Chicagoland NE IPAs (list)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by SeanBond, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (84) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    Milkshake Nawi is pretty god damn delicious. the nose on it is incredible, i'm getting a ton of mango with a cream finish. getting more prevalent as it warms too. taste is real good, not a ton of a vanilla but its there. nothing game changing but it is a DAMN good beer.

    would i spend $23 again at a bottleshop? no probably not. would i spend $20 at the brewery to show some love? yeah, easily.
     
  2. Hop-Trollop

    Hop-Trollop Initiate (74) Apr 27, 2012 Illinois

    Agreed ^ and it’s a million times better than gnarly Milkshake.
     
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  3. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Defender (646) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Agree with the comments above. Mango in the can I opened was subtle but definitely there. Creamy vanilla with a bit of Hop bitterness at the end. I’d put it way above Super Gnarly Milkshake but a bit below Blazed Orange Milkshake.

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  4. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (521) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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  5. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Defender (646) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Nice!! I assume those are draft only?
     
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  6. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (84) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    Yeah, I've been meaning to stop in and checkout Nordic and Bruin.

    Stopped by Energy City today to grab more Milkshake Nawi. Chatted it up with the employees, all around really good crew. Sounds like they will be ramping up production and do their best to contract brew so they can put their goods in cans.

    Milkshake Nawi is no joke. Its got the cream/milkshake vibe but still tastes like an IPA. The very reason I went to support them and grab another 4-pack.
     
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  7. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (84) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    Anyone try Brickstone's Triple H Haze-Haze-Haze yet? Looks like they are canning and releasing today to Binnys STC and Glen Ellyn.
     
  8. TigerDriver91

    TigerDriver91 Initiate (99) Jan 17, 2017 Illinois

    was hoping Triple H stood for Hunter Hearst Hazely

    i'll see myself out.
     
  9. KCUnited

    KCUnited Initiate (156) Nov 11, 2014 Illinois
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    Maplewood Big Pulpy this Thursday @ 4pm

     
  10. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Aspirant (294) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Did Roger brew this?
     
  11. TigerDriver91

    TigerDriver91 Initiate (99) Jan 17, 2017 Illinois

    Yep.
     
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  12. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Aspirant (294) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    :astonished:
     
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  13. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (316) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Brickstone Triple H
     
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  14. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Initiate (148) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HAZE
    AND HOW YOU BREW IT
     
  15. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (316) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    I AM THE HAZE, YOU DON"T WANT TO PLAY ME
     
  16. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Initiate (148) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    I AM THE HAZE
    THICKER THAN GRAVY
     
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  17. KidGalaga

    KidGalaga Initiate (46) Apr 21, 2014 Illinois
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    is this hitting distro more broadly? and how's the actual beer?
     
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  18. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (358) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    It hit a few local binnys last week and BrickStone noted on social media that wider distro would soon follow.

    I really enjoyed it, felt it was on par with Haz’d Juice
     
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  19. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (316) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Yea. It’s around. I found it last Thursday. And it’s on draft at beer cellar currently.

    It’s pretty darn good
     
  20. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (1,628) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois

    New non-Chicagoland NE IPA that's available in Chicago: Color Block from Prairie. Advertised as 'hazy' and has vanilla & lactose...so a milkshake version, I guess?

    Got a can from Bottles & Cans over the weekend.
     
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  21. weirdalchy

    weirdalchy Initiate (90) Jan 23, 2015 Illinois

    I got a 4 pack of this about a week ago. Was not impressed at all.
     
  22. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (1,628) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois

    Glad I only grabbed one!! Haven't cracked it yet.
     
  23. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (358) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    The milkshake style seems to have taken off locally. Tired hand seems to be the OG within this style.

    Can anyone who has had TH milkshake beer speak to how our local Milkshake offerings compare to the Milskhakes that TH has been pumping out?
     
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  24. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (1,628) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois

    Um, yeah, this is not good.

    It has an off flavor...lemon pledge maybe?

    Drain pour.
     
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  25. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Initiate (148) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    The BEST Windmill compares very well, but they're so inconsistent it's hard to recommend.
     
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  26. sefus12

    sefus12 Initiate (192) Sep 7, 2006 Kentucky

    Pollyanna is releasing Zythos this weekend, a DDH NE IIPA w/citra, mosaic and zythos.

     
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  27. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (521) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    Cans or just draft?
     
  28. sefus12

    sefus12 Initiate (192) Sep 7, 2006 Kentucky

    I think it’s just draft.