Benzai (9428) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The White Horse, Parsons Green. Hazy dark orange color, small white lacing. Smell sweet, some bitter. Taste bitter, lightly sweet. Not very inspirational, just an average decent beer.
Beerhunter111 (9250) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, Karamell, dunkle Beeren. Geschmack hopfig fruchtig, nussig, Karamell.
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice white head, light orange. Medium and soft moutheel. lagerish ale. Tad of lace left.Smarty hopped, acidic bite and overcarbonated.Bit of yeast and malt and hops in the aroma, bit of C hop.. Drying aftertaste.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy. Apricot and orange aroma and flavours. Some dryness and bitterness in the finish.
pivnizub (9161) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Copper coloured, small and quite stable foamy layer, slightly hazy with clumps (of yeast?); spicy hoppy nose with some bready, almost nutty aromas and some malt in the background; stronger, dry bitter flavour, light bodied; tart fruitiness, hop resins in the lingering dry bitter finish. Very good stuff !
GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mL. Pours a clear light copper with a nice IPA-like fluffy white head with semi-good lacing. Aroma of an ESB with English malt, slight dry hops, faint caramel, light citrus, and biscuit. Biscuity flavor with a touch of citrus hops and caramel. Clean, bitter finish. Good session beer.
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one was a little disappointing to me because it was not too heavy in the hops department. I don’t know if that is a regional thing (west coast APAs seem to have more bite) but this is still a well rounded and smooth offering from Goose Island.
Rune (8822) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle, thanks to Finn H for sharing. Unclear, orange coloured body. Faint amount of off-white head. Malt-fruity aroma. Citrus and malts in flavour. Mild ending with dry bitter hops. Half way pleasing (Tromsø, 02.06.2011).
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 I really liked this one. Golden orange colour with little head. Hoppy fruity (orange) aroma. The flavour is also orangey and very smooth a typical pale ale taste. Very pleasant and moreish. It appears this is right up some people’s street but not others. I’m a fan though. Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4 and 3.5. Average becomes 3.6
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can’t believe I’ve never rated this before. The pour is a deep burnished copper colour with a thick off white head… pretty good looking really. Lovely nose with a soft fruitiness composed of cherry and a touch of berries. There is a bit of caramelly/bready character on the back. Soft and chewy with just a bit of herbal/spicy hoppiness. Fruity and lovely. Really, quite a surprise how much I like this.