Lemke10 (540) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on-tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Shorewood, IL for $6.00 in early 2012. Pours a cloudy copper orange color with a fluffy head. Scent is slightly wheaty with a hint of hops. Taste is crisp and slightly bitter with hints of sweet citrus. Finishes smooth and slightly dry. Rather quite refreshing for a spring beer.
KickInChalice (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 12/18/2010. Served on tap in a pint glass.
Green Line pours a hazy amber color with a modest, creamy, white head. The head fades to a ring but leaves some nice lace on the glass.
This aroma smells like is was hopped a bit further than 312, so I was pleasantly surprised. Sugary and caramel biscuity malt, some light grapefruit citrus, and some pine hop aroma as well.
The taste starts with a soft sweetness to accompany the biscuity malt. There is no dry crackery taste, simply a fuller bready flavor. Grapefruit leads into pine hops to finish the flavor.
The feel is creamy in a relaxing sort of way, with a lighter than medium body, and medium carbonation. Light hop oil resides on the tongue after each sip.
I like this a bit more than 312; it just has more character. Still better examples of the style out there.
RobKormal (36) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my all time favorites, Green Line is a delightful treat from Goose Island. Hoppy while not too bitter, a smooth drink that delights the senses.
topherh (1861) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma is citrusy hop and toasty caramel. Flavor is sweet malt with a nice balance of fruity hops.
DWestrick (375) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
draft. Never liked the lime pale ale - tried at the tasting to see if I missed something - nope!
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: December 14, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: GI O’hare Description: Clear golden with some head and lacing. Aroma is citrus and sweet malt, taste is similar with sweet start, then citrus and a slight bitter finish. Some carbonation and light to medium bodied.
TheBeerOrg (2136) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light golden with a thin off-white head. Notes of citrus, bitter orange peel, sulfur and coarse leafy hops. Medium bodied, lightly resinous with moderate carbonation.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a dark yellow to lgiht orange color with a beige head. Aroma was crackery and biscuits, with medium to light citrus and grassy hops. Flavor was a very balanced pale ale, not really hoppy, but enough bittering balance to keep it from being malty. Decent.
mansquito (2506) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wellington’s, Chicago tap ($3): Pours a copperish color with a nice white head (I think the picture is just fine). Aroma is a whole bunch of citrusy hops and some sweet malts. This is a very drinkable beer and basically defines an American session without doing anything at all extraordinary. In short, it is a well balanced beer with a moderate hop presence and enough sweetness and spice to be palatable to virtually any kind of beer drinker.
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Again, tried this at the Clybourn location. 10 karat pour with a small ivory head that left a ton of lacing. Aggressive and hop forward, specifically when you look at the ABV. Nose of bright citrus rind, sharp pine, and caramel. Flavor has just a touch of honey for balance along with lemon grass, and grapefruit pith. Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation.