hombrepalo (1852) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBF. Pours a hazy deep golden, orange with a beautiful twi finger head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, sweet malts, grass. Taste is bitter, pine forward, grassy, sweet malts, caramel, grapefruit, toast, earthy. An interesting and refreshing APA!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at the Village Tap for their Local Tap Takeover. Served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a typical copper with some lighter hues throughout with a white head that subsides into a nice film ring.
S: I get some wonderful citrus hops with some slight grassy undertones. Toffee-like malts as well.
T: The taste follows the nose to a tee. Nice citrus peel hops and the cracker malt gets bigger on the back and fades to light bitterness that ties it all together.
M: Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel that leads to a dry finish. Nice little citrus lemon peel left on the palate.
O: A very solid pale ale overall and I was pleasantly surprised. Easily drinkable and I would definitely get this guy again if I wanted a nice local session beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-02-2011
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great brew! It holds up against the best IPA’s on the market! It’s not #1 but it is damn good!
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kasey’s Tavern in Chicago. A delicious, drinkable, dry-hopped pale ale. Nice citrus and great profile for the style. I would love to taste an IPA version of this.
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange pour with an off white, fluffy head. Long lasting head retention. Aroma is strong citrus fruit - orange, lemon, grapefruit; also slightly herbal; not much malt on the aroma, expecting a hop forward brew based on the aroma. Bittersweet on the palate up front and slowly fades to a slightly oily bittersweet finish. Medium low carbonation, low alcohol warmth, medium full body. Nicely dry hopped which gives the impression of a super hoppy beer based on the aroma - taste is very in balance. Good one.
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is citrus, malts and spices/vegetables. The flavor is citrus, bread, malts, and spices/vegetables in the finish.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle says brewed in Palatine. It is a nicely bitter easy-drinking apa, a rarity.
csaso (1460) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - good size foamy head, very nice medium amber/orange color, good hop aroma and flavor but also balanced
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Paddle sampler on tap at the brewpub (Downers Grove, IL). My first visit to Emmett’s. Pours a rich copper glowing hue, just a touch of haze. Bright striking body offers a decent offwhite head that dies to a ring and laces small. Aromas are a sufficient American hopping of grapefruit and melon, a touch tropical, as more lemons, florals, and grass work in. A touch of malty sweetness, pale malts and faint caramel. Initial is a firm flavorful hopping that grows on the palate, healthy grapefruit, lemons, and touches of tropical fruit, florals. Lighter end of medium bodied, offering more grapefruit and melon, touch of gumball in the middle, moving into a decent to moderate bitter finish. A fairly pleasant finish, fairly easy drinking beer. Bitterness works into a wave, growing on the palate. Pretty solid, earthy floral dry finish and grass, some weeds lingers on.