Time-Out IPA
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Time-Out IPATime-Out IPA
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American IPA
4.18 | pDev: 8.61%
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Time-Out IPATime-Out IPA
Notes: Red wax. 1st release 2009
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 28
Reviews by steveh:
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3.24/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure if this is the correct Floosmoor IPA, mine has "Brewer's Whim Series" on the label, but the wax seal color is the same -- if I ain't inna right spot, I'll swap it out.

A -- Hazy apricot color with a thick, light (light) tan head.

S -- Citrus fruits coming through, spiciness, and an off sour - pickle-like character. Some biscuit malt and alcohol eeking through too.

T -- Hmm. Light, spicy hops up front mingling with alcohol and finishing with light biscuit character. Light bitter hops in the aftertaste.

M -- Body is light medium with a very soft, smooth body -- nearly cask-like in character, bottle conditioned? Alcohol warming as more is sipped.

D -- Drinkability is very nice, but I'm a little underwhelmed in an American IPA. I was expecting great things from all the cheering I hear, but I've had better IPAs.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz wax dipped bottle refered to as "Brewers whim series" and "IPA".

Pours dark amber with a frothy beige head. Clingy, coarse lacing for most of the glass.

Aromatics lead off with mild citrus hops and plenty of toasted malt. A nod to an English style with a meaty malt backbone and plenty of roasted biscuits. Hopping subdued.

Medium bodied with a chewy, plump mouthfeel.

Ripe, juicy malt and mild grapefruit undertones start the palate. Bitterness is low and plenty of ripe, toasted malt is the theme here.

Finishes with a mildly drying bitterness, juicy malt, and toasted overtones.

Tasty, but certainly lacking in the "IPA" department all around. More akin to a English style strong ale or perhaps a double APA.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glowing Sunkist orange with honey colored trim. Hop haziness would have been great, but I'll settle for this deep, rich, tropical sunset-like hue. The upper quarter of the glass is filled with ivory colored foam that features mounds of glassine bubbles on its surface. It's also starting to lay down lovely looking lace that resembles frost on a windowpane.

If you love American C-hops, then you'll love the nose. One source said that Centennial is present, although I wouldn't be surprised if Cascade was in there as well. There isn't the bright, pure grapefruit-like blast that 100% Centennial usually provides (think Bell's Two Hearted Ale). Grapefruit, sweet orange, pine and just a whiff of spliff is noted.

Time-Out isn't the most outstanding American IPA to have ever crossed my palate, but it's still solid from top to bottom. There's a bit too much pale malt for my tastes, which ends up blunting the hops too much. The bottle says 40 IBUs, but I don't think they change bottles from IPA to IPA**. Sounds about right, though.

Flavors include (slightly buttery) shortbread, a light drizzle of caramel, candied grapefruit and orange peel, pine sap and very little ganja. If you prefer your IPAs evenly balanced in terms of sweet vs bitter, then this is the beer for you. It's also the beer for me... although my tongue is craving just a *little* abuse.

Due to all the malt sugars, the mouthfeel is almost more DIPA-like than IPA-like. There's nothing but smooth, rounded edges as far as the eye can see... and the mouth can feel. It's amazing how often the intensity and the tone of the 'pffft' on crown cracking is predictive of the mouthfeel.

Just because Flossmoor Station Time-Out IPA it isn't an uncompromising hop bomb doesn't mean that it isn't good beer. An almost empty bomber is proof that I'm enjoying the hell out of it. Consider yourself fortunate if you live within easy driving distance of this fine brewpub.

**a sticker indicating the beer's name would be helpful

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Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 22 oz. glass.

Extreme lacing coats the glass, like a twisted thorn bush, encircling the rim all the way down. Glowing dark orange body. Oranges and the aroma of fresh cut garden herbs wafts up from the glass. Lots of earthy hops this time bitter, herbal, pine and aspirin. Resiny. Caramel malt plays a big part, always balanced as the series is now known for. The bitterness is moderate and builds on itself, but doesn't linger forever. Body is fairly big but retains it's easy drinkabilty. Probably not my favorite hop combo of the series, but solid nonetheless. Get it while it's fresh!!

