madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
24th April 2010crossovert (13413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Slightly hazy amber beer, tiny white head. Piney - grapefruit hop nose. Light palate, a little soft and a little dry. Fresh fresh hops. Piney minty grapefruit with a drop of sweet lime. Actually not too bitter at all, just loads of lovely fresh hop fruits. Finishes semi soft and semi dry with a little aniseed. Lovely!
I think this is the beer I’m about to have, has purple wax.
It struggles to form a decent head but when it does it is a thin soapy looking head. The beer is a hazy coper/amber color with slight hints of orange.
It smells pretty good with a ton of citrusy hops and the smallest touch of pine. Very nice nose.
The flavor is a bit of a downer though, it is very nicely bitter but the hops aren’t flashy, just one dimensional, theres not any citrus, just a hint of piney bitterness left. As it warms th citrus flavors come out more and it gets better.
It is an okay IPA, but if Flossmoor were to pick a recipe to make standard this would not be the one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-01-2010 03:58:13 wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Tasted from 22oz bottle with purple wax purchased at Armanetti’s. Pours a beautiful amber orange color with a decent off-white head that has solid retention. Nose is a classic IPA aroma with tropical fruit and citrus hops, and a nice caramel and bread malt backbone. There is a hint of alcohol burn as well. The flavors are sweet with the tropical fruits and caramel malt up front, moving on to pineapple acidity and then onto the bitter hops finish. The body is medium plus with average carbonation and a super long nicely bitter finish. There is definitely some alcohol in this beer, as the burn in my chest lets me know. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
22oz bottle, purple wax. Pours a cloudy, amber-bronze colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is deeper, medium sweet caramel and crystal malts with a pleasant, sweet-orange hop backing. The hops are a nice mixture of grass, pine, and herbal spicing that may come from the rye. A touch of bread to the malts as well. Flavor is similar. Sweeter, deeper caramels and crystal with a light bread. Well balanced with a good amount of orange citrus hops. A light spice along with some grass and pines before this finishes sweet and dry with a moderate bitterness. Bigger malt profile with a bit of a toffee flavor towards the end as well. Lengthy aftertaste following a full body and soft, light carbonation. Overall, a quality IPA. The hops seem like they’ve died down a bit by now, but the malts are pleasant and fairly robust. Sweeter with a light spicing and enjoyable. Not bad. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Thanks to Adam for another Flossmoor bomber, purple wax.
After fighting the wax for a while, this one pours a hazy brownish amber that shows a much brighter orange when held up to light. There is a small bubbly beige head that recedes quickly to a soapy swirl and small collar, leaving legs of foam on the sides.
The aroma is clean and hoppy with oranges and pineapples. There is also a hefty sweet sugary malt presence.
The taste is also well balanced with the sweet caramel malts forming a very strong backbone with citrus hops up front, juicy citrus in nature. The finish is pleasantly bitter with a mixture of citrus and floral hops.
The mouthfeel is slick for an IPA with soft carbonation. Less bitter than I was expecting and much sweeter.
I think this is a very good DIPA that has lost a little of its hop bite but that suits me just fine. Lots of malty sweetness to balance the predominantly citrus hops. Very nice though certainly no hop bomb.
LilBeerDoctor (4032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. Pours a clear deep orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, caramel malt. Flavor of bitter hops initially with a sweet citrusy finish and some hop oils. Very tasty IPA, one of the better recent ones that I’ve had.
8/4/8/4/16 [4.0/5] Vir4030 (603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
I’m disappointed by this. After having the 1492 IPA, I expected much better. This beer pours a light amber with little head. It has a nice aroma, but the flavor is bitter hops and there’s nothing special to it. Definitely flat as well. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Clear flat light ambery color, strong aroma of hop resins and oils. Flavor is slightly sweet and slightly stings. Lots of hops in the back of the throat. Sampled at the "Guess who’s back..." tasting. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Sampled at the Guess Who’s Back tasting. Thanks Mmmckay! copper pour. citrus resinous nose. Decent flavor. Nicely done. MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Sampled at Guess Who’s Back Tasting .... I’m officially smashed. Rating at this point is bullshit. But I’ll give it the old college try. Really it’s damn pretty good.