Gr0ve (2157) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Golden orange with a glowing haze. Quite a bit of carbonation. Orangey, piney and honey aromas. Clearly huge amounts of hops being used. Citrusy, sweet and sour, and some bitter, flavours. Medium-bodied, but with a good malty sweet body and background. Main focus is hop aroma, with a healthy dose of bittering hops. Finishes slightly dry and not too bitter. Great IPA.
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2006 Everything that an IPA should be. Well hopped, but not as complex as Founders IPA or Bells Two Hearted Ale. $5/case less than other top IPAs.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Good mild IPA from Goose. Decent gold/yellow color, light but fomay head. Hoppy aroma, but not over-powering. Same on taste. Good stuff.
Furseth (1987) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Hazy yellow colour, with a nice creamy white foam.Aroma of hops, amltynes, and a bit citric. Mouth feeling of hops and fruitynes, and a medium nice finish. Medium body.
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange with a rough big bubble head. Big fruity hop aroma, like a super charged ESB. I nice drinker. Plenty of hops and dusty malt. Flavour has strong fruit notes similar to the aroma. Intriguing.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUL 16, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a big fan of IPA’s but this was a fairly decent one. Not too harsh and the taste wasn’t too rancid. I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this again but there are other brews I would run away from first.
bigcat03 (210) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hy-Vee Liquors poured into 16oz shaker - Pours dark golden brown with a 1.5 finger beige head that goes away fairly fast; Lots of hops and a hint of caramel to the nose; A citrusy initial taste that has a BIG floral side to it; A piney backtaste that doesn’t overpower at all; No bitterness what so ever! I’m quite impressed!
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle. Pours an almost clear light golden color a nice white head and lacing all the way down the glass. Pine and caramel in the nose. Pine, grapefruit, and toasty caramel flavors that balance with the hop bitterness at the end. Good IPA.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a med. chill hazed amber with a white frothy head. Aroma is citrusy but mild with some caramel character. The body is med-light. The flavors are rather formulaic East Coast IPA with some citrus and pine, a touch of caramel, but nothing really impresses. Dry light bitterness in the finish. My wife says it’s a nice APA. I would not disagree.
greenmanalishi (483) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours golden amber with off-white head, spicy hops and citrus, dry finish. overall - nothing spectacular, but a decent IPA.