Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden orange color with medium large head.Good hoppy smell and taste. Fruit is noticed a little in the mouth. IPA is better. Finishes with a slight hoppy bitterness.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seemed to have some English flavors to me. Nice hoppy aroma. Piney hop taste on a golden orange colored beer. Above average pale.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This smells horribly hoppy but you can't taste it at all. Overall much better than expected.
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amberish pale ale with a lingering hop aftertaste. Other tastes such as toffee and fruit come through although I did detect a tinniness that put me of a bit.this reminded me of some canned beers which was a bit worrying as this was from a bottle.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I can remember when this first came to Milwaukee on tap in a few bars over ten years ago and everyone talked about how hoppy it was. Seeing the comments posted now makes me laugh and smile - paraphrasing, a hop monster it ain't, very little bitterness, a session ale. I know John Hall wanted us to demand more from our beer, but how much more? Light amber with a off white head. Aromas of english hops and mild caramel. Toffee, light fruit and a touch of citrus. Clean and enjoyable.
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good stuff. Not as good as their IPA but still pretty dang good. Poured nice golden color with good head retention and good lacing. Fruity taste, ample carbonation. Definitely a keeper.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rasin and peacharoma with some dry hoppiness. Medium bodied, hoppy and very fruity flavor . Blackcurrant, peach, banana and orange. Long blackcurrant and hopbitter aftertaste.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seems like Goose Islandís Brewmaster has practically managed to bottle fruit salad and call it beer. Fruit aromas are very pronounced, with lashings of watermelon, honeydew melon and cherry all sitting atop a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The juicy palate shows more fruit Ė itís like drinking up the leftover liquid after eating the last fruit salad cube. However, an omnipresent bitterness reminds you that this is a beer, not an Ocean Spray Cocktail. Too bad beer doesnít contain any roughage, because this would be a great substitute for a healthy dessert.
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good on tap. nothing too memorable, but nice to the end. a little too much hop spicyness though. still a good choice since it's pretty common in the midwest.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Chicago Airport August 4 2003: Am I rating the same beer here as everyone else? Well maybe the same as Crit but that is it. Very faintly hazy amber under a medium creamy yellow white head. One of the most unpleasant aromas I have ever sampled in a beer: stale cornmeal, old chicken manure and algal bloom aroma. Medium to light body. Poorly balanced lingering stale medium bitter with hint of malt start. Late mild stale bitter finish and aftertaste. Yuk!