DrnkMcDermott (2781) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Standard Market, June. Cloudy amber color, a spongy head just a pinky finger wide. The PNW hops can be easily detected while the glass is still on the counter, growing in orange citrus character. Nose has more fresh hops up close. Taste is an upfront punch of orange juice and pine needles, and heavily bitter. More prickly carbonation. The strong hop palate remains as an afterburn.
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Golden in color with a small amount of head to it. Moderately bitter aroma is highlighted by grapefruit and citrus rinds. Taste is dry and bitter. Notes of pine, citrus and grass mix well with an underlying cracker and bready maltiness. Lively carbonation. Clean and pretty tasty.
ryrpat (100) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very tasty. Will definitely have again. Nice to see such quality around my hometown
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TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler pour on tap at the brewery (Lyons, IL). Pours a well hazed amber orange hue, decent haziness in the body with some decent glow. Soapy frothy offwhite head atop stays as a firm layer, sticks around as a firmer film, laces well. Aromas are dry and bitter, a touch earthy with florals, a touch of citrus juice, grapefruit, lemon and rind, earth and gentle bready malt. Fresh, fairly hoppy but I wouldn’t say it’s the trendiest profile. Still, solid and fresh. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied showing some gentle guava, grapefruit and bitter citrus. Touches of rind, florals and gentle earth. Mellow bread, some touches of earth, dry earthy hop bitterness. Middle is a touch bready, the body never interferes or asserts much sweetness. Fuzzy and bitter hops are a bit citrusy, some florals, dankness, and touches of more guava elements. Backend is a bit more dry, floral, some cereal and bready elements. Pretty solid stuff. Never too overwhelming, goes down easy. A touch of biscuit, the firmer hop character is fuzzy, bitter, fairly fruity without using some glory hop. Firm bitterness, a touch cereal with florals, guava and citrus, gentle coolness. Really nice stuff. Easy going, firm assertive hop character with some nice flavors. Well done. While the stout got a more generous score, this is probably their best beer.. And a flagship to boot.
crossovert (6988) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Bright and zippy, lingering bitterness, some balance form the malt, good.
edwardbass (489) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap from the brewery tap room. Medium-golden color. Aroma of grapefruit and a little bit of malt. Taste is bright grapefruit and pine bitterness with a subdued malt sweetness. Fairly high carbonation and a medium body. I really enjoyed this one and took a grumbler of it home. I’ll be getting refills for sure, since this brewery/tap room is only 10 minutes from home.
tmoreau (2315) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh from the brewery’s bright tank, and tulip served, displaying an orangey gold color, with nice persistence to the frothy, off white head, and wavy lacing. The nose was fragrant grapefruit, with a touch of malt sweetness, and light hints of spice & resin. The taste was moderately bitter & citrusy, with the light malt sweetness continuing to tease the tongue, and some noticeable alcohol presence. Medium- bodied and a little light on the palate at this point, but easily remedied with some amped carbonation. A clean and tasty brew!