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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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n India Pale Ale with a earth and must character brewed in honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week in 2011.

6% ABV.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
22oz bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is pine/bubble gum/resin, sweet medium malt-some caramel. Taste is pine hops, slightly sweet light/medium malt-some caramel. Light body and quick finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 4, 2011
A: The beer pours an amber color with a small off-white head. S: Oh boy, this one smells buttery. Some sweet malt notes, but not a ton of substance. Lots of grass and straw with a weird grain husk aroma. Pretty damn watery, too. T: Watery is the best way to describe the flavor. Still a fairly noticeable amount of butter. There’s a moderate bitterness and some light malt notes, but almost no hop flavor. Just a bit of straw, grass, and grain husk. M: The body is light and watery with a medium to high carbonation. O: A very disappointing beer from a brewery I’ve grown to like a fair amount. Hopefully just an anomaly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10199) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle, 6.5% ABV. Amber color. Oily hops, grapefruit and melon in the aroma. Thinnish. Somewhat mellowed hop flavor with pineapple, lychee and grapefruit. Hint of peppermint coming up in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
A hazed amber ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, pleasant biscuit malt with floral hops, and black pepper notes, grassy and nice. In mouth, a smooth herbal hoppy malt with smooth bitterness, a bit thin. On tap at Mash Tun Festival, May 19 2011.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, orange zest and light pine. Palae was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscut, earthiness and light grapefruit with a crisp moderatly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
16oz can thanks to dvelcich on BA. Failed Beer Buddy upload. Pours a low haze amber orange with larger, yellow foam. Weak, soapy retention. Nos is sugar, malt, orange juice, juicy tropical hops. Taste is nutty, bitter, sharp/abrasive IBUs. Oily mouthfeel with spiced orange peel and perfume. Doesn’t come across as smoked if that was the point of this beer. Finish is metallic, soapy.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle shared with jcwatts. Pours cloudy amber. White head. Nose of grapefruit, hops, caramel malt, sweet malt and pine. Taste falls flat of the nose. Mostly sweet and caramel malt. Some muted hops and a very quick dry bittering hop finish. Lightish body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a clear deep amber with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy grains and bread with a bit of backing light pine. Flavor starts with a good amount grass and earthy grains with a bit of resin coming out in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle from TheAlum- thanks, Adam! Pours a mostly clear amber color with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of tea, grapefruit citrus, earth, grass, herbs, and caramel malts. Seems like a variety of hops were used here and I’m not getting the unpleasant notes I sometimes get from English-style IPAs. Flavor of grassy, citrusy hops, tea leaves, and sweet and caramel malts. Light-medium bodied, with an earthy, citrusy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very nice. And I’m not let down that it isn’t a smoked beer; I remember The Onion article this is named after and appreciate the Chicago-centric joke. Keep up the good work!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Draft on tap at Maria’s Collab Party (Chicago, IL). Pours a good murky brownish hue, good glow. Smallish offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are English hops, some grass and florals, touches of citrus, and faint spice. Touches of caramel, toffee, and toast. Initial is medium bodied, some perfumey florals and grass up front, a decent to moderate bitterness. Touches of citrusy grapefruit, light carbonation, light spicy pepper. Lighter hopping, decent bitterness throws florals, grass, some lemon and sweet toffee and biscuit. Toast, biscuits, generic hop profile preaches an almost moderate bitterness with faint lemon, bigger grass and florals with a touch of spiciness. It’s very English, a hommage to those beers, the hop profile becomes a bit muddled. It’s very drinkable though with a telltale sweetness. Solid English IPA, but overall it falls short of some of their hoppy American varietal hop dominant beers.


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