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Panama Limited Red Ale - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Panama Limited Red AlePanama Limited Red Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-28-2002)
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IchabodcraneIpa

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this served in a pint glass at the station itself

The color of this one was a deep reddish brown that was brilliantly clear with a little half inch head of white foam.

The smell was some hops to the nose with a bit of malts and other spices added.

The taste of this one was surprisingly piney hopped at first, then it changed to a perfect blend of malts and spices with a clean finish.

The mouthfeel was a very nice relatively light clean ale feel with a thin bubbly carbonation factor.

I could drink this one all day it was on special today and I found it to be rather enjoyable especially with a burger from the brewpub.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2011 00:09:54 | More by IchabodcraneIpa
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bruachan

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

not sure why this beer makes a reference to Central America. it pours a very attractive and deep ruby red and starts off with a decent head. this eventually waned, though never fully set sail

aroma hops are (with limited confidence) smelling of...nevermind...not gonna waste my breath guessing. i haven't brewed in ages so my hop detector is way out of calibration. clean american hop smells, featuring (besides citrus--thoroughly grapefruity) plenty of juniper and coolness, with a touch of a perfumy element. malt sweetness is apparent--a touch of bready.

very grassy, woody and herbal hop flavor dance with robustenough caramel and biscuit malt contributions. the hop has a cooling effect and is somewhat minty. fruity elements shine through: dark cherry, currant,

mouthfeel carries the hops well, delivering the requisite malt to keep everything in balance

this is a damn tasty beer. totally hoppy but pulls off a decent balancing act with malt contributions.

Serving type: growler

01-26-2010 04:03:09 | More by bruachan
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mynie

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't know if it's just a lazy reference, or if a beer's name and color do something to my brain that makes me interpret their flavors differently, but I've always thought a good red ale has a pleasantly rusty taste to it. Sometimes the malt is too sweet and you don't get the redness. Sometimes there are too much hops.

The best reds, the rare ones, are the ones that let the rustiness come out against a firm hop profile and then get a tiny bit sweet at the end.

And, lookee here, this is one of those rare ones.

Regular pour. Dark red with a nice head.

Smells and tastes like I said: kinda like a medium-hopped APA only with an amped up, earthy malt flavor that's a cross between fresh potting soil, rust, and sugar cookies. Wonderful blend, it's still beery and hoppy, but it's also still a red ale.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2009 15:48:40 | More by mynie
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler obtained via Growling at the Moon from jaustin72403. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" frothy beige head over the cloudy reddish amber brew. Dense head lasts and lasts, with plenty of sticky lasting lace. Aroma is malty with prodigious amounts of fresh green hops. Taste is grain husks upfront, with nicely balancing hop character for the rest of the experience. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and this is W-A-Y drinkable. Would session if I could.

Serving type: growler

01-25-2008 23:17:49 | More by ppoitras
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gpcollen1

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Week old growler thanks to a trade with jaustin72403 - thanks.

Pours a deep coppery red into my imperial pint. A firm pour yields a one inch head that quickly dies right down. Aromas are of deep roasty bready malt with nary a hint of sweetness but a whisper of it here and there. A bit of hops sticks around your nostrils.

The taste on this is nice as it starts out with a big fizz of carbonation on the tip of my tongue. Thick and rich with roastiness and hops as the combine together in harmony. Hops like to longer for a while and lay a nice layer on the back of the mouth encouraging another sip.

This is pretty nice and drinkable and I am glad I have the growler to myself. Very highly recommended and many thanks to jaustin72403.

Serving type: growler

05-05-2007 00:26:33 | More by gpcollen1
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Flossmoor.

A- Pours a dark amber/copper color. Nice 1 1/2 finger off white head makes for a good topper on a beer. Took a minute before head dies down leaving alright looking lacing clinging to the glass.

S- I smell what I shouldn't smell with this style first floral hops. I am not to argue with this because this is how I prefer my ambers to start off like. Some mix of light spices in this upfront as well with a nice caramel malty backbone that I think is balancing this nose in the beer out perfect.

T- This has a wonderful slight hop taste upfront (more citrus than floral) with a crisp malt sweetness to it (caramel mostly). The ending has a light crisp hop bitterness to it that is welcoming in a good way. The more I drink this the more to me the hops pop out and the malts stay in the foreground but still manage to balance this beer out.

