emerge077 (41) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh on tap today at the brewery.
Review from written notes, scoring to style
Deep saturated orange color, fairly bright and clear.
Sticky collar of white foam that leaves some lacing on the way down. Herbal and citrusy hop smell, dried orange peel from the Cascade and Amarillo. Moderately bitter with some citrus and caramel notes. Dry resiny finish. Meduim bodied, approaching a DIPA in terms of the abv range (7.5%), which was thankfully hidden. Pretty tasty, could be a little more aromatic and punchy with the hops. Bartender said they ran out for a week or two recently due to a scarce hop supply... better stockpile! Reviewed on: 08-04-2011
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 16oz can, pours a dark gold in color, aroma is grassy have some slight better bitterness, flavor has a bitter front end and slight fruit finish, not bad.
hayduke (3365) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This 16 oz can came to me from the glories of beer trading. It poured a cloudy amber-orange with a foamy beige head and excellent lacing. Nose is citrus and pine hops. Medium plus body and a resinous mouth feel.
The flavor shows the pine pine and citrus that was in the aroma but I get some tropical fruit. The finish is flavorful and biter. Really good beer;
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Shakers in Ottawa. A thin off white sits on a beer that is golden with a bit of copper hue. Light lacing. This begins with a big citrus and tropical fruit line. Pineapples. Caramel grows and leads by the finish. Nice beer.
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is actually the fu Manchu. Loves this double ipa. Packed with hopps and citrus it tastes incredible. Pours ylowish orange in color. Had at world of beer
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troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Bright orange color with a small beige cap of head on top. Citrus and pine hops mix with earthy grains and some grass in the nose. Herbal and resinous hops provide a sharp bitterness in the taste. Toffee and caramel provide the backbone. A tad out of balance though. Nicely disguised ABV in the otherwise dry finish. An OK beer, now let’s talk about that label art...
arnold931 (543) - Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours cloudy copper-orange with fluffy off-white head. Nose is nice tropical fruit/pineapple. Creamy mouthfeel. Immediate hop bitterness followed by malt sweetness.
Narnad (1461) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color, modest off-white head, pretty hazy overall. Nose has a caramel malt and mild toasted nose, orange citrus, modest pine. Flavor has a strong pine, low orange, light caramel and toasted presence middle with a pretty bitter pine ending. The body of the brew is modest with a slight puckering from the bitterness and low fine carbonation. Overall a very well made IPA; nice pine notes. Some unbalance with the toasted malt and hoppiness but works very well.
nuplastikk (4392) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Galena. Orange-brown, unfiltered body. Foamy white head. Classic unfiltered brewpub IPA. Respectable big hop tones, strawy Amarillo, citrus. I’m not sure the lack of filtration works here, would be nice to have a little more clarity. As it is,full bodied and rich offering. Leans into the malt, yeast. Respectable.
BVery (6191) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pineapple and citrus hop aroma. White head. Orange color. Moderate hop - very tasty.
drywallman (329) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a chilled 6’er at the brewery. Poured a light copper with small lingering head and good lacing. Malt was slightly nutty and followed by the profile of spruce and citrus hops, with the spruce lasting. This was a good session IPA and not overdone.