Kevin (2028) - Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mcallister (31) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
surprisingly hoppy aroma. reasonably balanced. great stuff again from chicago rock bottom.
Zeswaft (1336) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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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NachlamSie (2616) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.