Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange, fluffy head, good lacing, typical IPA smells, goes smooth and bitter, very refreshing, almost minty. Crisp.
From Key Food on 5th Ave. in Brooklyn.
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orangish gold with a very slight white head. Aroma is hops, orange peel, grapefruit and pine. Taste is VERY bitter with a carbonated bitter pine grapefruit finish. Strong enough to wake the dead... Iíd say so! Very nice.
hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a fire colored orange and leaves some lacing as it is consumed. The smell is extremely enticing grapefruit and citrus, maybe a little piney but mostly grapefruit. The taste is also citrusy bitterness but it is well balanced by a large malt backbone. A little like eating a grapefruit and chewing on the membranes that divides them into sections which I quite enjoy. A fairly good size body on this one due to the large malt presence. Very nice how Goose Island has printed the recommmended glassware on the bottle. The bottle also indicates that the flavor will develop for five years and while there are not many dipaís I like to cellar I may have to hold one of these back to see. With all the malts and the strong alcohol content who knows. This beer is an extremely well balanced dipa, I canít wait to try some of GIís other big beers.
cdog69 (28) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Smells like grapefruit sprinkled with piney hops, very strong in your face aroma. Orange, Copper in color with a white head. Tastes like grapefruit and hints of malt. Medium bodied with a bubbly hoppy start and a nice dry hop finish. This is a really good beer. Thanks tjthresh for this one.
jgeiman (27) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Bottle: I was really psyched to find a single bottle of this left in the store. Brought it home and was not disappointed. Pours an elegant clear golden orange with a decent white head which leaves some lacing. Strong hoppy aroma of CRAZY citrus. Oranges and lavender all over the place. The taste follows suit in the same citrus hop vein. Incredibly smooth for its alcohol content and certainly enjoyable. Loved it.
Piggy (27) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby tan in color with a full creamy forming head. Smell is very mild in a grassy pine needle hop. taste slight tartness in it, with a defining grapefruit. Very chewy on the palate very well done IPA.
pchiodo (27) - Barrie, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Do they even make a middle of the road beer? No! Amber with a large, sticky head that gives great lace. Aroma is big.Flavor is more of the same, leaning more to the citrus-resin hops, but still has a big malty flavor to balance. Awesome!
Skeets (25) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden amber, with a minimal head. Fantastic citrus hop aroma. Nice malt balance. Great IIPA. Just wish I could buy it regularly.
jahmokie (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the map room. color is amber. aroma is dark brown sugar, caramel, and subtle notes of citrus. palate is honeyed with a spicy hop bite.
LagerHogger (12) - USA - MAY 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 2006 bottle into large mouthed Chimay glass. Somewhat thin white bubbly head covering a hazy red-orange beer. Aroma of hop spiciness, and malts present. The taste is a wonderful balance between hops and malts, the 9.2% ABV is prevelant as well. Surprisingly not too bitter and not too sweet. Would definitely call it an enjoyable experience. Itís excellent leaves me wondering what this would have tasted like fresh.