Rail Hopper IPA - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Rail Hopper IPARail Hopper IPA

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yeahnatenelson on 08-18-2010

Flossmoor's year-round "house IPA", bottle is unwaxed.

Formerly named "Inner Sanctum".
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Reviews by lurpy1:
Photo of lurpy1
2.4/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Perhaps I got a bad bottle here or maybe I hung onto this too long (3 mo). But something was not right here. I could see what the brewery was going for, bright hops, good balance. Overall, the beer just tasted dank. I've seen dank used as a compliment here, and I don't get it. Danky is musty, moldy, faded, earthy. This beer was dank. It was like eating a mouth full of sod. I was marginally able to finish this. Really hope the bottle was off.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at the Maproom. Almost no aroma.understated and smooth orange citrus taste, but still a good IBU. Dark golden colour, with a big bubbly head. A fresh draft taste. Very drinkable.Well rounded like an English IPA,smooth gentle mouthfeel for an IPA, caramel.

Photo of beertooth
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Split a growler with some kind folks at emerge077's place tonight. It was a welcomed beer in line up of big brews and odd misses.

This beer pours a clear burnt orange with a solid creamy, off white head. It looks like your average Midwest IPA.

The nose is dry, chalky, citrus hops. Mexican orange juice, sweet malt, and tropical notes. It's fresh and very inviting.

The taste follows with hits of bitter grapefruit rind, candied orange slices, lemon, sweet, bready malts. It finishes a tad dry with some decent waves of bitterness. It's not too heavy and actually quenches a little bit. Not bad at all.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lower level of carbonation.

Not a bad "house" IPA by any means. It's fairly midde of the road and extremely easy to put down. I could easily gulp down a few pints without getting tired of the taste profile. I'm looking forward to having a few pints the next time I'm at the pub. Good job Bryan and Richard!

After having a few pints of this at the pub recently (1/2/11) I've bumped up my original score since I didn't take notes this time. This is a great IPA on draft.

Photo of dbossman
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brownish orange and hazy with a fairly thick head--decent retention and nice lacing

S: This beer smells awesome: citrus and tropical fruits dominate--orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and mango; some bready malts underneath but mostly a fruity hop explosion

T: Hop forward and, of course, fruity and citrusy but not as much as aromas indicated--much more balanced in the flavors with the bready malts

F: Medium body with decent carbonation; creamy mouth feel

O: This is a nice hop forward American style IPA; one I will definitely come back to if the opportunity presents itself

Photo of hooliganlife
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a deep murky gold with hints of brown and copper. light thick fluffy head. little to no lacing and very light retention

deep citrus such as orange, tangerine, and pineapple. fairly deep malty body.

a nice combination of hops and malts. lots of citrus from the orange family. very malty to balance out all of the flavor. a nice bit of grapefruit bitterness in the finish.

very thick and chewy, very full bodied, mild carbonation.

this is a nice IPA, a bit high on the ABV but plenty flavorful. excellent body.

Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always thrilled to get to try any beer from these guys! Got this one kenm1228, cheers Ken!!!

Pours a very effervescent amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head.Superior head retention & lacing

S: Grassyness, breadyness & lemons. Grapefruit & pine assert as this warms

T: Pineapple, pears & ruby red grapefruit mixing with bready notes up front. Herbal & woody hops back-fill as this warms up along with King's Hawaiian sweetbread notes, plus piney notes. Tropical fruittyness battles it out with grapefruit bitterness & herbal hoppyness for taste dominance, no clear cut winner. Yes there is pineynes & grapefruit mop up in the finish, mucho bitterness with just enough pineapple sweetness to balance this out

MF: Slight thiness & grainy feel up front, smooth carbonation. Gets a bit maltier as this warms. Good, not great balance

Great take on the style, wish I would've tried this a few weeks ago, as I'm sure sitting in my fridge did it no favors; still a worthy AIPA for your consideration. Very quaffable for the style & abv

Photo of OddNotion
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Russian River Belgian Glass.

Appearance: A little dark for an IPA bordering on brown, minimal off white head.

