MeadMe (1652) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2010
A: Pours cloudy orange with a thin head.
S: Boldly hopped. Nice aromas of fresh citrus, caramel, and toast.
T: Malty backbone. Hints of caramel and light brown sugar. The hops provide a very fresh orange juice type flavor. Waves of sweet pine can be picked up along with hints of bitterhops in the finish.
M: Medium in body, smooth, nicely balanced.
D: Very good, real tasty IPA. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2009
hazy orange/gold color, tny off white bubbles for a head, lacy. nose is citric hops, with perhaps a trace of pine. taste is creamy caramel, followed by citric bitterness. medium bodied, pine bitterness in finish, which grows and lingers quite nicely. a very enjoyable brew, but not as complex as the ingredient list might suggest. the 9.5% alcohol is completely hidden (i like a nice alcohol kick now and again), which means i should not be drinking much of this while out on the town, singing byrds songs. maybe i can fill a growler, drink it alone in my basement, wearing my bathrobe while blogging on the interwebs, ranting about the injustices of the world, while watching soap operas...but i digress. might be the alcohol. sampled on tap @ brewpub during mug club tapping. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Poured Orange. Nose is floral, sharp citrus and pine hops with big sweet caramel. Flavor is perfectly balanced flowery resiny sticky hop goodness. Loads of grapefruit, and pine, flowers. Loads of sweet toasty malted caramel. The best of the waxed Flossmoor IPAs i’ve had so far. BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2009
On tap at Flossmoor. Pours amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, grapefruit, caramel, and biscuity malt. Even has some hints of tropical fruit to it. Taste is very citrusy with a fair amount of grapefruit and even some tropical fruit as well. Lots of bitter hop flavors with pine, caramel, and a dry malt backbone. Lingering taste of bitter hops and grapefruit. Alcohol is well masked, but provides a slight burn on the linger. Much better than I was expecting. Enjoyable. MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2009
On tap at Flossmoor and served in a nonik. Hazy orange/amber pour with a one-finger thick head of light beige foam that lasted and produced some nice lacing. The aroma was freshly uberhopped. Tons of mango, peach, and grapefruit. Just a hint of caramel. The flavor was heavy on the hops, but not bracingly bitter. Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and pine. Crisp, bitter, and mostly dry. If you like your IPAs to pack a huge, hefty aroma, get this one while its fresh. Good stuff.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
22oz. bomber, with I guess kind of a dull pink wax. Another thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum! Pours a hazy golden with a moderate white head. Aroma leads with floral, followed by some pine, citrus, grapefruit rind and some earthy grass. Flavor has a nice sharp bitterness, with more floral, citrus and grapefruit rind, and tempered back with a hint of caramel malts. Sure doesn’t feel like a DIPA, as it’s highly drinkable and the alcohol is well hidden. Very tasty stuff, and my favorite IPA/DIPA from Flossmoor to date, thanks again Adam! HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Bottle courtesy of fishingnet. Poured a hazy golden orange color with a tall white head. Big hop presence in the nose imparting floral and citrus notes. Definitely caramel and pine in the aroma as well. Pretty full bodied with a smooth mouth feel and ample carbonation. Flavor is sweet caramel, pine, citrus, and some grass. Finishes dry with a good amount of hop bitterness. General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Waxed bomber obtained from Binny’s in the South Loop in Chicago. Poured a deep orange color with a half finger width white frothy head that stays around for a while and leaves great lacing on the glass. The aroma is very fresh... it consists of nice fresh hops, some sweet malt, and possibly some caramel malt. I would have rated the aroma higher but it seemed to disappear as the beer warmed... very unusual for an IPA. It had a strong aroma when it was first opened and then it went fairly bland. The taste is very good though. It has a great hop bitterness that sticks around for a while and some light citrus and pine. Overall a very good IPA... I will look forward to trying more from Flossmoor Station! 3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Gold with nice lasting white head, into imperial pint. Good lacing. Mouth and nose of big hoppy citrus. Great carbonation, though kind of heavy feeling. 9.6 ABV is only a benefit to the amount of this I could easily drink. The bitter hides it all. Pale biscuity malt. Grapefruit mid. Herbal earthy orange rind finish. Great DIPA after having some initial mixed feelings about the new brewmaster, though I had missed the Rye’m & Reason. Wish I would have drank more of this. 5 on palate for the perceived IBUs and hop presence.