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Brewer's Whim Series: IPA (Generic Alias)Brewer's Whim Series: IPA (Generic Alias)
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Average: 4.06 | pDev: 16.26%

Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 14

American IPA

ABV: not listed | Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Notes: This beer is retired; no longer brewed. ***Please read before reviewing***

This is a generic alias for the IPA series. Each unique batch is listed separately on BA. Check the color of the wax cap, and the corresponding guide below:

No Wax - Rail Hopper (Year-Round)
Blue - Intercontinental Pale Lager (January '11)
Green - Vishnu's Vice (July '10)
Light Gray - Diesel Rellik (June '10)
Gold - 1492 IPA (May '10)
Burgandy- Mick Jaggery English IPA (March '10)
Purple - Hoppy, Hoppy, Joy, Joy IPA (February '10)
Red-Orange - CHAOS!!! Belgian IPA (January '10)
Black Metallic - Black Magic IPA (December '09)
Olive Green - Hop Huffer IPA (October '09)
Metallic Purple or Rose - Freshly Uberhopped IPA (August '09)
Navy Blue - "Rye"m & Reason (July '09)
Red - Time Out IPA (June '09)
White - Shimkos' Simcoes (April '09)
Black - X-IPA (March '09)
Mustard Yellow - Ore-Gone IPA (February '09)
Purple - Celebration IPA (January '09)
Green - IPA for Change (December '08)
Red - The Curse (November '08)
Grey - Hoppy Little O (October '08)
Olive Green - Ahtanumous IPA (September '08)
Light Blue - Lady Columbia (August '08)
Burgundy - Vishnu's Vice (July '08)
Gold - Pretty Big IPA (May '08)
Black - X-IPA (April '08)
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Brewer's Whim Series: IPA (Generic Alias)Brewer's Whim Series: IPA (Generic Alias)
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 14
Photo of bmwats
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

***Will have to work on determining the specific identity of this one. The dark green wax could denote a couple of different possibilities, and since I received this one as part of a "care" package; just not sure. I'll work on it....***

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark golden hue. Decent amount of carbonation. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles pretty slowly, leaving some sticky residue behind as it does. Eventually, leaves a blanket of bubbles on the surface. Plenty of beer ring lacing.

S: Hoppy, piny, and very floral; with just a little baked bread.

T: Very hoppy. Lemon citrus.

M: Mouth puckering but hearty hop tone. Steely, dry finish.

D: The hop here will dictate a slow paced drink.

Atmosphere is good. Nice golden hue, and a decent head with plenty of lacing. Nose is full and floral. Flavor is not complex, but heavily hopped while maintaining a hearty graininess. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scored this in a trade at DLD. Was told it was already a little faded, drink asap. Unintentionally, I cellared it until Memorial Day weekend.

Purple wax top. Opened and poured a vibrantly carbonated and colored orange ale and perfect head. Aroma was enticingly hoppy.

Taste was exquisite, very hoppy, finished relatively light on the tongue, a touch of mint is possibly there. Continues its enjoyable scene throughout the bottle.

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Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad I got to try this interesting looking gem with a wax seal thanks to the great trader paco1029384756.

A: Pours a light fluffy 1/2 finger head in my oversized snifter, with a darker reddish-orange color and some haze.

N: Nice fresh bright hops to start. Lots of fresh piny hops with fresh juicy hops and some citrus, chewy hops and a little candy bar nougat hops. A nice hop presence overpowers the slight crystal malt aroma and a little sweet malt and hint of booze.

T: Starts this time with a little malty flavor. Some crsytal malt and a little sweet malt flavors. Followed quickly with a nice bright hop flavor. THe hops consist of a little pine, some citrus, juicy hops, some fruity hops, and a little bit of that chewy goodness. A slight bitter orange peel too. Semi thick with some malt sweetness and hints of booze, but despite the hints of booze I want to believe its in teh 8-9% range with the thickness and heaviness of malts and hops.

M: Pretty good body with decent carbonation, but could use a little more carbonation.

