thedm (5425) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a hazy light brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The crisp and clean mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish. The strong flavor contained notes of hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Another great IPA offering from Rock Bottom Chicago. Crowley and his crew do know how to pack in the hop flavor and aroma. Pure citrus, slightly resiny goodness on every sip and every sniff. Providing a nice baseline to the ruby red grapefruit and tangerine juiciness is a muddled but tasty blend of sliding sugars (sugar cane being the most recognizable to me). Those who like their IPAs harshly bitter best go elsewhere; this is a fruit bomb, and I love it.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at RBC. Pours a cloudy glowing orange with frothy offwhite head. Nose is pungent with resiny, slightly catty notes. Not much malt in the nose. On taste, not super bitter and pleasantly citrusy with huge resiny notes and some spice. Some of the biscuity notes of malt prop it up. This is easily my favorite IPA that Pete has done. Excellent.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a very cloudy light golden peach color with a rocky white head. Aroma is very citric, hop resiny with a pronounced grapefruit and pine character. Flavor is a very fresh and juicy burst of citrus and piney hop oils. Never gets overwhelmingly bitter as the citrus takes center stage and lingers through the finish. Nice creamy medium body and softer carbonation. Really fresh and zesty IPA
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid beer. Pours cloudy gold/peach color with a white head. Strong citrus aroma...a ton of grapefruit, orange. I’m glad someone pays for the Line Drive Light here, because this beer was not cheap to brew. Great flavor, grapefruit dominates. Damn fine IPA.
Tmoney99 (13062) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at RB Chicago.
Poured hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy and sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft citrus. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.
Very good brew that I would recommend to a freind.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at RB chicago. the beer pours murky peach colored with white head. nose is bursting with grapefruit, orange citrus, and pine while it all continues in the flavor just a behemoth loaded with grapefruit notes and piney finish. Pete continues to impress with being extremely heavy with his hop usage in his IPAs. good work!