orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014 satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is earthy, buried grapefruit. substantial balance at work. appearance is limited legs, darkened gold pour. flavor is savory hops, earthy pine, low citrus. late bitterness tempered by returning big balance. mouthfeel is briefly sticky, rounder then the standard GI IPA.
Thanks to Thain709 aka Tristan for bringing this one to Ffej of July IX
timc100 (320) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2012
A - Pours amber orange with a nice pillow of two finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S - Lots of sweet caramel malt aromas up front, dominating all other flavors. You get some hints of muted grassy hops and some biscuity yeast but this one is mostly just malt.
T - Starts off with a huge blast of sugary sweet caramel malt that permeate all corners of this beer. As the sweetness begins to wane you can detect a bit of muted grassy hops and some biscuity yeast but just like the nose, this one is all about the sweet malt at this point. The finish is fairly sweet, lingering for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sticky sweet feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish.
O - I am glad I got to try this one but I think it was a bit past its prime. I could see what they were going for here and I think I would have enjoyed it had I had it from the source.
A beautiful, rich copper all around solid IPA. Sweet floral and grapefruit citrus hop character. Very refreshing - great summer IPA kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Clear and orange pour from the tap in wrigleyville. Pine and citrus flavor. Very smooth and easy drinking. Great beer
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Not terrific, but better than average. More sweet than bitter, citrus and sweet bread. Light amber color with white head a slightly watery mouthfeel and medium body. Tried with Dave at the Clybourn bar in Aug. 2012. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a nice copper color with a thin white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries a bit of citrus peel and light amber caramel malt. Flavor is somewhat bitter with some pine and citrus. Medium body. Good carbonation and fairly bitter. Pretty good.
deyholla (12289) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the Clyborn location. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a earthy pine note with a hint of light citrus and backing sweet grains. Flavor has a good amount of pine with light fruit and sweet grains. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Nice drinkable IPA here, peachy and citrusy, great body, excellent carbonation, didn’t know about the green tea thing? very approachable and full of flavor. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
draft, Pours auburn white head, Nose real fruity, mint, white grape. Flavors is
toasted malts, bubblegum, juicy fruit, tea, and mint. Didn’t do well
on cask however, seemed in a younger awkward stage bit phenolic, just
seem less pronounce notes, refreshing longer minty finish while the
draft had more hop flavor and bitterness, good stuff really JulienHuxley (5950) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
On cask at GI Wrigley pub. Aroma: Wonderful fruity hop profile (pineaples and mango) with caramel malts and maple. Appearance: Dark copper, completely clear, lasting white head for a cask. Taste: Citrus hops and caramel malts, a nice balance between bitter, sweet and tart. Palate: I usually dont like palate for cask but this is very good, not entirely flat, full without being heavy. Overall: Very good. dnstone (3544) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Copper in color with a soft white head. Light citrus aroma. Lighter bodied with an orangey-citrus hop note and brittish-ale-like maltiness.
Notes: On cask at Goose Island brewpub