drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
at gi cly, pours murky amber with white head nose had a big fresh piney citrus and grapefruit flavor are sweet gooey resiny hops grapefruit mango heavy body that’s gooey sticky finish a bit raw earthy hop thing going on too. A bit all over the place and underattenuated but still pretty tasty.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at gi clybourn... Pours a mostly cloudy reddish caramel brown with a thin film of creamy white head... Resiny pine and assertive citus hop aroma backed up by a supporting malt bill. Hops prevail... Flavors maintain a hop/malt balance. Sweeter than expected actually with quite a bit of honey sacharine through the middle but still leaves a mild pithy hop finish. Can’t say I love it but probably better off for the combined blend. Almost like a hoppy barleywine in nature.