Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub: This had a deep amber pour and, although the fluffy head vanished quickly, it coated the glass with heavy lace. The aroma had caramel and toffee, toasted grain, apple, and some earthy floral hop scents. The flavor was biscuity with caramel and an earthy floral/herbal bitterness that intensified the more I drank. The finish was a dry, lingering bitterness. Very drinkable, and dangerously so, considering the sturdy ABV.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with fluffy off-white head. The nose, slight as it seemed to me, was floral/herbal hops, and sweet malted grain. Caramel and toffee (more toffee, I think) predominate, along with bread dough and sweet roasted grain. Nicely bittered with earthy/herbal/floral hops. Very satisfying and refreshing and repeatable. And now that you mention it, I DO taste the jaggery, dammit! Nicely brewed on all levels.
Frank (2879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The term English IPA bothers me in cases like this where the beer is, essentially, just an American IPA brewed w/ English hops. It is cute to pretend itís more like a "real" IPA from the bad old days but the fact of the matter is thereís little historical data to base this on. (Not to pick on Flossmoor; they are far from the only ones and this is a good beer besides.) Whatever this beer is, itís a red copper color w/ a small head of mixed bubbles that leaves lace in nice sheets. Nose is mild w/ pine and some herbal notes. Very bitter and hop forward w/o being soapy. Unbalanced but in a way that suits the style. Solid beer but itís not necessarily what it says it is.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy with a frothy top fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated transparent copper colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The mildly vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of crystal malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
wedgie9 (1937) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on draft at Flossmoor Station. Poured amber with a fluffy white head that quickly dissipated leaving off white lacing. Nose of lemon oil, nuttiness, and malt. The first sip seems hot with a hazelnut bitterness and a bitter hops finish. As I continue to drink, everything integrates nicely with a bit of dustiness and lemon come through. Average palate, carbonation, and finish. Overall, this is a good beer that continues to improve with every sip. Definitely sessionable.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thick caramel color, small tan head, lacy. mild citric hop and malt in the nose. flavor of caramel, citric hops, malty backbone. medium bodied, mild bitter finish. leathery, earthy, an enjoyable ipa. perhaps a touch too mild for me. on tap at brewpub.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[A] Earthy, citrus hops. Dirty smell. [A] Clear amber, on the darker side. Decent whitish head. [F] There is a dirty earthy taste. A sugary presence. Lot of caramel. Tastes of darker malt. [P] Medium bodied. Tingles the palate. Hop bitter is satisfying. [O] A good IPA. Par for the course.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Dan Journal #365. Tasted 6/28/10. 22oz bomber. Burgundy wax. Filtered with a reddish amber hue. Soapy hoppy heady aromas. Trace berries in the nose. Medium bodied and mild. Well blended, but it lost its edge. Trace hops. Decent stuff.