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Flossmoor Station CHAOS!!!
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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This is a diversion from the American IPAs we have been putting out there. Actually, the inspiration for this beer comes from a west coast brewery that put out this insanely bitter, not very (hop) aromatic, light colored Belgian-style beer. This one was to be done at the Station! What we get is a light colored "IPA" that has most of the hops added at the beginning of the boil giving an intense and lingering bitterness. The flavor and aroma additions were small and gave a slight balance to the first hop addition. We have let the yeast do a lot of the talking with the additional flavors of this beer. As the name implies, CHAOS!!! was born into chaos, and has lived its short life in it since. From failed coolant pumps and rousing yeast to stalled fermentation and a very stubborn yeast, this beer has been a volatile handful. Delicious with an attitude. Give this one two sips before passing judgment, it may spill itself on you out of spite.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6851) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2010
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. .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3348) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Red-orange wax dipped bomber. Pours a crystal clear, medium golden hue. Fine streams of effervescing bubbles screech towards the surface, pooling into a thick and creamy head of off-white foam. The ultra-smooth head leaves dense sheets of lacing all over the glass. Aromas are of clean grain malt, estery Belgian yeast, lemon peel, and spicy coriander. Zesty, lemony hops seem a bit overpowered by the dominant yeast profile at first, but as it warms, some tropical fruit notes emerge. Flavors are well balanced, again showing quite spicy and zesty, with a floral overtone and a clean grain background. Medium bodied and semi-dry, with a fine but active carbonation, the palate is crisp and refreshing. Good brew.


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