IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on cask at the brewpub. It was very nice and smooth but had a smooth hoppy red style flavor.
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Clybourn brewpub. Red-orange, clear, with an off-white head that is partially diminishing with nice, albeit uneven lacing. Spciy hop aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg hints with sweet toffee. Strong malts in the flavor, very caramelly. Biting hops are earthy, slightly piney. Very nicely balanced.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red. Great nose, sweet, lots of citric hops with a touch of fresh-cut grass. Nice flavor, initially quite sweet, then bitter. Hops are somewhat citric, but get a bit more of a woody hop to it as well. Great palate, very creamy and sticky. Could drink plenty of this one.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On cask, single-hopped 2004 edition, GI Clybourn) I’m a sucker for centennial hops, so this really caught me. Grassy, citrusy hop nose; quite sweet in flavor with a good dose of hop bitterness and floral notes off the centennials.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, 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!
htsprint1 (51) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at clybourn pub. Poors deep red with creamy white head. Sharp, hoppy aroma. Nice malt sweetness on the tongue balanced by significant, lasting hoppiness. Good red, hoppy beer.
ElGaucho (2033) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy aroma. Cloudy dark orange with an off-white head. Sublte malt and featuring a low to moderate hop profile. A nice beer.
BBB63 (5411) - 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.
Zeswaft (1275) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on cask and it was quite a good beer. Not sure I would classify this as an irish ale. I’d say it was more of an apa, maybe an amber ale. Anyways, a good amount of citrusy grapefruit in there and a good malt balance.
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass from the Clybourn pub. Served lukewarm which I actually liked. Very nice balance and color. A little watery. Hop aroma, slight hop flavor but hard to tell since this was one of the last of the night. Clean finish.