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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A wet hop IPA (Chinook, Ahtanum) clocking in at around 8% abv.

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adrian910ss (2595) - Doylestown, PA, USA - NOV 5, 2009
22 oz bomber with olive green wax. Pours a murky gray golden honey with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is buttery with hints of bitter hops and citrus. Taste of bitter hops, citrus with a buttery flavor.

3.9
JaBier (8253) - 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.

3.9
rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
courtesy of nbutler pours a orange with a white head aroma hops perfume citrus flavor oily resiny hops citrus dank bitterness grass. good brew

3.9
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2009
22 oz bottle. Clear orange with a lacy white head. Nose is mandarin orange, peach, toffee and candied lemon peel. Delicate and delightful. Medium light with a sharp tingle. Taste is caramel, cantaloupe and orange peel. Pine and juniper kick in with a dry bitter finish. My new favorite Flossmoor IPA.

3.8
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

3.8
Cornfield (5569) - 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.

3.8
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Had a couple of glasses on tap at brewpub. Pours golden orange with white head. Aroma is loaded with fresh hops, heavy citrus and tropical fruits and a touch of pine. Flavor is fresh hops, citrus, tropical fruits, a smidge of pine and light malts. Finishes bitter but is very fresh tasting. Medium mouthfeel and appropriate carbonation. Pretty good wet hopped IPA. Glad I was able to try it fresh.

3.8
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2009
#1300 Bottle thanks to Rayboy. Clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is pungent citrus, pine and dry caramel, overall very pungent hop presence. Flavor is dry caramel upfront with citrus and some tropical hops, some deeper nutty, toasted malt as well. Medium to full, creamy body, very light carbonation. A fantastic wet hopped beer, everything I’m searching for in a wet hopped product, nice and resiny and fresh.

3.8
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle from Binny’s (nee Sam’s) Clybourn. IPA #100. Pours a sticky coppery brown with slick head. Nose is funky Chinook with a slice of sweet orange from the Ahtanum and some dust. On taste, pretty good. Big bitterness, distinct wet hops smoothness with the expected missing floral punch. Nice and crisp and big. Can’t complain one bit, though it’s not a huge standout. Still, pretty damn tasty.


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