CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle: Attractive head with some lacing. Light orange color with lots of carbonation. Heavy pine & citrus in the aroma. with some pastry. Muted spicy hop finish, but still strong and long. Entry is bready and mildly sweet. Good body. Creamy/milky all the way through.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle...Nice golden color. Slightly cloudy. Small head, but very nice lace. Light, fruit taste, some hops, but not real bitter. This was a great beer.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Tap) Pours a light brown with a medium-sized white head. Hoppy aroma and flavor, with fruity notes as well. Malty notes balance and smooth the beer. Nice finish, with a great hoppy aftertaste.
stoutloveril (21) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours light amber with nice white head. My first IPA. Aroma of HOPS and fruit. Taste is a hoppy, fruity delight. Light with a slightly bitter finish. Good beer
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours cloudy orange with white head. wonderful hop aroma, citrusy and spicy with a hint of pine. Flavor starts with malt then leads to strong hop flavor, fruity and citrusy, sharp bitter bite in the finish. A nice crisp IPA.
joefflin (68) - USA - DEC 13, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 12oz bottle from the pub pack. My first IPA. Hops and loads of them. The smeel is definitely grapefuit as someone mentioned, I couldnt think of it until I saw that. Grapefruit and hops. Pours a golden oragne with a nice white head laces the glass well, and it sticks around for a little bit. The taste is wonderful, first a citrusy malt, then a bitter kick and a nice medium finish on the palate. Body is medium-light. Great beer.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This offering from Goose Island pours a foggy dirty blonde that leaves a thick frothy tan head that leaves a sticky residue that stays with this head. The aroma is honey, hops citrus, earthy west coast feel to this IPA. The taste actually starts malty sweet, folllowed by healthy dose of bitterness as not to forget this is a IPA. This IPA continues to take your palate on a herbal, honey, tea, ride and the finish is very nice. This is a quality IPA if it were distributed around here I would have this in my fridge all year.
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Light amber/orange color, with an impressive off-white head. Very nice lacing. Inviting pine/citrus aroma. Flavors are an extension of the aroma, but add to that some malt, and then round it all out with a pleasant bitterness. Very smooth, and extremely drinkable. My glass is already empty, so I think Iíll have another.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a a hazy orange color witha fine looking off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is all hops, floral, pine, sweet. Taste is grapefruit, pine, a knock of malt. Palate is very smooth, medium body, bitter finish that lingers! Ver nice all the way round. Why it has taken me sooo long to try this Iíll never know. Solid everyday drinker.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma and taste of hops with slight bitter after taste.