fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This offering from Goose Island pours a foggy dirty blonde that leaves a thick frothy tan head that leaves a sticky residue that stays with this head. The aroma is honey, hops citrus, earthy west coast feel to this IPA. The taste actually starts malty sweet, folllowed by healthy dose of bitterness as not to forget this is a IPA. This IPA continues to take your palate on a herbal, honey, tea, ride and the finish is very nice. This is a quality IPA if it were distributed around here I would have this in my fridge all year.
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Light amber/orange color, with an impressive off-white head. Very nice lacing. Inviting pine/citrus aroma. Flavors are an extension of the aroma, but add to that some malt, and then round it all out with a pleasant bitterness. Very smooth, and extremely drinkable. My glass is already empty, so I think Iíll have another.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a a hazy orange color witha fine looking off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is all hops, floral, pine, sweet. Taste is grapefruit, pine, a knock of malt. Palate is very smooth, medium body, bitter finish that lingers! Ver nice all the way round. Why it has taken me sooo long to try this Iíll never know. Solid everyday drinker.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma and taste of hops with slight bitter after taste.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle at Kyleís "This Is Not A Beer Tasting" beer tasting. Clear gold with a small white head. Grapefruit nose, some pine. Flavor is cirtus rind, nicely bitter. Good.
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slightly hazy orange-amber color with a nice white head. Hoppy grapefruit aroma. Nice flavor, obviously itís hoppy, some nice malt flavors as well. Nice bitter finish. Very smooth mouthfeel. I drank this A LOT in college. Now that Iíve moved to Chicago, I find myself drinking a lot once again. Overall very good, but not the best IPA.
tnbeerdrinker (10) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good IPA, nice and hoppy, another good offering from Goose Island. I wish it were more readily available as well.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2007 Bottle. Slight hazy copper/orange body under a fingerthick off-white head. Beautiful flowery hop-aroma, also citrus and dry malts. Taste is complex and mellow; citrus again, with a decent malt base and a delicate hopbitterness. Everlasting bitter finish. A great beer.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Get a lot of hops in the aroma.Pours copper with a big off white head.Big hops in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop finish.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Clybourn brewpub. Pale golden colour with a mostly diminishing frothy white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with light caramel notes. Light toasty and caramel malts with a lingering fresh pine and grapefruit bitter finish. Medium bodied, juicy. Good stuff.