Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Poured a clear pale color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate citrus hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind as a local bar session beer.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home shared with LeninCat offered by TheAlum. Thanks! Pours a pretty clear dark golden appearance with a white head. Biscuit, bread, orange zest, and toast in the nose. Awfully bitter, orange fruity, chewy bready flavor. Pretty fucken sweet as well. I didn’t like this though LeninCat was at 3/5 ticks.
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured clear lighter orange with a short, dense, sticky white head. The aroma picked up deeper honey and pale malts topped by oranges and dry floral notes.. soft overall and fairly malt-forward.. not a whole lot to it, but no complaints. The flavor found honey, pale malts, and light crusty bread maltage at the core.. dry and spicy on the edges, showing orange zest and peppery rye.. dry finish with residual bitterness.. again OK. Light-bodied and dry on the palate with prickly carbonation.. slick and oily at other times.. not great transitions.. overall drinkable.
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Ho-hum, not very good. Some simple malt and hop flavors, leaning on malt. Boring.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Late December, 2012. 12oz bottle from HyVee Milan, I believe. I think I drank this in a hot tub. Eh. Fizzy golden pour with a mediocre head that fades. Faint citrus in the aroma with biscuit and caramel. The flavor is unsurprisingly much the same - faint hops with dominating biscuity malt. Eh.
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tampa, Fl. - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium golden, very light bubbly white head clinging to the edge of the glass. Aroma is slightly funky with some light pale malt accents, just a touch of pear-like fruitiness. Flavor is pleasant, but uneventful. Pick up some light grassiness, a touch of grain, some very brief citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. Does in a pinch.
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear and light copper hued. Lots of carbonation to be seen but little head. Citrus and floral hops with light caramel in the aroma. Grain is the first thing tasted but it is a light flavor. Floral notes again with some zesty bitterness. Caramel is again light. Sessionable but not exciting.
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange coloured body with a slightly hazy copper hue and a thinnish two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of light hops, citrus, grapefruit and a touch of malt. Light-bodied; Strong metallic taste at first with a decent amount of light and stale hops, some minor malts and not much else in complexity. Aftertaste is pretty subtle with only a few of the light hops coming through and perhaps a touch of the citrus. Overall, not such a good beer and not showing much, but not awful. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Trader Joe’s in Chicago (Ontario Street) on 03-December-2011 for US$1.50 sampled at home in Washington on 20-February-2012.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from Srevens Point, d’oh!!!!! Sweet and cheap, with a little more soapy one dimensional hops. Why on Earth would anyone contract brew with Stevens Point? Absolutely loses points for being called Chicago Brewing Company and not even brewing in the state. Buttery bullshit factory extract undertones. I am seriously pissed I bought a six pack of this.
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A slightly strange mix of hops and bread in the aroma. The flavor is very grainy with a moderate hop bite to it. Much more malty than expected, it wasn’t bad but not nearly as hoppy as APAs usually are.