fidelis83 (2097) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to joshmcg000. Clear orange pour with a 1-2 finger, creamy eggshell head. Aroma of caramel, berry flavored candy and fruity, citrus and floral hops. Flavor is very much like sampling Cascade/Centennial IPA straight from the fermenter, while dry hopping. Tons of fresh hop flavor, lots of bright fruity citrus, but kinda raw yeast-wise and with lots of residual sugar sweetness. Throw in some caramel and crystal malt and that’s pretty much it.Not that that is a bad thing, other than being a bit too sweet, but the fact that the sweetness makes it like fresh hop juice - if hops had juice - makes that ok. Light to medium body with a slightly syrupy feel on entry, with a light, but sharp carbonation, leading to an off dry finish, with a slightly acidic feel. Pretty damn good overall, the hop notes are a little one dimensional, but very bright and fresh.
williamstome (1173) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, beautiful white head. Grassy hop aroma with pine notes,huge hop flavor of citrus, lime, honey, with big sweet doughy malt backbone. Smooth body, grassy finish.
notalush (5184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap in a hotel bar in Chicago - served in a chilled glass, which may impact the rating - a bit thin and weak in the malt.department - simple, strong sweetness - strong citric hops - bitterness is a little abrasive in the finish - overall middle of road.
michaelinwa (625) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, trade with jtjager. Pours with a low dense head, mild piney hop aroma, was expecting more there. Flavor is pretty mild in terms of hops, and lacking interesting notes. Slight lemon notes, thin palate.
OldMrCrow (2051) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at a pizza joint in Chicago.
Warm amber pour, nice off-white head. Massive hop nose, piney and old-school and leafy. Flavor is rich and intense, tons of hop resin, to the point that I thought maybe this was an around 9% IIPA. But no, all this packed into 6.5. Solid!
jh773 (200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich amber-orange color, relatively thick head. Aroma is juicy, grassy, some pine, mango, pineapple. Flavor is rich and complex; a little sweet, then bitter hops on the end. It’s like all the different flavor profiles from hops coming together in one beer - fruity, grassy, dank, some savory herb flavor, some vegetable flavor too. Lots of body but very drinkable. A really solid offering; one of the best IPA’s that can easily be found in the Chicago/Midwest area.
goozen (3174) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 0,35ltr: Clear orange colored brew with an sharp bitter taste with hints of citrus, honey and something tea-like. Brought to me by mine sister and her boyfriend from holiday in Chicago.
Berard (403) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours orange with a mild haze and thin white head that lingers. Dank aroma over mild carbonation. Dark flavor with limited hop complexity.
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TheSilentSaint (58) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost clear orange but on closer look you might see some grains. Head is Thick with about 2 inch head. Nose: hops and fruits. Mouth is light but full. Taste: hops, pines, citrus, fruity with malts to balance the hops. Fruity flavor is somewhat like hint of pineapple. smooth and nice to have. Overall like ability is good!
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SSSteve (3891) - - MAR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can. slightly hazy orange under a medium, frothy, white head. aroma of crystal malt and citrus hops. a generous amount of sweetness. crystal and honey like sweetness with light toasty breadiness. fruity citrusy hop profile goes well with the intense maltiness of the beer, but it nearly gets swallowed up. . this is definitely not a dry airy west coast style beer, buts its a great example of a beefy cold mid west ipa. medium bodied, yet finishes attenuated enough to drink a few together or with a meal. quite a niche!
CuzImHoppy (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Small fizzy head with a floral and citrus aroma. fruity in the beginning but punches you with bitter in the end, has an earthy aftertaste. One of Chicagos finest canned IPAs.