M- Nice crisp lighter moutfeel to this. The carbonation was a little lacking in my beer but I didn't really mind to be honest. This is a wonderful beer that slides around the palate perfectly. A nice bitter hop resin is left on your tounge but it's so light you could almost miss it with the malts that do the same.

D- A wonderful amber that I was suprised about. This beer is very good which is another reason why I ordered another one after I finished this one!

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2009 04:05:59 | More by alleykatking
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Bigelos Bistro in a pint glass. Comes out a deep red color, clear, with a little brown tint. Two-finger head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a little ringed lacing and a small creamy cap on top.

Nice aroma of slightly citrusy hops with a hint of pine oil. A touch of caramel malt and a note of spiciness.

Nice flavor mix. Reminds me of a rye IPA. Plenty of piney hop bitterness, and some spicy rye-like flavors blending in as well. Enough caramel malt to achieve a nice balance.

Medium consistency in the mouthfeel with some hop oil traits. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Recommended for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2011 23:01:25 | More by FanofHefe
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emerge077

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fresh growler from the brewpub, consumed within 24 hrs.

Looks like a 1/2 gallon jug of reddish maple syrup in the sunlight. It pours a deep orange jewel tone, with a slight unfiltered haze. Spotty lace, but not a ton of foam. Some lazy streams of carbonation, but not alot. It resembles a pint of real ale.

Mild fruity/citrus hop aroma, light but strong enough to be distinctive. It's hard to pinpoint the type of fruit it is, but it's very pleasant.

Juicy hops reappear in the taste. A light biscuity malt runs underneath the fruity hop character. Lower carbonation gives it a supple "cask ale" feel, although there are a few bubbles. The hops aren't excessive, which made this very approachable. Brewer's notes mention that nine malts and four hop varieties go into this one.

This is the epitome of a session beer, which is why a growler seemed necessary. Next time i'll get two, one for me and one to share...it's that good.

Serving type: growler

10-22-2007 00:41:24 | More by emerge077
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

11-30-2011 02:15:23 | More by brandoman63
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kodt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-19-2013 21:20:46 | More by kodt
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cretemixer

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark amber brew. Nice creamy off-white head that lasts longer than most. Great hoppy aroma that doesn't bury the maltiness or caramel undertones. Really nice hoppy flavor, hopheads won't be dissappointed, but very nice balance. Really smooth & flavorful. Great lace left on the glass. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2002 06:35:37 | More by cretemixer
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: This beer was expertly poured by our very friendly bartender at Flossmoor Station this past Sunday afternoon. It was a deep, brownish-red with a very thin head and just a touch of haziness.

SMELL: The nose was of a medium intensity and aromas of rye and floral hops came through. Exactly what I would expect a Red Ale to smell like.

TASTE: A big, biting rye flavor hits the palate up front which creates a pleasantly bitter base that gets washed away by a slightly sweet honey finish. The aftertaste, however, is more on the bitter side, but ends up being a very nice balance.

MOUTHFEEL: This is a fairly well-carbonated, nice, dry beer. By mid-pint the dryness builds to a point where it is just a touch abrasive, but nothing that ruins the beer, but some drinkers may have a hard time powering through it.

OVERALL: The Red seems to be a staff favorite at Flossmoor station and there is a good reason why - it is delicious. This is a well-crafted beer and is certainly worth the drive down from the City.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 01:17:29 | More by StoneTSR
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Flossmoor Station on 4/25/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a deep, clear, coppery amber with a finger of foamy off-white head. Retains with a rich and creamy layer that that skims the surface, leaving some good looking swathes of lace back. The aroma is floral, lightly spicy, and citric with a tangy smelling mix of caramel and toasted malts in the back. This was quite nice, with a fresh lively aroma and overall tasty smell to it.

The taste starts with a base of fruity citrus and toasted caramel malts that helps balance out a nicely spicy and lightly resinous hop bite. Nice full flavors here that really pop in the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good crispness to the carbonation that lies under a more creamy feel, giving the body a good presence while still staying easygoing in the mouth.

