ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAY 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy golden colour. Has some nice grapfruit in the nose and nice hoppy taste. I found this one very well balanced and better than the double diamond.
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at DOLA. Pours a hazy yellow white. Doughy malts with lemons and grapefruits. Lightly bitter flavors with creamy malts and citrus. Finishes dry. Simple but enjoyable.
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Brewpub pre DLD 09 ...amber ... thin white head ... sweet light hop ... light and fruity ... quite hoppy ... quite a lot of the pale ale hop and some pine.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rockfest 09... golden semi-transparent medium brown pour with a fluffy off-white head... crisp citrus hop aroma, very aromatic... crisp and lively hop flavors, very clean and drinkable.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at RB Chicago. Pours a cloudy gold, nose is very much C-hops and Amarillo. I get the characteristic soft rubber and mango/apricot of the amarillo and some resin. Taste is pretty good, not as harsh as other hoppy beers from RBC. Fresh fruity notes and again, Centennial resin. Smooth and dry finish. Easy drinking and very nice. Good on ya, Pete.
drewbeerme (3902) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at RB Chicago. pours hazy gold with white head. nose of pinneapple and grapefruit. flavor of citrus, pinnapple, a bit earthy dry finish. a nice very hop forward brew but the back bone is a bit watery and doesn’t hold up to the 71lbs of hops/barrel used. this is still the hoppiest brew in Chicago right now and tastes very good.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Day of the Living Ales 2009, GI Wrigleyville, Chicago: It poured a hazy gold body capped by a small white head. It had an aroma of yellow grapefruit, pine, flowers, and sweet grainy malt. Fairly well balanced in the flavor up front, but the bitterness surged near the end, finishing on a dry, bitter note. Nice.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask from DotLA. great, balanced, hoppy, bready. RB chicago always puts out great IPAs and this one is no exception.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy gold, light soapy off white head, no lace. aroma of grapefruit hops, touch of pine. flavor of grapefruit, caramel, hints of pine. medium body, bitter finish. quite enjoyable and refreshing. sampled @ day of the living ales 2009.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Day of the Living Ales. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Nice hoppy aroma, little citrus and floral. Great bitter flavor. I enjoyed it.