crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely yeast dominant form my draft sample at haymarket, slight citus hops.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bangers and Lace. Pours a near clear orange gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of grapefruit and citrus witch a hint of pine bitterness. Flavor begins with more grapefruit but mellows to some bitter pine with a bit of citrus.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft @ the Haymarket in Illinois .. . big sweet yeastiness .. subtle hops and honey .. . pretty nice, different .. . . nobody puts in as much effort at anything as a smoker does trying to light a cigarette on a windy day..
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Haymarket in Chicago. Clear golden yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Citrus and perfume hops, some apple, and a nice clean finish. Excellent beer.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight pour on tap at the brewery (Naperville, IL). Pours a richer hazey golden amber hue, good haziness, and a frothy offwhite head that dies to a richer ring, laces well overall. Aromas are richer citrus, touches of dough, grapefruit, some bread, and florals. Gentle spice, mellow yeast. Bigger lemon and citrus as it warms. Simple but a hop dominant offering, some gentle dough and a kiss of apple. Initial is medium bodied, offering a firm hopping, bigger touches of dough and fruit, apple, kiss of pear, with grain, dough. Some sweetness invades, touches of yeast, mellow spice. Some dryness. Middle is gentle dough, bread, a kiss of dryness, hops and gentle spice. Backend offers some dryness, gentle earthy dryness, florals, a touch herbal. Mellow sweetness in the middle (as a sort of Imperial Belgian IPA would offer), more dry finish. Gentle spice, dryness. Pretty solid beer with lingering dry citrusy and earthy hops. Florals, some bitterness. Nice lingering head. A well done Imperial Belgian IPA, a kick of malt that preaches lighter more funf ruit presence, rich hop presence, but not a dominant bitter bomb. Tasty, albeit not my style of choice.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bavarian Lodge. Grassy with a bit of pepper. Nice wheat. Faint lemon and citrus.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at bangers SO invasion... Pours a mostly transparent brown cidery consistency and topped with a thin quickly reducing soapy white head... Belgian yeasty nose with mild citrus notes and tangerine presence. Adequate but that yeast seems to exist in a lot if these offerings... Flavors are more of the same but with an added earthy semi-bitter melon presence that adds an additional layer of complexity. Belgian yeast seems to be less abundant and those fruity notes amplified more which is nice. Medium bodied with semi-lively carbonation. Kind of enjoyed this one moreso from a flavor perspective.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed golden, slightly orange tinted body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has lots of Belgian yeast and pines. Banana esters, clove phenols, grapefruits, florals, and a lightly sweetened, somewhat bready malt backing. Flavor is similar. Bitter pines, florals, and Belgian yeast throughout. Some clove, banana, grapefruit, tangerine, a touch of vanilla, and a lightly sweetened, somewhat bready malt backing. A bit of a melon note towards the end before this finishes dry, fairly bitter, fruity, and somewhat estery before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a softer, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Iím not usually a huge Belgian IPA guy, but this was really nicely balanced and well done. Good one.
DrnkMcDermott (2716) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz. taster at S.O. Dark honey brown, with a thin but persistent layer of foam. Not overly hoppy on the nose. The candi sugar sweetness of a Belgian Dubel toughs it out against an enamel-burning hop bitterness. A slight orange syrup note in the middle, even as itís piercing my lips.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bad Apple. Pours clear golden with white head. Aromas of fresh citrus, grapefruit, and light malt. Flavors of grapefruit, citrusy hops, fresh bitter hops. This is a reall nice belgain style IPA.