milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent hop presence, not a knockout, but definitely there. Good bitterness and nice malt undertone. Could have a better aroma, but overall, not too bad.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Wriglryville. A nice brew. Moderately hoppy. Great lacing. Very drinkable.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark gold with a quickly dissipating head. the nose is hoppy. the flavor is hoppy and bitter but much too simple and mild to be a righteous IPA. not a bad brew, just not an interesting one.
GJF (1510) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of Goose Island better general beers. GI is a solid if unspectacular brewery, but this oneís quite nice. A hazy gold with a nice white head, decent lacing. Floral aroma, nice bitter hop flavor, plenty of malt. Itís a standard but well done IPA. Quite drinkable.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid IPA. The hop complexity is low, but its not thin, for sure. There is a solid bitter presence as a backbone, which I appreciate. Could use some more aroma hops. Overall, its pretty well balanced and drinkable. Nothing offensive I can find about it. Enjoyable.
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber-orange with a loose, frothy, off-white head and a jellyfish-like, cloudy yeast formation at the center of the glass. The aroma is of biscuity malt backed by floral and lightly fruity hop notes. On the light side of medium-bodied and silky-slick, the mouthfeel finishes with a moderately bitter, tongue-squeezing finish. Itís a bit thinner than many IPAs, but it is also amazingly quaffable for the style. Pale malt with a light biscuit note, backed by bitter, floral hops. This is a nice, hoppy treat and is extremely drinkable. I was fairly impressed by this one.
thewolf (12076) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. [thank you, Yngwie]
Pours a nice hazy pale amber with a 2 cm thich creamy white head on top. Wonderful lacing in big blotches. Aroma is strong, with lots of pine hops, mixing with caramel, grapefruit, light roastiness. Low to medium carbonation and a rather creamy feel. Flavour is relatively sweet at first, lots of caramel and herbal hoppy sweetness. Middle is dry and pine-like hoppy, before a long lingering dry aftertaste of fruity hops mixed with that light roast that appeared in the aroma as well.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - MAR 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy pale amber beer with a lasting white head. Hop aromas are grassy and slightly spicy. The malty aroma is of fresh sweet wort. Both play a big part which is great. a very creamy mouth feel, the carbonation is pretty much perfect for the beer. Awesome balance for my palate at least. Distinctly american but also tradtional in many ways.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with a frothy white head. Excellent hop aroma with pine, apricot and mango. Pleasant tropical fruit hop flavor with some grassiness detracting. A little thin in body. Also, there is a distinct metallic note in the finish. Not a bas IPA but not one I would seek out.
bigtaster (899) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours honey color with small off white head. Very sweet aroma of citrus and malt.
Moderate hop bitterness throughout with a long finish. Other flavors of strong maltyness and fruit. Light to moderate body with a dry finish. Descent IPA.