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

22oz bomber, armanetti's in chicago

consumed on my last night with furniture at 726 west main

appearance: poured into my hopleaf tulip - hazy apricot body with a wavy white crest and webbed lacing. very murky

smell: sweet honey, floral grapefruit hops - not a hop monster like some of the older flossmoor IPA's but if you concentrate really hard, you can get a whiff of the past

taste: unfortunately i read the thread critiquing the last few flossmoor ipa's...the flavor is a nice blend of sweet chewy honey, green tea, and zesty citrus hops. i do wish that the hops were blown a little more out of proportion but its hard to argue with a beer that tastes this pleasant

mouthfeel: medium body, light sharpness from the hops, nice smoothness

drinkability: good

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought this for about $10 at Armanetti's last week. I guess it's about 1.5 months old but probably could still be considered fresh. The beer is medium copper color, a little haze, and about 2 fingers of bright white froth. The beer smells like orange citrus centennial hops, nice light caramel malt aromas in the background. Same with the taste, I get orange and peach with a sweet but light malty base. As with all Flossmoor IPA's the mouthfeel is phenomenal. The body is soft but has ample carbonation, honestly it's as if it came from a cask. Another winner, Flossmoor quality hasn't changed with the new brewer.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of sholland119
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from d0b. Thanks, Dave!

A-An attractive, hazy peach with a fluffy white head, great retention and lacing.

S-Earthy hops make a late appearance to catch up with the caramel malt.

T-Very well balanced. Sweet malt and earthy, grassy hops coexist nicely from start to finish. Very nice!

M-Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

D-Very nice and easy drinking. I tend to like my IPAs with a bit more bite but this is as good as malty IPAs get.


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Photo of kimcgolf
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Station. Pours to a bright orange-red with medium-thick white head that lingers thru mid-glass and leaves okay lacing. Aroma has some of the citrus grapefruit hops of an IPA, but fairly muted. Mouthfeel and taste were was more like a Pale Ale than an IPA, with a smooth, somewhat full blend of hops and malts, and the finish was likewise. Not a bad beer at all, just not a great IPA.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a red wax sealed 22oz bomber into a DT tulip. Thanks to HeatherAnn for picking this up for me at Flossmoor Station!

A: Pours a clear, coppery-gold with a 1/2 finger of bubbly white lace up top. The lace, while not plentiful, was adequate and left a nice pattern of blobs and droopy ropes stuck to the glasss.

S: Picking up excellent aromas of tangerine, orange peel, and grapefruit. Pretty citrus forward. Also noted were aromas of dried grass clippings and spicy/herbal hops.

T: The aforementioned citrus qualities are less defined in the taste. The smell offered up different clearly defined citrus aromas while in the taste the citrus tended to get all mixed together and take a backseat to the herbal/spicy/grassy hop flavors. Very earthy.

M: The initial juicy fruitiness quickly transforms into a dry middle with a long lasting and slightly peppery finish.

D: I opened this hoping for another tropical fruit Flossmoor IPA and was taken aback by its' dry, spicy, and herbal qualities. As it came up to temp, however, this just kept growing and growing on me. I ended up loving it, after all!

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Photo of joe1510
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber
Sam's, Marcey

Time Out shows off a shiny copper body with a little chill haze mixed in for good measure. When backlit the body takes on a light golden hue. A dish soap head rises to two fingers and falls rather quickly to a thick collar and skim coating of large bubbled head. I can't see any visible carbonation but thin sticky lacing consumes the inner walls of the glass.

The nose is all about citric hoppiness. Lemon and orange peel dominates but a deep pull brings about some weed tucked in back. A good deal of caramel maltiness tries to balance this one out, but falls short. There's a touch of butter in the back that actually adds a quality touch somehow. The aroma on this IPA draws me right in.

