Christpuncher (1730) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Horrible ipa. Should be classified as a Belgium Ipa. Has that banana fruity flavor with an unbalanced malt backbone. Finishes fruity and sweet. Pours a nice cloudy orange color. Had at home out of a bottle
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andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home watching playoff basketball on the last Sunday of April. Appearance is a cloudy golden brown with a thin white head. Aroma is malt and spice, rye, doesn’t smell like an IPA. Taste is strange, lots of off flavors going on and this doesn’t taste much like an IPA. Not a fan.
prandlesc (1) - - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rather disappointing. I think this is Big Shoulders’ flagship brew. It smells good, and looks okay - but that’s where it ends. The flavor is just okay, and the mouthfeel is poor - really watery. I’ll avoid this one going forward.
miyauchi38 (585) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
miggle (239) - Fürth, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown red color, no head. Fruity aroma of rasberry. Bitter in the beginning with a sweet ending.
tmoreau (2804) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pour Phil’s Shell Bar in Oak Park, IL. for this year’s Tale of Two Parks Pub Crawl. Dispensed to a shaker showing a hazed, golden hue, a frothy, soft white head with fair persistence, and good cling to the spots & strands of lacing. The aroma was a subtle nose of fruit sweetness, some citrus as grapefruit & orange, and a hint of resin. Light to medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste contributed moderate, rindy, hop bitterness with some lingering quality, and fair malt to smooth a bit. Drinkable, but not that expressive to wow.
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dry and bitter ipa, it is missing some of the tropical and cistrus punch i would like but its good.
kaser (3694) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Underwhelming IPA. Poured from draft at beer bistro. Clear orange with loose white head. Kind of dank and skunky tasting. Citrus and orange peel notes. Ok
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on draft at Beer Bistro, Chicago. Sweet and hoppy aroma. Really foggy orange with a white foam rapidly disappearing on top. Mild citrus flavor, tame in general. Light to medium bodied. Easy drinking but a little watery and unextraordinary.
hombrepalo (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint pour at Flo & Santos. Poured a clear orange-yellow color with a medium white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lace. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of hops, grapefruit and sweet malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.