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Review by joe1510 on 11/16/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 2009
22oz Wax Capped Bomber
$7.99
Flossmoor Station

Black waxed top

Picked this up at the brewery a couple days after the release. X-Ipa pours a slightly hazed deep golden with a bit of an orange hue. A few large carbonation bubbles rise to the dense two finger dirty white head. The head leaves some really great thick spider webbed lacing on its way down and has good sticking power. This is a good looking IPA without a doubt.

My nose is greeted by a heavy handed dose of bitter grapefruit and some other citrus I can't quite put my finger on. Piney hop oils and a decent amount of resin are in there as well to play the supporting role. I can't help but smell some blonde tobacco leaves as well, soft and inviting all over the top of mild caramel and biscuity malts. The hops are the showcase here and while they're not huge and bold they are very well integrated.

The flavor follows the nose very closely. There's bitter grapefruit upfront along with the mystery citrus. The soft tobacco comes through mid-palate and fades off as the pine and resinous hops come through. A dash of caramel way in back morphs into the biscuity malts on the swallow. X-IPA is a very good IPA with layers of hop complexity.

The mouthfeel is heavenly smooth and creamy. The carbonation is on the lower side of the spectrum and lets this beer really work its magic. There's a growing bitterness on the finish that works its way up to moderately bitter over time.

X-IPA is highly drinkable and a hard one to put down after that first tip of the glass. I've had the opportunity to drink this on tap a few times and the bottle is right on with the tap version.

Another great brew from the guys at Flossmoor. They never fail to amaze me with the quality of their brews. I'm anxious to pick up the newest release in their IPA series (Pretty Big IPA) and will look forward to the next release of X-IPA.

Reviewed: 4/26/08

Price: $7.99 Served In: Pint Glass

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