This is one of the more balanced Flossmoor IPAs, the most balanced to be exact. The caramel lays down a solid base but isn't hugely rich, which I prefer, letting the hoppiness shine through. Candied orange peel abounds with Lemonhead type lemon. The weed isn't as noticeable in the flavor but a touch of hoppy earthiness comes through.

A soft body graces this beer along with a soft carbonation. The body has a moderate weightiness but glides effortlessly across the tongue. The bitterness grows after each sip and reached its peak at moderately bitter.

This is another highly drinkable and refreshing IPA. The abv would be a problem for me before I'd get tired of drinking this one. Time Out is a good summer drinker for sure.

Here is another winner from Flossmoor. It's not the hop bomb that some of the prior releases were but it's delicious none the less. If you see it, scoop it up. You'll be happy you did.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

slightly hazy, golden amber appearance. Nice carbonation could be seen streaking up toward the surface and a nice pillow of white dropped on top and stayed for a good few minutes before finally settling down with a decent amount of side glass lace.

The aroma was loaded down with fresh hops. Nice touches of grapefruit and pine, light bready notes as it warmed and an all over fresh type of profile. Clean and crisp, the first sip went down with ease. Nice sharp and contrasting bite of floral hops quickly wet the tongue before fading back into a mellow, light biscuit like flavor that seemed to linger long after the rest had gone. Nice and light, with good carbonation kept me drinking this easily as the glass emptied quicker and quicker.

Overall a very solid IPA and a nice effort here

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Photo of Kegatron
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz red waxed topped bomber into a tulip glass. BIG thanks to my boy joe1510 for the hookup with yet another fantastic looking Flossmoor IPA release.

Pours a clear coppery amber with 2 fingers of stiff eggshell-white head. Really nice looking retention here, with a thin yet extremely frothy layer that leaves massive thick lacing back, which hangs in sticky clumps down the sides of the glass. The aroma is hugely tangy feeling in the nose, with some super-rich smelling tropical fruit character going on with it. Sweet notes of grapefruit, mangos, oranges, and bready caramel malts mix in beautifully with floral, herbal, and spicy hop character. Some light warmth permeates the entirity of the profile, adding some extra oompth and giving this a most robust presence in the nose.

That assertive tang carries over into the taste, with citrus and malts forming a hugely sweet base. This is very much needed however, to counteract the aggressive hops in this, which lays a fairly intense spicy and drying bitterness on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied (maybe even a little more fuller) with an overall creamier carbonation but there is also some extra prickly substance to it as well. There's a touch of alcohol beef but this is incredibly easydrinking for the size here. Very nicely done.

Damn, they just don't quit with the awesome IPAs at this place, do they? Even with a change in brewers, the hits just keep on coming. Speaking of, keeps these IPAs coming Joe! I love em'!

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Photo of MasterSki
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of this at Armanetti's. Served in my Surly pint glass.

A - One finger of soapy white foam with excellent retention and glass-coating lacing - just wish there was more volume. Hazed apricot color with a few visible bubbles rising to the top.

S - Lots of candied orange citrus with a touch of pine, but well-balanced with lots of caramel malt. One of the least hop-forward of the Flossmoor IPAs, but still quite delicious smelling. Reminds me a lot of Two-Hearted.

T - Lots of caramel and orange citrus sweetness, with minimal residual bitterness that builds a bit. It's not the most profoundly deep IPA I've ever tasted, but the combination is excellently balanced and satisfying. Again, I'm getting ton of the Centennial flavor and a lot of Two-Hearted flashbacks.

M - Soft, creamy, but with slightly more active (but still moderate) carbonation than I'm used to from Flossmoor. Lots of oily resins left behind with this one, but not in a syrupy or sticky way.

D - Fantastically drinkable - great taste, mild residual bitterness, and moderate carbonation all contribute to make this one perfect for sessions. The only thing keeping this from getting a perfect score is that I can buy a sixer of Two-Hearted for about the same price (72 oz vs. 22 oz). I like the taste of this a little bit better, but not enough to fork out 3x the money for the same amount of beer.

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Photo of gford217
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz red-wax covered bomber courtesy of dug, poured into a tulip.

