HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013 charule (2277) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Barrelhouse Flats. Poured dark clear reddish with white foam. Aromas of citrus and honey. Semi smooth bready hop taste. Interesting.
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep copper with a frothy off white head. Aroma of toffee, citrus hops, biscuity malts. Touches of floral and tropical fruit notes. Maybe a bit spiciness, surrounded by pepper and salty caramel notes. Flavor is salty and peppery, with bits of lemon, rye, and caramel. Whole wheat toast, lemon butter, pine, and grapefruit. Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Nice.
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Copper with modest, creamy beige head / Light nose of pine,dark caramel, grapefruit / Medium body, lively, some sweetness but mostly dry with some astringency with good bitterness / Simple flavors of pine, dark caramel, grapefruit / A solid, if not exciting, hoppy amber. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
ampler on tap at Haymarket Brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a deeper copper pour, decent haziness hits with deeper hues, copper orange glow on the edges and bottom. A frothy offwhite near tannish head atop dies to a filmy layer, laces ok. Sticks around ok. Aromas are gentle sweetness, a bit toasty, bready and biscuity malts meet a firm dry citrusy hop, grapefruit and florals intermix with dryness, a touch resiny, and a bit of tropical fruit jumping in. A bit more toasty, carmelized. Initial is a bit fruity, some peach and grapefruit, gentle tropical fruit, lemon and florals. A firm bitterness hits, moving into a more malt focused middle. A bit toasty, carmelized, and biscuity. Bready, the tropical fruit element is light but still continues into middle and backend. Some toastiness, fruit, a decent to middling hop presence. Lemon, grapefruit, some tropical fruit. Backend is still semi dry, some mellow to decent bitterness lingering on. A bit toasty, malty with some carmelized elements. Firm bitterness really finishes off, surprising over that malt bill. Dry and bitter, citrusy and floral, some mellow fruit clings, bit of toastiness. Not a style I usually enjoy but this one certainly delivers a well rounded and bitter slanted experience. cubs (10675) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Tap @ Haymarket with TheAlum. Pours a clear, burnt orange appearance with an off white head. Somewhat spicy, a bit herbal, caramel, a bit citrusy, fairly sweet aroma. Caramel, somewhat spicy rye, orange citrusy, herbal, a bit tangy flavor. Carbonation is a bit dull.
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
On tap at Haymarket. Pours a clear sap like amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has bitter citrus and light pine with a nice grain backbone. Flavor has a nice hop note with bitter citrus and a touch of grass and has a finish of earthy rye. crossovert (13413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Smell is super-fruity tropical coconutty. Flavor is similar with a more robust sweetness. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Smooth and bitter with some bread alongside pine and a bit of citrus. Medium body; fairly dry.