Hopsmack | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of mdm46410
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler from brewpup. Pours a deep clear brown/red with a nice sized tan head with good lacing. Aromas of pine, outdoors, hops and sweet fruit. Undertones of caramel. Excellent hoppy, piney, bitter, citrus flavor. Very subdued notes of caramel and nuts. Nice medium body with creamy mouthfeel. Good quick bitter finish. Excellent beer.

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Photo of westweasel
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a surprisingly clear, orangey amber color with a small off-white head. Lots of Brussles lacing is left along the glass. The aroma is filled with pine, grapefruit, and Mandarin oranges. This is simply a wonderful aroma, like some of the best IPAs and DIPAs that I've had. There is a hint of a toasty smell in the background.

The taste is of course hoppy, as you would guess from the name. It is dominated by the flavor of tangerines, grapefruit, and some pine. There is also a toasty flavor that is noticeable during mid-swallow. The mouthfeel is medium with a somewhat bitter - but not harsh finish.

This is extremely drinkable beer.The 8.5% alcohol level is nowhere to be found. This beer is exceptional.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
The menu describes this as a 8.5% ABV "Imperial Reddish Ale".

A- This beer is clear but a bit dense with a reddish-brown body. The thick creamy light tan head last and last. There are rings head on the glass marking each sip I took and a gentle carbonation of bubbles glides to the surface.

S- The big pungent green hops have a slight musty note with juicy grapefruit and citrus zest notes. There is a soft green pineapple hint in the background with a note of fresh cut grass.

T- The sticky pine resin flavor of the hops has notes of grass and herbal qualities is followed by a soft toasted sweet malt flavor. There is a hop bitterness that hangs on a bit after each sip and covers the sweetness nicely.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a very soft alcohol warmth that boost up the hops bitterness in the finish.

D- This beer is a hop monster but it has very nice hop flavor and depth. The bartender said it has 20 varieties of hops in it. The flavor is huge but the bitterness is a bit softer which supports the flavor nicely. The sweetness of the malt and the alcohol do a good job of being noticed while supporting the hops. This beer is big but very drinkable.

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Hopsmack from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
4.31 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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