Kinz (2971) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Chicago O’Hare Airport. Nice to try something new from Goose Island, but disappointing that they didn’t have the Bourbon County Stout promised by the menu. Oh well. Pours a very light orange, nice head. Aroma is light biscuit malt and faint citric hops. Flavor is a match. Not bad, but just a run of the mill pale ale.
ccex (799) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Cove, less than a block away from my house. Pours a clear light amber color with moderate white head. Aroma is a light mix of malts and hops. Taste is slightly bitter with a clean finish. Light to medium body. A good but not great pale ale which I may try again.
kidmartinek (2463) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper. White head. A little Lacy. Heavy malt taste and body. Small bite. Decent but filling.
jmm635 (745) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured light amber with a fluffy white head. Citrus and floral hop aroma with a similar bitter flavor. Thin body and smooth enough to be quite sessionable.
hellomynameis (872) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral hops on the nose. Golden colour with a good sized and persisting head that is filled with large bubbles, not dense at all. Wow this is drinkable! Good malty flavor up front with a floral an slightly bitter hop presence rounding it out. The hops are there, you can not miss them, but they are very well melded into this beer.
Capa (1905) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly floral and citrus nose with a bit of malt. Medium bodied. Sweet fruits, citrus, floral, light toasted malts. Refreshing and simple. Well done.
ShawnC (64) - - OCT 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mute nose. Maybe a hint of malt. Nice caramel palate with a bitter overlay that is quite nice. Lingering hop profile is pleasant with a decidedly citrus note. Darker than I would expect. But not bad.
---That dog will hunt!
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single finger head on a slightly hazy golden with brown hues. Nice session aroma including floral and citrus notes. Flavor is a little more subtle with the floral and citrus hops and there is a stronger caramel and lightly toasted malt presence. Medium body ad moderate carbonation. Overall nicely drinkable, good flavor but there are much better choices for this genre.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap (10/8) at giordana’s deep dish pizza in Chicago. poured yellow/haze but settled more into a light beer look golden. had a small bite of bitterness in the first sip but lost bite, hopiness and did finish with a hint of malt
JoeMcPhee (7625) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goose Island O’Hare. Pale orange pour with a tight white head. The aroma is softly zesty and spicy with a little bit of soft juicy orange pulp as well. Lean bodied with a nice crackery malt flavour. Light and zesty with a bright fresh finish. Great balance and excellent quaffibility. A great brew really. A touch of woodiness to the bitterness that also works.