mkel07 (4664) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Chicago Brewing Company. The strongest of the Chicago Brewing beers that I tried and probably the best. Good strong hop aroma without being overpowering. The flavour was similar and while you could taste the resinous hops flavours they weren’t so strong that you knocked you off your seat. Long finish and good creamy mouthfeel.
lukin (545) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Cloudy orange-red. Huge aroma of pine, smells like a Christmas tree! Bitter bite in the taste, but nicely balanced with a bit of malt sweetness. The pine dominates, with some wood and caramel as well. Really enjoyable.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange amber hue. Piney citrus hop aroma. Light grapefruit citrus palate, a little salty. Deecent IPA.
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh.
Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.
omhper (22305) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy amber, small head. Concentrated grapefruit aroma. Quite dry with above medium body. Intense flavour of sweaty grapefrut. Long resiny bitterness. A solid IPA.
MartinT (8821) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Caramel malts aplenty surround this IPA’s firm resinous hops, ending up in gripping bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam floats atop the cloudy dark amber.
-The aroma is not as brightly hoppy as I would have liked.
-The caramel malts are almost dominant until the hoppy finish, garnished by crumbly biscuit notes.
-The hops do promote citrusy tips once in a while.
On tap at the Four Queens location.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear dark gold with a white head. Big citrus and herbal hop nose, mild caramel. Big hop bite comes immediately, citrusy with a touch of pepper-like notes. Slightly resinous and orange. Amazingly drinkable and a solid brew all around!!
tmoreau (3263) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Four Queens. Could swear that it was in a large shaker as a 20 oz. serving. Poured a hazy orange/amber color with a 1/2 " of off white foam to the head, and ribbony lacing. The aroma was lightly floral, with orange and grapefruit to follow. The flavor initially presented a pleasant but strong hop bitterness, and then, a good amount of rich malt to balance. The bitterness remained steady into the finish. A very decent IPA, and happy to try again since the WBC.
JoeTheYounger (1178) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden pour with small head. Aroma was citrus hops and grapefruit. Taste was malty and hoppy with nice bitterness. Frothy pallet. Very nice IPA. The best beer that I had here out of the 9 I tried.
oldrtybastrd (3448) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium gold/orange color. Aromas of citrus/grassy hops and light malts. Flavor light malt sweetness with a grassy hop.