Impromptu Pale Ale | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rhoadsrage on 03-11-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by alleykatking:
Photo of alleykatking
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Flossmoor.

A- Poured a clear golden orange body that look a little coppery toward the outer edges. One finger white head shows light retention. Lacing on the edges is lightly ringy that break up here and there.

S- Kind of a bland aroma for a APA. Front end does have a nice citrus (grapefruit mostly) front which is a little bit muted. Middle of the aroma is mostly caramel malts which dominate for a second when they come in! Ending is mostly bitter piney hops and a light alcohol scent. The back end shows a little more life than the front end.

T- The front end of this beer has a little more agressive flavor that the aroma would lead you to believe. Piney hops start off this beer with a underlying caramel malt that pokes up here and there. Middle of the beer shows off more of the caramel sweetness along with hints of grain. Ending of the beer starts off with a light citrus tone that quickly gets overwhelmed by the caramel malt body which in turn gets overwhelmed by the piney hops in the ending. Alcohol is smooth right in the ending and leads into the aftertaste.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was good for the style. Piney hops and light caramel malts are left on the palate. Aftetrtaste is alcohol that lingers over a light piney hop and even lighter caramel malt. Balance was good for the style I suppose with it being underwhelming at times (mostly in the front of the beer). No off flavors were present when drinking this beer. Medium alcohol drying left on the palate with each sip.

O- This was I would say the best thing they had on tap that night. Would I ape shit crazy over it? Nope I think not. A rather normal APA with a little more pine to it which helps it climb the ranks a little more for me.

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Photo of weatherdog
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Brixies in Brookfield Il, served in a shaker pint glass

It pours a clear deep orange nearing copper color with a white cap that disappears quickly. Low to medium lacing sticks to the sides.

The aroma is pretty muted and generic. Mostly hints of pine and citrus. I don't know if it's just me but this hop aroma profile is very common in APAs but this one is much more muted than others in the same vein. I find it average at best, a little boring and lacking an sort of definitive personality.

The taste is sadly a repeat of the aroma; bland subdued pine and citrus hops. The malt profile is prevalent with some bready and biscuit notes which I usually enjoy to some extent. While there is nothing wrong with the taste I find it lacking charecter and just an average representation of the style.

The mouthfeel is on the thin side with carbonation in the medium range. This makes for a beer that drink easily and withouut any fanfare.

It is something I would expect from an average brewpub, not one with distribution and a potfolio of solid beers. I'm disapointed with this offering.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a short nonic)
A- This beer pours a copper orange body that is clear with a gentle carbonation gliding to the surface. There is a sticky antique white head that fades to a thick film but sticks to the glass with each sip.
S- This beer has a green musty but bright green earthy hop aroma with notes of green oranges growing as the beer warms. There is a faint mint quality in the hops that comes through as the beer warms.
T- This beer has a soft dry biscuit malt flavor with more of a Munich malt flavor which quickly fades into a big green juicy earthy and floral hop finish. There is a soft bite of hop bitterness that grows and lingers a bit as the beer warms but it is never overpowering of the hop flavor and aroma.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a soft fizz touch in the finish.
D- This beer has a full flavor hops with good depth and is supported by some dry malt flavors. This is a well-built beer and a good session beer.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with a nice big white head and great retention.

Scent of citrus, grass, and a very light malt. A simple, but good scent.

Taste of caramel malts, faint hops, light citrus and bready grain. Nothing special, really; an average Pale Ale.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and a bit watery, but with good carbonation.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at flossmoor station the morning of the hi-fi rye release. from notes.

A- this one pours out a copperish orange colored body with a moderate white head on top. the head slowly fades and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- a small amount of caramel malts against lots of hops. pine and grapefruit mostly.

T- the sweet caramel malts are dominated by the fierce piny hops. grapefruit and earthy hops are here as well, but nothing like the pine.

M- light to medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D- lots of flavor packed into this moderately priced sessionable beer. i could go for several of these in a sitting. a nice alternative to SNPA.

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Photo of birdsellam
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of MasterSki
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Flossmoor Station. Served in a pint glass.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thin cap, leaving sheets of lace. Lightly hazed dark peach body.

S - Pine, herbs, lemon and grapefruit hops, hint of soap, perhaps some floral notes. Lightly toasted grains and sugary malt backdrop.

T - Tastes like a pretty standard pale ale. Toffee and bready malts, with some herbal and floral hop notes. It's like a less interesting version of SNPA.

M - Medium bodied, with zesty active carbonation, and a clean, lightly sticky finish.

D - A passable pale ale that I won't bother with again. No major flaws, but just not very exciting.

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Photo of Florida9
4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Durty Nellies

A: Clear copper in color. Served with a 1/2" of white head that has little retention, but still leaves a good bit of lacing.

S: Loads of piney hops and, to a lesser extent, citrus.

T: Lightly sweet, light caramel malt. Green, grassy hops with a bit of pine. Moderate bitterness. Quick finish.

M: Medium body with appropriate carbonation.

d: A very respectable and very sessionable PA. I'm glad to see Flossmoor's beers hitting the road: This is the first Flossmoor I've had on tap and if this is any indication of what their tap beers are like, I'm going to stop buying their bottles.

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Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Impromptu Pale Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 10 ratings