miyauchi38 (471) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ARH (660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into an english pint glass. The aroma is initially lemon citrus and yeast with rye coming through late and taking over; although overall, all notes are mellow. The beer is a murky yellow-brown with a dense, fuzzy white head, retaining an abundant, medium-thick ring with a fuzzy, wisp surface. There’s a touch of lace left on the glass. The taste is a medium bitter with a medium high swell of sweet that ends up balancing the beer nicely. It’s creamy with soft fuzz carbonation. The medium body starts with sweet orange citrus, stone fruit, and bubblegum. It’s crisp with grapefruit and rye in the spicy finish. Rye and light citrus peel linger with an astringent quality, but it’s mellow and kinda clean.
tmoreau (2682) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Chicago Beer Society’s Umpteenth Annual Picnic, and self served to a clear, plastic shaker displaying a hazed, orangey gold color, with silky, white head foam, and clingy lacing. The nose was initially citrusy tart, followed by malty sweetness, and light spice. A little less than medium bodied, with presentable carbonation, the taste was somewhat similar notes, moderately bitter, with a non boozy, but definite alcohol presence, and a pleasant bit of dryness to the finish. Decent Pete & Jeff collaboration.
brokensail (12002) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Haymarket. Hazed orange pour with a white head. Clove spiciness, nutmeg, and some bread. A decent bit of fruit such as pineapple and banana. Super fruity flavor. Tons of pineapple, mango, banana, and pears. Decent spiciness of clove and nutmeg...a bit of white pepper, too. Some sweet malt base to it. Enjoyable.
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub in Chicago. Clear golden beer with a decent white head. Hoppy yeasty aroma, fruity, citrus, grass, floral, herbal, some spicy notes. Hoppy yeasty flavor, grassy, floral, herbal notes, citrus, grapefruit. Really nice.
pablo951 (479) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it on tap at Haymarket. Pours a golem hue with a light head. Mild hop yeast taste, eh. It’s awight.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Haymarket. Pour is golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fresh and full of citrus - orange, tropical fruit, clove, honey. Flavor is similar with a sweet and spicy finish.
Dogbrick (8903) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy golden color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of spicy hops, roast malt and citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
drfabulous (4339) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at brewpub. Yeasty and sweet IPA. Hoppy. Golden in color. This was really nice.
ACHops (847) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Haymarket. Pours slightly cloudy dark golden with thin head. Aroma is light roasted malt and plenty of Belgian candi sugar. Taste is thin sugary sweet malt with heavy rye notes. Hops are plentiful - floral, citrusy, and bitter. Very well balanced to the sweeter malt. A bit of an odd beer... but delicious and refreshing nonetheless. Deserving of the accolades.