argo0 (12934) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask): Clear ruby with minimal off-white head. Aroma is pleasant herbal hoppy. Taste is medium sweet up top before turning herbal and grapefruit hoppy. Smooth medium body with minimal carbonation.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask) Pours a deep amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of carmel, malt, and grass. Mildly bitter and somewhat sweet malt flavor.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear, burnt orange brew. Quite beautiful. No head.
The nose is piney and peppery. Notes of leather and English toffee.
The flavor is malty with hints of butterscotch. Nice, evergreen-laden, acrid hop presence.
Flat, medium-bodied brew with an oily mouthfeel. Lengthy, astringent finish.
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Clybourn. This was an excellent brew! Poured a clear, deep iced tea/reddish brown with a tall, thick beige head. Big Cascade feel upfront (pine and powerful grapefruit).. with airy caramel and toffee beneath... floral hops waft through as it warms. Juicy grapefruit throughout.. with pine and more grapefruity bitterness around the mouth. Pine tingliness at the finish leaves a lasting impression. Sweet caramel malts provide the base, but remain in the background. Medium-bodied and very smooth! Ideal level of bitterness hits all the right place. Fitting Celebration for #900!
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish hue with an average head and good lacing, thin to medium-bodied. Nice tart (grapefruit) and mild malt aroma, much like a newborn port. Woody and citrusy taste, lingering malt aftertaste. Thin and lively mouthfeel. A nice brew not to be confused with the standard Goose red.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nicely hopped up Irish ale. Hazy copper with an off-white head, the grapefruit hop aroma and taste dominate the light caramel sweetness. In the cask consitioned version, the hops are somewehat muted, especially in the aroma. As a bona fide hop-head, I recommend the "regular" version.
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muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5 oz sample at the brewpub. Translucent, deep red; clean, balanced nose, strongly hoppy. Balanced, clean smoothly malty body, quite hoppy for style I think. Pine, grapefruit, a bit of oak..the usual suspects. Little hard at the finish; refreshing.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at GI LPB. pours hazy amber with white head. nose has some nice hop notes of citrus and melon, some biscuity malt coming through too. flavor is citrusy with toasted malts. chewy, and the crystal malt used becomes cloying. pretty hopped up but not something i could drink more than a half pint of.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Clybourn. Poured a slightly hazy dark orange color with an off white head. Smelled of flowery/citrusy hops and a bit of graham cracker. Light to medium bodied and on the dry side. I tasted caramel, citrus fruits, and toasted bread. Decent enough.
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap-Goose Island Clybourn-RBSG-6/29/03. I sat right next to bigbadbear63 when we sampled this. We had similar agreements on this beer, but my ratings will not be as good as his. Dark, Ruby red appearance with good lacing. Aroma was full of citrus/lemon. palate was very one dimensional and thin-all hops, no malt. Would be excellent if the body was a bit thicker.