miyauchi38 (1117) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2016 tmoreau (4743) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the annual CBS picnic, and self served to clear plastic with a fairly clear, orangy amber hue, a nice bubbles & cream head, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was interestingly herbal and spicy,(I immediately picked up on the juniper and sage) with some light grain and straw notes. The flavor was similar, maybe not as striking, adding a moderate bitterness that was lingering, earthy, and incorporated peppery, and dry characteristics. Light to medium bodied and well carbonated, I applaud the unique blend of herbs & spices, and couldn’t have picked a better venue to display the beer. I agree with a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer label.
香りと味はつ& BeerBunker (966) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours golden orange with a big, foamy beige head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of hops, grass, caramel, and spice. Taste is of grassy hops, with a caramel malt backbone. Has a slight underlying spiciness. Lingering taste of grassy hops. Mouthfeel is light and slightly soapy. Body is light, and very carbonated. The hops are sweet, and grassy. As it warms up, more spice comes through. It drinks easy, and it tastes pretty good. ChrisFields (99) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2015
Pours amber with decent head. Aroma is floral spices with vanilla and pine undertones. Taste brings out doughy malt and an almost zesty bitterness. Smooth dry finish. Better than I was expecting. arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pour on tap, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, hints of grass, herbal notes, touch of floral character into a bit of yeast, spice. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, some herbal and floral notes into hint of hoppy spice, finishing relatively dry, slightly bitter. Frank (4257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Even though this is spiced, it is not too far off a regular IPA or APA. This is a cloudy orange beer w/ a white, foamy head. Its smell is vaguely spice and herbal and just a touch fruity. Nothing really jumps at me here, it just comes off as generallly hoppy. This is slightly sweet and malty w/ firm earthy, resinous bitterness. 5 Rabbit always do a pretty good job of using spices w/o ending up w/ some stupid beer that nobody really wants to drink and this is no exception. It’s not exactly knocking my socks off but I give them points for subtlety.
csaso (2361) - Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle - good size foamy head, hazy dark copper color, good size tart tropical fruit like (not exactly sure how to describe it) hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone - pretty good overall and a little different (in a good way)
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Location: Draft at the Haymarket, 5/28/14
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Aroma: The aroma has plenty of spice, to go along with the grass hops, and bread
Appearance: It pours a darker copper color with an off-white head
Flavor: The taste is heavy spice, grass hop and bready malt notes as well
Palate: The body is medium, with a spicy tingly that take over the mouthfeel
Lots of spice here. Pretty nice beer though. I enjoyed drinking it. Would happily try this one again in the futurre.
From the bottle this pours a somewhat hazy amber body topped by a combination creamy/rocky eggshell head... a well sustained head at that. In the aroma, the hops are secondary to the spices and herbs, the blending giving a dry grassiness, pine, some floral, and a light dab of citrus. The malt, soft caramel, gives a good base on which to merge all the interesting tastes from the complex (but not heavy handed) mixture of spices, herbs, and hops that works in a peculiarly satisfying way. The finish is dry and spicy. This is a well developed and carefully brewed beer that will assuredly be repeated. Patrickctenchi (6808) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Slightly cloudy amber with a large, frothy, vanilla head.
Peppery, citrus aroma.
Flavour is a strange, creamy blend of herbs, spice, grass and citrics...
Different, but very tasty. GnarlyGnome (673) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle: pours a lot darker than I anticipated... A deep, almost coppery orange with a big, thick foamy light sand colored head. Aromas are mostly citrus but some grass and earhy spices too. The taste is a bit of a letdown, the hops lose out to the heavy malt flavors, and the spices don’t really go anywhere... Mediocre beer.