DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. There must be some kind of competition between Flossmoor and Three Floyds to make the hoppiest IPA around. This one is pucker-up bitter, with a bitterness that fights with the malt for the chance to curl your tongue. A misty light brown color sits underneath a thin, lacy head. There's a bit of citrus in the aftertaste; then the alcohol content makes itself known in your head… Ooooh, this is wicked cool!
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is anormal IPA not too flashy however try the X IPA (i think tha tid what the name is) that is amazing!
MIBRomeo (2568) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light amber reds small off white thick head nice lacing.. Citrus hop orange peel, lemon grass and touches of carmel. Even palate lightly oily & creamy. Smooth & bitter flavor citrus hop w/ a nice carmel balance and some grass.. simple but very good ipa.
ElGaucho (2263) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Great Taste of the Midwest. Was labeled "Todd & Bill's Excellent IPA". Aroma a little faint, somewhat hoppy. Head not specatular. Large bubble. Very, very hoppy, nice. Cloying and hard to drink.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried this one at the Oregon Brewers Fest. Cloudy and orange in color. Starts with a hint of orange flavor then builds to a hoppy burst. Quite a sharp and long lasting bitter finish. It didn't knock my socks off. Maybe the beer just doesn't travel well?
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent hop aroma. Strong malt body, with a good hoppy taste. Nothing there in terms of bitterness. Solid IPA.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A star at the Oregon Brewer's Fest, outshining many of the West Coast IPAs. Strong bitter flavor, but a very nice taste.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty with very floral hops, A medium bodied IPA. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and slightly bitter. Well balanced. Fairly bitter but balanced by the malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Burnt orange colour, piney, grapefruit rind aroma. . . Lots of hops, light bit of flowers. Very solid palate with a strong bitter finish, lots of orange flavours, with just a hint of malt. Though not quite balanced enough, a great IPA, Thanks Todd.
jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Luminescent orange color with a thin, green tinged head and a huge fresh hop nose. Lots of citrus/grapefruit pineapple flavors. Velvet smooth on the tounge with a lingering bitterness. Great, raw hop beer. Drinking it on the patio only helps the drinking experience.
Oakes (13060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright amber. A hoppy aroma, with slightly toasty malts (a common thing with Flossmoor). Long taste of bitter, woody notes, minerals, and a hint of grapefruit.