SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden in color with scents of citrus hops that dominate. In the mouth it was medium-bodied and very well-balanced. To repeat, the thing that strikes me most is the balance.
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. sweet citric hop, honey and nettles in the nose. Hazy golden colour, lacy white rim. well balanced bitter sweet. nice but not remarkable,
IsaacOh (2) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As a new beer drinker, I enjoyed the citrus and berry at the first few sips. Aftertaste was not overpoweringly bitter but nicely hoppy and went down very nicely with a pork chop dinner. Would most certainly buy again.
vulcanmeister (217) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium amber with abundant white lacing. Nice floral and grapefruity aroma. The taste is a nice balance of citrus, hops, and malt. Medium body and not overly bitter. Final taste is warm grapefruit and nice malty sweetness. A most enjoyable IPA!
Krazyjon (11) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper-colored with loads of citrus for the nose. More citrus than pine on the palate but distintcly un-balanced towards hops, just the way an IPA should be. Completely under-rated here IMHO, this is my favorite straight IPA. Thank you Goose Island.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the very first IPA I ever tried and it is still one of the best. Pours brown with a large white head. The hoppy taste is good on the palate. Goose Island knows their beers and this is one of their bests.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
back to an old favorite. Aroma is leafy foliage from the hops clean and a touch of copper. great finish that Is bitter but also sweet malt. Copper color and not much head.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with large white head. flavor initially of some crystal malt before a nice hop bitterness and flavor. the malt aspect may not be as well balanced as some of the better versions of the style, but a decent representation overall. not bad
CH-303 (1627) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 Appearance: Dark golden, creamy foam/head.
Aroma: Fruity (again...).
Taste: Hopsy, very bitter.
Info: 355ml bottle, 19/9-2005, 21/300
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Light copper color with a fluffy white head...notes of light pineapple and mango hit leadoff and are followed up by a wonderful floral hop tone. Medium-light body...flavor consists of a nice floral-citrus to start and finishes with a nice, bittered pineapple bash. Good stuff, wish I could get this more often.