jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Light orange with good, foamy, white head / Fruity, creamy nose of orange, pineapple, weed, pine, cream / Medium body, a hint watery, some astringency, with lots of bitterness on finish / Somewhat thin, very bitter flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, pine / The thin body and high astringency are a let down after the spectacular nose. A disappointing effort, but it happens, for this stellar new brewer. Cchhaannddaann (5) - - APR 30, 2013 does not count
Cloudy with an ester rich aroma. Fruity at first. Evolves into something without too much malt, which I love, but there's a thin hop finish which in this case could possibly have been improved by the addition of some extra malt. Not un-bitter, but not too gracious on the a.a. either.
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An above average IPA’S by my standards though it does pack a strong bite as advertised. I would not recommend to those who don’t like beers with an edge; the flavor has a pleasant citrus flavor though this particular beer does not fit my personal tastes overall, it’s worthy of consideration. LagerLoather (13) - Chicago - Downtown, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
Draft at Zest in Downers Grove, IL. Aroma of fruit - mangos, pinapple, grapefruit. Unfiltered hazy appearance. Taste of fruit especially grapefruit and pinapple. Overall I like this beer alot - great for the warm weather (if we ever see it).
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Enjoyed on tap at the Solemn Oath beer dinner at Wild Monk. Served in a snifter.
A: Pours a slightly hazy apricot color with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. It receded to a thin ring that left some splotchy lace down the glass.
S: Citrus fruit and big tropical fruit influences going on. Pineapple and mango mostly with a nice citrus zest as well. Very light sweetness from the malts hits you on the end, but it’s a hop bomb.
T: The taste is more of the same. Pineapple and mango with a small smidge of grapefruit. Slightly sweet cracker malts with a pithy bitterness on the finish.
M: Medium bodied with a nice medium carbonation level. Smooth with a clean finish.
O: The galaxy hops were a nice addition and added a wonderful tropical fruit aroma to the beer. I will definitely be having this again whenever I’m able to find it.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-27-2012
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Draught at the brewety. Medium dark slightly hazy orange with a creamy off-white head that thickly laces the glass. Very sweet honeydew like aroma and full sweet fruity citrusy body with a full bitter finish. DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 oz. draft at Solemn Oath. Big pomegranate and apricot nose. Hazy gold color, and the thickest head of the four samples poured for me. Taste is similarly solid with tropical fruit, pine & bitterness. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Draft. Cloudy amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, bread, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some mango. Medium body, some resin, light acidity. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is very fruity with lots of florals and tropical fruits, juicy citruses, a medium sweet caramel, and a slight breadiness. A nice pine to the hops as well. Flavor is fairly bitter with a good amount of citrus pines, tropical fruits, and a light breadiness to the medium sweet caramels. Finishes pretty dry and bitter with lots of fruits, but a nice smooth malt backing. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a very fresh and fruity IPA with a firm bitterness while staying balanced and easy drinking. Real nice. Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4oz draft at brewery 8/10/12-Pours a slightly hazy amberish golden with a small covering white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and more citrus. Taste of citrus, hops, and more citrus. This medium bodied brew is way citrusy but in a good way. Very tasty.