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Rebel Kent The First

3 Sheeps Brewing Company

American Amber Ale

6.2/10 by scot have another Rebel Kent The First by 3 Sheeps Brewing Company

Pours slightly opaque but clear around the edges as the beer is dark. Off-white foam is a finger thick. Retention and lacing are minimal. Lots of malt on the nose. Caramel, toffee, toast, and bread. Not overwhelmingly sweet smelling though. Good balance between the malts. Floral initially becoming more fruity as it warms (yeast?). Taste is almost identical to the nose. Caramel, toffee and bread carry this beer. The fruitiness leans more towards the yeast than hops. No bitterness. Not...read more

Overall Rating: 6.2/10 by 1 dude have another Rebel Kent The First by 3 Sheeps Brewing Company 0%

 
 

First Kiss

3 Sheeps Brewing Company

American Imperial IPA

7.6/10 by scot have another First Kiss by 3 Sheeps Brewing Company

Pours clear. Foam is light tan to off-white about an inch thick. Frothy. Great retention that immediately creates frothy, thick and sticky lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and pine and citrus hops. Straight forward. Unfortunately deep wafts produce hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet throughout: caramel and toffee, possibly hints of darker sweet malts as well. Citrus, specifically grapefruit, and pine take over in the middle, cooperating to create a good, lingering bitterness. Medium to lig...read more

Overall Rating: 7.6/10 by 1 dude have another First Kiss by 3 Sheeps Brewing Company 100%

 
 

Really Cool Waterslides

3 Sheeps Brewing Company

American IPA

6.9/10 by scot have another Really Cool Waterslides by 3 Sheeps Brewing Company

Pours quite clear. Half inch of off-white foam coats. Retention, no, but there is a good amount of lacing throughout. Thin, jagged, sticky lines left behind with each sip. Aroma is citrus foremost. Bread. Light sweet malt. Muted overall. Taste is more malt forward with a late arriving, lingering bitterness. Citrus and faint floral hops mingle with caramel, toast and biscuit malts. Medium body with medium carbonation. Crisp. Dries out the palate over time. Overall the beer is above a...read more

Overall Rating: 6.9/10 by 1 dude have another Really Cool Waterslides by 3 Sheeps Brewing Company 100%

 
 

Wild Trail

Greenbrier Valley Brewing

American Pale Ale

6.7/10 by scot have another Wild Trail by Greenbrier Valley Brewing

Pours with a slight chill haze. Ample pure white foam covers. Good retention. Nary the lacing. Aroma brings subtle pine. Even lighter floral. Malt sweetness brings up the back end. Taste is somewhat mute. Not enough malt to give it much interest while the hops were stronger in the aroma. Light body with strong carbonation, creating a dry and crisp finish. A nice beer. Doesn't do anything extraordinary to the style. Light and crisp without any lingering bitterness. Enjoy!...read more

Overall Rating: 6.7/10 by 1 dude have another Wild Trail by Greenbrier Valley Brewing 100%

 
 

Alaskan Double Black IPA (Pilot Series)

Alaskan Brewing Company

American Black Ale

8.5/10 by scot have another Alaskan Double Black IPA (Pilot Series) by Alaskan Brewing Company

Pours opaque with hints of red on the edges. Huge tan foam has great staying power. Lacing is frequent, sticky and throughout. Aroma of pine and roast are strongest. Chocolate. Hints of citrus. The pine is the strongest, the roast just adds support without dominating. Toffee. Taste is roast, chocolate and a touch of sweetness. Pine hops pairs with roast and chalk to balance the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Chalky, possibly black malt, which dries the palate while the r...read more

Overall Rating: 8.5/10 by 1 dude have another Alaskan Double Black IPA (Pilot Series) by Alaskan Brewing Company 100%

 
 

