blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2009 Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Bready sweet malt aroma with a light amount of hops. The flavor has bready and sweet malts, as well as a solid dose of grassy/floral/light herbal hops. Pretty good.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper color, white layer
smells of malt, gewürztraminer-grapes and a peach-like hint
tasts of malt , gewürztraminer,some hidden peach and orange
aftertaste malt pgewürztraminer peach and orange, bittersweet
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle 12oz. Pours light amber orange with a lacing white head. Nose is noble hops and rich malt. Very citrus
tlind2 (1589) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep copper color, noticeable head. Hoppy, malty aroma. The taste is big on hops and caramel, with a wonderful, bitter finish. A great beer that goes well with sea food.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From LIC, Aarhus
Fine bitterness and some hints of the malt. Well carbonated
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Ian for the bottle. Pours copper colored with a thick white head. Big malt aroma with noble earthy hops. Malty taste with lots of earthy bitter hops and a clean finish. Solid beer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold amber with a white head. Spicy floral hops with a hint of lemon. Utterly beautiful. Sweet, citric taste with pine and thick honeyed malt lurking unsuspected in the background. Mid bitter finish. A lot going on here, and all of it enjoyable.
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Magician, New York, New York. A well-balance beer with flavours of hops and citrus. The aroma of pine was a bit odd; almost like cleaning products. Not bad.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2008 A solid IPA. Color is copper with a fairly nice head and a good amount of lace on the glass. The aroma is floral and hoppy with some spice character. Sweet and hoppy tasting, bitter finish and a nice malty balance. Also, when compared to another IPA (Stone IPA) this was maltier and not quite up to that level. Still, this is a nice IPA and I look forward to having it again.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Magician, New York City. This isn’t the classic that Goose Island’s IPA is, nor is it as good as Brooklyn Lager, but it does the trick. It’s refreshing with a nice floral hop character and a fruity finish.