mwieland99 (6) - USA - MAR 7, 2002 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hey, Iím a diehard Chicagoan and from the Northside to boot, so I have to stick with the best local beer around. This is definitely an icon and it didnít hurt that I used to live across the street from the brewery.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent ale with a unique flavor. A nice smoky finish and an over all decent beer.
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An interesting pale ale. Good combination of malt and hops, but the flavor is unique. A bitter, sweet, and spicy taste is not for everyone.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good, pretty bland though. I had a few at Millerís Pub in Chicago last week.....so I have good memories of it.
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tingly, with an evident mouthfeel. Rich & malty, finishing with some hoppy bitterness & some lingering sweetness. Good, but seems slightly unbalanced. I detected a íhollow-mustyí off-flavor that I wasnít fond of. Iím sure itís better on tap.
darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too bad at all.Nice to have a Chicago brewed beer on my trip to Chicago.
tybee199 (13) - USA - JAN 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good -- a staple on my own Chicago trips, to. Nice color and balance, though I remember it being better in the Windy City -- location always helps a beer, plus I usually had it on tap. Still, always a solid choice, though the IPA is definitely better.
boto (1796) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2004 Draught @ Goose Island Clybourne: A favorite when I go to Chicago! They also have a cask conditioned version that is even better! Dark golden color with some white head. Mild hop nose with sweetness too.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2002
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I didnít particularly care for this at all. The flavor is very bitter and ímaltyí. For a pale ale, Iíll go look to many other brands before I drink this again.
jericho77 (3) - Batesville, Arkansas, USA - JAN 7, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I would take no other beer inside the continental United States over this one. What can I say, the Windy City never lets you down