Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of fishingnet. Pours hazy deep gold with white head. The aroma is malty and full of apple, plum, apricot fruitiness. The taste is smooth and thin with citrus, loads of spicy hop flavor and a sharp hop bitter bite. It then becomes watery and pulls up Belgian yeasty spice notes into the finish.
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Golden hue with a nice white creamy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of banana and citric fruit esters, a bit catty and piney, grainy, biscuity, with slight butterscotch, a bit of Belgian yeast esters. The taste is fruity, both of chewy fruity bubblegum and light handed sharp citric notes supported by biscuity malts. There is a slight herbal and yeasty nature to the finish. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing but a tad short. Not bad but a bit one-note.
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 Mug club tapping draft at the brewpub (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a murky golden amber, a decent offwhite head that dies to a small film and laces small. Aromas are fruity Belgian yeasts, estery banana and apple, with a decent floral and citrusy hop burst. Very fruity estery, very Belgian. Initial is light floral bitterness followed by fruity esters of banana and apple, good Belgian yeasty spice, with the bitterness subsiding overall to a smaller level. A touch sweet, a bit dissappointing overall, more of a Belgian ale with a bit much sweetness, fairly decent bitterness. Could be interesting with Brett. Who knows.. A bit one dimensional.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BeerBunker. Thanks! Nose is of bubble gum, floral notes, light pepper and lemon. Nose is not too assertive really but it smells pleasant. Light golden pour with a nice head and nice lace. Flavors of light bubblegum, bread, dough, floral, pepper, and lemony hops. Lightly bitter finish. Light body, crisp carbonation, and a pleasant beer all around, just not overly interesting or assertive. .
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ona tap at the brewpub: This poured a somewhat hazed brassy body with a smallish head that vanished pretty quickly. The aroma was light and fruity - orchard fruit and melon with a hint of sweet cherries. That pretty much describes the flavor, too, until a sharp whallop of bitterness fills the mouth and burns the tongue. This may be a bit too unbalanced for my taste (hop-head that I am) but, considering the problems they had with this brew (everything from failed coolant pumps to a stalled fermentation), the Station crew came out with a pretty interesting drink.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Flossmoor. Pours clear gold with a thin off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and some bitter hops. Earthy hop flavor with a Belgian yeast backbone. Nicely balanced and pretty good for a Belgian IPA.
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok, so I liked this one. Thanks fishingnet for the share. Pours hazy yellow with an off-white head. Nose is apricot, honey, malt, and caramel. Flavor is similar with Belgian yeastiness followed by hop presence and a malt backbone. Very nice. I have yet to meet a Flossmoor I disliked.
HonkeyBra (3433) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with a sticky white head. Visible carbonation in the form of a thin stream of bubbles in the center of the glass rising upwards. Aroma is yeasty and fruity, belgian esters noticeable. Banana, spice, cloves, whatever you want to call it. Flavor is estery and the beginning with your requisite belgian yeast notes, but is washed away by a tide of bitter hops. Some definite orange rind in there as well. Nice carbonation, finishes orangey. I’d say this pretty good, but definitely not the best of the Flossmoor IPAs.
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Clear orange with a thin pocked head. Nose is yeast, ginger and perfume with hints of toffee and citrus; quite like a tripel. Medium body with a buzz. Taste is yeasty lemon, tangerine peel and bitter grass with a doughy finish. Something different from Flossmoor; pretty good but strange.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with a tan head. Nose smells a lot like fuzzy fruit, that dasilky surmises is the hops blending with the belgian yeast. Taste is hoppy but restrained and belgianny.