Dogbrick (11512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange color with a medium thin and foamy light beige head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of hops and citrus. Medium body with a subtle hops character with citrus and malt notes. The finish is mildly hoppy and short. Average overall.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft and Cask at RB Warrenville. Not entirely sure why this is so lowly rated. Pours an attractive copper with fine bubbled head. Nose is fresh citrusy hops, grapefruit and earthy malts. Nice and firm bitterness that is propped by soft malts. Some more citrusy notes in the taste. Not groundbreaking, but a good drinker. Nice.
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Rock Bottom, Warrenville, IL. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with some hins of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mug club served at Warrenville. A cloudy, dark orange hue with a foamy, white head and clingy lacing. Initially, the aroma presented some sweet fruit as apricot and peach, along with some citrus, malt, and candy. The flavor had an initial grainy note, carried a subdued version of the fruit notes and citrus from the aroma, and showed some light hop bitterness. Light bodied and refreshing. Since there was no IPAs on at the time, it was an okay hop fix.
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub, December 26, 2008. (If this belongs under the regular Peashooter listing, apologies - was also listed as "dry hopped" on the Rock Bottom board, so I took a gamble and added this as new). Cloudy, two-toned amber/red orange with no head. Citrisy, apricot and nectarine aroma. Served far too cold, but allowed to warm, grapefruity hops hit you along with white buttermild biscuits. Mildly bitter flavor, a touch cardboardy in the finish. Still, I quite enjoyed.
Earlier Rating: 12/31/2005 Total Score: 2.6
Golden with a small white head that is mostly diminishing. Grainy wheat and very mild grapefruit aroma. Mild hop bitterness, some apricot and wet grains. Rather forgettable for an APA.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. pours slight hazed golden with whtie head. aroma is citrusy and bit grassy. refreshing flavors of citrus, grassy, grapefruit. pretty tasty and under-rated. come on guys, is this that bad?
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft… DLD’08… Cloudy golden ale with a small, wispy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is too restrained to pull much of anything from it, regardless of the beer’s temperature or agitation. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Thin, uninspired and sweet. A touch of grapefruit provides “too gentle” bitterness. Thin, watery finish. Too delicate for an APA!
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not one of their better offerings. The hops are citrusy, but very mild...Mostly just a slightly sweet brew with a hint of bitterness. Drinkable but you would expect more hope forwardness in a pale.
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz draft at Brewery-An orangish amber body with a huge white head which eits an aroma of citrus, hops, and malt. Taste of hops initially then nothing and it finishes with a dryness and some malt. Not very impressed.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Tap) Pours a very light amber color, with decent lacing. Aroma of sweet hops and some light malts as well. Some citrus in the flavor, with notes of biscuit and sweet caramel malts. Could have used more a better body, and a little bit more in the way of hops. Otherwise, refreshing and unoffensive.