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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Pale ale syle brewed with locally grown hops from the Shedd Aquarium gardens. Light in both color and aroma, this beer is easily approachable and a real drinker! $1 from the purchase of each beer will be donated to the Shedd Aquarium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (791) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Draff, clear copper with a thick off white head. Aroma is floral with mild citrus. Taste is mild citrus, caramal, and juicy tropical fruit. Mouthfeel as average with tons of juicy flavor and a somewhat dry finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of citrus peel, lemon, some slight pine into a bit of biscuit, bread, touch of floral hops. Taste was a mix of floral, earthy, slight piney hops into some orange, lemon, and grapefruit peel, finishing slightly bitter, hints of spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Tap @ Revolution: Clear body, burnt copper in color with a soapy beige cap that leaves a small sheet of lacing behind. Aroma has strong notes of honeydew, herbal spiciness, baked biscuits, & sharp toast. Flavor has some light citrus peel & tons of toasted malts bordering into Caramalt territory. Gets sweeter with time & warmth. Hops are oily& piny but donít get a chance to shine with such a strong malty backbone. Semisweet, moderately herbal finish with toast, faint toffee, & earthy bitterness. A little too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (2375) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft sample at brew pub pour dark gold. Nose grassy resin and pleasing hop. Taste even more resin and some grassy. Mid palate grainy malt. Pleasing bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft at Revolution. Pours a clear dark golden/amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some fruity, citrus and a hint of resin up front with a pale, toasted malt base, fresh, quaffable APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2014
5oz pour at the Revolution brew pub pours a clear orange with some cloudy, lacing white head. Nose has punchy hops, some onion patch, a little lemon, lime too, soapy, soapy. Flavor is solid, balanced, orange, pine, mild soap, mild herbs, lemon. Clean finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aromas of light citrus and malt. Flavor is malty with light hop presense. Great concept, but was a pretty darn average pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Draft @ Tap Room. Pours copper with a thin off white head. Aroma of citrus, grass. Very easy to drink and slightly bitter. Very interesting idea and I like the $1 donation to the Shedd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Draft on tap at the Revolution Tap Room (Chicago, IL). Pours a richer copper hue, a bit lighter with mellow haze. Darker glow on the edges overall, some more amber elements on the bottom. Frothy offwhite head atop laces small, a firm filmy layer. Aromas are lemony and zesty, fresh florals, grass, and a richer lemony presence. Touches of pale malt, bread, and gentle toast. Lively lemony zip. Initial freshly dry up front, lemony hops, almost Sorachi like with zesty lemon rind, citrus, and some touches of dryness. Florals, some grass, gentle bready malts, straw. Middle is dry and lemony, touches of mellow grainy sweetness. Lighter end of the spectrum in body, dry and mellow into the backend, florals and a touch of metallic twang. Gentle spice, more lemon and lemon type cookie smell that really reminds me of Sorachi Ace. Clean, fairly bitter, a more lively hopping without dominating the beer. Gentle, smaller body. Quite a session APA. Solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dunt (314) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a translucent amber orange color with about a half fingers worth of white head. Doesnít really leave much lacing. Nose is unimpressive, very faint grassiness to it and some pale malt. Flavor isnít much of an improvement, there is almost an herbal grassiness to it, like a tea. The hop varietals donít really assert themselves in the fashion I would like them to. Mouthfeel is light to moderate, light to moderate carbonation, a short finish. Sadly, this beer isnít nearly as good as I had hoped. Among American pales, I would consider this pretty subpar. I will give them my stamp of approval because I like the idea behind this beer. Itís very cool they used hops from the Shedd to craft a beer. Locals supporting locals.

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