emerge077 (36) - 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
nuplastikk (3825) - 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. Iím 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 (5135) - 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 (320) - 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 6íer 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.
boozedude (1476) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
P[ours orange, white head.. Has aroma of pine and grapefruit, some hopps also, taste is the same, very easy drinkiŮ for being 7.5 %.. hoppy thick finish.. good stuffs!
kaser (1763) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the brewery had it in a tulip glass in draft. Appealing pour. Copper orange cloudy. Pine and citrus aroma. Very smooth and not too hoppy. Good grapefruit bitter and dry taste. Really like it
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jmohno (966) - Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle bought from the brewery a medium gold orange,fairly clear with short head and a solid lasting froth with bits of decending lacing.
Aroma seems pretty herbal,but almost corn like or kind of vegetale.Maybe from the yeast?Almost could be dms.Also some citrus and sweet malt.
flaovr is hoppy with herbalness,carmel malt sweetness ,spice citrus, the same vegatable taste maybe yeast,Good overall tasting though.Nice citrus malty sweentness with a good bittering finish.
Again i liked this on tap better,didnt have that vegetable,cornishness,and had more hop aroma. Maybe was a fresh tap or new batch,but definatly check out this brewery if in the area, they even let you mix up bottles to take home.A very nice brewpub setup as well.
Had the flight sampler all 8( except two) were excellent, didnt care as much for the paradox,or amber, the wee heavy was incredible, as well as the chocolate stout.
This is the best brewery in the area,sorry Potosi.
drowland (5691) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Subdued soapy aroma with a touch of citrus. Slightly bitter malty flavor with a bit of hop, but generally a huge meh.
CanIHave4Beers (2765) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12oz bottle I bought at Family Liquor.
The beer pours an orange color with a small head that fades away relatively quickly.
The aroma displays some nice floral and herbal hop character but comes across as a tad bit faint.
The flavor is sort of sweet, but not really in a sticky caramel-y way, itís pretty well balanced with a moderate bitterness and lots and lots of juicy, fruit forward hop flavor.
Great to see that this brewery is getting better, Iíll be buying more of their stuff next time Iím in this neck of the woods.
fidelis83 (1733) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a dark, lightly hazy gold with an amber core. Aroma is planty, citrus and pine hops with some toasty, cereal grain malts and light mineral notes. Flavor is husky grain, toasted malt, sweet caramel and toast right away, toffee comes in with the planty, spicy and citrus hops. Some alcohol comes out as it warms, but isnít really that noticeable until itís pretty warm. Finishes with buttery toffee and a surprising (considering the sweetness up front) hop bitterness on the fade. Palate is creamy up front, moderately carbonated and has an off dry, slightly oily finish. Solid IPA overall, could definitely use a little less crystal malt and a little more citrus presence, but I dig the hop profile it has.