RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red pour with off white head. Nose is all hops...pine and grapefruit. These flavors predominate along with a hint of cattiness, on top of the caramel/toffee malt base. These guys do so many great IPAs on a regular basis, that when they do one that’s just good it tends to disappoint me a bit. That being said, still very nicely brewed.
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Flossmoor. Pours a dark orange with a small white head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is of floral hops, citrus, pine, and caramel malt. Taste is sweet, earthy hops, pine, and caramel malt. Lingering alcohol burn in the finish. Not overly bitter, but damned tasty.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber via trade with Msante79, shared with friends who are fans of the hoppy stuff. Flossmor IPAs tend to be really nice and the pour on this gives me the thoughts that this will be balanced. Pours deep copper orange with a tan ring. Nose is rich with big grassy, piney with a big hoppy bite. Taste is really nice, the hops are crisp, I can tell this bottle is very fresh. Got some nice citrus in here and a noticeable bite. Clearly some nice malt undertones here as well. Good work Flossmoor, I like this one a lot.
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is awesome with huge citrus and pine. Also strong aroma of hops and light caramel malts. Flavor has nice hop betterness with big citurs flavor with pine and caramel malt. Nice full mouthfeel and doesn’t finish too bitter. This brew is super fresh and delicious. It is a celebration bitches.
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz draft on tap at the brewpub. Pours a reddish copper hue, slightly hazed with a moderate offwhite head. Aromas are a nice floral hoppy bouquet, not dominant but well sufficient, with grapefruit and pine leading the charge and some nice carmel malt sublty showing and making itself known. Taste starts off with a nice hoppy bitterness, citrus and piney resin qualities, light carmel malt and moderate flavors. Very sessionable, highly balanced, not a lot of malty sweetness gumming up the works. A nice hommage to the fine people at sierra nevada! Cheers!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at the mug club tapping at the brewpub - The lighting made it difficult to pin down, but the body appeared to be a deep reddish hue capped by thick head that left lots of lace. The aroma was dominated by the hops, strong citrus scents with a dash of pine and a small touch of the catbox. The flavor was more balanced, having a sturdily sweet malt backbone for supporting the bitterness. The finish was a prolonged, but not intense, bitterness. Very nice.