Smell: Smells like a DIPA, nice malt backbone but some great citrus tones but the malt takes the front seat.

Taste: Nice bitterness but the malt outweighs the hops. Very enjoyable and a nice alternateive to the normal IPAs I have every other day. More english in style and I am a fan. Bordering on a DIPA in flavor profile but I am not complaining.

Mouthfeel: A little thick which once again points towards a DIPA. Nicely carbonated.

Overall: A nice mix up from the normal IPA. I am a big fan and would certianly seek more out. Solid beer and no hype, I am very glad my buddy brought this as a gift to me from Chicago. I would love to try this one out again!

Photo of bashiba
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy copper with almost no head, just a light white soapy ring.

The smell is a perfectly blended mix of big english caramel malts and nice west coast citrus hops.

Great flavor, slightly sweet malt body with a big herbal hop finish. Tastes very nuggetty. I like the mix of West Coast Smell, Herbal Hop taste and the big toffee malt body. Especially nice finish with the syrupy sweetness and bitter hops mixing nicely.

The mouthfeel is very thick and chewy with a big resiny hop coating.

Great IPA, really like it and it stands out a bit which is becoming harder and harder these days.

Photo of alleykatking
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Poured a semi hazed burnt amber color. Two finger white head shows good retention. Long streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Very citrus forward west coast style IPA in the nose. Grapfruit mostly with hints of citrus in the front of the aroma. There is a light caramel malts base that gives this beer a semi-sweet aroma at parts. Bitter hops take out the ending of the nose with a lingering alcohol present as well.

T- Grapefruit forawrd in the inital taste of the beer. Hints of mango and orange back this up in the front with a hint of bitterness to it. Caramel malts show up in the middle but is still masked for the most part due to the citrus hops. Ending has a clean bitter bite that shows a little more to this beer than a citrus hop bomb. Alcohol is very present in the ending but doesn't kill off the beer in the end.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. A little chewy at times. Citrus hops run a muck on the palate leaving resin all over the teeth, lips, and palate. Aftertaste is alcohol, citrus hops, light bittering hops, and a hint of caramel. Flavors were hop dominate which I expected for the style. No off flavors were present in the beer at all. High alcohol drying left on the palate with each sip.

O- I thought this beer was a heavy hitting IPA that was good but lacking something that would make it great. I have come to expect a lot from the Flossmoor IPA's and this one was no exception. The ABV was noticable in the ending and for this it was a couple pints and then done with this beer.

Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After a couple growler pours of this as "Inner Sanctum", it's been renamed as "Rail Hopper" and slated to be a year-round release.

Darker orange brown tone, murky and topped off with dense creamy foam. There's a crown ring of lacing and enduring head retention.

Orange peel and grapefruit jump from the bottle, spicy, resiny hop aroma that is pleasant but more subdued in the glass somehow. Hints of earthy mango and leafy hops.

Very citrusy flavor too, orange and grapefruit, bitter peel and pith. Long hoppy aftertaste, very juicy at first becoming dry in the finish. Malt flashes in the middle, but is less dominant than past incarnations of this series. Full bodied yet easy to drink. One of the more successful Flossmoor IPA's in recent memory.

Photo of jsh420
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours cloudy dark amber orange with a huge chunky 2 finger head that had great retention and coated the glass with lacing

smell is perfect stong pine and citrus/tropical fruit hops - very west coast

taste - like the nose is incredible this beer reminds me of a 3f dreadnaught/sculpin/GF west coast ipa - what makes this beer different is that it has all the hop punch without being overly bitter there is a fair amount of sweet malt

mouhtfeel is medium/full body with good carbonation very smooth and creamy

drinkability - one of the best ipa's i have had in some time and will revisit this beer very soon

Photo of mikesgroove
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour was great. Rich and very cloudy with a murky dark amber color, almost light brown as it clears up a touch. Some light sediment in the bottom of the glass as well. Rich head of off white comes up over the top to a height of around two inches before settling back down, but not without dropping tons of lace. Nice aroma, lots of pine here, with hints of bready notes underneath and a nice prickly spiceness. The flavor was very smooth, mellow pine hops, not too harsh or terribly pungent, very nicely balanced indeed. Medium bodied with a very nicely done carbonation level which never for one moment was dull. A bit up there for a single IPA at near 7 percent but it drank very very well.

