pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source. Full pour... Pours an enticing mostly transparent orangey copper hue and topped with a creamy white head... Assertive juicy tropical fruit hop forwardness in the aroma. Semi-sweet with a bit of dank greeness. Very good start ... Juicy tropical fruit, lightly dank to pair alongside a welcoming lighter fluffy body. Somewhat sweet upfront but a gentle pithy bitterness develops and continues on through the finish. Green herbal dank was also solidifies after warming. A few shades shy of medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Dry nice and a sessionable given the abv. Very good.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). First visit opening week. Pours a nice striking dark golden amber hue, some mellow haziness, frothy whitish head atop dies to a decent filmy layer, laces ok. Aromas offer bigger, offering a firm fruity punch, lush citrus, tropical fruit and firm florals. Good rich nose with a touch of sweetness. Tons of mandarin oranges, florals, and some lemon. Touches of bready malt. Initial is thinner, a smaller malt bill with a bit underbodied feel. Firm fruit, citrus, tropical fruit. The Mosaic hops set the table while the Amarillo fills in. Grapefruit, florals, lemon, and tropical fruit hit up front, a firm bitterness starts after the initial assault. A bit more earthy, firm bitterness as you round the corner. Small malt bill shows some bready and pale malts at times in the middle and backend, but kinda letís the hops do most of the talking. Lemon, grapefruit juice into the backend preach firm citrus, firm to solid bitterness in backend and finish with earth, florals, an earthy spice almost. Solid, perhaps a bit underbodied but itís quite drinkable, good firm fruit flavor. Nice beer.
kaser (1759) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on draft at DryHop on opening night. Had a crazy lemon aroma and taste. Orange pour with white head. Very sweet and fruity - almost too sweet. But gotta say it tastes good