RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
2008: Just like last time, except a little easier drinking. A beautiful marriage between a hoppy American IPA and a belgian ale. And made with organic malt of course.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
22oz bottle, left in pantanaps fridge for probably too long but hey it tasted good, perhaps better than before? we couldnt say since we hadnt had it when it was first released back in Sept 08. pours hazy gold with white head. nose of melon, yeasty, and spices. flavors has melon, yeast, grapefruit, and spices. med body, lively carbonation, pretty easy drinking and tasty. seemed more like a belgian single than an ipa but this did spend 6mn in the fridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2009 22oz bottle....pours a mostly transparent orange brown with a thin head that does not leave much of a trace.... aroma of sweet pineapple and citrus fruit hops and a belgian influence to it....flavors lended itself to the sweeter side with emphasis on the citrus hops. medium carbonation and a pretty drinkable beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Hoppy Little O
Date: November 01, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, nice citrus, fruity sweetness, light bitterness, light finishing bitterness

Name: Hoppy Little O
Date: November 10, 2008
Mode: bottle
Aroma: same sweet and fruity crystal malt aroma with a light spicyness
Flavor: picking a nice peppery spicyness in the flavor that blends well with the hops, a yeast shot intensifies the phoenolic spicyness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a small, white head. Smell: Punchy citrus and bubble gum aroma with a distinct grilled fresh pineapple note. Taste: The flavor jumps straight to a mixture of fresh pineapple, bubble gum, and citrus fruits. Not too much apparent sweetness. Floral, citrusy hops with a moderate bitterness. Fruity fruity fruity lingering beyond the drying, bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: Hmm, well, it’s definitely different, but also quite tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2008
(10/14/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Flossmoor. Hazy gold color. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. Sweetish malty flavor at first with some fruitiness and yeasty spicy notes. Continues bitter and hoppy with citrus notes. Medium-bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
From a 22oz bottle - Pours a clear light orange with small quickly dissipating head. Below average carbonation. Smells sweet with a nice hop presence and yeasty notes. First sip is nice and smooth with citrusy hops meshing with the malts and Belgian yeasts. Very nice, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Thanks 17thfloor! Pours a hazy orange color with a nice big fluffy off white head. Aroma is very trpical fruit and sugary with some heavy bubble gum. A small bit of tartness is also aparent. Flavor has a mild sweetness to it mostly in the form of citrus and pineapple. Gets even more fruity in the finish but some peaches and even some hoppiness that gives it a bit of a kick. Medium body. Nice softness but it lacks much hops and any spiciness. Still very refreshing though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Tap at the brewpub. A Belgian/American hybrid, apparently. From a sampler this stuff was really light and easy drinking, but that all changed when I ordered a pint, which came across as very harsh. Some Belgian notes were apparent, mostly a lightly bready yeast, but this was mostly just a pale IPA. Hops are somewhat minor and the malt is sweet. Aroma is corny and vegetal and pretty unexciting. Beautiful pour, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
On tap at the brewpub: This poured a dull orange in color and had aromas of citrus, yeast, honey and herbs. In the mouth it was medium-bodied, rich and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2008
[Silver Wax Bomber] Pours a hazy orange with a dense white sudsy froth. Tropical fruit aroma, papaya, pineapple and bubblegum. Flavor follows, tropical fruits, papaya, pineapple and bubblegum. Light bitterness in the finish, some grapefruit. The least sugary of the whim series, however the most boring. 10% is well hidden, however too similar to Big Skys IPA, tropical and one dimensional in a dull way, no malt to back up the fruitiness. Nice body, medium mouthful with lots of fluffy carbonation, easy drinking. The least impressive of the series.

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