3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 12/04/09, consumed 12/17/09.
[A] Orange, lemon zest, spicy earthy hops, sweet malt backbone.
[A] Calm pour shows a golden amber color with one finger of white head. Quickly recedes to a slight foam with soapwater bubbles and decent lacing down the glass.
[F] Sweet pale malt, biscuity, seems to be upfront with fruitiness, juicy hops in the middle, and malty finish complimented by a resiny pine linger.
[P] Nice feel. Decent bite. Good balance. Fairly sweet.
[O/D] $6 a 6 pack is a steal. This is a good brew, even if not the greatest IPA. Pretty damn fresh, too. I could drink quite a few out of bottle without noticing. Always something good from Goose Island.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a yellowish copper with a good white head. The head lasts well and laced okay. Has a good hoppy aroma of citrus, pine, and floral. The carbination is good. Flavor is good hoppy but not over the top. Has an oily texture. The body is light to medium. Not a bad finish and a good aftertaste. Not a super harsh IPA but real drinkable.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a yellow orange, more yellow, pale color with generous white head.
Very fresh floral and orange on the nose. Very tempting.
On the palate is a seriously hopped melody of flavours that are still balanced with malt. Simple story executed beautifully - assertive hop character but still balanced and very, very drinkable.
Among the best IPAís Iíve ever had.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a yellow/copper with a rocky off white head... Aroma of grapefruit, some slightly sweet malts, orange, some pine/wood... Piney/spicy flavor, not near the punch of citrus hops i was expecting, malts are more defined that the hops... Medium bodied/mouthfeel, quite drinkable... Decent, but not near the hoppy profile i expected....
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a decent amount of white head and some lacing. Excellent hoppy aroma. Medium body. Tastes of citrus and hops, but I would have liked a little more. Not quite as in your face as the aroma is, but still a pretty good IPA
lobonator (19) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve had IPAís that were very sharp, harsh, perfumy and snappy bitter - too much so. This one is different. Everything seems right on. The Aroma is all hops. Appearance is dark gold/amber with fine bubbled foam. Taste and mouthfeel are wonderfully hoppy, smooth and soft with a dry finish. Not astringent at all. Hop flavor is flowery and lingers on the palate. This is an IPA and hops rightly dominate and overshadow malt. Finest IPA Iíve ever had.
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 Bottle at about 6 weeks old. Amber orange with an off white head. Big hoppy aroma, with piney, spicy, and citric notes. The flavor is relatively well balanced, with some grassy and citric hop notes and a light malty swetness. Very nice.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a yellow golden hue with a lasting white head. Aroma is very hoppy; floral, pine, and citrus fruits. Tastes of floral and pine hops, bisquits, grapefruit, and citrus with a bitter hoppy finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very good IPA.
tlind2 (1568) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden color, lasting white head. Piny hop aroma. Bitter hoppy flavor with grapefruit and biscuity malts. Dry finish. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not a bad beer, but just not my thing.
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 12oz bottled on 7/22/08 reviewed 6/4/09 - thanks to bobby91w and sprinkle) Pours a beautiful orange color, full 1 finger head with thick oily bubbles that recede quickly, but coats the top of the beer most of my drinking session. Lacing on the glass is pretty nice as well. Smell is absolutely delicious. Itís floral, very citrusy, but the hop notes have subsided quite a bit. Taste is not even as hoppy as a pale ale at this point, but still a very good beer. Nice sweet malt backbone here, notes of hops are there but no bitterness whatsoever, even some caramel malt here because the hops are so subdued. Body a little thinner than expected, decent carbonation, not enough creaminess or oilyness that I prefer in an IPA.