msante79 (2212) - 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.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - 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.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle from Noblesquirrel. This is the purple wax brewers whim series bottle. Pours a gorgeous red-amber that is slight cloudy. The head is beige and fine with fair retention and little lacing. The aroma is big and bold with citrus hops, resiny pine and a bit of grass. The taste is biter-sweet with green hops, pine, caramel and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is full, smooth and malty. The finish is long with lingering biter-sweet caramel. Overall: I was really blown away by this brew, a very nice IPA--well done Flossmoor, and thanks for this gem Brian.
tmoreau (2905) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Being that I’m a huge hop fan, this doesn’t disappoint. Tap sample at the brewpub. Deep amber hue with a bubbly, off-white head and nice, clingy lace. Beautiful aroma of citrus- ruby grapefruit and lemon, and a touch of spruce. Malt sweetness,citrus and a touch of resin in the flavor, with a good hop bitterness to round it out.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh Purple Wax Bomber. Really nostril stinging bitter earthy grassy piney floral hops dried pine needles over some sweet sugary caramel and just a hint of the typical flossmoor tropical fruits. Pours almost clear dull brown a slight red tint and a very small frothy gray head. Flavor is more typical of the whim series than the aroma, this beer is more earthy though with a great robust toasty malty profile that really distinguishes it in the series, also significant;y less citrus. Sweeter than most earthy IPA’s whilst still being quite bitter. Great mouthful, softer larger carbonation with a slight sugary feel without being at all syrupy. The body of these beers is improving with each bottling as well as the overall balance.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
lefossoyeur (491) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden Amber with an ever lasting white head. Light nose of citrus and herbal hops. Palate is wonderful, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and a long lasting gentle bitterness with a great malt backbone. Perfectly in balance. A truly great IPA.
Purple wax bottle purchased at the pub.
hombrepalo (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Flossmoor Station. Aroma of hops, caramel, cream, and some tropical fruit. Poured light brown/light amber in color with a small white head that diminished. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of hops, grass, herbs, earth, and resin. Light to medium body. Average texture. Soft to average carbonation. Earthy, hoppy, creamy finish.
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a reddish amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, light toffee, toast, grapefruit, citrus, and floral hops. Taste of pine, bitter grapefruit, citrus fruits, and more bitter hops in the finish.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle purchased at flossmoor station... dark cloudy raisin brown with a thick/full off-white head... slightly bitter citrus hope and as sweet malt backbone in the aroma... slightly bitter citrus hops balance with with a more than adequate malt bill. mild to medium carbonation with a fluffy yet full mouthfeel. FS really puts out some nice IPAs!