DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can’t 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.
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lightly hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, light mineral notes, OK. In mouth, a crisp biscuit malt with German like grassy hops, light mineral notes, pleasant. On tap at brewery.
Finhead (1531) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, yellow-orange pour with a rocky, white head. The aroma has grapefruit and pine. It has a light, somewhat thin body with average carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a quick finish.
Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 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.
Awktoberfest (361) - 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 (3421) - 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.
wlajwl (5386) - 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 (10681) - 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 (2553) - 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 (1083) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
zebra (1551) - Illinois, 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.