kermis (3652) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Bijams restaurant, Chicago. Pours hazy orange light amber with an off white head. Aroma of grasy hops, citrus and light caramel malt. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
jmgreenuk (2597) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bijam’s Bistro, Chicago. Poured a clear light amber with a thin white head and some broken lace. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a smooth hoppy malt weak liqourice palate. An easy drinking pale ale.
probstblueribbon (2621) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at O’Hare. Clear amber with a so so white head. Sort of peppery hops, a little citrus, light caramel maltiness, toast and biscuit notes, apricot fruitiness with light tropical fruits. Medium body, relaxed effervescence. Slightly peppery and spicy, apricot fruitiness, caramel and bread crust maltiness; dry with very soft bitterness and a biscuit and citrus finish. Meh.
pumpmaster (1051) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint draft at Giordano’s Restaurant in Midway at the 2013 WEFTEC Show. Very good.
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mellow pale ale with light citrus tones and lacing d back malt backbone. Hops are fresh tasting, almost juicy. Bitterness is dialed back. A good hop showcase that avoids an overly bitter finish.
Cantabrian (674) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster, at the Goose Island pub at O’Hare airport. As I am not a fan of the style, I was pretty impressed with this one, which does not have that sharp metallic, grassy bitterness of many others. This was a fruity, aromatic, resinous concoction with a thin malt/biscuit base. Just like a good American IPA.
bartlebier (835) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, Chicago architecture boat tour ix13. Pours an inviting honey yellow with some substance. Aroma is slight citrus and grass, honey sweet malts. Light-mid bodied like most GI I/APAs so far, with biscuit malts making a shy but welcome appearance. OK, brewed for sessioning, but feels like a forced and lacklustre exercise compared to many other APAs from the region.
DKoppy (1) - - SEP 8, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Enjoyed at Cubs Bar and Grill in O’Hare with a burger. A perfect way to decompress!!!
Awktoberfest (196) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best I can go on this is not too bad... It's like entry level pale ale here..nothing is bright about it as is described. Dull hop front with slight hop aroma and taste...the maltiness comes through more than all else ... It's fine just doesn't hold up when you have sooo many other rock star pales and iPas in Chicago ( half acres daisy cutter...Piece the weight...etc etc etc....) I'll pass next time unless I'm in a pinch...
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ben4321 (3343) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Drafts at Bull & Bear, 8/22/13
Aroma: The nose is light and hoppy, some grass, toasted malts, bread, and a little earth
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-orange color with a white head and good lace
Flavor: Tastes clean and malty, a little sweet, with some nice grass and earthy bitterness as well
Palate: The body is light, leaning medium, it is clean and smooth, with a very nice drinkability
I thought this was a solid one. The components are all there to make a good APA, though it feels just a hint light on the nose and taste. It works nicely as a sessionable beer, but at the same time, it isn’t bursting with flavor.