JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange amber with off-white head that fades. Strong hoppy orange citrus aroma with a flavor to match. Nice malt balance in the finish.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Tasted 08/04/2006. 330ml bottle from Rumble’s, Wellington.
Pale gold, with a brief pure-white head and soft carbonation. Perfumey bouquet of sweet malts, stonefruit blossom, citrus and pine sap. Chewy, somewhat sappy, malts up front, with dry orangey notes through the middle, and an intensely bitter, slightly metallic, finish. Lingers on and on and on. Medium body, mild carbonation. Simple and very well made. Very much a hop lovers fantasy but with a good malt balance. Retasted 01/10/2007. Fantastic balance of intensity between malt and hops. Gorgeous, and worth more than my original 3.9.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey colored with a think white head. Highly carbonated. Slight hops. Smooth finish. Hoppy aftertaste that burned my lips.
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Copper colour with a nice white head.Hoppy aroma. Taste of sweet malt and hops. Balanced beer with agreat finish.
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours up copper colored with a thin, head. The pine hop aroma is very good. The bitter and rather well balanced flavor is pretty typical for the style. There are some mild citrus notes and the dry finish is okay.
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 4/9/2006
Bottle at Delirium Café in Gothenburg, Sweden. Courtesy of Rickgordon.
Honey color, white head. Very much citrus hops in the scent, classic Cascade perghaps? Hoppy taste, good bitterness.
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 11 2014.
Clear, golden color, white head. Hoppy, citrus, bitter, grass taste. Bitter, lemon zest aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Green, hoppy, citrus scent.
Dorqui (2083) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much creamy and supporter head, optimal resistance. Orange/amber color, limpid, light loads and with a good fizz. Complex and agreeable scent; notes of sweet malt, abundant hop, a lot sweet with rumors of withered grape and flowers. Medium pungent taste, lightly dry only on the end. Powerful bitter mixed with sweet notes of flowers. Harmonic and much persistent end.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kevin Gracias!
Pours thick and gold, with a healthy head and an aroma of sweet, sugary pine and grapefruit. Lively carbonation. Flavor is sweet grapefruit with sugar on the edges, and just a hint of pine in the finish. Palate is silky. Oh man, this is goooooood stuff. Goose Island rocks, and I will start the wheels turning to get their stuff in Texas.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It had a cloudy yellow/orange color with a small head. You can definitely taste the hops. It had a nice finish.
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love IPA’s and this is definitly a good example of one. Poured fantastically with great lacing. Very full body with strong hop finish. Fantastic.