Pours a deep, hazy amber, almost like iced tea, with a hefty white head that showed very good retention with some bubbles streaming up to the bottom of the head, making it a bit rocky. The lacing is excellent.

The aroma is full of citrus, but not overly sweet, with some orange rinds and slightly tart grapefruit. But the hops are not completely dominant as there is a hefty caramel malt aroma that keeps things very balanced.

The taste is less hoppy than the aroma, if possible. There is very little citrus and there is an overall spicy earthiness to the taste, with plenty of caramel malts and molasses forming a formidable backbone that the hops only compliment. The finish is fairly herbal with a lingering spiciness on the palate.

The mouthfeel is very creamy with minimal hop bitterness. It's on the fuller side of things as IPAs go with a soft carbonation leading to a very smooth, but slightly herbal finish.

This is another solid IPA from Flossmoor though probably not the caliber of the past couple I've had. That's a pretty high hurdle though and this is an extremely well-balanced malty IPA, more English than American.

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Photo of roadhouse
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub tonight into a pint glass.

Poured a golden orange color with a one inch white head. Falls to a quarter inch cap that retains well. Lots of lacing left on the glass.

Aroma was quite sweet with plenty of hops. Some honey and orange, caramel, some pine, and spicy hops.

Taste was kind of sweet up front but it was quickly taken over by the hops. Pretty balanced overall though with some orange and honey again. Hops are citrusy with a bit of herbal spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, smooth texture, quite drinkable.

Another excellent IPA from Flossmoor. Even with a new brewer they keep making the best in the country.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with one and a half fingers of white head.

Scent of juicy hops, caramel, citrus and grapefruit. Excellent, but a weak malt presence in the scent, the hops are dominating here.

Taste of bitter hops, grain, some earth, caramel and grass with a malty finish. Very tasty, another great IPA from Flossmoor Station.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with fairly strong carbonation, very nice.

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

Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. Pours a cloudy light brown with a small white head. Aroma of sweet mango and tropical fruits, bitter orange rind, and grapefruit. Flavor is super fruity with lots of tropical fruits (mango again), citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, and a resiny, piney hops finish. Delish! Another awesome IPA from Flossmoor.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub served in a shaped pint glass.

This beer is a little brighter than most of Flossmoor's IPAs. It looks a lot like Hop Wallop or Two Hearted. There is a finger of off white head with bubbles rising in streams up from the bottom of the glass.

I'm getting a lot of orange candy and lemon in the nose with a little grass and sweet malt.

The first sip gives me a ton of sweet citrus like orange ringe and sugar coated grapefruit. The carbonation level is good, but it's not sharp. There is a ton of bubbly lacing on the side of the glass too.

This is a dangerously drinkable IPA. I've had the glass for about 10 minutes and it's almost gone.

I don't review much and I've had every Flossmoor IPA in the past couple of years and all of them have been world class in one way or another and Time Out is right up there with the rest of them.

Another amazing IPA from Flossmoor. I'll stick to my guns and say that this brewery makes the best IPAs in the country.

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Photo of taylorhamrick
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap @ Flossmoor Station

Pours a clear straw yellow - moving to golden, maybe with some copper in the very center. There's a decent head, 1cm, white, that has decent retention and leaves decent lacing. Looks about normal for an IPA. The smell is almost all Centennial - one of the greatest hops available, so that's a very good thing. The smells range from the grassy, piney, resinous smell, to the big, bold grapefruit citrus peel, zest, rind, and pulp, to the full-on leafy, floral, pollen smell. All of the hoppy smells are there, and I can detect a bit of malt in there, too - kind of powdery pale malts, a bit of sweetness, no bready smells. Just gorgeous on the hoppy end though. The taste keeps going where the smell leaves off. Underneath, I get a beautiful bready malt presence, like loaf bread, but still with a good amount of dryness - actually about the perfect amount of dryness to show off the hops here. Though I can taste a tiny hint of caramel. The bitterness is actually held in check really well - always a good thing if you ask me, but it starts with grassy grapefruit upfront, like chewing on a juicy grapefruit rind, then moves to the fruitiness, really great hop flavor here. There is also the taste and feel of resins in the finish, as you swallow just clinging with hoppy goodness to what it touches. I've heard so much about the Flossmoor IPAs, and now I believe - I just have to ask: how do they do it? This beer is refreshingly full, despite the right amount of dryness - great body here. And the flavors present are all so nice, that I couldn't stop drinking it. I mean, I really wish I had more, though I wouldn't want to be the guy who sucked down 3 or 4 of these in one night. I'm sure there are still some bottles around, but on tap, it's one of the best I've had.

