Deimos (80) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma, clear amber color. Good flavor not too hoppy.Clean finish. Flavor is not overpowering, but everything doesn't have to be stout.
I like it!
WisconsinBeer (696) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initally sweet, finishes dry and a little spicy. Has a nice hops prescence. Not bad for Goose Islands flagship brew. Better on tap, but good in the bottle.
Perrik (4) - Vail Valley, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2003 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful color, great smell and aroma, but the taste is a little soury for my taste.
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, straw and gain nose. Slightly cloudy rich copper appearance with off white foamy head. Flavour is initially malty but predominantly hoppy with strawberry hints. Dry lasting after taste with a slight bitterness. Another good beer from Goose Island
Panzuriel (1226) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Decent color, nice amber with a good head. Nice full hoppy aroma. Hoppy and dry with a good hop finish. A bit watery.
Hysteria (38) - USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with a respectable head. Nice lace. A bit of hops and malt up front, a bit bitter in back that lingers. Very drinkable and yet very unremarkable. More hops would make this a better brew.
jgb9348 (4298) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great colour, and a fantastic smell. The flavour was great at first, but quickly faded away. Not a bad beer, but not my favourite APA. A great beer to have real quickly between Terminals 1 & 2 at Chicago O'Hare (ORD).
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Do I rate by flavor or by style? I suppose by flavor, with comments on the style. This had a rich British Isles taste, I suppose coming from the malts and hops, with a bit of a peaty character thrown in there. I happen to like this flavor profile, but APA it most definitely is not.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inviting dark amber color, diminishing head. Dry spicy aromas and flavors, English malt character. Finish is less dry, with a little caramel sweetness.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pour: spicy invitedness in aroma, a little short on the head, beautiful amber color; taste is appropriately malty with carmel undertones. reason for re rate becomes peppery with warming.