Jen picked this beer up a couple weeks ago while visiting Kim one last time (who lives in Palatine) before she headed back to Colorado. We met at Jeff's new place but forgot the beer in the fridge, along with a growler of Emmet's Red Ale (shared with everyone at the brewery, didn't get a chance to review). Weeks later I was finally able to get this beer back. Tasted July 4th after a brief run, stop at the farmers market for some Kale and pub stop. Served in a snifter.
Aroma: A beautiful bouquet of pine and other citrus notes perfume from the surface and envelope the upper region of the snifter. Flowery and rich with a hint of biscuity caramel, but dominated by Amarillo. Hints of dark fruit and figs emerge as the beer warms, but remains predominantly pine-based and tropical.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a soft and very well complimented carbonation to frothen up the texture. The finish isn't overly dry and a gluttonous cloy sticks to the roof of the mouth
Overall Impression: Man, this is a phenomenal Pale ale. One that is matched by few. I'd say, if you're in Chicago and Binny's has it, it's a pale you can't go wrong with. Better yet hit up their brewery with multiple locations in Wes Dundee, Downers Grove and Palatine! The Amarillo in this beer really kicks the palate and propagates flavor with every sip.