Photo of oline73
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a slightly red hue. There is a finger of off white head with very good retention and nice lacing.

Smell: This one is on the sweet side with some citrus hops and malt. There are some fairly strong fruity notes going on here.

Taste: This is a very well balanced IPA. A good amount of citrus peel hop bitterness. I'm getting a pretty strong pineapple flavor. There is a good amount of sweet malt to balance things out.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy, smooth carbonation and a mildly dry finish.

Overall: This is quite different from a lot of IPAs. Very fruity. It took me a while to get it, but I really enjoyed the pineapple notes. I would definitely have another.

Photo of cadizkyguy
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased this bottle and two of Pullman Brown at the Flossmoor Station Brewpub on Sept. 6 as part of my five-breweries-in-three-states over Labor Day weekend. Thus far I've enjoyed my haul. This one has been chilled on ice or in my man room fridge since purchasing so it should still be brewery fresh.

Poured into a Duvel tulip, this is one majestic looking beer. A cloudy magohany with a frothy head that comes from nowhere upon pouring but stays long after. Leaves an incredible lacing on the glass with each sip.

Not sure what hops are used here, but it smells and tastes like an IPA and had I done a blind smell and taste test, I'd swear it was one of Flossmoor Staton's IPAs, they just have a distinctive smell and taste to them. It has a nice bite as IPAs should, but it isn't overbearing.

I'm pairing this with a fresh cut salad, with strips of steak cooked on the George Foreman grill and it's a marvelous combination. I know Flossmoor Station has gone through some transition lately with a changing of brewmasters and brewing philosophies. But this one hits the mark and is a must-buy if you're in the Flossmoor area. I'm definitely stocking up on my next road trip.

As you can tell from my scores, I'm loving this beer. IPAs need to be fresh and that's why I went directly to the source for this one. It's every bit as good as my favorite IPAs. It's a well crafted IPA and glad Flossmoor Station decided to make this their house brew for year-round enjoyment. I'm definitely pairing this with Flossmoor Station's beer-b-que ribs on my next visit for a sit-down meal.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Completely opaque orange brown color (more toward the brown end). Two fingers of super creamy off-white head with average retention and a good bit of lacing.

5.0 S: Wonderful aroma! Super citrusy with tons of pineapple, orange and blood orange, mango, and grapefruit. A touch, but just a touch, of sugariness. Light breadiness works well with the outstanding hop aroma.

4.5 T: Really nice here as well. I had feared that a yeastiness (based on the opaqueness) would seep too far into the taste. Rather, the hops remain in almost full control with a light yeasty breadiness complementing the flavor profile. Hops are again citrusy and perhaps a bit piney as well. Though the hop flavor isn't nearly as strong as the hop smell, it is still quite powerful. Orange is the strongest flavor, followed by pineapple and grapefruit, with mango and pine behind that. Moderate bitterness.

4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Yeastiness can be thanks for the contribution to a lovely, creamy mouthfeel.

5.0 D: This beer has struck an almost perfect balance between bitterness, hop flavor, and yeastiness. Well done!

Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Flossmore Station Railhopper IPA, 7% abv

A: Nothing too crazy here, nice bright amber with deep gold hues, decent carbonation that mellows pretty quickly, not exceptionally beautiful but nothing ugly about it.

S: Some orange rind and some mild sweetness but not a huge nose to this, maybe it’s because it was 2 months old, but I don’t see that being a great alibi because even the subtle notes arent there. It has a very flat olfactory character.

T: This tastes like a 1.5 IPA, I say that with the respect that it has a nice light citrus character and a mellow piney character. There’s nothing wrong with it but it’s just lackluster. It sidesaddles two genres and comes off feeling a bit weak and generic. I don’t want all “Fresh Hopslam” proponents to get all up in arms but this just seems rather hackneyed for a brewery that rolls out crazy original. I harm them because I love them and just expect more.

