beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Available on tap from Goose Island (Wrigleyville), Chicago, IL. Clear light amber hued American pale ale with no discernable head. Slight aroma of hop flowers. No discernable carbonation. Light-to-medium bodied that starts with slightly sweet malt flavor with hoppy hint and finishes dry with slight hop bitterness. Nice balance. A good drinkable beer that goes great with fish and chips at Goose Island.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brewtopia 11-12-05. This poured gold with white head. Nose was roasted and hoppy. Taste was not quite as hoppy as nose. OK
DarkElf (3037) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with OhioDad, thanks Scott!) Iím generally not a fan of really dry beers, and this offering seems pretty dry to me. A somewhat toasty, even slightly roasty malt base shows almost no sweetness, and the hops are moderately bitter with a touch of citrus. The nose is also toasty and minimally sweet. Body is nearly medium, but very dry, clean and lightly crisp in the finish. Clear amber in color, topped by a small off-white head that gradually fades away to a very tiny ring and leaves no lacing. Not a bad beer at all, and Iím sure it has many fans, but it totally fails to enthuse me.
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 NOthing special in this, it was more ike a lager, but anyway, did has a good taste.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 Draft. Iíve had this many times. Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber color with a white head. Caramel nose mixed with sprucy hops. Pleasant cereal grain/caramel flavor balanced nicely with grassy hops and mild hop bitterness. Pretty tasty stuff.
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Kitty OíSheaís. Arrived a brownish gold color with just wisp of a white head. The aroma was faint sweet malt and a little bit of a hops. Not overly complex on the palate, but definitely hearty enough. The flavor was initially bready and slightly malty with the bitter hops kicking in in the middle and then a lightly sweet finish. Pretty good beer, Iíd drink it again if I could find it in FL.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightish red with a medium head. First a lttle sweet then tasted the bitterness then a sweet finish. Very drinkable.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK, well, not bad. Poured a little more red than I thought it would - kind of a clear red-gold, with a foamy 2 finger domed head. The nose is faintly urine and a little honey, like my impression of a lot of goose island beers. Itís not totally offensive, just a little off. Starts honey, a midriff of pine-resin, and finishes with some lightly bitter hops. Not offensive, a little intriguing. But pine resin? I should probably try it again just to be sure.
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Understated hops lean this APA more toward sweet than bitter. Aroma of sweet malts, peach, sweet grapefruit. Flavors of sweet malts with some floral hops and hop bitterness. Medium, somewhat sticky body. Quite drinkable.
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit more like an unremarkable british bitter than an unremarkable pale ale, but itís a mighty fine session ale - medium bready malt backbone and just a dash of spicy hops - good for gulping down with a burger at the pub.