BeerBuss (11) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious! Creamy head. Bright, amber color. Beautiful hop bouquet on the nose. Nicely balanced with a bright floral hop overtone and nice malt balance.
GreatDane1632 (878) - USA - DEC 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery during Big Hugs day -- a very orange caramel colored pour. This has extremely aromatic hops that a juicy and flavorful with a zippy malt backing.
Vir4030 (561) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a thick head from a growler from the brewpub. Aroma is bit sweet. Flavor is hoppy but not really roasted like it looks. Happy with this.
locarboy (129) - USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
In a howler from the brewery. It is awesome to have this brew and this brewery just a short bike ride away from the house. A great whiff of citrus hops. Pours a orange golden hue with a white fluffy head that slowly disappears. A great balance of late citrus hops with sufficient malt to carry it off. The palate is just right...not too dry or too cloying. Not just a dependable IPA, but one that you look forward to.
raoul_duke (166) - - FEB 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from half acre. Orange and tan appearance, not much head. Hop and resin strong flavor. This is great.
jstraw (1944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark, hazy amber with big, foamy, off-white head / Bright nose of fresh cut pine, weed, brown sugar, and citrus / Light to medium body, a touch watery, some chewiness and sweetness, with fine balance and moderately bitter finish / Flavors of fresh cut pine, caramel, grapefruit, and bread / Flavors and body don’t quite match the exquisite nose, but still darn good.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yo, this IPA is from outer space. Yep. That damn good. Crazy beautiful golden brown pour with hues of birch, lemon, etc. Super interesting hop flavors swirl about in your mouth and take you for liftoff. From one of the most consistent and best breweries in the Midwest, I enjoyed this out of a growler. Fresh from the source.
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
on draft at brewery, my favorite at the brewery this day. Tons of bright hop flavors and aromas. Lots of citrus and pine. Very aromatic. Awesome stuff.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Pawola22. Just a touch hazy, toffee colored, with a small white head. A small amount of lacing is present on the glass. I am relieved that there is no astringent honey aromas in this beer, and upon first smell I’m really excited to try it. Big, resinous hop character with orange and lemon really coming through. Fucking love the aroma. Some pineapple coming through as well, and I go absolutely crazy for pineapple. Taste contains more of the big hop character I was expecting from the aroma. Peach, orange, some pine, caramel malt to balance this out. Sweetness over bitterness. I don’t really ever find this beer to become bitter. Excellently ballanced. It’s lighter bodied that I had anticipated from the aroma, but that really isn’t a knock as it is something I want to drink more of every day. Thanks for the beer pawola22!! Now, to post an ISO.
kaser (3993) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Picked this up at Half Acre tasting room without much expectation. Poured dark orange with thin white loose head. Smells amazing - hoppy and citrus. Taste is hoppy with smooth finish and grapefruit/spices. Loved this. Going back for more since it isn’t a regular