M: Very good, nice crispness without being overly drying. Nice bubbles throughout and a taste that lingers without being oppressive like some Maharajas that I know. No overly herbal character, but it will be difficult to pick it out of a lineup of IPAs. It doesn’t have that certain joi de vivre that most flagship IPAs will maintain.

D: Very drinkable, if accessible. I don’t want to insult it as an “entry level IPA” like a monicre I would give to Ranger IPA, but it just feels like someone phoned it in on either the hop bill or just went for the standard grain bill or something. Maybe I am just being an IPA curmudgeon, who knows. Certainly drinkable but it wouldn’t be my go to over the stable IPAs like Pliny/Sculpin etc/

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a hazy orangish-gold with two fingers of creamy white head. A good amount of lacing left behind.

Lighter aroma of lemon, orange, and floral notes, along with sweet caramel malts.

Sharp bite of bitter lemon and pine upfront followed by rye bread and caramel malts. Bitterness lingers through the finish.

Medium bodied and quite dry with a sharp carbonation.

I enjoyed the bitterness and the sharp hoppy notes of this IPA. Glad I picked this one up on my visit to Chicago.

Photo of thydarkprevails
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft dozens of times, first time review in a bottle. 22 oz bomber poured into a duvel tulip. 2 inch white head shrinks to cover a orange copper beer with slight haze. Aroma is grapefruit, floral, light pine, and caramel malt. Flavor is pine, bitter citrus, oranges, caramel, and toasted malt. Somewhat light mouthfeel and well hidden abv. This is a local classic that deserves national recognition.

Photo of Ryan011235
2.96/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub on 7/22/12

Irresponsible tick #1

A) Deep amber with honey cloudiness. A thin layer of foam holds across the top. A few decent-sized rings of lace with drippy trails between.

S) The nose finds grapefruit, orange peel, pine, toasted grain, grass and, as it warms, peach.

T) Tastes of dry grapefruit and pine, and it has a lingering bitterness: harsh; nearly aspirin-like. Dusty biscuit in the background.

M) Medium body tilts in favor of the lighter side toward the finish. Appropriately average carbonation.

D) It's ok, but the finish is a downer.

Photo of mulder1010
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes
Bought at West Lakeview Liquors.

Bomber poured into a wine glass

A-- Poured an orange amber color. Small bright white head that was at best a half a finger. Mostly film thought. Small carbonation bubbles showing from the bottom of the glass. Decent head retention on swirling and good rings of lacing.

S-- Pungent pine, orange and grapefruit with a good malt backbone smell. Really like the smell.

T-- Orange grapefruit, tangerine and butterscotch. Tasted nearly burnt though. Not a lot of bitterness in the taste.

M-- Orange and grapefruit with a large amount of Carmel. Not a lot of bitterness with this. Quite smooth and creamy. Medium feel and carbonation.

O-- Really liked the nose but the taste and feel were a bit short. A little too much malt for me. I thought closer to a bigger style APA than IPA. Guess that means I have more of a West Coast palate for IPA's.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

What a dangerous-sounding IPA... It pours a clear golden straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises pine, toffee, grapefruit, leeks, and that vague scent you get when you sniff a pile of white lettuce. The taste brings on more of the same, though the toffee is toned down a small bit and the leeks are thankfully toned down significantly (though I still get a mild sense of them in there). The body is a heavy-ish light, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice IPA, nothing Earth-shattering, but pretty tasty and more than drinkable.

Photo of portia99
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours with a huge 4+ finger dense off-white head that holds on forever...this one is going to take several pours to get a reasonable liquid level in the glass. Body is pale golden in color with quite a bit of murkiness. Tons of webby lace on the glass.

S - Very aromatic IPA. Spicy - almost Belgian character upfront with some cinnamony/clovey aromas. Lots of citrusy hops behind the spiciness. Somehow, behind all of these hoppy aromas is a very strong malt component at the base...doughy, bready and yeasty - maybe one of the best malt aromas I've ever experienced in a hop forward beer. This really smells outstanding.

