Narnad (1471) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from the bottle a clean, deep golden color with a low, white, filmy head. Aroma has a modest cascade-like citrus nose, mild sweetness imparted from the grains, a light caramel sweetness, light apricot fruitiness and a light piny ending. Flavor has a strong hop bite composed of pine and citrus flavors with a sweet malty middle. Fine carbonation with a modest rate provides a sharp kick but the brew has only a modest body but perfect for the amount of hops present. Overall a very nice brew that has a strong but not overpowering hoppiness.
nearbeer (3805) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at O’Hare. Shiny amber with a lasting little foam. Bright citrus, resin and caramel aromas. Flavor is the same blend. Light-medium body is tingly, well-balanced and crisp. Great sessioner.
HartManSam (75) - Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap Never hear of the green line when I was offered one. My favorite Goose Island creation yet! Wish I could find some in Hoosierville. Great session beer. =)
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apr 27, tap @ Goose Island, Clyborn. Pours clear amver with small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is weak fruity and yeasty... where are the hops? Thin body, citric bitter, slightly sweet flavor. Finishes shortlived with nice fruity and bitter tart aftertaste.
Boutip (4818) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention. Aroma consists of light citrus notes with some semi-sweet cereal taste. Taste is also a mix between some semi-sweet malt base with crisp grain taste and a light citrus hoppy finish. Body is about average with OK carbonation. I guess this one is OK but nothing extraordinary.
maneliquor (3205) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Goose Island. Typical Pale with a little extra yeast and spice. Pretty decent for a sessionable beer. Very fresh and citrus pronounced
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Clybourn location.
Pours a light copper color with a half-finger white head that dies down pretty quickly. The nose brings forward a good dose of bready malt as well as some floral and citrus hops. The taste is a bit less hoppy than I’d like a pale, but the balance between the doughy malt and the hop character is pretty good. I like the balance between the hops that they’ve used. Mouthfeel is pretty light with a restrained level of bitterness. Really smooth and easy drinking; I’d like to see this make its way to DC--explaining the name would be fun enough.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-02-2011
patrick767 (3585) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap at a Giordano’s - I had this one awhile back with some excellent Chicago style pizza. It poured golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma was of light, bready malt with a hint of hops. This light bodied brew had some mild hops bitterness and sweet, light malts. It’s okay but rather bland and underwhelming.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange pour nice off white head. Aroma hops and citrus quite mild. Taste sweet caramel grapefruit, citrus, biscuit. MF light medium body mild carb very easy to drink. solid session brew tasty but nothing to special.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is a clear light gold with a big two finger white head. Great retention and lacing. The head just sticks to the side of the glass, falling in chunks.
The aroma is super light, a little hops and honey, but that’s about it.
The taste is also super light. The list this as a sessional which is an apt description. I expect a pale to have a little bitterness, and there is no hops here. Its ok to drink, but really pretty boring. Its similar to an American macro but no skunk which is nice and surprising. It’s a nice stepping stone for a novice craft drinker, but childish and boring for the more advanced.