Intercontinental Pale Lager - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +2%
Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.
I like the idea of an IPL, if for no other reason than we get a new initialism. This one pours a clear amber straw topped by finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, lemon, mandarin oranges, and caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, with an additional thread of pine running through the proceedings as well. The body is a heavy-feeling light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice, straightforward brew, one I'd like to see pop up elsewhere in the future.
01-16-2011 22:00:02 | More by TMoney2591
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
On-tap at Flossmoor Station. Served in a pint glass. Listed at 6.7%
A - Served with two fingers of off-white foam that settle to a thin cap, leaving behind solid lacework. Slightly hazed bronze body, with a few stray, slow-moving bubbles.
S - A mix of herbaceous Euro hops with pine, citrus, peaches, and some Simcoe or Centennial cattiness. There's a clean, bready, malt backbone.
T - The taste is more "American" with tropical fruits, pine, and light citrus zest. Not a ton of malt character at all, which leads to a very clean flavor. Finishes with mid-level bitterness that mounts over time.
M - Very creamy and smooth, with a nice dry crisp finish. Medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Style-appropriate and quite enjoyable.
D - I liked this beer quite a bit. It's a nice hoppy lager that is easy to drink and a change of pace from the steady influx of new IPAs. I'm not sure I prefer this to Rail Hopper though, which makes it hard to recommend for more than brief fling.
01-16-2011 16:14:42 | More by MasterSki
4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
A: Slightly cloudy darker amber in color. Served in a nonic pint with a sizable fluffy off white colored head. Good retention. Copious lacing.
S: The worst part of this beer is the lack of an appreciable aroma. What is there is pale malt and toast. Maybe some earthy hops, bit they are light.
T: Heavy dose of toast. Some toasted malts, maybe a little caramel malt. A moderate earthy hop bitterness and a little pine on the finish.
M: Medium body. Appropriate carbonation. Moderate bitterness.
O: Pretty damn good for the style. Nice balance between hops and bitterness with a light malt base.
ABV = 6.5%
09-03-2011 19:20:43 | More by Florida9
3.7/5 rDev -5.6%
poured into sam adams pint glass.
Appearance: Almost opaque amber colored body with a white head. Lacing sticks well to side of glass.
Smell: Lite notes of citris and pine, but very different can't quite pin it down what i am smelling here. Interesting!
Taste: Nice bitterness from that hops that tastes spicy first, and then goes into some citris. I would say some orange and grapefruit. Followed by pine. Not a strong malt presence here at all. But the bitterness and spiciness seem to balance each other. Different!
Mouthfeel: Almost a medium bodied beer and moderate carbonation. Crisp and clean.
Overall: This beer is good. It was really something unique. I enjoyed it quite a bit!
05-27-2011 02:49:35 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours a clear golden-orange amber with substantial foamy tan head. Some lacing.
Smell is slightly sweet bready malts, light floral hop bitterness, and a little grassy. Hard to describe, but enjoyable.
Upfront taste is slightly sweet with a little floral hop bitterness. Almost identical to the aroma. Malty middle. Little caramel sweetness and bitter citrus and floral hops at the finish. Little fruityness.
Light to medium body, oily, light carbonation.
Great flavor and easy to drink. Could be a little more carbonated.
07-04-2011 15:43:25 | More by sidetracked
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
Ordered the house IPA at Flossmoor Station, the Rail Splitter, n instead had this beauty brought to my table. Tapped only a day earlier, this new Flossmoor Station brew tops their IPAs to date. What a majestic looking brew with minimal heading that only gets better n better with smell, taste n mouthful. What a bouquet of fragrances! Peach, sour apple n mango are just a few I detect. Sweet n sour is how I'd describe the taste, too, with a good amount of hoppiness. Everything comes together. Highly recommend.
12-31-2010 02:51:59 | More by cadizkyguy
4.3/5 rDev +9.7%
I really felt the need to review this beer, it absolutely blew me away! I got a pint of this on-tap at FSRB last Friday, it came with an average white head and a considerably more amber color than the name suggested. It has a very nice herbal, fruity aroma from the hops. You can really taste what seems to be the mixing of American and European hops (and if not it's simply a very good combination of fruity and earthy hops!). This has a nice unassuming malt character but the finish from the lager yeast is perfect: dry, crisp, bitter, and surprisingly fruity. The drinkability is dangerous considering the abv so I would watch out. Overall though, this was one of the most interesting beers I've had in some time.
02-07-2011 14:09:15 | More by thedrewski86
4/5 rDev +2%
A: Rich deep amber. Nice off-white full foam head of medium retention.
S: Very low level notes, and hard to get a read on anything specfic.
T: Spicy, piney note, and woody flavors. Very clean, dry, and almost no sweetness. Medium mouthfeel, but I think of it as thin beer. The hops are a big part of this, you can taste the pepperiness on every mouthfull, but not really a hop bite.
D: There a really balance to the brew, and a totally original personality. There's a very preceise clean cut in the taste. It high spiciness doesn't have a downside of some other non-balancing flavors, it stands somewhat alone. It's an adult taste profile, sophisticated and aloof.
01-22-2011 03:01:06 | More by 2BDChicago
Intercontinental Pale Lager from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.