Ahtanumous IPA | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Ahtanumous IPAAhtanumous IPA
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Ahtanumous IPAAhtanumous IPA

Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Olive green wax.

Added by roadhouse on 08-15-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by Florida9:
Photo of Florida9
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green waxed cap

A: Pours a very hazy dark amber. Couldn't fill a pint glass more than half way due to the copious amount of head.

S: Citrusy, orange hops. Then yeast mixed with a slight scent of alcohol.

T: Sweet malt on first sip, fading quickly to slightly spicy aromatics on the side of tongue. Some yeasty notes.

M: Leaves a faintly bitter malt coating in the mouth. Chewy.

D: Overall a good beer, with a complex character, though hops were more muted than expected.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask at the map room this previous weekend

appearance: cask poured into a pint glass, orange-amber body, light bubbly ivory head and little retention which is pretty standard for the cask pour

smell: light citrusy hops, sweet caramel malts, aromas subdued by the serving type

taste: not the best flossmoor IPA i've ever had but a nice cask addition...gummy hop bite featuring floral notes and a pine bite. I prefer them bigger and bolder (which flossmoor certainly can provide) but this was a nice easy-drinker

mouthfeel: medium body, smooth and slick

drinkability: easy

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Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep orange, almost copper. Creamy surface, foam bubbles up and leaves sea spray patterns of foam around the glass. Head retention was excellent, the surface never broke for the duration of the bomber.

Spicy hop nose, some dried fruit leather and apple pie. Bready malt plays out pretty nicely too. Some resiny pine needles in the background too.

Rich malt flavor dominates, well meshed with spicy, piney hops. Lightly sweet, bread or sugar cookie notes. Bitterness is fairly low to moderate, but even a non-hophead could enjoy this. Medium level of carbonation, more bitterness comes out in the dry finish. Long lingering spicy aftertaste, it leaves a tingling sensation on the tongue.

Probably the maltiest and least bitter of the series so far. These guys are painting an entire IPA spectrum...

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Photo of GbVDave
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an olive green wax sealed 22oz bomber into a Loterbol tulip.

A: Pours a hazy tarnished copper color. Slides into the glass looking awfully flat (uh-oh!) then as I completed the initial pour the top 1/3 suddenly began to cascade (whew!) and it generated a light-orange, 1/2 finger head. The head quickly recedes to a tiny ring and no skim. Nice looking ropey lace left behind.

S: Interesting fruity hop aroma that mixes it up with sweet caramel malt. As it warmed, the hop profile became more complex. Notes of pineapple, pine, white grape, apricot, and mango. Also adding to this is a earthy & herbal, dried flower hoppiness.

T: Tropical fruit hoppiness that takes on a definite piney edge and then finishes floral. Keeping all this in balance is a wonderful sweet and toasty caramel malt presence. White grape rears its' head periodically as well as some white pepper.

M: Tantilizing dry bitterness that washes back and forth with malty sweetness. A delicious tug-of-war where everyone wins!

D: This was my first experience with this hop (in a single hop setting) that I know of, and I am impressed. Flossmoor Station has had the Midas Touch with the Brewers Whim IPA Series and I'm eagerly awaiting the next batch. Sessionable? Without a doubt!

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Photo of hopdog
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally I got a hold of an IPA from Flossmoor...finally! 22oz, olive waxed bottle.

Poured a cloudy medium orange/deeper golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, earhty and piney. Tastes of earthiness, pine and caramel. Not really bitter with a light to medium sweetness. Some lacing left on the glass.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Deuane
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtrockchalk for this extra thrown in!

A-Hazy dark copper with a billowing off-white head that reduced to a solid cap that left nice lace.

S-A great aroma of fresh squeezed orange, a touch of honey sweet biscuit malt and a touch of alcohol heat.

T-Bit of a letdown here compared to the aroma. Nice citrus pop with a spicy touch of pine and pepper. Underlying malt sweetness cuts the hop zing down a touch.

M-Medium bodied and fairly viscous. Good lingering hop bitterness.

D-Good stuff....too bad it didn't taste as good as it smelled but it didn't let me down too much. A solid, well done and tasty DIPA.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.35/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a very cloudy amber with a quickly dissipating creamy head. hops are not prominent in the aroma-mostly a toffee/caramel/butterscotch thing going on. taste is nicely balanced between the medium sweet malts and a pleasant hop bitterness. mouthfeel is roundish and chewy with some creamy carbonation making it's way through. drying, smooth bitter finish. i have been anxious to try flossmoor stuff, this was kind of "eh."

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours honey orange color with a good amount of carbonation and a light small head that stays for a short while.

