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Flossmoor Station Bitter Harvest APA

Flossmoor Station Bitter Harvest APA
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
A crisp and bitter American Pale Ale that has all of the hops you love but less of the alcoholic strength of our Big IPAs. Think of this as an IPA Junior. Full of Summit, Amarillo, and Centennial hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Rather thinly colored, golden/orange with a short head leaving wet lace trails. Sharp PNW nose (my guess was Simcoe) atop honey, caramel, ’’Polish honey wafer’’ and low grapefruit. Hoppier than your traditionally hoppy APA. Astringent, some palpable alcohol, notes of yellow apple. Mid-bodied, dry finish. Another good one. A few sips and I was on board.

<font size=-4>From an old notebook. On draught March 8, 2008 at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Station, Flossmoor, IL 60422<font size=-1>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Sampled from the full sampler at Flossmoor Station. Poured a deep gold with a foamy white head that is very inviting and sticks around through my experience. Aroma of flowerly hops and some mild sweet malts. Taste is a nice hoppiness (I agree, very Pacific Northwest on this one) with a good malt balancing. Great bitterness that finishes with a nice bite. Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Pour is clear golden with a sitcky white head...strong pine and grapefruit nose...strongly hopped with lots of grapefruit...some malty sweetness fades in and out...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2008
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 pours almost clear amber, repectable off-white head, good lacing. strong evergreen aroma, some citrus hoppiness. flavor of evergreen and citrus, slightly bitter. medium bodied, bitter finish. well-done effort in one of my favorite styles.

my home brewpub ==> <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/flossmoor Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2008
My idea of sessionable material here...huge PNW hop nose and initial flavors. Secondarily, the caramel balance kicks in nicely and tempers the bitterness well. What’s not to like here!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
on cask at Night of the Living Ales IV, this was a huge dissapointment as its probably more that the beer needs co2 as it is from this firkin it was extremely watery. like a pnw hop infused water drink. i’ll have to try this on tap sometime and re-rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2008
On tap at Flossmoor Station and served in a shaker. This beer poured an amber/brown hue with a lasting head of off-white foam. A nice amount of spiderweb lace was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of a mix of grapefruit and caramel notes, as well as a bit of unripened orange and light lemon. The flavor consisted of a nice blend of citrus with a mild toasted caramel background. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with moderate carboantion. A nice, sessionable APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Draft at FS. Brown color that’s actually a bit hard to see through, and a brownish head. Hoppy smell is prominent, but seems "gentle" or friendly. But at first sip—forget dat! Big smack of strong American hops. Grapefruit and pine up top, and an overall generous bitterness that only a big dry hop can provide. A light caramel malt background with some malt sweetness that even all this bitterness can’t quite cover up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2008
I’ve had many a so-called IPA that wouldn’t measure up to this latest offering, nominally an APA, from Flossmoor Station. Nice pour into my belatedly received Mug Club mug, a slightly hazed golden amber body with a thick, firm ecru head. Nice lacing. The aroma is all about the hops, piney with citric zest and grapefruit. Medium to light bodied, the flavor starts off with a pale malt sweetness but is soon overtaken by the PNW hop bitterness. It’s a nice blend, but tips towards the (Huzzah!) hops midway and remains thusly off-balanced throughout the prolonged bitter finish. A sessionably bitter and refreshing brew.

<font size=-4><a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Station, Flossmoor, IL<font size=-1>

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