Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Had this on tap a few days after I heard about it, back when I was in Chicago and could do such things.
Pours a slightly-dark orange color with a white head that recedes fairly quickly, especially considering how many hops are likely added to this one. Nose has some bright citrus aromas that really pop along with a bit of malt. The citrus doesnít quite carry over to the taste. While itís fairly bitter, the fresh hop kick and flavor that I was expecting isnít there and itís actually a bit malty. Drinks fairly well overall, but isnít a killer DIPA.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-10-2010
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Frank (3815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very cloudy orange w/ a fine bubbled head that leaves behind just a few patches of lacing. Piny American hops make up most of the nose though w/ a bit of woody, resinous sharpness that I feel detracts a bit from the overall character. Flavor is similarly dominated by a woody kind of hop presence that just isnít really too my tastes. Good balance of sweet to bitter though and the mouthfeel is silky and nice. This shows no hint of itís nearly ten percent ABV and one could honestly mistake it for a much lower gravity beer. Solid beer but there are certainly better options from the very good people at Flossmoor.
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Waxed bomber obtained from Binnyís in the South Loop in Chicago. Poured a deep orange color with a half finger width white frothy head that stays around for a while and leaves great lacing on the glass. The aroma is very fresh... it consists of nice fresh hops, some sweet malt, and possibly some caramel malt. I would have rated the aroma higher but it seemed to disappear as the beer warmed... very unusual for an IPA. It had a strong aroma when it was first opened and then it went fairly bland. The taste is very good though. It has a great hop bitterness that sticks around for a while and some light citrus and pine. Overall a very good IPA... I will look forward to trying more from Flossmoor Station!
MeadMe (1572) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours cloudy orange with a thin head.
S: Boldly hopped. Nice aromas of fresh citrus, caramel, and toast.
T: Malty backbone. Hints of caramel and light brown sugar. The hops provide a very fresh orange juice type flavor. Waves of sweet pine can be picked up along with hints of bitterhops in the finish.
M: Medium in body, smooth, nicely balanced.
D: Very good, real tasty IPA.
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Waxed bomber via trade from boothbeer on BA, poured into a tumbler glass. Pours a clear golden-amber color with a lasting white head and great lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus hops as well as a little caramel. Flavor is both really hoppy and malty. This is really not so freshly uberhopped, since itís got quite a bit of age on it by now. Still really good though, although the hops have mellowed out a bit for sure. Crystal and pale malts as well as grapefruity and piney hops. Medium-full and mildly syrupy on the palate with lots of hop oils. Not at all boozy, but you can tell from the maltiness that this is a strong one. Overall a nice IIPA, even past prime.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with nice lasting white head, into imperial pint. Good lacing. Mouth and nose of big hoppy citrus. Great carbonation, though kind of heavy feeling. 9.6 ABV is only a benefit to the amount of this I could easily drink. The bitter hides it all. Pale biscuity malt. Grapefruit mid. Herbal earthy orange rind finish. Great DIPA after having some initial mixed feelings about the new brewmaster, though I had missed the Ryeím & Reason. Wish I would have drank more of this. 5 on palate for the perceived IBUs and hop presence.
adrian910ss (2541) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a murky brown caramel with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, hops and pine. Taste of grapefruit, bitter hops and light pine. Very nice.
Ibrew2or3 (7931) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to fishingnet for sharing yet another tasty Flossmoor brew. Pours clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma is nearly pure yum with grassy hops heading to pine as well as much lesser amounts of wood and earthiness. The taste is chewy hops and some malts. I get pine mixing with a touch of grapefruit and then modest earthiness and crystal malts. Darn nice balance and interest achieved while maintaining a rock solid hop presence.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Adam for another Flossmoor brew, 22oz pink-waxed bomber, poured into a tulip.
Pours a hazy orangish amber with a big fluffy white head that sticks generously to the glass on the way down and leaves a rocky cap that lasts for a while.
Big juicy citrus up front in the nose with oranges and especially grapefruit coming out aggressively. There is enough malty sweetness to be noticed but doesnít get in the way of the big hop profile.
The taste is aggressively hopped but seems to be sweeter than the aroma would indicate with the oranges and pineapple being more prevalent than the grapefruit. The malt backbone is stronger as well and the finish is more floral in nature, slightly dry, but not overpoweringly bitter.
The mouthfeel is on the fuller side of things and exceptionally smooth, going down so easy despite the ABV and full body. The carbonation is fairly soft and leads to a creamy mouthfeel, especially for the style.
This is an excellent beer and one of the better Flossmoor IPAs Iíve had. The drinkability is fantastic for a DIPA and I wish I had a few more of these.