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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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We're proud to present American Dream Ale, our unique West Coast IPA, in honor of American Beer Month. We picked the finest hops from Washington's Yakima Valley to give this historic pale ale a decidedly American twist. Floral, citrus and pine character burst from the Yakima hops to mix with the crisp, slightly dry malt flavor for a never bitter ale even the snobbiest limey would love.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2047) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 14, 2007
tap at the downtown location. cloudy tan with a good head. smells of dusty citrus hops. smooth at first with a bitter grapefruit finish. muted hops until the finish. i get bitterness without much hop flavor here. not bad, not what i expected either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcallister (31) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2007
A lovely shade of scarlet. Little white head that leaves an extremely thin lace around the glass. Citrusy aromas with a floral hop background. Also some pineapple, and grapefruit aromas. A solid IPA niceley balanced. More pine in the mouth with a grassy citrusy finish of pineapple and orange. A solid malt round out this beer. Easy drinker with a carbonated acidic mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Pours a lightly hazed orange gold. Topped by half an inch or so of almost white head. Good head retention, very good thick lacing. Mild aroma suggests caramel malt and a hint of hops... But the flavor is the other way around. Tangy tangerine/lime hops, and lots of ’em. A little grapefruit pith. A little peach pit. Just enough caramel malt for a strong backbone, all the while showcasing the hops. Long bitter citrus aftertaste - almost ashy (which I like). Medium body, a little too-gentle carbonation in the growler. I didn’t notice this on tap.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
a dark pee yellow color w/ a whispy head (white) and some nice lacing. Smooth well coated palate lightly creamy. Fruity aroma lightt citrus and apricots w/ some light carmels. Flavor is a light floral hop in the finish apricots and other fruits as well. Very mellow and easy to drink. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2006
surprisingly hoppy aroma. reasonably balanced. great stuff again from chicago rock bottom.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Surprising citrus hops in this guy. Very strong aroma and flavor with the hops but it lacked maltiness. Therefore, it was a little thin in body. pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2006
On tap in Chicago: A yellow golden beer with a small head on top. The aromas are very floral with grapefruit and citrus flavors. A decent amount of hops and malt, but its in real need of a little more alcohol with them. The flavors of this beer disapear shortly after you set your glass down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Contrary to the story Cornfield was told, I heard from my bartender that this hopped-up version of the corporate IPA was named after a winner of a charity "your-name-on-our-beer" auction. Much better version of this IPA. Huge citrus and pine notes with a well balanced caramel malt bottom. Finishes with a nice juicey citrus flourish followed by a dry alcohol twist. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Rock Bottom Chicago: American Dream Karl     Poured with a dirty, cream-colored head leaving striking lace patterns above a thick-hazed amber body. Big, fruity, all-hop aroma of grapefruit & pine with light dishwater notes. Flavor runs the gamut of citrus fruits... orange, lemon, grapefruit (even a hint of lime and tangerine) which all dry and fade becoming bitter and rind-like in the long-lingering aftertaste. Sharp notes of alcohol linger as well. I found it quite pleasing, but the hop-content could possibly be considered too overwhelming for delicate palates.(Pardon my overuse of blue collar adjectives and lack of rhyme nor alliteration.)

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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Draught during my Great Lakes region brew tour. Really cloudy gold pour with a white head. The scent is straight forward, fresh grapefruit with caramel and just a hint of chalk. A sip reveals a more subdued beer on the palate. It’s citrusy throughout with a hint of paper in the finish along with more bitter/biting acidity.


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