RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 355ml bottle. Citrus, grapefruit aroma. Maltiness tasted, and typical hoppy bitterness. A nice beer, though not as good as the Goose Island IPA I have tried.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
35.5cl lightweight brown bottle. Poured a clear deep amber with light gold qd head. Fresh floral peach & malt nose. Bitter citrus malt flavour. Thinnish mouthfeel & long bitter grapefruit flavour. Quite a decent beer but could be crisper.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper color with small to medium sized egg shell colored head. A sour, bitter hop bite is the firstthing I notice. I think the body is a bit thin for my liking but average at best.
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.