AWISLguy (923) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Bottles and Cans. Batch #47. Pours an unclear pale orange with a white head leaving a lot of nice lacing. Aroma is total simcoe - sweet and citrusy - with a nice caramel backbone. Taste has bitter citrus, orange rinds and grapefruit, heavy resin and caramel. Medium bodied and sticky, and quite dry. Progressively more bitter through the glass. Finishes nicely in combination between bitter and sweet, leaning bitter. A nice effort!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Funky Buddha snifter. Batch # 28.
A: Pours a dark amber color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film and collar that leaves stick sheets of lace down the glass.
S: Floral hops with a sticky sweet grapefruit up front. There is a malty sweetness that sort of overpowers the hop profile a bit. A little earthy as well.
T: Pretty malty up front. Sweet and bready, with some grapefruit flesh and citrus notes. A little candied sugar with some floral hops in the background. Dirty Simcoe is present as well.
M: Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. Slightly drying on the finish with a hint of sweetness. Medium carbonation.
O: Drinks a little bit bigger than 7.7%. Pretty sweet, but still a nice. I get the Galaxy and Simcoe...Iím not that familiar with Falconerís flight besides On the Wings of Armageddon. This doesnít quite resemble that hop profile so I would say the Galaxy and Simcoe overshadow those hops. If you like a sticky sweet grapefruit type IPA that this is your jam.
Serving type: bottle
brewskis (121) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #49. Pours a sunset orange color with a finger length head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice ring of lacing. Lots of carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of grapefruit, passionfruit, lots of pine, a cat piss note, lemons, a sweet breadiness note too. Taste starts with lots of galaxy hop notes. Pine and passionfruit up front along with some grapefruit. Then the middle brings just a tiny bit of breadiness and sweetness to play along with the hop qualities. The finish gets more abrasive, as the resinous pine and cat piss qualities do come out from the simcoe, along with more passionfruit, grapefruit, grass, and lemon. Just a tiny bit more of a toasted breadiness and sweetness from the malt emerge on the finish. Bitterness lingers, but not in a bad way. Medium body with a sticky and oily mouthfeel. Very interesting combination of hops that go well with one another. This is a pretty solid IPA.
olr1984 (712) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz botle from capones. pours a hazy gold with a white frothy head. aroma is a bit citrus resin and grapfruit. taste is the same
kaser (1761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle from lakeview Liquors. Orange pour with sticky white head. Nice citrus orange aroma. Bitter and hoppy finish. Very floral and fruit flavor. Love it
Awktoberfest (199) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initial aroma pretty fair... But after that this takes a dive. Not much activity in the taste and just a not real pleasant bitterness at the end. Wanted alot more here but I'm sure these guys will only improve.
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BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle and served in my Bare Hands IPA snifter: Hazy golden hue with fading frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma and taste have a dank, oniony, catty and resiny overtones along with some pink grapefruit and blood orange. The grains seem to be 2-row and perhaps a touch of Munich. A bit of minerally and metallic notes as well. The mouth feel is aggressive and brash but has a band-aidy finish along with copper penny note. It is Solid enough but yet unremarkable in any way.
drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce from Binnyís River North. Malty and sticky on tongue. Galaxy, I get. Ambush of Simcoe, I donít get. Some citrus. Decent, but doesnít stand out.
whiskeyrocks (48) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a deep woody, cloudy color. It smells a little bit like alcohol. Has all the flavors you would expect from an IPA. The hoppy bitter, cirtusy flavor with an added malty creaminess. It doesnít have that long lingering aftertaste that some IPA carry. All in all not too bad. I have very high expectations for this brand new brewery out of the good ole Chicago, IL... Nice work boys.
pablo951 (372) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it out of a 22oz bomber, poured a hazy orange hue with a thin creamy head and light lacing and bitter hop malt aroma. It taste great with a bitter hop flavor.