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!
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth drink one of the betters beers i have ever had. great anytime of the year
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You know, it really frightens me when I can find something I like this much that comes from that Illnoise place, apart from that cute redhead I met at Summerfest.
sethdude (702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured copper/golden color, thin white head, good lace. smells nice and hoppy, grass and light citrus. flavor is predominently hoppy, with a bit of malt hiding beneath. these are wonderful hops, indeed. finishes nice and dry, bitter. excellent APA.
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very good beer. Wonderful color, Goes down extremely smooth. A beer that I can drink quite a few of without getting bored of the flavor.
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2006 Light brown. Lots of hops and a little fruit in the aroma. Flavor is pleasant but one dimensional with a weak hop flavor. I was thinking of a weak ipa while drinking this one.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2008 Fruity (pear?) aroma, also iron and wet clay, nice malt sweetness. Beautiful caramel + reddish color, very drinkable, nice ending bitterness.
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The flagship beer of Gosse Island. Amber hue with small head and little lacing, thin to medium-bodied. Hoppy nose of pine and grapefruit.Some sweet malt undertones. Taste is fruity hops with a malty smoothness, lighty bitter aftertaste. Dry and lively mouthfeel. Slighty metallic finish. A quaffable ale, almost a toned down IPA. Recommended.
TerryDick (5) - ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2003 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled)Plenty of flavo(u)r but a lack of body let this beer down too hoppy for my taste far too much for an IPA
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambery with small head. Refreshing clear aroma. Soft and aromatic hops. Maybe a bit to light . Very drinkable, some berry. Gets better with each sip.