DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 30, 2009
(11/21/08) Bottle at The Map Room in Chicago. Hazy amber color with almost no head. Big citric hops aroma with grapefruit, pomelo notes, a bit of lemon and some flowers. Bitter hoppy flavor with grapefruit, some tropical fruits, light piney notes and some malty honey-ish tones. Rounded mouthfeel. A great IPA. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Finally I got a hold of an IPA from Flossmoor...finally! 22oz, olive waxed bottle. Poured a cloudy medium orange/deeper golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, earhty and piney. Tastes of earthiness, pine and caramel. Not really bitter with a light to medium sweetness. Some lacing left on the glass. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2009
Date: October 16, 2008
Appearance: muddy orange, fine white head, lots of sudsy lace
Aroma: big hop aroma on sweet crystal malt base, touch of fruityness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big hop flavor, lots of hop bitterness is restrained by a touch of crystal sweetness, touch of citrus, lasting bitter finish
Overall: hop flavor is great but a bit over the top on bitterness for me
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
Expressive orangey, piney and sandy hoppiness flourishes over the polite malt cookies, culminating in an eternal resinous bitterness for a chewy and potent India Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the hazy orange.
-The mouthfeel on this one is muscular yet friendly. With the intensity and light alcohol felt, this almost drinks like a hopped-up Barley Wine.
-The flavor profile is not really balanced, but I donít think thatís the point!
-The malts do add some toastiness, which works well with the hop profile.
Thanks to notalush. Deep orange beer with a thin white head. Very cloudy. Aroma is really interesting. Soft and loaded with cologne and bright zesty characters. Lemon verbena, lemon grass and a touch of lime zest as well. Flavour is very soft and fruity with a great balance of soft sweet malt and bright citrusy hoppiness. It finishes with a nice fruitiness and a bright herbal flavour. Citrusy and grassy with a lingering cologne-like flavour. Soft bitterness. Really impressive IPA.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Poured draft at the brewpub. Poured a surprising slightly darker golden hazed hue with a nice white head that sticks around well enough and laces a decent amount. Aromas are very hoppy, pine dominant over citrus, but both definately there. Taste is well balanced, a very enjoyable assertive piney hoppiness with some citrus notes complimented well with a standout maltiness, crystal malts that exude caramel. Like everyone else, this brew struck me as a little creamy up front which did not detract, but enhanced it on the palate. Unique and different, but still strongly in line with top shelf IPAs. A symbol of the hardwork and innovation within the walls of Flossmoor Station. Cheers! Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
A cloudy golden elixir which managed to change my perception on Flossmoorís IPAs. This is a gloriously malty example, exquisitely extracted soft cereals, almost wheaty. Producing whisper of toastiness, fresh breadiness and this fulfillment impression. Despite the different base malts, this has this refreshment feeling idiosyncratic to crisp pils malt, but in a beefier, rounder way. Very smooth carbonation only enhances that beautiful texture. Like it were out of the cask, but this was a bomber bought at the brewery 3 months ago. Underneath, the hops are not at their freshest, but deploy floral grace and bright fruitiness. Soft and excellent.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
In short: A tasty with a solid body and a refreshing hop signature. One to enjoy in very large quantities.notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
How: Bottle 22oz. Purchased at the brewery by Rastacouere and consumed fresh. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Cloudy orange-blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Pleasant hoppy nose of fresh fruits, orange mainly. Solid but quiet malt backbone of toasted white bread and cookies. Refreshing hopping with orange pulps, juicy pine-tree and such. Medium bitterness and pleasant pine-tree dryness. Soft-medium carbonation. Not a lot of caramel or other tasty malt flavours but it does provide a good foundation for the refreshing hop signature which is the main attraction here. Gets extra points for high drinkability. I really liked it. Itís bad enough that I live walking distance from Dieu Du Ciel (one of the best brewpub in North-America). Itís a good thing Iím not also walking distance from the excellent Flossmoor. That would means I have miles-long legs and Iíd hate to be a freak.
Thanks to valpoaj for this bomber - turbid orange beer, with and sticky, soapy lacing - very tangy citrus aroma, with an almost wheaty character to it - kind of a lemony tang to the flavor, which compliments the strong, citrusy hops - the sweetness is on the high side for the style, but given its slightly higher adv, it’s forgivable - plus it seems to work with the fruity character - another nice one from flossmoor. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Had this fresh at my home brewpub both from the tap and on cask. Ya know, I’m startiung to get sick of making comments like this, but brewers Matt and Andrew have really assumed ownership of the IPA style. They don’t merely "Hop Bomb!" you, but add a degree of balance and a blending of hop and malt truly that satisfy this Hop-Head. This baby is slightly hazed and amber of body with a sustained head... both versions. The aroma has plenty of citrus hops - grapefruit and lemon zest, mainly - and a solid caramel sweet base supporting it. The flavor tips towards the hops (Yeah!) and has the addition of pine and a quiet earthiness. Nice dry & bitter finish. Another winner here.
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