robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber Coloring. Hoppy Flavor with some Bitterness. Easy enough to drink. Nothing Special. Had at O.C.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured. Good balance between hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness. Slightly fruity as well.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden brew with a lovely cascadey hop nose with some graininess. The flavour is a bit of a let down after the nose IMO, with plain maltiness, some bitterness and a touch of hop. Fairly dry, plain finish. (Bottle from Booths supermarket, Cheshire)
Gr8flKev (3) - Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better ale’s in the midwest. My personal favorite of the Goose Island brews, and one of the better ale’s I have sampled.
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No freaking head at all!! This beer is very blannnnddd. The only thing I could say that good about this imitation light beer is that it is recyclable. The taste was not that bad but it is still very bland.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This a quality light bodied beer. Nice copper color. Mild aroma of malt, hops, and a hint of citrus, possibly orange peel. Flavors are dominated by hops with an inkling of malt and caramel flavors up front. Easy drinking.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled - Medium amber in color with a thin whitish head. Malt/caramel and hops in the aroma. Bitter tasting without a lot of hop flavor. Bitter finish lasts a while. Their IPA is better.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale ale with a balanced flavor. Distinct hop flavor, balanced with a decent amount of hops. Unique flavor, not your run of the mill pale ale.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 355ml. Purchased from Safeway, Totnes, Devon. Not a great beer.. very unbalanced. Probably won't sample again.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In my opinion, not Goose island's best beer, but a very good beer nonetheless. Hoppy but actually well-balanced according to type. A good introduction to Chicago's premier craft brewery.