jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Darker gold with good, foamy, white head / Bright nose of citrus, soap, pine, and bubblegum / Medium body, nice balance of good fruit and biting hops, with bitter finish / Flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, soap, cut pine, and bubblegum / Outstanding.
Strykzone (5811) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at gabf. Not nearly as red as the pic. Simcoe jops are evident. That comlexity. Thistles works for me. Fruit and floral. Pretty nice.
TattooJack (324) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bomber, nice cloudy yellow orange with a few fingers of foam. Got the hops and the citrus and some bitter on the back end. The last time I was to Mundelein it was a strip mall community hiding very nice houses, guess they’re branching out.
radiomgb (2543) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from Binny’s in Chicago, Illinois. Cloudy orange in colour with a thin lasting white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of sweet grains, lots of malt, faint hops. The flavour is lightly bitter, moderate sweetness, light citrus hops, juicy, caramel malts. Finishes long with a building bitterness.
Nuffield (3899) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really not to my liking at all. Thick yellow color. The aroma has its moments with some baby powder like floral notes but then in the flavor there is simply too much malt--vegetable and grass. Murky flavors. Not enjoyable. Bottle in Chicago.
wlajwl (4781) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a complex mix of spices, citrus, bread/malts and pine. The flavor is fruit, citrus, malts, slight earthiness and a mix of bitter and slight heat in the finish.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden to amber in color. Tallest eggshell color head. Caramel and cereal scents along with orange zest, spruce and grass. Light sweet start. Light slightly zippy feel. Mild bitterness creeps and crescendos. Some citrus oils and pepper wander about. Warming in the stomach. Long linger of bitterness with some more orange oils.
seuinoz (160) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very hoppy taste. Pours a cloudy golden hue. Aroma has a citrus smell to it, possibly lemon or orange. No alcohol presences with this beer. A very well balanced IPA
mfhennig (160) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured cloudy orange with a huge, quickly fading off white head. A nice piney, citrus aroma. Not as hoppy as most IPA’s, but a bit more malt forward. A nice brew from a local Illinois brewer.
vandc01 (211) - North Branch, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle from Kaser - thanks!
Aroma - Orangy - some dankness...not too tropical
Appearance - hazy golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy head.
Taste - I feel like I’ve had this taste before...nothing unique about it.
Overall - good beer, not great. The ratings on this beer are accurate.
BeerBunker (954) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is of juicy hops, and that’s about it. Smells very soapy. Taste is of juicy bitter hops for about a second. When that second is up, there is nothing. Just a quick bitter hop taste. Very disappointing. Smells great, but nothing much after that.