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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
n India Pale Ale with a earth and must character brewed in honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week in 2011.

6% ABV.

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2.9
jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle shared with jcwatts. Pours cloudy amber. White head. Nose of grapefruit, hops, caramel malt, sweet malt and pine. Taste falls flat of the nose. Mostly sweet and caramel malt. Some muted hops and a very quick dry bittering hop finish. Lightish body.

2
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 4, 2011
A: The beer pours an amber color with a small off-white head. S: Oh boy, this one smells buttery. Some sweet malt notes, but not a ton of substance. Lots of grass and straw with a weird grain husk aroma. Pretty damn watery, too. T: Watery is the best way to describe the flavor. Still a fairly noticeable amount of butter. There’s a moderate bitterness and some light malt notes, but almost no hop flavor. Just a bit of straw, grass, and grain husk. M: The body is light and watery with a medium to high carbonation. O: A very disappointing beer from a brewery I’ve grown to like a fair amount. Hopefully just an anomaly.

3
Ratman197 (15224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, orange zest and light pine. Palae was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscut, earthiness and light grapefruit with a crisp moderatly bitter finish.

3.4
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
A hazed amber ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, pleasant biscuit malt with floral hops, and black pepper notes, grassy and nice. In mouth, a smooth herbal hoppy malt with smooth bitterness, a bit thin. On tap at Mash Tun Festival, May 19 2011.

2.5
crossovert (13742) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2015
DRaft. Amber pour, super earthy characteristics here, but it just tastes like an amber ale.

3.4
bierkoning (13614) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle, 6.5% ABV. Amber color. Oily hops, grapefruit and melon in the aroma. Thinnish. Somewhat mellowed hop flavor with pineapple, lychee and grapefruit. Hint of peppermint coming up in the aftertaste.

3.9
j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle I took to Campground Brewdown 2015. Pours a hazed amber with a medium sized white head. Big citrus, malt. Medium-bodied, soft malt. Light bitterness, slow on the finish.

3.2
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
22oz bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is pine/bubble gum/resin, sweet medium malt-some caramel. Taste is pine hops, slightly sweet light/medium malt-some caramel. Light body and quick finish.

3
deyholla (12034) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a clear deep amber with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy grains and bread with a bit of backing light pine. Flavor starts with a good amount grass and earthy grains with a bit of resin coming out in the finish.

3.7
phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle from TheAlum- thanks, Adam! Pours a mostly clear amber color with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of tea, grapefruit citrus, earth, grass, herbs, and caramel malts. Seems like a variety of hops were used here and I’m not getting the unpleasant notes I sometimes get from English-style IPAs. Flavor of grassy, citrusy hops, tea leaves, and sweet and caramel malts. Light-medium bodied, with an earthy, citrusy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very nice. And I’m not let down that it isn’t a smoked beer; I remember The Onion article this is named after and appreciate the Chicago-centric joke. Keep up the good work!


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