PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper, orange, thin head, some lacing. Aroma is pleasant, floral hops and some citrus. Flavor has some caramel and nuttiness. Lots of hops, floral, citrusy, and a little piney, but they are not overpowering. This was good.
PorterPounder (5600) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Happy Deli, NYC; 12 oz bottle. Solid Midwestern IPA accentuated with plenty of West Coast hoppiness. Light orange appearance, light white head, decent lacing. Fresh, floral aroma with some light citrus notes. Flavor has a strong ctirusy bent balanced with some malty,
nutty notes. Overall, a solid IPA.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey sweet aroma, golden blonde. Has a honey flavor with great hopiness. Well balanced.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; BBD 031906: Lively pour and abundant carbonation; large, firm, pillowy head; concentrated grapefruit and evergreen aroma with some grass and mild toasty malts; slightly hazy, deep amber body; musty malt front end, and flowery, very piney, citric hop finish thatís quite smooth; rounded, oily palate; not much malt charactor. I like this, but just canít see myself drinking very many at a time.
bigrond (1483) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was very tasty. IPA are my favorite. This one was pretty good. Had it at Brewtopia in NYC
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy, floral essence, kind of a perfumy aftertaste in a good way. Will look for more goose island products.
tlitt2 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 Visually stunning. Yellow/ orange sunburst appearence with lots of clarity. Fluffy white head, large! Smells nicely of pine. Tastes like pine and some citrus maybe lemon. I could see myself having a couple of these. Flavorful, yet still drinkable. I have yet to have anything but exceptional from Goose Island.
Jayb0 (1041) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very solid IPA on the upper end of the hopping chart, Nice tangy citrus twang going on that kind of keeps thing a bit more interesting than many IPAís. As I look at the other reviews I think it is also a light pine character that I couldnít place that works very well.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is nice warming amber with a thin soapy off white head...smell is some pine but grapefruit everywhere...taste is not overpoweringly bitter but a nice spicey fruity flavor is imparted...finish is quick with a nice sweet lemon note...this is one of the better IPAs Iíve had...abundant hop presence, but not all bittering....
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it for the first time yesterday, on tap at dba in NYC. One of the better IPAs Iíve had...more hops, less malt than most IPAs...just the way I like it.