Panzuriel (1309) - 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 (4737) - 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.
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin body with a good dusting of hops. Nice malt tang. A pleasant, drinkable beer, but nothing special. Nice bottle, but a bit small.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, but not great. This seems to be Goose Island's standard bearer, though there are stronger beers from that brewery, especially some seasonal ones.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not to bad on tap. A little to much malt for an APA but I can live with it. This is not as good as Great Lakes Burning River.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, reminds me of a hefewiezen. Nice color, a full but light palate.