Msavage235 (90) - - JUL 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This IPA is one of the most delicious and balanced I’ve ever tried. Right when you open it and pour, it welcomes you graciously to the party it has in store. It has a wonderful golden color with a burst of bubbles and a light, hoppy head that kicks things off nicely. There is no bitter burst of hops here, just a gentle, somewhat bubbly smoothness. The beer itself is very sweet and creamy, and reminded me somewhat of Three Floyd’s Gumball head with its hints of candy. There is a distinct presence of malt which balances out the hops perfectly, meaning that every sip you take a delightful and balanced. More of a malty IPA with a note of hops than vice versa, which is how most IPAs are. This is perhaps the easiest drinking IPA I’ve ever enjoyed. Perfect representation of the city of Chicago.
edsspoon (144) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a creamy white head. Good retention and good lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, orange, hint of cereal. Taste of bitter marmalade, grassy hops. Medium sweetness. Long strong bitter finish.
budedou (260) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Très bonne IPA!
Gout prononcé des houblons, moins fleuri sur la fin mais reste agréable
Paincane (89) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden body with off-white head & excellent lace. Malt and floral aromas. Hefty malt backbone with crisp hop bitterness. Balances well
RickFifty (162) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color, off-white head with good lacing. Resin and peach nose, floral notes. Resin taste, fruity, malty, hint of caramel and alcohol. Moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation, medium body.
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. golden with white head. Aroma is quite floral with some grapefruit and pine. Similar flavour. Medium body with a medium bitterness. All well balanced. Have drank plenty of times pre-Inbev and now post, can’t say I notice any difference, still good
KL (42) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Again a good beer from the yankees.
Light orange brown.Translucent/ cloudy.Lightly hoppy,sweet,floral and fresh nose.Carboniced and sweet with a medium body. Will probably buy this again.
ARH (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap poured into a shaker. A citrus and bubblegum aroma are noticeable before the first sip with a faint floral or spicy note to it. As it settles, a toasted caramel malt aroma comes through, although nothing too strong. The gold-orange beer is topped by a light, off-white head that leaves a, likewise, light lacing. This beer strikes a really nice balance between medium levels of sweetness and bitterness. A soft carbonation gives this beer a creamy smooth texture. The medium body is primarily bubblegum and citrus with a slight floral spiciness and some caramel mid-sip. It finishes clean and dry with a resin-like quality and a mellow aftertaste that combines a light, sweet citrus with a light pine, maybe floral / grass, note that has an average staying power.
hallinghansen (1737) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy amber body with a medium offwhite head. Lots of hopds, tropical fruit and malt in the nose and mouth along with some perfume flowery notes. Lovely, long bitter finish. Nice and refreshing ipa.
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a golden colored body with a small white head that immmediately died. The lacing was spotty and left no rings. There wasn’t any surfacing carbonation.
The smell was mostly floral with some pine in the background. The hops were mainly balanced with some light malts in there as well.
The taste was basically the pines and the malts with the hops coming back very faintly.
On the palate, she sat at medium, had a light carbonation, and was pretty sessionable.
Overall, this wasn’t a bad beer, but wasn’t anything spectacular but I was hoping for better.
closey22 (648) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with bubbly off white head; aroma is mild hops ; Flava is mild bitter hops; feels light and very fizzy; finishes dry bitter hoppy with some tanginess