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 IPAís, 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.
sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber/gold with a medium, off-white, frothy head; tons of lacing. Lovely aroma, with lots of hops and also plenty of malts to balance; nice caramel along with the citrus. Flavor is predominantly hoppy, as expected. Mouthfeel not as clean as Iíd like, but itís certainly not watery, itís just that the finish doesnít linger as long as some other stronger IPAs, but I really canít complain about that. Overall, this is a solid IPA--one of my favorites--and, I think, I very good IPA for people who donít really like IPAs all that much.
kane (111) - USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At one time I considered this a very bitter beer now I find it watery. The color has also changed from an amber to more golden now. I have heard that they have some money problems and this may be a cut back beer or maybe my memory is fading. Still a decent IPA.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and hops on the nose. Poured a nice gold, with a medium white head. Flavor of citrus and hops, nice bitterness.
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden color with a descent-sized white head. Beautiful bouquet of florals and grapfruit aroma. Flavor is grapfruity. Enjoyable IPA!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2005 On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. I first had this IPA years ago at the Chicago brewpub and thought that it was outstanding, until I tried some of their specialty brews. Suddenly, the IPA fell into the B-O-R-I-N-G category. Iím glad that I have rediscovered this ale at my neighborhood public house. This is a solid IPA by any determination. The hop aroma is very pronounced. Iím not so sure why this is as light as it is in color. Malt content is there. I donít think that it is too light, but it isnít as thick as some IPAís. Could this be fuggle hops? It just does not taste like garden-variety cascade hops like so many other IPAís. Not the best IPA, and certainly not the best beer made by Goose Island, but I was so very wrong for ever considering this boring. Very memorable bitter finish leaves you with the need to have another.
UPDATE: In the bottle at the Huber Haus IPA tasting. Definitely Columbus Hops. Finishes almost pot-like. Still a great beer.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best American beers easily available in Scotland. Heavy, fruity american (cascade?) hop aroma, orangey, resinous, with some vanilla and pepper. Lovely medium mouthfeel with oily, bitterness and a long bitter finish, again with fruit evident as well as bags of hops.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle BBD020705 Nice, rich brassy color. Good head & lace...happy bubbles. Nice nose of malt & floral, citrusy, piney hops. This smells fresh. I wonder how long after bottling that date is? Light bodied. Flavor doesnít quite live up to the aroma. Malt is somewhat there, hop flavors are there, but not a super bold beer. It is light drinking, which hurts it a tad. Hops dominate, but bitterness not as promounced as some. Still, a lingering hop resin, citric note perists in the aftertaste. Seems more pale ale than IPA...But a good hoppy beer.