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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.


3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is very rich and resinous hops. Dank and sweet. Dark purple hued reddish brown with a big creamy off-white head that leaves gobs of lacing down the glass. Very full bodied with a chocolatey malt body that has a nice roast finish that picks up when the hoppy bitterness subsides. Hops flavor is dank and spicy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Dank orange pour nice head and lace. Nose is full of grapefruit and floral hops. Some orange, caramel, and toast. Flavors of caramel malts, floral, perfumey, and citrus hops. Long lingering grapefruit hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 22oz bottle. pours hazy light red with creamy off white head. nose is a juicy one, lots of hop resin, red fruit, and grassy. flavors of red fruit, grassy, juicy resiny hop flavor, caramel malt backbone. pretty thin body and rather low bitterness leaves this a watery on the palate.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
22oz bottle w/ purple wax. Poured cloudy copper in color with a large foamy head. Aroma of light lemon citrus, caramel, and oranges. Tastes of caramel malts, citrusy hops, lemon, oranges. A little on the sweet side, but overall not a bad IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3263) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Reddish pour with an off white head. Strong hop aroma with caramel and bread. Flavor is more subdued, flavorful hops with nice bready caramelly flavor. A touch of butter scotch. Bitter finish. Pretty good IPA.


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