TattooJack (159) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bomber into the pint glass, foamy orange glass of beer. Has some fresh hop in the taste, then some bitter. A nice story on the side of the bottle most of which has to do with death. I think Johnny and the Cobra Kai would be proud. Wax on wax off.
Frank (3017) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty decent IPA but I think my bottle did not carbonate completely. It was not still but wasnít carbonated to the level you would typically expect from an American beer, more along the lines of a cask beer. It is cloudy in the glass and orange. There is a small head of fine white bubbles. This is a decent citrus and tropical fruit centric IPA. It is only slightly sweet but the lack of carbonation feels heavy. It finishes clean and bitter w/ some lingering citrus rind notes. I am rating this much lower than most folks just now but I honestly feel like Iím being a bit lenient. Lack of full carbonation is a bit amateurish in my opinion and I just canít overlook it. I will hopefully remember to try this again sometime as the hop character is pretty nice despite this.
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cloudy orange pour with a tiny bit of head. Bomber pour at home. Aroma of fruit juice. Huge grapefruit and better. Very fruity. A little dank. Not bad but hoped for better
Christpuncher (1390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
nice hoppy malty start with a slightly citrus finish. super crushable beer with a nice light bitter aftertaste. had a bomber pour at home. pours cloudy orange in color with a white head.
HonkeyBra (3523) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a nice golden with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus peel. Flavor is bitter with lots of citrus notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery, with average carbonation. Quite honestly, a better mouthfeel makes this one of the best IPAs Iíve ever had. Disappointing in that regard, but otherwise a good beer.
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub
This West Coast style IPA forgoes all attempts at subtly in favor of the hallmarks of a true hop forward IPA. You will not taste that much maltiness under the hood compared to the other pale ales on draft. What it lacks in potency it makes up for in drinkability. If given the chance to try only one beer I recommend this one.
Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy bronze body has a clean head that appears as if somebody squirted vanilla custard on top. Resiny oranges, grass, bright aspects, and a cohesive oakiness meld into a smooth assertive profile.
Flavor / Palate - A bitter first impression meets all expectations and then exceeds them for a while. Grass and weeds have the taste of the mulch pile after chores are finished. Sticking to the tongue with a pasty texture, this is clearly not meant to be a light sessionable golden / blond that leaves behind minimal flavors. A memorable beer was one of the strongest options and the one to try if you only want to drink a single pint.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, grapefruit zest, lemon zest and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, lemon zest, grapefruit zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy pale orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, tropical fruit and bready malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
pablo951 (462) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on tap at Pig Minds Brewery. Pours a murky golden hue. The aroma is fu***n incredible! doggone dank wafts of delightfully doses of love. Taste is very good hop bitterness but does not compare to the nostril candy!!
ChiGuy68 (426) - Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at PigMinds. It poured a slightly hazy light amber with a frothy head and a bit of streaky lacing. The aroma is big citrus and hop with a huge grapefruit hop taste. I dig this pony.