msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2010 Rating # 666. Was going to rate Wooden Hell for the rating but did not feel up to a whole bomber by myself so decided to give this one a shot instead. Had my brother pick me up a growler of this the other day. Pours lightly hazed golden orange with one finger white head. Aroma is loaded with citrus. Specifically grapefruit with peaches, floral hops, sweet caramel and some pine. Flavor is hoppy with grapefruit, tropical fruit, sweet malt and caramel with some light pine. Finishes bitter and a little dry. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. Glad I got to try this one fresh and not from a bomber. Really good IIPA. Congrats Bryan on a truely solid brew. 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. 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. 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! GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Big thanks to Adam for another Flossmoor brew, 22oz pink-waxed bomber, poured into a tulip.
Pours a hazy orangish amber with a big fluffy white head that sticks generously to the glass on the way down and leaves a rocky cap that lasts for a while.
Big juicy citrus up front in the nose with oranges and especially grapefruit coming out aggressively. There is enough malty sweetness to be noticed but doesn’t get in the way of the big hop profile.
The taste is aggressively hopped but seems to be sweeter than the aroma would indicate with the oranges and pineapple being more prevalent than the grapefruit. The malt backbone is stronger as well and the finish is more floral in nature, slightly dry, but not overpoweringly bitter.
The mouthfeel is on the fuller side of things and exceptionally smooth, going down so easy despite the ABV and full body. The carbonation is fairly soft and leads to a creamy mouthfeel, especially for the style.
This is an excellent beer and one of the better Flossmoor IPAs I’ve had. The drinkability is fantastic for a DIPA and I wish I had a few more of these.
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Big thanks to fishingnet for sharing yet another tasty Flossmoor brew. Pours clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma is nearly pure yum with grassy hops heading to pine as well as much lesser amounts of wood and earthiness. The taste is chewy hops and some malts. I get pine mixing with a touch of grapefruit and then modest earthiness and crystal malts. Darn nice balance and interest achieved while maintaining a rock solid hop presence. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Pint glass poured on tap at the Mug Club Tapping (Flossmoor, IL). A new Imperial.. Excitement abound and regulars sitting patiently. Pours a fiery amber, well hazed with decent white filmy head that laces fairly well, stays at thick level. Aromas are good grapefruit rind and juice, a touch of caramel, florals, faint resiny pine but largely a citrus forward aroma. Initial is bitter up front on the palate, orange and grapefruit are the dominant citrus, light biscuit and caramel balance but let a good hoppiness take the show. A bit of a cereal feel and piney resin with a touch of dank and pretty potent bitterness round out the body, finish is clean malt wise, faint sweetness taking out by a good bitterness in the finish and as it goes down. Hoppy aftertaste as the bitterness sticks in the throat. Man, been awhile. For being bigger, this certainly is a clean IPA, fresh and without a lot of sweet cloying caramel holding it down. The hops really take over, but aren’t harsh or astringent, emphasizing the citrus, pine, and touch of dankness. Pine really comes in stronger further in. Well done, boys! riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle from BeerBunker. Thanks man! Aroma is rather complex. Notes of peach, grapefruit, orange, pine, and floral hops. Some earth, toast, and dough as well. Pours hazy amber, great foamy head, good lace. Peach, dough, toast. Earthy hop notes follow as well as some orange, and citrus skin bitterness. A touch of alcohol, but this is a nice complex and rather drinkable iipa. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle from In Fine Spirits. Pours a hazy gold with a foamy head. Nose is instantly Amarillo, then the other hops come through with piney apricot notes and distinct C-hop notes. Taste is some what earthy, very deep bitterness that is super smooth. Mild malt backbone as well. Pretty damn tasty stuff, really... adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - NOV 7, 2009
22 oz bomber. Pours a murky brown caramel with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, hops and pine. Taste of grapefruit, bitter hops and light pine. Very nice.