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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Long days and warm nights awaken the city. The list of neighborhood festivals is endless. As is the great music that brings us together in parks and parking lots. We brewed our Session IPA to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing, so you can enjoy every encore. Bright note of fresh oranges and other citrus fruit with a mild body that is crisp on the palate.

Admin Note: Although this is similar to Forcone, Goose Island assures me this beer is a different recipe for large scale release in 2014 evolved from that original batch for Pitchfork Music Festival 2013.

BrewIPA's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewIPA (93) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle, pours a nice golden amber, first sip was expecting something else but this session ale settles well and leaves a nice aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1810) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
341 ml bottle. Clear yellow orange, fine creamy white foam mostly lasts. Aroma of citrusy grapefruity hop. Taste is mostly barely bitter juicy citrusy grapefruity, some orange, faintly floral, lean malts, an aqueous, easy quencher. Average carbonation, lighter bodied, well hopped. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (971) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
Another shitty day at work, another shitty session ipa. There was a time -- to be precise, when I tried Founders All Day IPA on a road trip -- when I thought the session ipa style (which had yet to hit the Canadian beer scene the way a drunk senior citizen sideswipes a school bus) was what we needed. I take it back. We don’t need it. Just like this beer: hops & malt drowned in water. No thanks. Don’t need it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2960) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
6-pack from my local Metro store. Slightly hazed, light-golden colour with a small white cap and some decent lacing. Nicely balanced aromas between the grassy hops and citrus notes. Decent bitterness with mild grass. Not super dry, so refreshing overall. Easy-drinking Session IPA with regular alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (945) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
Can. Pours a clear and bubbly golden colour, huge fluffy white head, lots of clumpy lace. Nose is fruity, citrus hop, sweet caramel malt. Tastes thin, a little bottler, sweet a little biscuit and caramel. Pretty easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
97hill (116) - - APR 29, 2016
Another solid decent beer from the inBev version of Goose Island. Not an IPA perhaps an ISA Tastes good smooth nothing special but way better than the "usual"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mariobiron (22) - St-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
Bonne IPA très rafraîchissante avec une longue amertume. Odeur agréable et douce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (699) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
Bière jaune-orangée, parfaitement limpide, bonne effervescence, et surmonté d’un bon col blanc, assez large, très dense, très mousseux, et qui semble éternel. Arômes principalement houblonnés, c’est très fruité, beaucoup d’orange et autres agrumes du genre (mandarine, tangerine…), ananas, mangue, cantaloup, abricot, pêche… On note peut-être un peu de pain frais, d’herbe et/ou de foin dans les arrière-plans des effluves, mais cette bière demeure presque exclusivement fruitée au nez. C’est très agréable avec une bonne intensité, mais la complexité aromatique en est plutôt limitée. En bouche, pétillement élevée sur la langue, mais breuvage plutôt mince au palais. Au goût, légère entrée maltée de pain frais et sucre brut, suivi d’une explosion de houblon fruité, beaucoup d’agrumes (surtout orange et autres du genre, mais aussi pas mal de citron, surtout en fin de bouche), avec mangue, cantaloup, pêche… Par moment, il me semble également déceler des saveurs de petits fruits, surtout framboise, voire fraise, mûre… Aussi, trame de fond résolument herbacé, plutôt aromatique, tendance menthe, avec peut-être un peu de conifère. Finale à l’amertume plutôt légère (surtout pour le style!). Très bon goût, équilibre malt/houblon tout de même intéressant, complexité plus élevé en bouche qu’au nez, intensité moyenne-bonne en bouche. Cette bière laissera peut-être le connaisseur un peu déçu, mais ça reste qu’elle est bien bonne, intéressante et goûteuse, tout en étant bien accessible…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lechristophe (68) - cowansville, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
Similaire à la série hops de alexander keith. Pas trop amère, un peu sucrée. Se boit très bien. C’est une bonne bière de soif un peu trop chère

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This American Pale Ale’s delicate citrusy hoppiness becomes a bit more coniferous in the flavor profile, as honeyed, biscuity cereals build silkiness around the prickly bubbling.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A steady head of foam laces atop the shiny golden.
-The forced carbonation is too intense for my tastes. I’d prefer this with natural carbonation.
-The flavor profile is more subtle than the nose.
-Drinkability is very high, which is this beer’s main aim, I am sure.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5354) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
355ml bottle pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus with some floral notes and hints of grains. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a citrus hop bitterness. Light bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, a pleasant, easy drinking brew that could use a bit more hops, which would give a bolder flavor profile.

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