pablo951 (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hd it on tap at Dry Hop Brewers in Chicago. Had a clear a,ber hue with a mango aroma and a hop mango taste.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of the sampler... Pours a deep reddish amber, somewhat transparent, and topped with a creamy white head... Aroma of dark fruit and caramel upfront immediately followed up by some citrus accents... Flavors are semi-sweet toffee and dark candied sugar with notes of citrus, mild pine, and dark fruits. Citrus hops continue to grow more after breathing. Bigger than medium bodied with expected carbonation.
kaser (2014) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on on draft at dry hop. Amber pour. White head. Good hoppy taste with citrus and floral notes. Well some beer. Want more
crossovert (6109) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not getting much belgian or red ale out of this. Just a monster double IPA, which I had a growler of it, his stuff is great. Remake this stuff!!!
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft flight on tap at the tap room (Naperville, IL). Pours a rich copper pour, darker middle with some haze shows some glow on the edges, copper and amber fire. A frothy offwhite head atop laces small, dies to a firm ring and sticks around alright. Aromas offer big rich fruity hop presence, Citra shows tropical fruit, grapefruit, and some lemon. Florals, big juicy fruit hops with some bread, grass, and faint carmelized element. Big juicy nose on this bad boy. Initial still shows a firm citrusy and tropical fruit hop presence, juicy with lemons, florals, and grass. The malt body shows a touch of girth but really doesn’t get too much in the fold until the middle. We get some cotton candy element, some sweeter malt playing into that big fruity hop presence there, a touch of spice, Belgian yeast, florals. Backend gets a bit more into the bitter realm again, hops sustain throughout but that bitter feel starts to turn again as we move back. Gentle spice, carmelized and bready malts are gentle but there. That distinct and powerful hop profile sticks till the end. Big hop profile, a touch sweet for a minute in the middle but it wins me back. Pretty fun one here.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jerry’s SO Event. Red-amber with good, foamy, beige head, strong legs / Bright, earthy nose of cut pine, weed, citrus, caramel / Medium body, soft carbonation, a touch thin, dry with some astringency, body fruit not quite there, and bitter finish, big alcohol well masked / Flavors of cut pine, weed, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, and a little, interesting manure kick / A lot of good building blocks, but the bitterness mostly overwhelms the rest.