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Flossmoor Station Celebration IPA

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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This reddish ale gives off a pungent grassy, citrus-like, aroma with a touch of pine that invites you to take a sip. The American hops (Chinook, Amarillo and Cascade) are balanced by the full-bodied sweetness of the malt and the higher than normal alcohol. The bitterness is not as aggressive as some of our IPAs but the bold citrus and pine type flavors linger on your palate and blend magically with the sweet malt flavor.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2009
22oz. purple wax, with thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. Pours a clear darker iced tea color with a nice tan head that lingers for quite a while. Aroma is citrus, freshly cut grass, and light pine and caramel in the background. Flavor is a nice piney bite that lingers, with some grass and light caramel on the finish. An enjoyable IPA, thanks again Adam!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2980) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
22oz bottle via trade. Pours a deep, hazy copper color with a fluffy off white head. Nose was big on sweet malts and citrus hops. Flavor was pretty sweet with a touch of citrus hops and a bit resiny. A great change of pace with this IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2009
bottle. thanks bri. hazy copper pour with thin lasting head. earthy funk, citrus, big malty aroma. well balanced with good body. rich caramel, grassy earthy hops with light citrus. mild lasting bitterness. nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Purple wax bomber. By far the darkest of the 2008-09 Flossmoor Station IPA bomber series, this one pours a deep, rusty, reddish amber color. A creamy head of rocky, beige colored foam displays great retention. Tall, jagged flares of lacing jut out from the surface, clinging tightly to the glass. The aroma shows a really toasty malt base, heavy on biscuit and caramel, with the sweetness being fully neutralized by the substantial pine resin and grapefruit hoppiness. There is an earthy, dirty sort of pepper overtone that I also got in the Ore-Gone IPA. Flavors follow suit, very well balanced between the toasty, sweet caramel cookie notes and the sharp, resinous pine and citrus bitterness. The mouthfeel is lush and creamy up front, transitioning to a semi-dry, peppery finish. This marks a nice finish to the 10 beer series. It was one of the more exciting beer storylines ithat I experienced during the past year.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Hazy amber. Moderate roasted caramel malts nicely balanced with grassy/citrus hops. A little oxidation. Bitter finish doesn’t make you cringe, but is pretty dominant. Drinkable and quite enjoyable. Thanks, Bri...you crazy bastard.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bomber- purple wax. One of my least favorite of the 3 we had- pours much darker than the otehrs with a thinning head. Aroma is a bit more dull than the othes as well- perhaps past its prime? Chinook and Amarillo hops are hardly noticed- just seems like some light citrusy cascade, and some wet paper going on with some deep caramel malts in there as well. Flavor is still not as hoppy as expected- dull, tea-like, slight oxidation, sharp crystal malts, and a hint of coppery metal in the finish. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3292) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2009
22 oz bottle. Clear orange brown with a frothy bone head. Nose is orange juice, caramel and pine. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is orange, apple, white grape and spruce. Nicely put together with enough of a bitter finish to tone down the sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2009
22oz bomber with purple wax courtesy of 2277jf poured into a tulip. Pours super dark for an IPA - deep, clear amber with a small cream-colored head that lingered as a cap throughout and left spotty lacing. The nose was mainly of floral piny hops with some citrus hints along with a noticeable malt profile, lots of roasted caramel malts. Though the nose isn’t overpoweringly hoppy, there is a slight astringency that lingers in the nose for a while. The taste is hoppy up front but nothing too bitter with a huge caramel malt base that makes this one very balanced throughout. Like the aroma, the hops are more bitter in the end and leave a slight stinging bitterness in the finish. Well balanced taste. The mouthfeel is on the fuller side of medium-bodied with decent carbonation and tons of hop juice that sticks to the palate between sips. This is my first of the Flossmoor IPAs and I’m definitely impressed. I would love to try some more of this series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Purple waxed bomber shared at EBF. Pours an amber body with a tan head. Huge strong pine hop aroma, with a moderate caramel malt bill, some lighter citrus hoppiness and very bitter and dry over all with just a hint of alcohol warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle shared by Miketd. Thanks Mike! Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is pine, with some grass in the back side. Has a medium mouthfeel. Flavor is smooth malt, pine, and finishes with a strong pine flavor. Overall a great brew from one of the best IPA breweries in the US.


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