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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Brewed in honor of our Illinois State bird, this beer is an American-style red ale with medium caramel sweetness and medium-high body, characterized by American varietal high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. The style has low levels of fruity-ester flavor and aroma. Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 4.8% (6.2%) Bitterness (IBU): 36 Color SRM (EBC): 12 (24) Baldock IPA #5 ON TAP!!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
draft... cloudy copper, nice retentive light tan head... aroma is ok, a bit too soapy... ok, beer but my least favorite of their offerings

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1423) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2010
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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (1756) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Maybe I was there on an off night and the lines werenít clean but this was another beer from Destihl that just tasted stale. Serving: Tap

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - MAR 5, 2010
On tap.
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. Iím accustomed to, and prefer, more fruity notes in a red ale. This one didnít have much of that, and as such, wasnít really my thing. Decent enough though.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
burica2020 (22) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Amber/reddish color with a white head. Very hoppy with some carmel/toffee flavor. Nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Rather hoppy with not as much caramel backing as Iíd hope for. Go Redbirds, though, I suppose...


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