DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found my notes from June and decided to just rate this here. Although this is listed only as "Dry-hopped with Chinook" instead of Cascade, they server had no more information than that. Maybe itís the corporate Pale Ale with dry-hopping added. Either way, it pours quite cloudy, like the slightly dimmer cousin to a hefeweizen. Thin layer of foam announced its APA background. Overwhelming smell of Pacific area hops in case you doubted the claim. Lemon cream pie and a resiny pine branch, This was a cask pour, so itís a little warm and flat, which seems to tame its hoppiness. Slight note of alcohol. Malt is pretty laid back, to keep the hops centered, For the big hoppy nose it packs, itís quite an easy going drink.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rock Bottom...Pours a super dark gold, hints of copper, light tan head, really good retention and lacing...Aroma is light all around, has some nice light hops that have a very dusky earthiness quality to them. Its something new and refreshing...The taste is decent, brings some hops which is rare for a RB beer. Light grass and flowers.
Overall, pretty good, probably your best bet at RB.
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft, pours gold white head, nose floral, soap, mild caramel.
Fl is malty toffee, mild citrus notes. Bland and off putting at times.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at RBC. Pours a clear copper/amber with nice creamy head. Nose is light toasted grains, citrus hop notes. Very clean. On taste, initially quite pleasant with floral Cascade notes, mild citrus. A grainy husk note in the background. Turns quite astringent as I drink it, not sure what causes that in a 15 barrel setting, but the astringency is a big turn off for an otherwise solid beer. Damn.