Red Ales I find are kind of a crap shoot sometimes when you order one, as the end result can end up being all over the place. Luckily, this is a really solid one, courtesy of Flossmoor, that was fresh and tasty with a solid amount of hop activity and huge drinkibility. I killed this pint in no time.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2009 12:03:56 | More by Kegatron
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rtepiak

Poland

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a well hopped rendition of the style with a head that isn't aggressive but well formed and mildly lacy. a grapefruit and yeast odor that's a tad earthy. palate had some orange peel in it too. quite grainy. a interesting texture of husk that gave it a woody nature. well malted. very balanced beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2009 19:12:54 | More by rtepiak
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, one of the highlights of a nice 12 sampler...Pours a dark copper with a light amber. The head on this makes the appearance, a awesome tope head with great retention and lacing that coats the glass the whole drinking experience top to bottom...The aroma is like a malty ipa, lots of caramel, with grass wet hops, its really appetizing...Taste is grass hops that have a fresh bite which is nice, maybe that bite is the rye. Very fresh and clean to hops, super fun and easy to drink.

A brew worthy of getting.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2010 20:55:30 | More by jrallen34
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end_27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-16-2013 13:50:07 | More by end_27
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pathead

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-26-2014 21:41:24 | More by pathead
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Jerry

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-03-2012 22:41:22 | More by Jerry
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-31-2012 01:28:21 | More by birchstick
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scoobybrew

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass at the brewpub. The color is a deep amber. It has a nice head that is well retained. The aroma is one of lightly roasted grain with noticeable hops. It has a very malty, roasted grain taste with a nice earthy hop flavor balance underneath. It is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, this is probably one of favorite offerings I've tasted here. It's very enjoyable and worth having another.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2006 23:13:31 | More by scoobybrew
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Willywong1962

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-28-2012 22:12:11 | More by Willywong1962
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-27-2012 00:52:26 | More by t0rin0
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NitroGen

Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Received this growler from jaustin72403 (Growling at the Moon GIF)

A: Poured a slightly hazy dark reddish amber. Although shipping all the way to AZ it has a strong one finger, perhaps the middle one, of off white foam that quickly settles to a slight cover and minimal lacing.

S: Bright grapefruit, pinecones and roasted grains.

T: At first, the bold and invigorating bite of hops on the tongue and then a feint sweetness of the roasted malt.

M: The slight carbonation really carries the roasted malts and the bite, but nothing harsh, of hops to the entire mouth to participate in tasting this really well balanced beer.

D: This was such a wonderful brew that it did turn out to be a session beer. Thank you again jaustin72403.

Serving type: growler

12-09-2007 21:06:40 | More by NitroGen
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mds1101

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-26-2012 01:45:41 | More by mds1101
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Filled up at the brewpub less than three hours ago. Heard good things about this beer from just about everyone I've talked to about Flossmoor. From a growler into a shaker pint glass.

A: Pours out surprisingly hazy, I assume a bit of a chill haze, but after a while in the open air it only cleans up slightly so I guess this is the way it's supposed to look and that is fine by me. Color is nice, a dirty russet copper with a thick and rather sticky looking toasted marshmallow head that sits about an inch above the beer through the entire drinking session, all the while leaving behind some heavy lacing.

S: Aroma is a contrast of fresh earthy hops and toasted caramel, almost doughy, breadiness. Mild tart fruitiness, like muted cranberries that sort of have to fight their way through a wall of malt and the earthier aspects of hoppy bitterness to make themselves noticed. What is interesting is that you can go back and smell this and you might get the hoppy side of the aroma then come back a few minutes later and get the toasty sweet maltiness. As soon as you take a couple sips though, the aroma takes a back seat and sort of melds into an all encompassing mash of hops and malt that is not really as distinct as the initial aroma would indicate.

T/MF: Very malt-centric opening, a mouth-full of roasted, doughy sweetness laid down in thick rows across the tongue. A few sips later the hops sink in and the beer takes on an altogether different profile, the sweetness is pulled back slightly as the earthy bitterness takes a bigger and bigger role in the overall taste of this beer. It begins as a slight drying sensation on the back of the tongue than moves forward with each additional sip, increasing ever so slightly that it's almost impossible to notice this beer changing its profile on you as you are drinking it. I'd say a good balance is struck between the two opposing sides and if you do not pay attention, may give you the impression that this beer is one dimensional, which I am happy to report that it is not.

D: Way too easy to put down a growler of this stuff, it's almost a crime how fast is disappears when you share some with another person. I can tell you right now that this beer would be amazing with anything tomato based. Seriously.

Side note on growlers:

Man getting growlers filled may just be my new favorite thing to do. I really don't think I can go back to drinking beer from bottles after having experience what a truly fresh beer can taste like.

Serving type: growler

08-28-2009 14:48:31 | More by bluemoonswoon
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Panama Limited Red Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.