Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pours light copper with a white head. Aroma of canned mandarin oranges and light pine. Taste is decent, with a nice balance between the sweet caramel malts and the bitter hop finish. Medium mouthfeel, not a bad IPA.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours copper in color,nice white head,hoppy grassy aroma.Malt notes up front hoppy bitter finish.Nice Hoppybeer.
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is decent. Hops really arenít too overpowering with a good amount of caramel malt and a lot of grain in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. A decent IPA, but didnít overly impress.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly clouded amber with a creme head that doesnít really stick around but leaves lots of evidence (that means lace) on the way down. Nose is very piney and sticky hops. Seems a bit salty as well. Flavor is hoppy of course. Tangy tones rule on this one. Minor bitter hop edge is there as well. Feel is nice. This is a smooth and well balanced IPA. Iíd love to see a cask offering.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Orange with white head, Aroma is hops and pine. Taste is the same. Bitter finish. Nice IPA.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even though I live in Chicago, I havenít had a Goose IPA in a while. The beer pours gold and has a very thin head that quickly disappears. The aroma is of strong pine hops. The flavor tastes the same and has a strong lingering bitterness to it, more bitter than most IPAs. Not that well balanced, but still a decent beer.
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden, lighter than normal IPAs, which hints at the flavor profile. Flavor is much spicier and sharper than I like in an IPA. Needs more depth, the malt is almost non-existent. Seems a little harsh. Iím a big fan of goose island, but this is one of my favorite styles and i must say I was disappointed. Finish, however, is very clean.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful hazy golden colour, full floral hop aroma. The flavour matches the aroma with lots of floral sweetness and a lingering hop bitterness. Beautiful stuff. I order it by the case but wish it were more easily available here in Nottingham.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber, a bit lighter than the average IPA I would say, with a thin, quickly dissipating white head. The aroma is nice piny hops and a bit of sweet malt. The flavor is mostly bold, bitter piny hops with a sturdy backbone bone of syrupy malt. This beer isnít quite as well balanced as the top of the line IPAs but all the right flavors are there, even if they are are blended perfectly. The mouthfeel is pretty good for the style. Overall solid, inexpensive and very sessionable.
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours medium amber with a full off-white head. Nice lacing is left on the glass as it is drank. Floral hops and spice dominate the aroma. Nice, full, creamy mouthfeel leads to a perfect example of how an IPA should taste. Hops, caramel, pine, and more hops. Finishes slightly bitter, which is no surprise. A great beer at a great price.