DrnkMcDermott (2776) - 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 it’s piercing my lips.
thornecb (4288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Yeast and bubblegum aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and yeast upfront turning to mild grapefruit in the lasting finish.
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice Amber pour. Has a sweet aroma of grapefruit. It has a complex flavor, that starts off a bit sweet. We get a complex grapefruit, bread, floral, and other citrus flavors. It has a solid spicy finish, with a lot of hops.
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.caramel, bread, hay,
AWISLguy (1143) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Jim’s in Mundelein. Pours orangey with a bit of a foamy white head leaving a lot of lacing - lively carbonation. Aroma has pine and citrus, and some spicy/tangy yeast, with maybe some caramel. Taste is of spicy pine, tangy spices from the yeast, bitter grapefruit. More tangy down through the glass. Medium bodied. Finishes tangy spicy with some length. A solid example of a belgian IPA. More belgian-y further down.
jlruthven (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at SO taproom. Soft orange pour, fluffy white head and lacing. Big, beautiful hop nose: citrus, candied grapefruit and orange, light caramel, touch of Belgian yeast influence. Full mouthfeel, touch of tropical fruit. Could be a little drier, but a winner overall.
Bluehentom (6) - - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good golden color, nice taste with no bitter aftertaste. Would strongly recommend.
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jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange gold. White head. Nose and taste of oily perfume, pineapple, grainy malt, tangerine pith, white and palm sugar and orange candy. Medium body.
HonkeyBra (3235) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a copper orange with a smooth white head on top. Aroma of belgian esters, banana, clove, floral hop notes and citrus peel. Flavor is bitter with mild sweet belgian yeast and citrus fruit notes. Some tropical fruit, some citrus peel. Overall, a pleasant amount of bitterness. This is medium bodied with a slick texture, lively carbonation. Finishes long and bitter.
kaser (2483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at barrelhouse flats in Chicago. Orange pour with fluffy white head. Pine and musty aroma. Floral and citrus flavors. Perfect hop bitter and fruity balance. My wheelhouse IPA
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....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..
Thorpe429 (5012) - , 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.