cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good IPA, nice mixture of hops and malt. It has a very lite fruit hint along with that hop bite which goes together nicely.
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good brew,and for an ipa it is farly smooth.Nice citris nose,and taste.
Nothing metalic,or off putting about this brew.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium amber color. Fast fading white head. Some lacing. Flowery aroma with malt. Body is medium with a decent mouthfeel. Malty taste with a decent hop backing. A nice IPA.
badgerben (4396) - 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 (4783) - 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 (5693) - 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 (5473) - 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 don’t 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, ’cause 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 IPA’s, 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.