Scent of sharp stinging hops, and a smooth mellow fruitiness. The hops are potent, but they are balanced out with some sweet malts and tropical fruit. Lemon, orange, kiwi and mango are what I pick up from the scent.

Taste is somewhat bitter, but more mellow and smooth compared to the scent. A rush of oily hops is quickly doused by a creamy citrus flavor. More lemons and oranges, but some strawberry is noticeable as well. This one finishes with bitter hops and bready malts.

Mouthfeel is light and oily, it matches the beer well and helps the flavors come through without being to pronounced and adds a bit of depth.

Overall this is another great IPA from Flossmoor, though not the best I will pick this one up again as long as I can find it.

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Photo of roadhouse
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap today at Flossmoor 8/14/08. Just tapped yesterday. Served in a pint glass.

Appears a slightly hazy burnt orange color. One finger off-white head leaves a slight amount of lacing down the side of the glass.

Aroma is citrusy and floral hops, with some sweet caramel malt in the background.

The taste is basically what you would expect from the aroma. The hops seem to be very fresh like in most of Flossmoor's IPAs, kind of like biting into a cone. Again with the citrus and floral notes, but a bit of a spicy note towards the end. Beneath all the hops is a bit of caramel malts.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, carbonation was good and made for a nice smooth drinker.

Flossmoor IPAs are always outstanding. This one doesn't quite stand up to the Vishnu's Vice of a couple months ago, but it's really good. Definitely recommend stopping in and having a pint.

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Photo of joe1510
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber

Green Wax

Flossmoor's Ahtanamous IPA has a deep, tarnished copper body with some moderate haziness. A few streams of tiny carbonation bubbles jump from the bottom and climb slowly to the surface, each bubble following the last. The eggshell white head grew to two fingers without a problem and left solid sheet lacing on it's way to settling at a thick cap. Each drink leaves behind history lines and thin sheeting.

Although this isn't a new hop variety to me it is new in the fact it's the only hop used so I'm having a hard time putting my finger on the exact aromatics. This is a big, hop driven IPA with a mild caramel and sugar cookie malt spine. The Ahtanum bring a lot of character along for the ride. The first thing that jumps out at me is a semi sweet applesauce, with whispers of pine needles, bubblegum, and aspirin not far behind. The aroma is very unique and mouthwatering.

The nose didn't lie, this IPA is hop driven with the same notes carried over from the aroma. Lightly sweetened applesauce starts things off with the mild caramel maltiness and sugar cookie sweetness. Pine needle bitterness jumps in mid palate and leads the way through with minor waves of bubblegum and some nice spiciness from the hops. Booze adds a touch more spiciness to the mix and they all combine for a good IPA.

Flossmoor does a great job with the bodies on their IPAs, this one is no different. The carbonation brings a little snap as soon as it hits the tongue and then quickly fizzles out to medium bodied and slow moving. The bitterness grows until it achieves a moderate tongue numbing, which lingers for a few minutes after each drink.

The drinkability on this beer is high. The bomber disappears far quicker then I would have liked it to, for the simple fact that I'm already wishing I had more of this delicious IPA left.

This is another great IPA from Flossmoor Station. There are big hops with enough backbone to keep them from running away. If you see any of these Flossmoor IPAs pick them up whenever you get the chance.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with TATTORSO. Thanks Jeff!

Another adventure with a Flossmoor brew...

Olive green waxed bottle, it pours a hazy orange gold with just over a finger's worth of foam. Nice lacing.

The smell, ok, I read a few reviews previous to writing this one and I see joe1510 says that there's a sweet applesauce nose that jumps out at him....it did for me as well! Good call. I also agree with the fresh pine needles as when I was a kid back in CT, I used to climb pine trees all the time. Anywho, this definitely has the sweet-bitter thing going on and pleases my nosebuds greatly.

The taste hits me first off with nice bitter pine flavour followed by caramel malt and the applesauce sweetness. It's not a perfectly balanced IPA as the hops do have the edge but there's more than enough malty tones to keep
things "interesting" as in unusual and very damn tasty. A very easy drinker as well. The stuff is disappearing at an alarming rate.

Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation, it finishes with a nice longlasting taste of pine.

Oh, and the head retention is very good.

Bottom line: Yet another IPA that Flossmoor has done a very good job with and I see that their brews don't have a ton of reviews. People, this is a brewery that needs more ISOs!!

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Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to mbrasi for turning me onto this beer/brewer and sending me a bottle of this as an extra...

Hey, how about sending me a collaborative evil :-)...hehe

Anyways, Nice 22oz silk screened brown glass bottle with olive green wax on the crown top (Ahtanamous IPA). Beautiful silk screened bottle and a wonderful presentation overall.

A: Dark orangey amber with a nice one finger head of dishsoapy white foam with nice sheets of lace.

