Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coutesy of Gillard. Pours a clear deep copper with white head. The aroma is grapefruit hops and a stream of sweet malts. Nice hop representation in the nose. Smooth flavor of grapefruit hop mild bitterness and sweeter hop flavor. The malts contribute nicely with sweet malts and mild caramelization. This is a nicely balanced IPA. Into the finish is even grapefruit hop bitterness.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10-27-07 bottle. Hoppy aroma - but want more of it - a bit lacking. Only slightly soapy up front - finishes clean (no soap). Nice flavor and great balance. Almost creamy as it finishes. Nice - would love to have again.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - OCT 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brilliant golden color. Dense white head with minimal lacing. Nice aromatics with notes of citrus, pine and some maltiness. Crisp finish that makes this IPA incredibly drinkable due to itís balance.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild,but still fragrant hop aroma still has the traditional English style caramel malt backing,same goes for the taste,not hoppy enough to be a Hop lovers dream as mentioned in deScription,but hoppier then it used to be. For those who like a slightly more balanced IPA,this is nearly perfect
lb4lb (2581) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mostly transluscent honey colored pour with a nice whitish head. Smell is mildly hopped with some sweetness showing in the nose as well. Taste is somewhat mild hop bitterness and flavor, with a smooth, creamy tart sweetness following. Almost more American Pale like to me, but it makes for a very nice drinkable IPA. A bit unique, and friendly at the same time.
stimguy (13) - Lake St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This by far is my favorite from Goose Island. A very smooth IPA. A huge head which lasted throughout most of my glass. A fantastic IPA
trum22 (13) - USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a stark white head. Smells fruity and hoppy. Initial flavor is hops and carbonation, but has a bit of spice to it. Finishes nice with a nice mouthfeel. This is a good summertime beer, maybe the best IPA Iíve had.
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mid gold with a billowing thick white head. Aroma features big bold raw hop aroma, slightly dusty earthy hopsack note. On the palate there is biscuity sweet malt, tangy grapfruit and a smooth ballanced finish. Im sure I remeber this as being more bitter in the past.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goose Island Clybourn
Gooseís IPA was served in a straight tulip style glass. Poured a dark golden hinting at copper with a bright white one finger head. As the head fell to a thick cap it left sheet lacing down the glass. After every sip more sheet lacing was left leaving the whole glass opaque as the beer was put to bed.
Goose Islands IPA had more of hop presence than expected. There is a solid biscuity malt with a touch or two of caramel showing through but the hops do manage to ease them from the picture. The hops come throgh very fragrant with floral overtones and citric undertones. Very nice aroma.
Flavor runs right along the lines of the aroma. A semi-sweet pale and caramel maltiness start things off and just barely manage to keep some balance in the flavor. The hops aain are the showcase. Vibrant floral and citric hops with a touch of the resinous-ness (Ha-Ha) take over and create a very welcomed hop profile.
Medium bodied with a carbonation on the sluggish side of moderate. This beer works through on itís own to let the vibrant hoppiness show through.
I honestly could session this beer with no problem at all. If I didnít have other things to do today I would probably still be sitting there drinking IPAs.
A great IPA from Goose Island that, to me, seems very underrated. I have sampled bottles in the past and they werenít quite as vibrant as the fresh tapped version.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange with a small, persistent white head. Grapefruit and passionfruit aroma. Very thick textured, there is a little bit of grapefruit in the flavour, but the taste is mostly a hop hit. Curiously I also detect a small amount of honey sweetness. However that is probably just a psychological association with the colour and viscosity.