RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Pub brewed India Pale Ale that yields a higher gravity and slightly deeper hue than our perennial IPA, making it "mid way" between the IPA and Imperial IPA. Generous amounts of Amarillo hops were used and aged with oak and apple wood chips for distinctive character. Dispensed with Nitrogen and "slow poured" for a silky mouthfeel.

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3.7
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Good IPA. Not the greatest, but good. Nice color. Overall flavor is nice - not too hoppy, but balanced. Had both at Clybourn and in bottle. Draft is better.

3.6
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2007
cask @ GI.....rating from memory.....pours a slightly muddled orange brown with a moderate off-white head....aroma of earthly hops and lighlty malted.....flavors of earthy hops but very non-assertive and not in your face. nicely balanced with a lightly sweet caramel malt....very smooth overall.

4
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Cask conditioned at Clybourn and served in a MBA pint glass: Slightly hazy deep amber hue with a lovely creamy head and very good lace. The best part of the hand pull is the beer is the right temperature to drink right off the get go! The aroma is very grassy, leafy, and resiny with mild pineapple and apricot esters, biscuity and dusty vapours with a hint of band-aid. The taste starts with astringent bittering but more towards the English styled IPA that is balanced nicely with soft sweet malt. The finish is slightly mineral and lingering citric qualities. The mouth feel is extremely smooth and creamy with an almost chewy note.

On cask this is a wonderful brew. I wonder how much the difference is between the cask and regular tap versions. Get ya some, it just went on cask as of Saturday.

3.6
fiulijn (20370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
Draught at the brewpub, Wrigleyville location
Dark amber color; unfortunately served in a plastic cup because of the game. Some malt and hop aroma. Solid brew, with a powerful malt and caramel flavor, but not too sweet, and a strong bitterness, with a lot of hop oils; the final indeed is amost harsh! Good and bold.

3.3
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 On tap at Clybourn. I love this beer. Bitter without being overly bitter. Golden color with a tall head. Hoppy nose. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, and caramel. Smooth medium body. Caramels and fruit in the flavor. Lots of lemon, grapefruit, florals, and a doughy/toffee sweetness. Balanced well with a dose of bitterness. Dangerously drinkable. 3.8 Rerate on 12/28. This beer is really a shadow of my memory. Hops are muted. Full earthy flavors. Lacking the fresh fruit/floral punch. 3.3

3.4
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 26, 2007
On tap @ GI- Golden color, white head. Nose is spicy, grainy. Flavor is again grainy, slightly sharp, clean finish. Floral aroma, a little more citrus in the finish.

3.7
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Draft at Clybourne. The version I tried used Horizon hops, as listed on the beer list description. Pours rich amber with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel malts. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Rich caramel and toffee malt backbone complimented by a pleasant bitterness that gives notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Earthy finish. Nice beer! I had two.

3.9
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 29, 2007
Pours a golden amber with a medium creamy white lacing head. Aroma of nice floral citrus nose, lots of tropical fruits and a great hop bouqet. Flavor of citrus, pine, some grapefruit, cereal grains and a lingering bitterness. Well done IPA.

4
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Cask @ Clybourn brewpub, pours a cloudy golden with a thin head; good lacing. Strong floral aroma with light caramel, grapefruit and orange peel. Nice hoppy taste to follow the aroma. A very floral and aromatic IPA, recommended.

3.5
stevehousebeer (7) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2007 does not count
mmmmm well balanced hops and a looker as well. Im not usally a big IPA guy but the goose hit this one out of the park. Its woody with just enough malt to balance out the hops but still have that yummy bitterness you would expect from an IPA. I had it with a Chicken Pot Pie, good times.


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