badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold color with small head. Bitter hops aroma. Kind of a flowery and bitter taste. It is not so overabundant on hops as to make you sick. A tasty IPA.
Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2004 Bottle: Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit and pine. Pours a light transparent amber with a small white head with little retention. Nice balance of malts and hops. LIghtly sweet initial taste with a grapefruit and pine aftertaste. Strong orange presence. Little more hops would improve the beer but overall a nice IPA.
Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 Poured a orange-yellow with small rocky head. Nice floral aroma. The flavor is dry, yet sweet at the same time, with a nicely balanced citric hop edge and sharp orange-rind finish. Yummy. One of my everday beers ...
Cornfield (5344) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad IPA, but, once again, the Goose Island folk are being overly cautious. It pours a dark golden color with a one-fingered head that settles down pretty quickly. Nice bitter, earthy hop aroma. I donít catch the "fruity aroma" described in their ad. Dry & bitter, but not real flavorful like American IPAs have been lately. A decent drink... Thank goodness, ícause I have five to go.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold/Amber Coloring. Small Head. Good Lacing. Hops, With Some Wheat and Citrus Flavors. For Not Being a Lover of IPAís, I Have to Say I Really Enjoyed This One.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty descent ipa from goose. quite bitter, more than expected. nice smell and taste of hops and citrus. poured out a purty golden color, and went down quite smooth. came in a goose variety pack.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
at a bar in chicago bottled: this one was good......a copper cool crisp color and an off white poofy head. red hot notes of citrus and pine in the nose...definately hopped....follows through in the mouth some spice feel and fruitiness that is quite well balanced. the real litmus test was when i tried to feed this to my bud friends and it was too much for them...this usually means its good. the best goose island beer i had while in chicago.
sfontain (763) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber/gold with a medium, off-white, frothy head; tons of lacing. Lovely aroma, with lots of hops and also plenty of malts to balance; nice caramel along with the citrus. Flavor is predominantly hoppy, as expected. Mouthfeel not as clean as Iíd like, but itís certainly not watery, itís just that the finish doesnít linger as long as some other stronger IPAs, but I really canít complain about that. Overall, this is a solid IPA--one of my favorites--and, I think, I very good IPA for people who donít really like IPAs all that much.
kane (111) - USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At one time I considered this a very bitter beer now I find it watery. The color has also changed from an amber to more golden now. I have heard that they have some money problems and this may be a cut back beer or maybe my memory is fading. Still a decent IPA.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and hops on the nose. Poured a nice gold, with a medium white head. Flavor of citrus and hops, nice bitterness.