PickleBucket (2) - Hanover park, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very unique fruity double IPA, surprisingly crisp. Unlike any other imperial ipa I’ve had.
hopscotch (9103) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and golden with a small, fleeting, fizzy, white head. The bouquet is super fruity – peach, mostly – and without nearly as much of the simcoe-induced, cat piss component I was expecting. Medium-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor is remarkably well-balanced and fruity. Bittersweet, featuring light, acrid and acidic notes. Finishes crisp and moderately bitter with an accidental burp of peachiness following my final sip. Bottle courtesy of the ever-generous ctipping!
olr1984 (1060) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours all clear copper with an off white head. Citris Brett and sliced pineapple taste very enjoyable.
Dfonorow (1414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle date 6/24/13. Pour is hazy yellow orange with a enormous gushing white head. Aroma is lemon zest, brett, orange, and wheat grain. Flavor is barnyard, brett, lemon, pineapple, and earth. Finish has more pale ale qualities.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-waxed bottle courtesy of a PUB’R operative. Pours turbid dark straw with fizzy off-white head. Nose was heavy resiny hops, some yeasty tartness, tropical fruit. The palate was complex and lively, with flavors of tangerine, pineapple, a big Simcoe hop bill, yeasty funk. My only beef was that it was a bit weird in the funkiness late, with the funky yeasty notes seeming to clash with the hops.
Marheb (2013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Une fabuleuse épopée d’ananas sur savon bretteux, très juteux, bonne amertume, corps bien aéré, buvabilité extatique.
HonkeyBra (3344) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazed orange with a small, off white head. Aroma is funky, catty, with pineapple and dusty basement aromas. Tropical fruit, mango, some wood and cherry aromas. Flavor is dry, bitter, with lots of funk and fruity hops. Mild sweetness from the fruity hops, but otherwise funky and bitter. Full bodied, average carbonation. Finishes bitter and funky.
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured cloudy golden with an off-white head. The aroma picked up meaty pineapple and bready notes with catty and orangey hop accents.. some funky Brett too. The flavor found orange meat, honey, and bready malts with peppery notes, orange zest, and funky Brett around.. finished spicy with lots more Brett. Heavier-bodied with lots of carbonation.. spicy and warm.. nice one.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gusher. Pours to a really hazy glowing golden body with a creamy starch white head. The aroma is Star fruit and passion fruit. The flavor is fruity. Lots of mango, pine, star fruit. Light hay. Easy drinking iipa.
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden pour fluffy white head bottle gusher. Almost a pilsy aroma slightly sweet lots of citrus pretty balanced. Avg palate. Flavor is lots of citrus and a ton of floral hops. Smaller than I’d expect for a double. Good not great
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beautiful wax job going on. Pours a hazy orange beer with a medium sized white head on top. Aroma has subtle touches of oak, apple, light Brett. Hops are faded out in the background unfortunately. Flavor is great mix between the two styles. Easy, light bitter flavors mixed with a subtle acidic touch. Even some sweet malt going on in the body. Aftertaste is nice and bitter, grassy and pine. Impressive and interesting, however, I’d expected more from these two great breweries.