tmoreau (2054) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Normal, IL. location, and served to a 12 oz. tulip showing a clear, very colorful, ruby/copper color, a decent hat of off white foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was lightly toasted, some fruit, muted citrus, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Ditto on the flavor, with a low to moderate hop bitterness, good carbonation, medium body, and a dry, crisp finish.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DeStihl. Amber-brown body, oily beige head. Straightforward and well done. Toasty malt tones, balanced by some piny hops. Average brewpub stuff.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft... cloudy copper, nice retentive light tan head... aroma is ok, a bit too soapy... ok, beer but my least favorite of their offerings
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First time I had this beer was back in February or March of 2010. I ordered the sampler flight, and this was included. Going back to the Brew Works this afternoon.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maybe I was there on an off night and the lines weren’t clean but this was another beer from Destihl that just tasted stale. Serving: Tap
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a tan head that laces and cloudy orange/copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, citrus. Taste is roasty medium malt, wood/grainy, some earthy hops. Drying finish.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub (Bloomington, IL). Pours a nice dark opaque muted copper, a frothy moderate offwhite head dies to a thicker film, laces very well. Aromas are a mellow caramel and toffee blanket, biscuits, light floral and grassy hopping, touch of citrusy grapefruit comes through. Initial is medium bodied, soapy hops mix with sweeter caramel and toffee, a touch of toasted grains, the florals and citrusy grapefruit come through fuller. A solid amber or red, balanced well and not overbearing on the palate goes down easy with florals and soapiness remaining, not letting the malty backbone take over. Quite nice for a style area that I usually skip over.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper with foamy head that coats the inside of the glass with white lace. Aroma is a caramel-y, a little nutty, and moderately bitter from hops. Flavor is a little dry and grainy with some caramel malt. Medium palate with a dryish aftertaste. I’m accustomed to, and prefer, more fruity notes in a red ale. This one didn’t have much of that, and as such, wasn’t really my thing. Decent enough though.
burica2020 (22) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber/reddish color with a white head. Very hoppy with some carmel/toffee flavor. Nothing special.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather hoppy with not as much caramel backing as I’d hope for. Go Redbirds, though, I suppose...