jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber with big, foamy beige head / Nose of dry hops, brown sugar, and grapefruit / Medium body, somewhat sweet and creamy, with potent hops balanced by enough malts, and with long, biting finish / Flavors of grapefruit, orange, cut pine, burnt sugar, violets, and oak / Outstanding stuff, and the touch of oak works. mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
22 oz bottle from Binny’s, Naperville.
Fresh hop, almost fruity flavor. Fantastic aroma and appearance. Whatever I received was incredibly fresh, and absolutely delicious. Although, I don’t find it tastes a whole lot like heavy handed ipa. paulwastaken (17) - - APR 15, 2011
Fantastic beer. Bought the over sized bottle from a local Costco. Extremely smooth and great taste. bhiner41 (194) - Darien, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Drinking the centennial version. Heavy pine finish. Great head. Excellent sweet IPA. They have the Chinook and Cascade on tap as well. bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy reddish/mahogany color with a sticky white head. Aroma is dominated by pine and grapefruit notes with of caramel underneath it. Taste is dominated by hop bitternesss but balanced nicely but not completely by caramel malt. Finishes very short but sweet, literally.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 11, 2010
Outstanding IPA,. Pours a dark hazy orange, great head. Aroma is hop tones but lightly subdued. A familiar hop nose(cascade?) The taste is extremely well balanced between the obvous malt presence and the hop. Finish crisp and bitter!! 574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Happy full moon. Pours an awesome glowing bronze with a thick off-white head that leaves some sticky, intricate lace. Nose involves a big dose of pine resin, some orange and grapefruit citrus, some grassiness, marmalade, apricot and peach, floral notes, some light honey, biscuit, and toasted malt notes. Fairly sweet, lightly tart, and quite bitter. Medium toward full bodied, oily, fair carb, juicy, sticky, a touch soapy, with a lingering drying bitter and juicy citrus tart finish. Enjoying the balance, and the exuberant fresh hop notes. I’ve said juicy like three times now, but that’s what’s going on. Incredibly fresh tasting, very rewarding. This year’s version involves locally grown Illinois hops, and I’m pretty impressed with how it turned out. BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2009
I can smell the resin from the hops while pouring - what a potent aroma. Smells just like the Willamette hopka I made a few months ago. A clear ruddy brown with white head and gorgeous carbonation in my petrus chalice. A wonderfully sweet body with one of the best hop-malt balances I’ve experienced in an IIPA in well nigh a year. The finish intermingles sweet and bitter for several minutes all with a resin flavor that just seems to coat my mouth. mjmcend (209) - USA - FEB 6, 2010
Aroma is earthy notes of wood and hops. Flavor is some of the most savory hops,I have had the pleasure of tasting. It had a very light citrus taste and a bitter lemon like finish. The wood notes are subtle but present and make this something well worth the experience. bconger (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. Slightly cloudy amber pour with a medium off white head with good lacing. Aromas of pine and soy sauce. Sweet, slightly toasty malts with a complex and strong hop profile. This is...just great.