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Flossmoor Station Pretty Big IPA
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Yeah, it's Pretty Big. The bottles are topped by Gold Wax.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Hazy amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, grapefruit, peach. Taste is mediums weet, grapefruit/pine, some apricot. Medium body with resin, chalk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
22oz bottle@Noogfest4.0-thanks heemer–pours a white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is citrus/pine hops. Taste is citrus/pine hops-some dry bitterness, secondary medium malt. Some slickness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: May 10, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma with pleasant citrus and floral hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice combination of crystal and caramel sweetness, lots of citrus and fruity orange character, light bitterness adds balance while allowing the hop flavor to stay in control, long lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Draft... DLD’08... Murky amber/orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is bursting at the seams with earthy, citric and Simcoe hops... cat piss, grapefruit and pine with an afterthought of toffee. Full-bodied and creamy with reserved carbonation. Citrusy grapefruit pith and bitter rind. Well-balanced finish with a tangy snap at the wee end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle: Pours a transparent orange bronze with a foamy off-white head. Big, fresh piny grapefruity assertive hop nose has a touch of light fruity notes and sweet caramel malt. Body starts with good full sweet malty character and lots of fresh grapefruity flavor hops. FInishes smooth, crisp and bittersweet. A nice double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Bomber. Poured slightly hazy peachy-orange with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up thick doses of grapefruit, pine resin, and sweet caramel that were presented very well together.. some zesty orange and a bit of spicy alcohol on the back of the nose. The flavor found caramel and a touch of toffee at the core surrounded by orange, pine, and slight perfumey bitterness.. finished strong, but still balanced with lots of citrus and piney bitterness. Medium-plus bodied with a great resiny bitter feel throughout.. long finish with more hops. Great one!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2010
thanks tpd975 for the share. Gold wax. copper pour, white head. aroma, light malts, caramel, hops, mostly citrus and pine. flavors, hops profile is more attenuated than expected for a dipa, caramel malts was much more present, some pine/floral aspects with a mild carbonation. Hoppy side is moderate offering a mild bitter finish. Not a bad beer but not sure this one aged too well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6013) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
Tap at Flossmoor: Hazy deep amber hue with a small but lasting frothy head and left nice lace upon the pint glass. The aroma has notes of grapefruit, mango, herbal and piney hops, earthy yeast and some white pepper esters. The taste has a nice bitterness and acidity without overpowering. Biscuity malt and hop spice finish rounds into a tasty treat for the palate. The mouth feel is aggressive and biting with a dry finish. A really nice brew and glad to see it was bottled as well.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (5998) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
In short: A refreshing and very tasty hop-fix. One of the best IIPA I’ve ever had.
How: Tab at brewpub. Pre-Dark-Lord-Day party 2008
The look: Cloudy dark-orange body with a medium off-white head
In long: BIG nose of grapefruits and citrus fruits. Taste expands on the nose. While the caramelized malt backbone is very adequate it is totally outshined by the hopping. Grapefruits, citrus fruits, pine cone juice and some orange. Body is a big fluffy. This beer is tasty, refreshing, juicy and well balanced. Certainly one of the best IIPA I’ve ever had. To compare it to well-known high-class IPAs I’d say that the Pretty Big IPA comes out like a cross between AleSmith IPA and 3F Dreadnaught. Women and IIPAs are really two different beasts. I really enjoy a bitter IIPA but I like a sweet woman, I really enjoy a cold IIPA but I like a warm woman, I really enjoy a Pretty Big IPA but…

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5797) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange amber with a thin sheen. Big spruce sap hoppy aroma. medium/full body and smooth. Nice hop driven flavors of spruce sap, citrusy orange and grapefruit on a lightly sweet pale malt base. Very good hop show case without a lot of bitterness. Great IPA


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