Awktoberfest (384) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best I can go on this is not too bad... It's like entry level pale ale here..nothing is bright about it as is described. Dull hop front with slight hop aroma and taste...the maltiness comes through more than all else ... It's fine just doesn't hold up when you have sooo many other rock star pales and iPas in Chicago ( half acres daisy cutter...Piece the weight...etc etc etc....) I'll pass next time unless I'm in a pinch...
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brucebruce81 (391) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a very good pale ale it was crisp and refreshing. I really enjoyed this beer it was as close as an IPA as you can get.
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chinchill (4271) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 30 June 2016, served in a lager glass in Sept. 2016.
Orangish-amber body is clear; plenty of carbonation bubbles rising to a moderate size, off-white head that has very good retention. Patterned lacing.
Aroma: mild but surprisingly complex. Hops.with fruity and herbal notes in balance with bready malts.
Flavor: a bit more hoppy than malty. Good balance. Ample flavor for style.
Feel: near medium body; medium-high carbonation.
Overall: a solid, above average APA.
BeerViking (4144) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Rake, golden-amber with an ever so faint haze and a thick fine foam. Light biscuit and peach nose, fruity and softly bitter, turning dry and sweetly grassy, then a dry-sweet bitter finish..
gephross100 (312) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2016
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Jody. Pours a light gold color. Thing blanket of white head on top. Little to nose hops. Dry finish. This beer is light aqueous and crushable. But it almost offensive with how little it leaves you with flavor wise.
tapefuzz (128) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is malt and grain with just a little pine. Lightly hoppy - primarily grass and a dull citrus. Some malt up front. Fairly yeast. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
tompete (304) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a beautiful clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is malt. Flavour is slightly bitter with light caramel flavours. Finish is lasting and bitter. Not crisp.
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2016
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Initial taste is veggie hops. Clear and pale. Thin head. Off hop aroma. Taste borders on IPA. Better than IPA co2. However, that IPA impact really gets astringently in your face on the finish. Yes, a very heady pale ale fer sure.
DenverLogan (1098) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle into a Rodenbach Grand Cru glass. Pours gold with modest head and lace. Aroma is minimal and of subtle malt and grains. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of grains, amber malt, minerals, straw hops, caramel, slight citrus zest, slight white pepper, white grapefruit rind. Overall rich, flavorful, thirst quenching.
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grain and cereal malts, light bread, caramel. Clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light sweet. Intense grain and bread malts, caramel, bitterness coming up, dry finish, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice APA, well balanced, glad to see a decent cask offering from GI. Cask at the brewery tap room, Chicago.
Shot (451) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a huge white head that dissipates to a filmy head. Fairly good cling. Aromas of roasted malt and citrus. Flavors are buttered corn, black pepper, roasted malt, bitter citrus, oak and dry grass. Crisp and dry. Peppery hop finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Interesting beer. Not bad.