HighWine (950) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brrwery. Ligh golden pour with a big white head. Excellent lacing. Pine and citrus hop nose. Flavor is very hoppy...pine citrus and a bitter bite. Med palate.
BeerandBlues2 (9457) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Palatine. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good to excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toast, cookie), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot. Flavor is initially malt, then hop dominant and fruity notes. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth, and a dry finish.
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of hoppy and bitter citrus notes with recognisable caramel malt. Taste is also a solid mix between some caramel malt with great notes of citrus and bitter hops. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very refreshing with nice level of hoppiness.
edwardbass (489) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour with a nice head. Lots of lacing. Nice grapefruit hops aroma. Hops in your face on the first taste. Strong grapefruit hop bitterness that sticks around a long time. Some nice malty background, but the hops are the star. I’d have this again - and it’s from a local brewpub, and I definitely believe in supporting the local brewers. If you love hops, you’ll love this one.
paulwastaken (17) - - APR 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Tried it at the chicago day of the ales 2011 event. Second beer i tried that day and i really enjoyed it.
bertram (16) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice beer. Pours a nice copper color with a minimal head. Not overly hoppy, has a bit of a sweet taste. Quite tasty and would definitely enjoy this Pale Ale again.
rubbishystuff (1811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Emmett’s in Downers Grove. This is a very nice pale ale. Quite hoppy but not overwhelming. Serving: Tap
DuffMan (6552) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, enjoyed on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building in Chicago. Bright orange copper, like a shiny new penny. Big bold grapefruit and sweet resin aroma and flavour, hoppy hoppy hoppy! I would have sworn this is an IPA. Fantastic!
sickboy79 (66) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap. Hands down one of my favorite pale ales. I’m a stone’s throw from the Ale House so I have it quite a bit. Just a wonderful beer witht he right mix of malt and hops. It’s just right. Highly recommended.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@CBC–12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and gold color. Aroma is resin/herbal hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is resin/herbal hops bite, secondary medium malt. OK carbonation.