sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 8/18/11. Pint draft from The Boundary, Chicago. Pours filtered and golden with an off white head. Aromas of fresh grassy hops and a mild malt bill. Hop dominant in the palate, but it still has a decent dose of toasty, tangy malts. This is actualy quite nice! A solid sipper!
two7offsuit (316) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is citrus. Flavor hints at citrus with some hop crispness.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This crisp, fresh and fluffy Pale Ale showcases inviting straw-like cereals upon which herbal hops add zest.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A dollop of foam covers the misty blond.
-The flavor profile is balanced.
-Drinkability on this one is as high as a good Pilsener’s.
-I don’t know if this beer is always in prime form like it was that day, but it can sure be a beaut’ once in a while, at the very least.
On tap at the brewery.
solidfunk (4898) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some citrus aroma. Pours golden with ok head. Light bitter finish. Easy to drink. Tap at a pizza place in Chicago.
rubbishystuff (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Day of the living Ales. Way better than that disaster of a hop #6142 or #6001 or even #5248, and let’s not mention, #4548. What I did like was that it was piney and herbal and grassy depending on when in the drink. Nice. Serving: Cask
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2010 Total Score: 2.5
On tap a Fizz. Very easy drinking but rather thin ale. Not too flavorful. Serving: Tap
scarletfire65 (1058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Draft at Fado in Chicago. Average pale ale with grassy hops and obvious honey notes. Dry, perfumey finish.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Goose Island O’Hare. Hazed golden pour with white foam. Really grassy hop nose. A little bit of citrus character and some leafy, floral hops. Kind of soapy. Fair amount of bready malt as well. There’s a lot of bready, malty sweetness to the flavor and somewhat of a muddled, unimpressive hop character. Mostly just dominated by the grassy hops. Lightly bitter.
dukeandduke (116) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/12/15 - Finley Dunnes (Chicago) Draft - Nice hoppy aroma. Not very strong, very light in terms of alcohol and texture. Went down very smooth. Taste not overwhelming, and great for dining or when you are looking for a lighter good tasting beer.
BeerBunker (800) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at GI O’Hare. Pours golden orange with a big, fizzy white head. Aroma is of light hops, wheat, and citrus. Doesn’t smell amazing. Taste is of wheat and biscuit. Very light hop character. Very fizzy, but it goes down easy. Lingering dry, biscuity taste. It’s really nothing special, but it’s easy to drink.
AndyReynolds (1030) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft. Did not realize this was Goose Island or I wouldn’t have ordered it. Tap handle was deceiving. Regardless, this beer is weak sauce. Brewed for the masses.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, herbal, some slight husky notes into vanilla, honey, biscuit, slight grain. Taste is a mix of honey, biscuit, bready notes into some grass, honey, finishing slightly bitter.