podey (489) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at O’Hare airport. Pours clear gold with a soapy white head. Aroma and taste of slightly bitter hops and sweeter malts with floral notes, grass and citrus.
KansaiBeerLvrs (230) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Uno’s Pizzeria in Chicago last summer. It poured a copper gold with a nice hoppy aroma. The flavor was citrus, some caramel malt and pine. Another solid beer from Goose Island but not outstanding, an everyday type of APA.
hayduke (2933) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How well they do a pale ale to me defines a brewery. This was a full pint at the brewery on the day after DLD 2013. It came in the glass a clear gold color with a nice white head. Good lacing rings. The nose was of caramel malts and citrus hops. Medium in body with a clean smooth mouth feel. The flavor was tropical fruit, floral and citrus hops. Finish is dry and bitter. This is a solid APA and very easy drinking. Goose Island passed the test.
jandd1983 (1574) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was nice juicy hops and some good honeyed malts. The taste was smooth, clean and easy to drink. It had a great balance of fruitiness, hops and malt. Good stuff.
pharmassist (5) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pale ale on tap at cubby bear in windy city. Golden hue with slight flowery citrus aroma. Great flavor.
dinkle50 (686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a single finger head. Big grain aroma. Medium mouth. A little dish soap and flower in the taste. Some bright flowery notes really come out as you sip on this one. Ok, but not great.
DiarmaidBHK (2274) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Timothy O’Tooles. Pours golden with an inch of white foam that leaves some lacing. Notes of cookie on the nose. Lots of biscuit on the tongue. Finish is a bit chalky. Would have liked a bit more hop presence.
Sammer (887) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in the Windy City. Taste is citrus, flowers, malt and yeast. Solid pale ale.
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st beer of the trip-- on Tap @ the Goose Island Airport Bar in Chicago, Dec 14 2012, 8:15am .. . . deep amber gold .. . head is awesome .. . slick full mouth .. . light pine .. . a very good beer, a good morning airport beer for sure! .. . . never underestimate the power of the mindless
Scrapersnbeer (979) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Starts out with a good hoppy aroma a faint malt aroma. This beer is heady, though not to the extent pictured. Average bitterness in the flavor, backed up by some toasted bread. Smooth, easy drinker from the tap, seems built for long bar sessions.