jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering courtesy fishingnet-22oz bottle-pours a retaining thin white head and cloudy amber color. Aroma is pine/citrus-lemon, secondary medium malt. Taste is pine/citrus-lemon, secondary medium malt.
Ratman197 (10852) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - 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.
BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, light pink wax: Slightly hazy golden hue with a fading fluffy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of acidic fruits and resiny hops, minerals, crystal and pale malt, some pepper and clove. The taste is quite heavy grapefruit and mango upfront supported by an equally heavy dose of resiny bitterness and chalky yeast note. A spicy and herbal finish. The mouth feel is agressive and lively, the alcohol is dangerous well hidden. A classy DIPA, wish I had another bottle.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass poured on tap at the Mug Club Tapping (Flossmoor, IL). A new Imperial.. Excitement abound and regulars sitting patiently. Pours a fiery amber, well hazed with decent white filmy head that laces fairly well, stays at thick level. Aromas are good grapefruit rind and juice, a touch of caramel, florals, faint resiny pine but largely a citrus forward aroma. Initial is bitter up front on the palate, orange and grapefruit are the dominant citrus, light biscuit and caramel balance but let a good hoppiness take the show. A bit of a cereal feel and piney resin with a touch of dank and pretty potent bitterness round out the body, finish is clean malt wise, faint sweetness taking out by a good bitterness in the finish and as it goes down. Hoppy aftertaste as the bitterness sticks in the throat. Man, been awhile. For being bigger, this certainly is a clean IPA, fresh and without a lot of sweet cloying caramel holding it down. The hops really take over, but arenít harsh or astringent, emphasizing the citrus, pine, and touch of dankness. Pine really comes in stronger further in. Well done, boys!
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BeerBunker. Thanks man! Aroma is rather complex. Notes of peach, grapefruit, orange, pine, and floral hops. Some earth, toast, and dough as well. Pours hazy amber, great foamy head, good lace. Peach, dough, toast. Earthy hop notes follow as well as some orange, and citrus skin bitterness. A touch of alcohol, but this is a nice complex and rather drinkable iipa.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I must have liked this, because I kept on refilling my glass at the mug club tapping until the well ran dry. It poured a somewhat hazy golden amber body with a tall fluffy head and coated the glass with intricate lace patterns. The aroma was an intricate blending of hoppy goodness - grapefruit, zest, tangerine, floral, pine - and somehow managed to avoid getting sloppy as do many a multi-hopped ale. There was some bitterness up front in the flavor, soothed for a moment by a toffee-ish sweetness, followed by more bitterness and a blending of hop flavors reflective of the nose. The bitterness didnít seem too strong at first, but it intensified as the drinking went on... an odd reaction, considering that usually the reverse occurs when imbibing a heap of hoppy brews. The big ABV (9.6%) remained well hidden throughout... at least until I found myself climbing the steps to my apartment on hands and knees. With tappings like these at Flossmoor Station, itís no wonder that thereís a long waiting list for its Mug Club membership. A dandy of a job by Bryan-the-New-Guy. (Note to brewer - It takes about five years for the name to wear away.) Thanks.
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
markwise (4643) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks fishingnet for the share. Pours hazy yellow with an off-white head. Nose is prickly rye, malt, light fruit, honey, and love. Flavor is malt, rye, honey, floral hops, goodness, magic, and citrus. It attacks and does not let up and it is an enjoyable assault on the palate.
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, probably bottled about 2 weeks ago or less. this bad boy poured cloudy golden with white head. the aroma is bit strange for a double ipa, quite metallic, some lemon and lime. this is really a faint aroma for the style. the flavor comes in with that metallic note which tastes more clearly from the grains. i think weíve got some crystal malt here. the hop flavor is astringent with lemon and orange zest. the alcohol isnít there at all and it is making me doubt the 9.6% claimed. there is a pretty big dry hop bitterness which remains on the palate for quite some time even though the body feels too thin. i donít mean to be a dick but everything about this beer screams mediocre, and at $10/bottle, this is probably the last bottle of IPA I will buy from the new brewer at flossmoor. it taste similar to sierra nevada IPAs. perhaps this was better on tap at the release (which was just over a week ago so that would be a joke if it was that much better) or my south side friends are just homers and (mostly) old men.