smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - many hops in the aroma. Grassy, citrusy and pine notes. Dirty gold color. Malty with a fairly complex hop flavor. A nice citrus hop finish. Slightly fizzy. Better than I remember it.
celluloiddroid (25) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wish I could like this beer more, since it is local, but I canít. Malt is apparent, as is hops, but not enough of either to make it interesting. I donít know if my tastebuds are shot after drinking primarily hoppy beers as of late, or if this is just an average beer that gets promoted to hell out here in Chicagoland.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty fresh, slight hoppy aroma. Mild toffee/carmel flavors. Dry, fruity finish. Medium bodied. Rather average beer. I have had this and the christmas ale and I dont feel anything special about these beers. Not bad, but could be more interesting.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright, slightly hazed amber color. Sparkling with light sticky almond head. A light hoppy nose with citrus and grapefruit . Just a touch of sweet malt in the aroma trying desperately to get through. Sweet malt behing the scenes. Spritzy with a solid hop bitterness that fades in moderate time. Straightforward and somewhat boring.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark amber with a small head. Nice toffee aroma. Taste is kind of boring but very nicely balanced with caramel malt, hops with a touch of fruity citrus. Moderately sweet, slightly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy. A decent easy-drinking brew.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
my introduction to craft brewed goodness. had on tap an they clyborn brew pub. white head. good lace. extremely welll balenced. to truely appreciate this american pale ale it should be enjoyed on tap at the source--one of the goose island brew pubs on the north side of chicago.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a downtown bar in Maryville, Mo. Nice amber color. Thin white head. Hop aroma and dry flavor that comes from the gracious application of IBUís. Could use a little more malt body, but this is a very drinkable everyday pale ale. A true delight on tap in a faux college town. Love the tap handle of the goose head.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better beers, although not as good as Sierra Nevada or Boulevard.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice ale. Not wery bitter but pretty refreshing and a bit more mainstream, it sells a lot, thatís proberly why the brewery says it is the best beer in town, but it is not.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light amber color. lightly hoppy aroma (cascades?) , a little malt in the nose too. nothing overly complex in the body, solid malt backbone with nicely balanced hops. not an overly hoppy APA, but instead itís a really likeable mild pale ale. i will buy it again.