monkeychugg55 (815) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow pour with a small white head. Decent lacing. The aroma is mellow but pleasant, with cirtusy hops and grainy malt. There is a nice balance of sweet and bitter in the flavor, with biscuity malt and spicy, citrus hops on the finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Shitpantz (59) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice mild hoppy aroma and golden color with mild head. Easy drinking, great session beer. On my 4th one on tap at the local bar and plan on many more.
dwm1034 (548) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two drafts at the Monk’s Tap in Chicago....smooth, mild hops and light malts....very smooth; crisp....definitely, as GI asserts, a smooth session beer....will do it again...
sherm1016 (997) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Fireside. Pours an amber-yellow with a big white head that slowly recedes. Aroma is faint hops. Average mouthfeel. Nice mild hop flavor. At 5%, a nice session beer.
MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"head-a-licious" golden pour. Huge white head w/ lots of lace. Light aroma lightly hppy hints of citrus typical apa. Avg pal. Fine std apa taste nothing special but easy to drink then easy to forget.
allfreej (540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at O’Hare airport L concourse. Deep golden, honey-colored pour, nice white head with good lacing. Faint hop nose. Taste is bready malt, balanced with a pleasantly hopped finish. Well balanced and definitely sessionable, a very nice drinker indeed.
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden color with a medium white, frothy head. Aroma is grassy, with some floral notes. Taste is grassy, with lesser hints of hops and citrus. Goes down very easy. Nice offering.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Pours a dark golden color with a slight haze and a nice white head. Aroma of biscuits and a fair amount of grassy hops. The taste is moderately hoppy, with mostly grass and light citrus notes. Pale malty backbone of bread and some toast. High drinkability and an average mouthfeel. Easy to drink and tasty.
DuffMan (5812) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Chicago. Probably the third-most ubiquitous GI beer around town, behind Honker’s and 312. Brassy gold, light grassy fruity hop character elevate this light pale ale.
Duhast500 (364) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this before a Sunday afternoon tour of the brewery on North Clybourn Ave
Poured from the tap into a Green Line pint glass.
The color is a a deep amber with a nice two fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is a bit hoppy with some nice bitterness that has a touch of grass and some sweet sugary flavor that is switching back at forth with each sniff as to which will be on top.
The taste is popping with a good hop presence that is earthy and floral with some nice sweet malt flavor fighting to even things out. There is a nice rosy flavor that comes to me and is quite pleasant.
The feel of this beer is a well balanced beer with the hop and the malt taking turns to talk to your taste buds. It goes down smooth with a rather clean aftertaste but a slight hop bitterness that goes into a slapping of the lips. It may feel like a handful at first but is a really balanced beer.