NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GI Clybourn. Pours a lightly hazed orange-gold with a sticky white head. The nose is resiny and fruity notes. Earthy and faint sweet notes. On tasting, again, moderate sweetness. Not super clean. Faint crystal malt. Earthy and medium bitterness. Decent IPA here.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit of tropical and citrus notes, but not quite as pungent as the One More. A bit of malty sweetness as well. Medium body.
burgy (454) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours light goldenrod. It has a lot of Citra hops upfront in the nose (from the dry hop!). Tastes fruity with heavy grapefruit. Great hop profile.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GI Clybourn. On cask. Lemon and lemon grass touch of caramel malt. Medium body. Smooth flavors where caramel malts blend well with tropical fruits citrus and pine. As an English IPA with tropical fruit, it works. Not very bitter on cask. But those hop flavors are tasty stuff.
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brian60625 (732) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2x4 ounce tasters at a Binny’s Lincoln Park promotional event. It has a glowing red-orange look to it and a decent pineapple sweet aroma. The taste is big at first with some honey and fruity hops, but then it has a funky hollow metallic finish. That latter part stopped me from enjoying it much.
tkrjukoff (3895) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark amber with a small off white head keaving small laces. Aroma is xaramel, piny, citric, grassy and malty. Dlavor is clean and crispy, good maltyness, not too sweet, piny citric and well bitter all the way to the end kasting long time.
dinkle50 (900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on cask at the brewpub. Deep red pour with a big head. Pineapple aroma. The mouth on this was great. Taste has a nice bitter feel to it. Not overly sweet. Very balanced. Slight honey taste in there. I had a sip of the regular one as well. Better cold than on cask.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at goose clybourn, pours clear amber with foamy white head. Aroma has some juicy red fruit, cotton candy malts. Flavors have cotton candy malts, touch plasticy (crystal?), red fruity notes, Long fairly sweet finish. Good cask treatment to bad I don’t like english ipa.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich inviting copper hue, just a touch of haze but quite striking with a deep glowing hue. A small frothy offwhite head dies to a ring and laces small. Aromas are tropical fruits, touching mangos and pineapple, some gentle grapefruit, lemons, and grass. A decent bitterness meets pale malts, gentle bread. Very fruity tropical nose with some good grapefruit coming out upon swirl, just a touch of cotton candy. Initial is medium bodied offering a load of tropical fruit up front, juicy fruit gum meets mangos, pineapple, and peaches. Touches of melon touch some mellow citrusy grapefruit and lemon, dry florals and grass as the bitterness reaches a moderate level. Middle shows Amarillo like gumball elements, more lemons, crisp pale and bready malts, not getting too big overall. Dries out significantly more into the backend, offering grass and lemons, oranges, and some florals. This comes together fairly well, not offering the most dynamic or intense hopping, instead preaching fruit and accomplishing it without throwing a big malt heft or sweetness into the fold that distracts from a firm bitterness. This bitterness returns here, offering a healthy finish. Not a world beater, but a solid tropical fruit slanted IPA that avoids the "Too Sweet" conundrum many cannot.