satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bright grapefruit aroma is nutty backbone. well developed caramel as well. aroma turns floral in time and the edge comes off. ultra cloudy, hazy with oxygenated head and no lacing, nearly nil carb. bracing grapefruit attack in flavor. another killer IIPA that got beat with the ugly stick (amarillo brillo being the other).
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Piece. Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma is of hops, pine, citrus, and caramel. Taste is of very bitter hops and citrus. Lots of grapefruit as well. Malt backbone was very dry. Lingering taste of hops. It was strange, the extremely dry malt somehow balanced with the very juicy hop character. Muothfeel is very carbonated. It was good, but different.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer had character. Juicy throughout. Tons of sweet fruit but it wasnt sweet. Nice malts. The carmeliness hits you then the burst of hop love. Finishes slightly dry. Solid brew.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one on tap @ Piece.... an excellent DIPA overall.... not too sweet, not too bitter and this relatively high ABV is masked very well by the other flavors involved. Definitely worth trying if you’re in town when they’ve got it on draft. Very very tasty!
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn these guys make great beer. I haven’t had a bad one yet. This Imperial/Double IPA was really hoppy but balanced. Beautiful a string aroma of citrus, floral, hoppy, grapefruit and some sweetness. Pours a very nice dark orange with a small off-white head. Lots of lacing and pretty robust mouth feel. Taste is where it’s at with this beer. You can really pull out great flavors with each sip. Grapefruit, kiwi, guava, honeysuckle, grass, resin...it’s all in there. Another incredible brew from Chicago’s best.