Hazy Days

Willoughby Brewing Company

American Wheat Ale

9.5/10 by scot have another Hazy Days by Willoughby Brewing Company

Pours hazy, probably chill haze form the wheat. Nice white head that is a finger in height. Retention is below average. Lacing is sporadic and dotted. Aroma is pine, grapefruit and resin. It is all hops. Hard to pick up any malt. Taste is grapefruit hops up front, transitioning to resinous, dank hops that last throughout the rest of the experience. Wheat joins up late. Almost no bitterness or sweetness . Medium body, maybe. Carbonation carries the mouth feel as it spruced up. Not as ...read more

Overall Rating: 9.5/10 by 1 dude have another Hazy Days by Willoughby Brewing Company 100%

 
 

Hop Ryot

Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

American IPA

7.3/10 by scot have another Hop Ryot by Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Short Rating

Aroma: 7 (22%)

Taste: 7 (40%)

Look: 10 (10%)

Drinkability: 7 (28%)

Overall: 7.3

Overall Rating: 7.3/10 by 1 dude have another Hop Ryot by Jackie O's Pub & Brewery 100%

 
 

Trail Head

Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

American Pale Ale

7.4/10 by scot have another Trail Head by Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

Short Rating

Aroma: 8 (22%)

Taste: 7 (40%)

Look: 9 (10%)

Drinkability: 7 (28%)

Overall: 7.4

Overall Rating: 7.4/10 by 1 dude have another Trail Head by Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon 100%

 
 

Wild & Wonderful #1 - Imperial IPA

Greenbrier Valley Brewing

American Imperial IPA

5.4/10 by scot have another Wild & Wonderful #1 - Imperial IPA by Greenbrier Valley Brewing

Pours slightly cloudy. White foam covers but retention is ridiculously minimal. Lacing is quick to start and last throughout; sticky, clinging tightly. Aroma of light, very light sweetness. Hops have dropped as this beer seems to be old. Grass, mainly due to the age. Taste. Not much going on. Blah. Sweet malt up front. No bitterness. No hop aroma. Light body with minimal carbonation. Dry but not crisp. Let's start by saying this isn't a horrible beer, there is nothing that makes th...read more

Overall Rating: 5.4/10 by 1 dude have another Wild & Wonderful #1 - Imperial IPA by Greenbrier Valley Brewing 0%

 
 

Hellbender Black IPA

Bridge Brew Works

American Black Ale

7.3/10 by scot have another Hellbender Black IPA by Bridge Brew Works

Pours surprisingly, perfectly opaque: no light gets through. Nice tan foam with average retention. Lacing is sticky, widely distributed but thin in thickness. Aroma brings pine with the initial pour. The nose doesn't even have to be near the glass to pull pine out. Roast and caramel malt. The roast carries some weight. Taste brings on the roast malt. Not overpowering but definitely the driving force. Caramel but not sweet. Roast lingers into the end and finish, joined by pine. Slight b...read more

Overall Rating: 7.3/10 by 1 dude have another Hellbender Black IPA by Bridge Brew Works 100%

 
 

Belt & Suspenders

BuckleDown Brewing

American IPA

8.9/10 by scot have another Belt & Suspenders by BuckleDown Brewing

My second beer from BuckleDown in as many days in a conscience attempt to have more local Chicago beers. Build your own six-pack is coming in handy. Pours with a chill covered by an inch of off-white foam. Retention is solid. Lacing is sticky throughout. Aroma is full of citrus, orange and pine hops. Caramel, grain and light bread. Orange is the strongest of the hop aromas. Taste has a good backbone of malt. Caramel and bread coexist throughout. Good malt and hop balance. Orange and p...read more

Overall Rating: 8.9/10 by 1 dude have another Belt & Suspenders by BuckleDown Brewing 100%

 
 

Painted Turtle

BuckleDown Brewing

American Pale Ale

6.8/10 by scot have another Painted Turtle by BuckleDown Brewing

Short Rating

Aroma: 7 (22%)

Taste: 6 (40%)

Look: 9 (10%)

Drinkability: 7 (28%)

Overall: 6.8

Overall Rating: 6.8/10 by 1 dude have another Painted Turtle by BuckleDown Brewing 100%

 

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