DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canít explain why I like this so much better than the first poster, but to each our own. Draft taster at Standard Market today. Clear golden yellow under a stiff head. Smell has basically piny hop, a bit of floral note as well. Taste builds on the pine hoppiness adding a note of grapefruit and some big bitterness that still works well with the lighter malt profile. Welcome as a sessionable hop bomb.
Awktoberfest (346) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Carries a decent initial aroma followed by a weak, thin bodied disappointing beer. It has a bitterness to it but has very few facets of interests. It got a hop aroma burst, a bitter hop taste, no body and they play pretty poorly together. Least favorite of the few buckledown beers. Belt and suspenders is an awesome IPA and fiddlesticks is a great belgian IPA so it shocked me that this feel so flat.
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tmoreau (3138) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, and shaker served showing a clear, golden hue, with good persistence to the fluffy, off white layer of head foam, and doily-like cling to the lacing. The nose was expressive grapefruit, some tangerine/mandarin sweetness, and a touch of resinous pine. Maybe just a little less than medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste incorporated a moderate but lingering citrusy & rind-like bitterness that was tempered just enough to eliminate any bite by a light malt content, and finished crisp & clean. A very drinkable APA.
Niko100 (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy straw/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, caramel, & fruit/citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine/floral hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent session APA.
wlajwl (4923) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very light pine, mild hop resin and white bread. The flavor is grapefruit, light citrus/fruit, mild/hops and a bitter/tart finish.
crossovert (9979) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml can. Hazed gold pour, very basic brew here, light fruits and herbs, bit more sweetnes than I woudl like, not crushable enough for what it is.
Christpuncher (2272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much going on here. Slightly hoppy and really nothing else for flavor. Slightly hoppy and slight bitter finish. Smells like bananas. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head.
miyauchi38 (977) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
rhsiung (1284) - USA - AUG 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1st of flight of 5 @ brewpub. kept seeing them under construction, delighted they finally opened. clear light yellow, laced. hoppy.
Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíd probably call this one a session IPA in these troubled times. Itís very aromatically hoppy, light and not too bitter--in other words, itís great. The closest thing to a negative point about this is the appearance. Itís a nice brilliantly clear golden color but the head is short lived and foamy. Otherwise, Iíd call this pretty much fantastic. Itís one of those beers where the aroma hits you hard right as soon as you pop the top--big, bright citrus and pine needles all over the place. This is dry, crisp and firmly bitter. It gets a bit lemony once you taste it and overall just has a super fresh hop character to it. I am a sucker for lighter, flavorful beers and if you are too, check this out. Itís a really great beer from top to bottom.
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours golden with a small white aroma is almost nonexistent. Taste is of wheat and not much else. Mouthfeel was watery. The body was very light, like water. That was a big disappointment. It was just very bland and watery. Maybe the keg is off??