crossovert (6093) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very blunt hops, nice bitterness, alcohol is there a bit, seems stronger than the abv would suggest.
Cornfield (5326) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 This poured a slightly hazed orange with a frothy white head. The hop aroma jumps at you, pine needles & grapefruit. Solid, grainy mouth-feel. There’s a decent malt background in the taste, but the piney, citric hops come out on top. Strong, bitter finish. A very satisfying IPA.
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TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Villa Park, IL). Pours a nice glowing copper amber hue, a bit more sunny of the edges, quite reddish with a nice healthy frothy tan or offwhite head atop. Thicker film, dies down. Aromas are a decent dose of citrusy grapefruit, lemon, florals. Touches of grass, gentle spice, and some touches of pale malts, bread, and faint toast. Initial is medium bodied, offering a healthy dose of fruity citrus hops, lots of grapefuit and rind, touches of lemon, florals, grass. The hops grow, middle shows dry bitter hops, touches of bread and biscuits. A touch of melon, more lemon, and a decent biscuity pale malts quality gives a touch of body into the finish. Overall, a pretty pleasant (though not a hop screamer) type of IPA. Solid in everyway, fairly fresh. Tasty.
heemer77 (5075) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. The body was dark copper with a light tan head. The aroma was strong grapefruit with some walnuts. There was also toast. The taste was bitter burnt almonds with some grapefruit. There was also some increasing bitterness. A definite hop head IPA, that was not overwhlemed by the malts. Solid.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall, a solid IPA. C Hops dominate with a nice even body. Bitterness is not over the top, with a good malt presence. Nice.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Columbus hops that set off a sweet aroma. Hazed color with a thin head leads to a fruity taste that is unique and enjoyable. thin malt and the perfect level of hops. Great brew here.
DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2010 Draft at Brewers of South Suburbia picnic. The cobra tap kicked up a lot of foam, but it settled to a nice, half-finger bubbly froth. Dark copper malt color and a snoot of dry hop, I think. Taste brings up warm, piney hops, some grassiness, too. Mouthfeel is a tad thin, but note that this is not as served at the pub. Big bitter aftertaste is kind of nice.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gift in growler form from Marinaro500. A caramel-colored reddish beauty with a huge off-white pockmarked head, tons of lacing. Fresh as hell aroma, pine woods and wet earth. Only a hair of malt sweetness in the aroma. Flavor reveals little malt balance intially then Bam you're hit with some hop and malt bitter interchange (low sweetness). Gets resiny, even oily, pretty quick upon warming. I like it alot. Joe's generosity is boundless.
Frank (2295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask version at Night of the Living Ales 2010. I am a lazy bastard and really happy to get to try some of our suburban brewpubs at the festival. Cloudy orange. Sweet oranges and citrus in the nose which is also mildly earthy. Medium dry and medium bodied. Resinous and earthy bitterness in the finish is possibly a little too strong.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours orangish copper with thick white head. Aroma is very hoppy with citrus, pine and caramel malts. Flavor heavy on hops with grapefruit and other citrus flavors with notes of pine and some malts. Very good brew but could use some more malts to add some balance.