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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (2343) - 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 (1237) - 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 (5920) - 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 (5212) - 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 (2211) - 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 (5950) - 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 (295) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Amber color with nice lace and head retention. Aroma is sweet with a nice bitterness and grassiness to it. Medium mouth. Taste is mild and slightly dank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, pale golden colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is pretty solid with floral grapefruits, a few grassy and piney resins, and a lightly sweetened pale malt backing with touches of toast. Flavor is similar. Pretty floral with some citruses and a light grassy and piney resin. Lightly sweetened pale malts with touches of toast. Finishes clean, a tad thin, and lightly bitter with a good amount of florals. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent pale ale. Nice hop flavor and easy drinking. Nothing special, but not bad.

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