StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2009
650 ml bottle from Noblesquirrel. This is the purple wax brewers whim series bottle. Pours a gorgeous red-amber that is slight cloudy. The head is beige and fine with fair retention and little lacing. The aroma is big and bold with citrus hops, resiny pine and a bit of grass. The taste is biter-sweet with green hops, pine, caramel and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is full, smooth and malty. The finish is long with lingering biter-sweet caramel. Overall: I was really blown away by this brew, a very nice IPA--well done Flossmoor, and thanks for this gem Brian. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Fresh Purple Wax Bomber. Really nostril stinging bitter earthy grassy piney floral hops dried pine needles over some sweet sugary caramel and just a hint of the typical flossmoor tropical fruits. Pours almost clear dull brown a slight red tint and a very small frothy gray head. Flavor is more typical of the whim series than the aroma, this beer is more earthy though with a great robust toasty malty profile that really distinguishes it in the series, also significant;y less citrus. Sweeter than most earthy IPA’s whilst still being quite bitter. Great mouthful, softer larger carbonation with a slight sugary feel without being at all syrupy. The body of these beers is improving with each bottling as well as the overall balance. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Bomber. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is awesome with huge citrus and pine. Also strong aroma of hops and light caramel malts. Flavor has nice hop betterness with big citurs flavor with pine and caramel malt. Nice full mouthfeel and doesn’t finish too bitter. This brew is super fresh and delicious. It is a celebration bitches. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Deep red pour with off white head. Nose is all hops...pine and grapefruit. These flavors predominate along with a hint of cattiness, on top of the caramel/toffee malt base. These guys do so many great IPAs on a regular basis, that when they do one that’s just good it tends to disappoint me a bit. That being said, still very nicely brewed. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2009
On tap @ Flossmoor Station. Aroma of hops, caramel, cream, and some tropical fruit. Poured light brown/light amber in color with a small white head that diminished. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of hops, grass, herbs, earth, and resin. Light to medium body. Average texture. Soft to average carbonation. Earthy, hoppy, creamy finish.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2009
22oz bomber with purple wax courtesy of 2277jf poured into a tulip.
Pours super dark for an IPA - deep, clear amber with a small cream-colored head that lingered as a cap throughout and left spotty lacing.
The nose was mainly of floral piny hops with some citrus hints along with a noticeable malt profile, lots of roasted caramel malts. Though the nose isn’t overpoweringly hoppy, there is a slight astringency that lingers in the nose for a while.
The taste is hoppy up front but nothing too bitter with a huge caramel malt base that makes this one very balanced throughout. Like the aroma, the hops are more bitter in the end and leave a slight stinging bitterness in the finish. Well balanced taste.
The mouthfeel is on the fuller side of medium-bodied with decent carbonation and tons of hop juice that sticks to the palate between sips.
This is my first of the Flossmoor IPAs and I’m definitely impressed. I would love to try some more of this series. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2009
mug club tapping at brewpub. hazy reddish color, tiny off white bubbles, nice lacing. the aroma is piny hoppy, citrus hoppy. flavor follows aroma, perhaps with a trace of armpit. medium bodied, bitter finish. supremely bitter, which is a plus, but not very complex either. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2009
bottle. thanks bri. hazy copper pour with thin lasting head. earthy funk, citrus, big malty aroma. well balanced with good body. rich caramel, grassy earthy hops with light citrus. mild lasting bitterness. nice kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is very rich and resinous hops. Dank and sweet. Dark purple hued reddish brown with a big creamy off-white head that leaves gobs of lacing down the glass. Very full bodied with a chocolatey malt body that has a nice roast finish that picks up when the hoppy bitterness subsides. Hops flavor is dank and spicy.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Hazy amber. Moderate roasted caramel malts nicely balanced with grassy/citrus hops. A little oxidation. Bitter finish doesn’t make you cringe, but is pretty dominant. Drinkable and quite enjoyable. Thanks, Bri...you crazy bastard.