FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a small white froth. Aroma is lightly citric, a touch cheesy to me, some grain and straw notes, a little grassy. Flavor starts citric and sweet, some caramel and bready sweetness, floral hops, getting more grainy towards the finish, which is simple, a slight citric hop presence and mild bitterness. Medium body and a sharp carbonation.
jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours hazy gold with thin white head. Aroma is straw. Flavor is straw and a little citrus. Tastes like a lager (but a good one at that).
wlajwl (4684) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeast and malts with some citrus, very reminiscent of a bitter. The flavor has a nice hop bite to it with citrus and bread as well, that leads to bitter finish. Very close to an English interpretation of an APA, unique and pretty good.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very easy to drink brew. Poured from the bomber, it has a slightly hazed golden body with a respectable white head that left some spotty lace. The aroma was sweet and grainy with a citusy hoppiness, mostly oranges with a touch of zest. The flavor, too, was malt forward with a balance of citrus fruit and a mild bitterness. Not bad.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow pour with a white head.Aroma is malt as is the flavor. It is ok. Since I am required to have a set amount of characters in describing the beer and I don’t have anything else to say, I am rambling
Headbanger (3541) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 8/17/11 (Binny’s Plainfield)-46° in Shaker-Pours a hazy light amber with a two finger white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of the same with a bit more malt coming thru on the back end. This medium bodied brew is a nice tasting brew that is well balanced.
thegreenrooster (3561) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is some citrus hops and dry malt. Flavor is almost no hops with a dry pils malt left on the tounge. Finish has a little bitterness. This was not too good.
emerge077 (51) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 Pale orange body, high clarity. Slim cap of foam, recedes to a ring connected to an island. Looks fairly typical for the style.
Nondescript grainy pale malt aroma, hops are somewhat grassy.
Dry and bitter, very simple with ample grassy hop bitterness. Light malt presence, buttered bread, pretty light with a slightly mellow feel. Some dried citrus peel hop flavor, though the grassiness dominates. Quenching and drinkable, suited best to warm weather. Seems to fit the profile of an English Pale more than American, fairly mild overall with no flaws to speak of.
An easy drinking "simple by design" session ale aimed squarely at craft novices to ease them into drinking better beer. Simplicity is underrated... obviously no one is trying to reinvent the wheel here.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2011
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Thanks to Chris... Pours a light murky honey gold... Floral lavender notes, a nit sweet... The taste is terrible, bitter alcohol, perfume, urine... Don’t waste your time
Itzjerm (1736) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I would call this a good begineers Pale Ale. Very light on the nose... needs a bit more hops on the smell. Taste is very light on the bitter side. But still noticable. Much better than other items i’ve had from this company. We visited southern illinois this year... went in search of these brews. Low caronation. Watery with a bit of hops.