StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Rating this from memory after drinking several while in Chicago recently. Thought it a nice and decent APA with an alright amount of hoppiness and fruit flavours. Pretty standard, but when somebody plunks down a bottle of this and a bottle of Old Style on the table....well, the choice should be fairly obvious.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tawny brown body with a lasting foamy head. Caramel, low-medium hops, dried apple chips, light nutmeg, some canned corn juice, very good fruit flavors that are kept in check very well.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ho hum not much here. Poured an amber color okay head and okay lacing. Aroma was of light fruits. Flavor was the same with a little malts to there. some malts very very thin to me. just an average beer.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a thin white head, quickly diminishing. Aroma of caramel malts with some hops. Flavor of caramel malt with some ale esters and a slight hop background. Malt and hops are basically balanced, but only because neither really stands out. A bit thin on the palate. Another run of the mill APA which leaves no real impression.
shrubber85 (10357) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fresh berry malt aroma. Medium amber color with small head. Lightly sweet malt flavor with light hops finish. An easy drinking beer - a bit light on the hops for the style but still very good.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Curraghs: Amber in color, minimal head. Had nice flavor but was lacking hops. Definetly better ales out there, but overall it was an okay beer
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2006 12 oz bottle. Beautiful transmitted orange color; has a cloudy/murky reflected color. Initial reaction = not as good as Bass but better than Redhook; put it just under S.Nevada. Actually well balanced. Excellent aroma, decent lacing. Medium to high on the conditioning bite/sting. APA for sure; trying to copy the Brits using indiginous materials...Got a strange buzz from this beer, and I detect the piney-ness which is in their IPA (someone mentioned that this is the Chinook hop). Tastes like thier IPA w/ less hops.
drfabulous (6295) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goose Island is the closest I drink to commercial beer. Honkers is a mainstay when youíre in basic bars in Chicago. itís "ok." Basic pale ale. Nothing special. Hardly hoppy. You buy it when itís the only real beer on the menu.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Had a few of these at OíHare International Airport in Chicago. Nice amber color with a tiny amount of white foam. Aroma was nice and hoppy with a hint of some bitterness and some sweet malts. Flavor wasnít as hoppy as I was expecting, but it was still nice. Nice and smooth hop flavor at the beginning with a medium body and a slightly bitter and not too overpowering hoppy finish. A bit watery but not too bad.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent apa. Sort of like Anchorís Libery Ale but not quite as vibrant. Little on thin side.