DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Debut tapping at the Beer Bistro. Orangey and slightly cloudy, poured in a shaker glass. Has a short, whitish head. The nose has some decent Pacific Northwest hops to it. And I also get some of the malt. Very sharp and bitter hop taste to it. Malts are a little bit light. Rich, the founder says he wanted it to be a hop-forward since he thinks that’s what Chicago beer geeks like. Possibly since this is a fresh batch, it’s just naturally more hoppy. Another big-on-hops IPA.
tmoreau (2127) - 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 (6357) - 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 (2111) - 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 (735) - 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 (1757) - 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.
rhsiung (596) - USA - JUL 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap @ Howells & Hood. the food (fried oysters and corn) was more interesting than the beer. did they looz the hopz?
pablo951 (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Had it on tap at Owen & Engine (a gastro pub in Logan Square Chicago). Poured a clear amber hue, a light aroma and a thin head and light lacing. It has a very bitter dry hop taste.