Awktoberfest (315) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This does not stand out above the rest. It really doesn't even blend in... A little hop aroma but doesn't go anywhere...kind of reminds me of spitfuls instigator ipa... Both these new Chicago breweries have oobs of potential but need to put out more thoughtful products and lower there price point as they can not at this time compete with what many others are doing..got to give me something with this ipa.... Just eeeh.... I can't wait til they improve and I bet they will...
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raoul_duke (37) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker than the average ipa. Malty aroma. Orange flavor on the front, malty and dry finish.
Barnoloid (259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid IPA. Nothing particularly out of the ordinary but delivers a very reasonable experience.
stevebraun (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piney, citrus notes with a firm malt backbone. On tap pours a deep golden color with white head. A very flavorful American IPA full of dank hop notes and a bitter finish.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th July 2014
Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is minerally crisp, sharp carbonation. Light layer of creamy malt with a touch of sweetness on the back end. Hops are beguiling mix of mild skunk, light pine and mellow tropical fruits with all the elements in good balance. Finishes smoother with the creamy malt becoming more prominent and the hops turning somewhat minty. A very nice IPA that doesn’t slap you round the chops but has plenty of good hop flavour. Super drinkable.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle: Looks pretty enough... Nice pineapple and rind character along with some faint dank undertones. A touch of earthy yeast and bready malt. Drinkable but easily forgettable.
Christpuncher (1389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this ipa. From Chicago begyle brewery, this one is crushable. Nice blend of hopps and citrus. Had on a bomber at home to celebrate a huge sale.
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boozedude (1980) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark orange cloudy pour with white head, arpa of hopps, some citrus, taste is hopps, and some graefruit some bitterness
HonkeyBra (3518) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber. Pours a dark reddish hazed amber with a creamy off white head. Aroma is very floral, with spicy vine, shallot, grass and spruce notes. There are some pine and a fair amount of caramel and toffee notes as well. Flavor balanced, with medium bitterness and mild caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, slightly below average carbonation. It’s an interesting take on an IPA and works for the most part.
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Earthy hop aroma with pine and tropical fruit. Dark clear copper with a foamy white head. Up front bitterness and tropical fruit with that vegetal earthy hoppiness. A nice but average IPA.
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty down-the-middle IPA and that is not a bad thing. There are loads of hops and it is dry and drinkable. This is not a stand-out hop monster but it does what it is trying to do very well and is a clean beer in general w/o any off flavors or problems. I don’t mean to damn by faint praise but this is simply a solid IPA.