F: The bitterness catches up pretty quick on the finish. Some earthy spicy hop bitterness comes through with more pine, citrus, and chewy hops. The sweet thick malt flavor that would accompany a thick boozy flavor is there on the finish, but not very hot in terms of abv, so it seems like it would be 8-9% but hides it. Overall a nice IPA, doesn't knock my socks off, but a really nice almost DIPA. Thanks a ton to Frank for letting me try this "on a whim" brew.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from a wax sealed 22oz bomber into my Rochefort chalice.

The beer pours a very dark orange with brown, almmost a tea color. The head rises about 2 fingers of light watery head but is gone very quickly. The lacing is light.

The aroma is pretty light but very sweet, lots of grapefruit.

The taste is decently complex starts a little sweet then brings on a burst of hops. It is pretty bitter in the middle and the end fades with a hint of metal, which I'm not a big fan of.

The feel is a little light, slight dry finish, but not super.

The drinkability is pretty good.

Overall, a decent ipa, nothing special, but not mad for a local brew.

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Photo of bruachan
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

it's sitting across the table but throwing great scents my way

hazy amber orange with some sudsy head

juicyfruit aromas: immense, zesty citrus, mint. not much pine, which is a nice change from the norm.

good, robust, woody bitterness (it really hangs on the tongue) with excellent hop depth. mint. dry, nutty malt contribution

this brew seems somewhat of a paradox in that it seems at the same time simple and complex

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Photo of allengarvin
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoever decided to cap the top with a wax covering ought to be dipped head-first into hot wax. After 10 minutes of trying to cut my way in with a bottle opener, I finally went in search of a knife and opened it.

The color of this beer is a lovely mahogany, with a thick, dense head on top, and beautiful lacing. It's obvious this is a hop bomb from the nose, full of citrus and pine resin hop notes to the exclusion of everything else. Very good flavor, not nearly as bitter as expected: instead, there's a well-balanced toasty maltiness, lots of bitterness of course but fortunately never overwhelming, a load of hop flavor, and a subtle fruitiness. The body is a bit thin, which is the only real flaw.

Very nice beer.

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Photo of LoRezDave
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bomber of this at the brewery on Feb 21, 2008.

Hard pour produces medium head. But the head is thick and rich - a few big bubbles packed tight by tons of small tough bubbles. The color is a nice amber-brown and head color is a nice tan. Beautiful looking beer. Or maybe that's just me :). No real lacing - it wants to lace but not so much.

Aroma - sweet malt on the start quickly going to hopville. Citrusy chewy hops. grassy nose finish.

Taste - A touch of sweet malt but major hops. Balanced well for IPA so it's not a hopbomb (no DIPA). Citrusy chewey hops. Taste and aroma match very closely.

Mouthfeel - medium-fullness and creamy. very slight alcohol feel.

Delicious well-balanced IPA.

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Photo of Yetiman420
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this up from the brewery in late 2008 and am reviewing it the end of Feb 09. It may have passed it's freshness date.

A tale of two beers from a 22 oz bottle.

The first half was not properly chilled and probably in the low 50's. No yeast included and it was crystal clear.

The second half was properly chilled to the low 40's and I poured in to the balance of the first half. Yeast sediment gave it a nice haze.

Both pours had a thin white head. Aroma was not the citrusy floral variety I favor. Late hopping additions may have been more of the noble variety.

The yeast in the second pour gave the beer a much fruitier finish which was nice. The first half had a more bitter edge to it.

Overall a good, solid IPA.

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Photo of mbrasi
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this one on tap at the brewery then I bought 4 bottles home with me. This is a suprisingly outstanding IPA. This one is the gold wax. Pours amber golden with a small head that dissapates fast. Aroma is sweet citrus, hops, and pine, sweet pine. Man I love my IPAs to have that piney aroma. Flavor doesn't dissapoint, goes down like a monster double IPA but finished cleaner without heavy bitterness like a regular IPA. Very refreshing and perfect balance of hops where on hop is not too overpowering. Well done.

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Brewer's Whim Series: IPA (Generic Alias) from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 14 ratings