ARH (294) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured into a glass that looks something like a crossbred hefeweizen glass and an imperial pint. The aromas are mellow with notes of bread crust and toast, some light caramel, and a slight mildew and a touch of citrus. It pours a clear, sparkling, copper brown and is topped by a soft, snowy white head. The head contains even, small bubbles and laces in thick, creamy layers. It’s well balanced between medium light sweet and bitter tastes. The thin texture has lots of soft carbonation with a medium light, malty body. The finish is primarily caramel with some support from a roasted grain, and a citrus peel accent. It’s somewhat on the dry side with a bit of a resin feel to it. The aftertaste is a light, clean pine note.
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine and some citrus hops on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with maltiness.
FestDecBeet (79) - - MAY 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: pours a gold straw color. Thick white head.
Smell: hoops in the beginning. Pine flavors almost zero fruit smell.
Taste: taste pint, slightly bitter on the back end. Also good amount of malt.
Feel: good carbonation. Easy on the palate. Not heavy at all. Leaves no film on the mouth.
Overall: not a bad summer beer. Not as citrus as I like but still a good flavor. Well balanced.
First drank: 5/25/14 at CCD
Bule (690) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Redwood Cafe. Pours a pale amber color with a bit of head. A little harsh. Sweet and swill beer malt taste.
VincentDamon (300) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bière achetée dans un Deli près de Times Square. Couleur cuivrée, avec une belle mousse. Nez de malt avec des noisettes grillées. En bouche, la Honker’s ale est maltée, avec des notes caramélisées d’une rousse standard. Rien de bien spécial à signaler, mais c’est tranquillo et rafraichissant. Bière d’entrée de gamme qui plaira à tous. Le houblon est léger, donc il ne repoussera personne, et le malt est assez intéressant et équilibré pour intéressé les non initiés. Cheers!
jjsint (627) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Bottle purchased at Bacchus, Olney. Golden and hazy, mid to heavy carbonation with small white head & reasonable lacing. Fruity and floral aroma, full of hops. Caramel, toast and honey can also be detected on the nose. Overall sweet taste and a short finish: simple and unexciting but far from disappointing. A nice American twist on the UK bitter style.
Stellaaaa (250) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark yellow with a thin white head. It has a sweet, toasty corn flake aroma with a hint of hops. The taste is of piney hops and a light, smooth, slightly sweet cereal finish. Not bad!
Jay_Dubbz (77) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pouted from 12oz bottle. Not what i would expect from Goose Island. Pale in color with a lack of depth or character. Slight malt opening with a hint of hops on the back end. Just not enough flavor here to warrant praise.
--you've been Dubbed.
RumRunner101 (732) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper pour with off white head. Aroma is sweet, biscuity malts. Flavour has caramel, bready malts, light toast, some sweetness. Finish is a touch of piney hops. Okay, but session worthy.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma has caramel flavors and some esters with low hop aroma. The appearance is copper with a small white head and not much retention. It is a clear beer. The flavor is toast and caramel and very balanced with a somewhat dry finish. Some bitterness shows through at the end. The mouth feel is medium to medium light with moderate carbonation. Overall it is easy drinking and balanced beer with moderate carbonation. I would like to see a minor increase in hop for a slightly more hop forward bitterness.