arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2011shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 12 oz pour at the brewpub. Sticky and dense lacing over the amber, almost-clear beer gives a Belgian impression. Juicy, but not overpoweringly citric, and somewhat oily in texture, the dry finish settles into black peppercorn bitterness and tingly, lingering carbonation, with a touch of candy sweetness right on the tip of the tongue and orange peel everywhere else. Slightly boozy, spicy throughout, this is nicely complex -- a good sipping, stand-alone beer. Warms the stomach. What I find interesting overall is that the fruity, juicy canvas is there the whole time, but the beer never gives me an impression of any particular fruit, unless itís maybe the citric bitterness of grapefruit; most of my thoughts go to its spiciness and dryness. Smell is vegetal and faintly lactic, with some funky sweatiness covered by a weak floral perfume, like a ballerina after a shower.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
7/21/2011: Haymarket A.R. Double IPA... Aroma: Toasty toffe malt and red grapefruit tempered by tangerine citrus. Appearance: Transparent amber color; creamy beige head. Flavor: Very much like the aroma. Palate: Medium body; good mouthfeel. Overall: Yum!
Draught (8.0% ABV) at Haymarket in Chicago, IL. Rating #9 for this beer.
[Tap] Sampler at the brewpub. Pours a bright orange/amber color. Tropical fruits, peach and resinous pine come out distinctly in the aroma. Citrus, pine cone, spice notes, thick biting hops and caramel in the taste. Thick and oily mouthfeel is a tad sweet in the finish. Well balanced. Nice and easy to drink. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Haymarket a.r. Double ipa. 4oz pur at hm... Pours a transparent orange cidery pour with a creamy frothy white head... Aroma of an upfront maltiness with a sparse backing citrus backbone...Flavors favor a sweeter crystal caramel malt profile upfront with a lift citrusy rind pithy finish towards the backend. A little bit spicy towards the finish as well. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness. Ok.
SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
tap. notes of juicy floral hops. touch of grassy earthy resin. toasted nutty caramel malt backing. moderate-heavy bitterness. nice balance. enjoyed. pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2011
A lot of burnt caramel flavors along with orange and pine. Finishes crisp and a bit smooth
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Draft at Haymarket, pours clear deep gold with white head. Aroma has a rather mild woody pine and citrus. Flavor has a nice woody character, citrus, grapefruit, and spruce. Really clean, bitter, and refreshing. Itís not really a mammoth iipa but more of a 1.5x ipa. Really tasty beer! I think we can officially say Pete is finding his groove here. Thanks! NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a golden amber, light hop haze with a sticky white head. The nose is pretty bright with a tangerine and peach note. Also is quite sweet aromatically with caramel and crisp malt. Tons of hop flavor persists through with a strong bitterness. Finish is quite dry. Pretty good overall. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice darker gold amber pour, healthy haze, with some gentle carbonation, frothy whitish head that doies to a film and laces very well overall. Glowing sunfire. Aromas are a nice mix of bitter florals, grass, and deeper grapefruit. Not as fruity, with some sweeter Amarillo, oranges, gumballs. Touches of maltiness. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch fuller with a decent hop blend up front. Moderate bitterness with florals, grass, some fruity essence. Bread, pale malts, sweeter toffee. Oranges, grapefruit, and gumballs start to assert themselves. Backend cleans up, getting more dry than I anticipated with a bigger sweet malt blend. Hop content grows as the backend gets more bitter, stronger dry florals, soap, and grass mix with a decent fruity hop kick of lemons and grapefruit. A little vague in the hop department, a solid bitterness grows on the backend that makes you remember. Still, seems to be lacking a whole bunch of lively flavors. Ok. I prefer a couple of the other Double/Imperial IPAs and enjoyed regular Rebellion in this sitting. Itís fresh but lacks oomph, and isnít the point of the style to showcase the hops?