Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. My kind of beer! Fresh, fruity aroma. Flavor is typical APA. Fruity, dry, fresh. -With a note of pralines! Yummy.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fizzy medium white head sits atop a orange/amber body, very few bubbles and medium lacing. Pale and biscuit like malts in the nose with a line of fruitiness including (light spiced tea, pear, and mild pineapple). Some (SA) like eartyness, and hint of alcohol in the nose. Very refreshing in an ice tea sort of way. No really assertive hops in the brew, but still tasty. Clean, thin bodied and very drinkable. Nice lingering mild spices in the finish. "APA??" Tastes like an EPA or a bitter to me. Really enjoyed this one.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint served draught from the Goose Island Kiosk in the Chicago Airport
Browned straw color, light layer of white head and mild lacing. Light hops and creamy rich malty balance. Well built with not too many flaws. Very dinkable and solid APA. I can see why this might be so popular to the masses.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark copper out of the bottle. Nice head and lasting lace. Aromatic hops greet you as you raise the glass to your nose. Tingly crispness greets the tongue and mouth followed by spicy hops. There is a slight citrus, crisp aftertaste. Always pleasing (especially on tap at a favorite pizza joint)
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured light amber with a thin whitr head. Aroma had caramel and peach plus citrus and graitfruit. Weak aroma though. Taste was kind of bitter and unbalanced. Slightly above average overall.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Park Slope, Brooklyn. Delicious, refreshing, standard quality pale ale. Good for hot summer afternoons. This one was particularly ugh and humid, even in the biergarten.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shiny golden amber body, very thin white head. Sweetened caramelly spicy citrus hop aroma, light, along with some wet dog. Same light hop and caramelly flavor, with a lingering grassy finish. A pretty easy drinking beer.
lordplayer (19) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a friend told me to try this one a week ago while drinking summint pale ale. I noticed very similar charactieristics and in a blind taste test I’d be stumped. We agreed its definitely as bitter or less so than the summit. Really tasty stuff, floral hops, rich flavor full of flowers, caramel malts, bisquity. anxious to try other gooses
KUEric (946) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 On tap: A nice beer that has a great appearence. Amber color. The way some people have described it as a mild finish is dead on, imo. A nice mellow beer, I think it would be perfect for a warm summer day (which it was).
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not quite as hoppy as I would have liked, but still not bad. Amber coloring, with a funny off-white head. Malty aroma, with some citrus mixed in. Flavor is fairly mellow, with a pretty substantial mouthfeel. Run of the mill, but not in a bad way.