chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On-tap at the pub... A totally clear light orange with a bright white head that forms a great ring. Light lacing, but the clarity of the body makes this look awesome... The aroma keeps this awesome start going, a perfect hop balance between the citra oranges and some pine from the simcoe; orange pine. Some added grapefruit just makes this even better... The awesome start is equally matched by the monumentally failure in taste, this is horrible. Tastes like licking a lawnmower bag, citra pine resin bomb, with alcohol, disgusting... Mouthfeel is as bad and hurts the taste even more, too much carbonation, way too bubbly.
A terrible taste, this needs to be avoided.
JSwaz (4) - Chicago, USA - FEB 23, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i am curious to know what they are pairing this beer w/@ longman & eagle. I was poured a perfect head that slowly began to dissipate with a lingering lacing. The hops shined through nearly perfectly while being complimented by the yeast strain used. One of the most delicious DIPAs I have tried. I regret not having any pork to accentuate the bitterness during my imbibing!
wedgie9 (2663) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 2/16/11 on draft at the Clybourn Brewpub. Pours clear orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to very smooth lace. The nose is fruity Belgian yeast with a good amount of citrus and tropical fruit hops along with light caramel malt. The flavor is caramel malt up front, moving to fruit that comes from both the malt and hops, and a lot of resin bitterness on the back. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter and fruity finish.
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draf at clybourn. Pours clear copper-golden with creamy white head. Nose has clementines, grapefruit, and pine with earthy and spicy Belgian yeast peaking through. Nice hoppy and yeasty aroma. Flavors are sweet caramel just balanced enough by fruity clementines and pine with big spicy yeast notes that act as a drying agent. Really clean and well made Belgian ipa.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2011 Draft at longman and eagle... Pours a predominantly hazy caramel orange hue, perhaps a touch lighter or darker - difficult to assess based o. The lighting. Crowned with a medium creamy white to just off-white head quickly receding to a thin wispy film... Citra hopped nose, not totally abound but adequate at least from the start. Belgian yeast comes into play and assimilated with the fruity-based nature of the citra. Citra and tropical fruit hops become more assertive after a little warming... Citrus and a lighter more subdued citra hop component, a least more so than I’ve tasted recently with less of a tropical fruit essence at its core. Somewhat sweeter through the middle with simcoe adding a piney bitterness quality to it. Fairly dry finish that makes it pretty drinkable. Not too heavy of a mouthfeel, borderlining on medium but just a tad bit short which ultimately adds to it’s drinkability. Belgian yeast seems to intermingle well with the hop profile, citra specifically... Citra seems to be the big thing lately, no complaints here.