T - Spicy and I still would call this Belgian type yeast flavors - cloves especially with even a bit of a funkiness to it. A bit herbal and minty too. Fairly well defined alcohol component takes a lead role too. Hops are citrusy, grassy, spicy and have a firm bitterness. Malt base is just about as nice in the flavor as it is in the aroma - loaded with doughy and yeasty flavor.

M - Strong and assertive carbonation with plenty of tingle on the tongue. Body is medium. This IPA is loaded with flavors - big malt base, plenty of flavorful and bitter hops and nice spiciness. This leads to a somewhat big/full feeling to the beer beyond what it actually is.

O - It is very difficult with the Flossmoor IPA's to feel truly confident that you are reviewing the correct beer. As best I can tell this is the Rail Hopper, but I would not be at all surprised if I was wrong about this. The spicy, yeasty, slightly funky Belgian like qualities of this beer make me dispute the American IPA classification and cause further doubt as to what I am reviewing here. However, I am really loving whatever beer is in this bottle. This is one of the most complex and intensely flavored IPA's I've had in a very long time. A bit of a surprise as I've had mixed success with Flossmoor IPA's in the past. This really was a very good IPA.

Photo of SpasticKoala
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright orange with yellow-ish hues. Great frothy almond colored head that's sticky and lasts a while.

Smell: Fruity and hoppy on the nose.

Taste: Strongly hoppy. This is a very tasty beer with the hoppiness level expected of a good IPA. The malt balance for this is perfectly complimentary, but allows the hops to shine. Overall fruity with plenty of citrus flavors.

Mouthfeel: Warm with good carbonation.

Overall: Flossmoor Station has done a great job with this IPA. It's wonderfully hoppy and is a good go-to if in the mood for this style.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Medium hazy orange/amber in the glass with a thin layer of creamy white head. While this was within an hour of tapping the first keg, a bit less haze would have been appreciated.

Smell -- Bright citrus, cut grass, mild malt sweetness, and some bready grain.

Taste -- Citrus up front (grapefruit, blood orange) with some grassy/flowery hop notes, mild melon-like malt sweetness, dry and bready grain. Pronounced resin-like hop bitterness toward the finish, along with an herbal/minty note. Lingering flavors of grapefruit pulp, fresh pine, and Ricola.

Mouthfeel -- Just a bit heavier than medium-bodied, almost chewy, with mild carbonation.

Drinkability -- The two glasses I had at the tapping were remarkably different: the first was more delicate, herbaceous, and had milder carbonation; the second had more hop bitterness and more active carbonation. I can only assume I was between kegs. Either way, the hop profile was well-developed. From citric and flowery to resinous and herbal, this IPA kept me engaged. And there was just enough malt sweetness to make those citrus/floral notes stand at attention.

I wasn't 100% blown over, but it was a quality IPA, and now that this will be the house IPA indefinitely (hence the name), this will likely be more honed in future iterations. Good work, Brian!

Photo of beagle75
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, medium amber color with one finger of off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Surprisingly aggressive caramel and piney hops dominate, showing lesser pineapple around the edges as yeast makes an estery contribution. There is real ale depth here, more so than the typical modern American IPA, with fairly intense fruit and butterscotch lurking.

T: Begins way off-dry, with very potent coniferous hop aromatics that match the smell in the way that they are joined rather seamlessly to rich caramel. Estery dark citrus is featured as acidity remains restrained into the middle, where flavors turn sharper, more mineral, and less influenced by aromatics. Bitterness comes early, expanding on the palate by the finish and retaining piney features.

M: Medium viscosity, remarkably resinous and sticky which matches the other aggressive pine qualities, with low carbonation.

D/O: Although the abv wasn't apparent on the label, this noteworthy Midwestern ale provides DIPA flavor intensity at what seems to be regular IPA strength. The hop qualities focus on huge--even meaty--pine, reminiscent of Stone Arrogant Bastard ale. As a result, this beer is not for everyone, offering a bitter and coniferous experience for hop-heads.

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Rail Hopper IPA from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.