anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2010
Draft @ Flossmoor Station, Flossmoor, IL. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Fruity hoppy grassy aroma with some hints of grapefruit. Fruity fresh grassy hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity hoppy bitter finish with grassy hints in the aftertaste. Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Dark green wax bottle from Binny’s. The beer pours a hazy amber-gold color with a medium fluffy light beige head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Piney hops aroma with some malty notes. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, earthy malt and fruit. The finish is earthy and herbal with a hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
amber pour. Hops all over the damn place. Citrus? Yes. Floral? Yes. Resinous? Yes. Hop huffer is hop heavy. Wow. hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle… October ’09 O-Town Throwdown… Hazed golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Musky, earthy aroma. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and nearly expired carbonation. Sweet up front; followed by alcohol and hop bitterness. Novocain-like, sweet-ish finish. Bottle provided by SoLan! JaBier (7806) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange/copper with a big off-white head. Piney hop nose with some orange and sweet malt. Orangy and piney hop flavor with a touch of malt before a bitter grapefruit finish. Very good stuff.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Draft tapping at the mug club event (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a lively amber, well hazed, a bit golden and glowing, with a big offwhite head that cakes well and sits atop and laces pretty well. Aromas are a good citrus melange, lemon and a good grapefruit, flowers, a faint pine, citrus is fairly dominant of lemon then grapefruit, a light caramel and pale malt base lurks beneath but the hops take over. Initial is fresh hoppy citrus elements of lemon and grapefruit, very smooth and a decent bitterness but more citrus, a touch of gumball, touch of pine, caramel and pale malts than are covered beneath, do their best to balance. Smooth, and easy down for an 8.2 percent beer. This is very tasty, a good display of citrusy and floral hops, without offensive bitterness, a bit of gumball and pine lie there as well. A very good fresh hop IPA. I don’t know how well this will do in the bottle, but I’m excited to get people some bottles kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small wispy beige head that retained as a thin film. Light lacing remained. The nose is pretty restrained for a wet hop beer, there seems to be more caramel malt than hops on display. There’s a bit of a metallic quality to the nose and some grassiness. Fairly light bitterness up front with some floral and herbal hoppiness. The malt dominates mid swallow and on the finish. Caramel and crystal malts leave a bit of a stale iced tea taste lingering around mixing with metallic hops. This is no where near as hop-forward as I would have expected. Medium bodied, a little sticky and clingy with fizzy soft carbonation. A bit of a let down. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bomber, olive drab green wax: Clean coppery hue with a rocky head and good lace. The aroma has notes grapefruit, blood orange, dank grassy and herbal vapours, some biscuit and caramel malts, hint of clove and mineral water. The taste is a bit of letdown after the nose, while there is an initial hit of citric hoppiness it fades far too quickly leaving behind an astringent aspirin note. A hint of pine resins and white pepper does appear on the aftertaste along with a bone dry ashy malt profile. The mouth feel is lively and moderately aggressive. All in all an okay IPA but left left me wanting more in the end. riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Nose is fresh and fruity. Grapefruit, floral notes, woody, earthy hops, some butter shows up. Murky orange, light foam on top, no lace. Lightly citrusy hops, juicy, woody, leafy flavors. Toasted malts and doughy bread. Some alcohol shows up too. Decent ipa, drinks well, but doesn’t have too many interesting qualities. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2009
I thoroughly tasted this to the tune of at least three glasses at a mug club tapping at the brewpub. It poured a hazy light amber with a tall frothy head and laced the glass(es) heavily. What got me about this ale was the total frshness of aroma and flavor. There was plenty of juicy citrus hops in the smell, both pink and yellow grapefruit, lemon zest, tart oranges, and a touch of pine. There was a sturdy enough caramelly malt backbone to sustain the onslaught of hop flavors. The bitterness wasn’t intense, but did develop somewhat as the night wore on. A dangerous brew, since the sturdy ABV didn’t show itself until the drinking was done. Many thanks to Bryan and Richard for another dandy of an IPA.