GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Surprised to see I have not had this one before... Picked up at SL. Drank at home. Nice orange color, decent one finger size head. Good aroma of citrus hops. Taste is nice. Slightly fruity... piney nice little hop bite to it... Nothing mind blowing, just a solid IPA... Medium body, easy drinker at less than 6 percent.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange look with a decent offwhite head. Aroma holds lots of grape and citrus with some sweeter orange notes aswell. Medium bitter very refreshing flavor with a medium sweet caramel backbone. Nice.
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours an orangeish amber color and looks very hazy with a thin white head. Leaves a little bit of lace on the edges of the glass.
Smell: Heavy pine hops with rapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus smells.
Taste: Starts sweet and turns sour. Heavy grapefruit taste and there seems to be a bit of caramel to it too.
Mouthfeel/drinkability: Feels creamy in the mouth with active carbonation and a medium body.
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow color with great head. Hoppy and some citrus and licorice.
Gazelle019 (6) - Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2009 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty tame for an IPA- more balanced than I normally like but an easy drinking beer with a little hop kick at the end
ben4321 (5693) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle that jcos brought back from Cleveland, 9/10/09
Aroma: Citrus aroma, grapefruit, some floral hops
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber-orange color, lasting white head, decent amount of lace
Flavor: Nice, uncomplicated citrus hop flavor, some sweetness
Palate: Medium body, nice relatively long duration
This is a really solid, simple, but good, citrus IPA. Not in-your-face, not overly complicated, just a nice, easy drinking, tasty brew. Something that would make a perfect session beer (though itís a little high in ABV for the true sense of the phrase) for someone with similar preferences to me.
rader58 (875) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color. Floral, sweet and grassy aroma. Taste of floral hops with a slightly sweet, citrus finish.
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Amber with a slight chill haze. Fresh aroma with hops, grapefruit, pineapple and some spicy malt notes. Hoppy and bitter taste with pine, grapefruit and hints of peach. The finish is bitter with a slightly sweet element.
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden golden colour with a medium white moslty lasting head. Rich aroma and taste of floral hops and citrus with a nice bitter finish.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goose Island India Pale Ale is a hazy golden beer that leaves a white ring around the glass. It has a hoppy citrus aroma. Pine resin is detected. It smells slightly sweet and floral. It has a lively, smooth medium body with a crisp finish. It has a nice piny bitterness thatís well balanced by a light sweetness. It tastes so fresh and so good!