S: Aromas are big pine, dank resin, and a bit of citrus with a solidly 'big bread' malt backbone to it.

T: Malty sweet with big A&C hops in the mix. A beautiful mix/meld of hoppy citrus/pine/resin and big bread malts.

M: Nice carbonation. smooth and refined. Medium bodied and meaty in the mouth. Perfect IPA feel.

D: Smooth, and hoppy, this is a super drinkable IPA from this brewpub. I hope to try the other IPAS, and many more from this cool little brewery.

Thumbs up. This one is most certainly Francis approved

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Photo of nsmartell
3.3/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I enjoyed this beer while brewing up some homebrew IPA. From the 22oz bomber bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy deep orange color with a thick off-white head.

Smell: LOTS of citrusy hops and pine.

Taste: Fresh citrusy hops and bitter. Not enough malt to balance the hoppy bitterness for my liking.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light-bodied but well carbonated.

Drinkability: Too bitter and not balanced well enough. I like really hoppy bitter beers, but this just didn't have enough going on for me. Perhaps the hops we were putting into my homebrew was messing with my senses. If you like your IPA's on the really bitter side, you would probably dig this beer.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up this bomber at Armanetti in Chicago for $9.99, along with 4 other "Brewer's Whim" series bottles. No "Ahtanumous" name on the bottle, only identified by the olive wax. The beer is hazy pale orange color with a thin wet foam. Unlike the other Brewers Whim series beers I've tried so far this didn't lace all that much. The smell is hoppy but more balanced with malt than the others, giving a strong DIPA-like aroma. The taste is malty sweet and a little acidic-bitter in the aftertaste. Beautiful body as in other Flossmoor beers, somehow they can get a smooth feel just a little more carbonated than cask ales. Another winner in my opinion.

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another midwest gem courtesy of joe1510, thanks man!

22 oz. booger green waxed bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a murky dark rustic orange with a one finger light tan colored head that stays for a while. A good amount of stick to this one, with lots of spiderweb lace on the sides of the glass. Smell is sublime. Sticky pine, sweet mandarine oranges, and buttery caramel malt. An interesting popcorn and pumpkin spice aroma, I'm really diggin' the nose on this one. Taste is good, but not as sticky sweet as the smell. Butterscotch and spruce up front on the tongue with a strong earthy hop backbone. Midway a touch of citrus emerges consisting mostly of lime and grapefruit. Aftertaste is pretty bitter with sweet pine sap and caramel apple. Chewy feel with a full body and steady carbonation. There is a touch of booze as it warms, but not to the point of becoming a distraction. I have yet to be disappointed by the Flossmoor IPA's and I found this one to be a notch above Lady Columbia and Pretty Big IPA. Keep up the good work guys, I look forward to trying more of your hoppy creations!

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Photo of younger35
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this from Dobby's in Palatine for $9.99. It wasn't in a fridge so hopefully hasn't lost that hoppy goodness. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale flute.

Olive Green Wax.
Flossmoor IPA 3 of 10

Appearance- Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a small half finger ultra creamy off white head. What head there is recedes fairly slowly leaving a terrific collar that leaves some spotty lacing.
Smell- Much like The Curse it starts out with a very pungent floral and citrus kick before a light buttery malt kicks in. Grapefruit and orange dominate but some juicy pine and earthy grass make an appearance. A tad metallic at times with some cotton candy and candy corn. Butterscotch malt that isn't quite as strong as The Curse but it's still fairly abundant (especially as it warms).
Taste- Starts with a very piney rush before a biscuity malt sweetness takes over. Light brown sugar and toffee really seem to lead the way. Although the malt may sort of be the focal point, the hops really are no slouch. Spicy and some what bitter the hops are full of juicy pine sap and floral rose hips. Sort of citrusy at the finish with some lingering grapefruit.
Mouthfeel- Medium to full body with a fairly spicy/numbing feel. Lightly zesty carbonation to finish.
Drinkability- Pretty darned tasty. It's definitely fun to try all these Brewers Whim beers and see the subtle difference from beer to beer. Nothing crazy here, just a good solid and balanced IPA. Definitely worth trying!

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 8/30/08. Bottle courtesy of inkubus27. Pours a light brown with a small foamy light tan head. Aroma of lots of bitter piney hops and some citrus. Flavor of the same piney hops with a nice caramel malt body. A little sweeter than the other Flossmoor IPAs. Some tropical fruits start to come out as the beer warms (nice mango and passion fruit!). Wow, this is tasty!! I love the sweetness/hops balance. Probably my second favorite IPA after Two Hearted. Awesome, just awesome!
8/4/9/4/17 (4.2/5)

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Ahtanumous IPA from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 88.9% out of 100 with 18 ratings
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