangish pour with thin white head..this particular glass is flat and warm..but I can tell it would be awesome if it was served correct
troyc (2857) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Light orange in color without much head. Nice lacing on the glass though. Nose of grassy hops, citrus and a decent amount of bread. Crisp hop bitterness throughout. Sweet caramel malts, lemon zest, grassy hops and grainy flavors as well. Simple, but clean and tasty.
BLADT (657) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Semi cloudy amber with khaki head. Limited lacing. Fresh nose. Warm orange and crushed pine. Medium body. Easy drinking. Sweet hops, gentle citrus. Alright.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2612) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery. Euchred 6.2% pours a deep copper gold with big fruity hops and malty sweet aroma. Bitter hops, catpiss, mouth puckering but damn good. Made with 100% Midwest hops so it is quite unique.
wamuller (4) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly citrus, mildly bitter. Very drinkable. Clean finish. Good with burgers on a hot day.
Christpuncher (1573) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really great ipa from local begyle. Easy to drink, slightly hoppy and bitter. Not much citrus. Pours orange incolor. Had at world of beer
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TheAlum (6053) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at Imperial Oak Brewing (Willowbrook, IL). Finally got around to this one. Pours a deeper amber orange hue, a bit darker in the body, gentle haziness. A frothy offwhite head atop stays as a mellow layer, decent stick around and lacing as a thicker ring. Aromas are floral and earthy, a sufficient hopping is more by-the-book, classic bitter florals and just a bit of citrus hit the nose. Sweeter bready and biscuit malts, gentle bit of caramel temper this. Some bread, touches of lemon rind. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, perhaps a bit of girth into the middle with firmer hop elements. Floral, earthy and green. Middling bitterness supports a decent malt body, touches of bread and gentle caramel poke into the middle. Some decent body, dry and bitter as we start to trail out again. A fleck of citrus, faint kiwi meet that firmer floral and earthy feel that is at work here. Finishes with a bit of lingering sweetness, decent hop elements. By the book but fairly fresh and approachable. Looked very nice.
BBB63 (6301) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, clean deep golden near amber hue with a lasting frothy head and excellent lace. The aroma and taste has piney, citrus, caramel, and mineral waters notes with just a kiss of hop spice. Biscuit and caramel malt adds a layer of sweetness making this an old school IPA. Most of the neu kidz won’t get it.
tmoreau (2688) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap as Euchred IPA at Fat Duck in Forest Park, IL. for this year’s Tale of Two Parks Pub Crawl, and served as a full flight sampler, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a decent layer of off white head foam, and a spiraling effect to the clingy lacing. The nose was light caramel sweetness, and good expression to a ruby red grapefruit scent. Medium bodied, with good carbonation, the taste continued the citrus & sweetness, and added a moderate, rind-like, hop bitterness that possessed some earthiness, and showed a lingering quality. Pleasant dryness linked up for the finish. A decent, drinkable, local IPA.