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Photo of mperrin
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - coppery orange color with a red tinge, agreeably soapy head that disappates quickly

S - Smells faintly of oranges and toffee, with a bit of grass in there too. Definitely not a big bouquet, but pleasant with the Centennial hops out in the forefront.

T - Citrus notes upfront with a malty toffee finish. Great balance of upfront bite and smooth, malty/toffee finish. Flavor mellows as it settles in my glass, bringing out the citrus notes and lessening the hop tang.

M - Not a mouth-puckering IPA, but a definitely on the lighter body side with a sticky, faintly/sweet coating in the mouth

D - I could drink this all night. Like other posters commented, the alcohol is well-hidden, and the overall body/taste stands up as a session type IPA because it doesn't completely wreck your palatte.

Pleasing, lighter IPA that fits the season. Look forward to other offerings coming out of Flossmorr over the next few months!

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Photo of dukedevil0
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this bomber from the new/relocated Whole Foods Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL.

A: Pours a slightly pale shade of orange-amber with two fingers of bubbly white head that reduces down to a dense small layer but left tons of lacing on the glass.

S: Smells like a ton of grapefruit, hops and citrus with a good amount of pine scent. A small bit of malt if I really seek it.

T: Well, the hops have faded a decent amount, which really surprises me because this is only ~ 6 weeks old! It's still quite tasty, with a lesser amount of grapefruity, sweet hops flavor and more of a malt base than I remember from when I had this on tap the week it came out. I'd give this a 4.25 here because of how I remember it tasting if I could.

M: mouth feel is great, which is a nice, refreshing, crisp, almost thin at first, but when it goes down the carbonation really brings it up to a full bodied, almost creamy texture.

D: Very tasty and only a slight alcohol flavor, however because this didn't hold up great even after just 1.5 months I have to dock it here in this section.

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Photo of corby112
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber courtesy of d0b. Thanks again man!

Pouts a hazy, dark golden orange/copper color with a one finger frothy, off-white head that slowly settles into a lastig ring. Sporadic chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Sweet, slightly earthy aroma with lots of citrus and tropical fruit hop notes countered by a floral, piney presence and subtle malt backbone. Hints of orange peel, grapefruit and pineapple along with some pine needle, caramel and biscuit.

The mouthfeel is pretty chewy and much fuller than expected with a nice balance of dry, bitter hops and sweet citrus notes. Earthy with some pine needle and bud followed by some pineapple, orange peel and grapefruit. Malt backbone is a little stronger than I prefer with hints of caramel, toffee, nut and biscuit. Decently balanced with a slight creamy texture that enhances the mouthfeel but just a touch too malty for my preference.

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Photo of rpstevens
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to d0b for another midwestern ipa. Poured from a bottle into my smuttynose tulip.

There's a frothy white head that leaves slight lacing on the sides of the glass. The body is a copper/orange with a nice opaque glow.

The smell is a nice citrus hop, lots of tangerine, a little pineapple and some sugary maltiness in there as well. It's a pretty balanced nose.

The taste is more sticky sweet hop characteristics but there is also some pine and a nice little sugary malt that blends nicely with the citrus hops. The finish is a nice pungent hop that wipes out the malt balance.

The beer has a great feel, it's well carbonated, the alcohol is barely present and the flavors seem to roll over each other and compliment each other perfectly. This is a beer that I wish I had more than one of for sure.

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Time-Out IPA from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 28 ratings