AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, light-golden color. Kind of like a lighter bodied iced tea. Citrus nose. Quickly diminishing head. Small amount of carbonation. Fairly bitter flavor, hoppy. Again, with citrus. Pretty good representation of the style.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Again, another great value from Goose Island. This IPA is far better than most macro-brewed concoctions. The appearence of the ale and the head are lovely. The first whiff is delectable. Taste is refreshing with an extraordinary balance of hop flavours. Try this!
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good colour, orange with a light amber tint. A great smell for hop lovers...most likely very well dry-hopped. The taste was great too...very light in the mouth, but with a hoppy aftertaste that lingers perfectly. One of the better IPA's by a larger producer of beers.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Clybourn Ave. Strong vegetable-rawhop aroma. Nice golden color for an IPA. Well-hopped, but a little sulphury, with pretzel and starchy flavors. Good mouthfeel, but a little too bitter in the finish as though the hops were overboiled.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very well balanced IPA. Not overly bitter like some on the market, but enough to satisfy your palate. Nice citrusy aroma. One of my favorites from the grocery store.
JorisPPattyn (7678) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colour as weak tea - virtually no head. Citrus-hops and preserved ginger, succade, in the nose. taste is very hop-bitter, noble hops. Bitter-herbal too. Again something as preserved dessert-ginger or khulfi. Quite refreshing, yet not light-bodied. A bit oily. Long bitterish aftertaste, giving an impression of hopextract. Nice American IPA, hyper-classical, but well worth the trouble.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2003 I've got to stay away from these IPA's. Their just too bitter.
NOW I NEED 75 CHARACTERS TO DESCRIBE A BEER? What the fuck is going on. Okay, this beer tasted like the underside of a llama scrotum. I would have described it as a Goose scrotum considering the name, but I have never seen a scrotum on a goose. I would rather eat a dead dog's dick. If someone would have warmed up piss and mixed it with a touch of very fine diarrhea, I still would have requested they add cod sperm to get the desired taste. The aroma was much more like the smell one might encounter in the ass crack of a boat full of Haitians coming towards Florida. War never solved anything. Except for slavery and the holocaust and to a lesser extent, communism and facism. So go tell that to the flaming liberals who use that phrase as an excuse. Don Cherry was right....as he always is. And I'm an American, not a Canadian. Speaking of communism, isn't that what it is called when someone forces you to use more characters than you really need to in order to describe a beer. Either that, or it's called 6th grade. If anyone is looking for a really good band to check out, take a listen to Down. The lead singer is the singer from Pantera. The big difference here is that he sings. For those who are unfamiliar with Down, please download the song "Stone the Crow" and work from there. They are awesome \m/
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 nice aroma, good initial hop flavor. then turns dry and slightly sweet hiding hop flavor and the maltiness that I expected. finnished sweet slightly dry
Aggie80 (783) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beautiful color, bit of a let down on the flavor side. Mild aroma and a bit of hoppy flavor, but not a much as expected in an IPA.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Although this is on the lighter end of IPA's, it did have a real refreshing "juicy" hop flavor - thickly citrus, with an easy drinking bitterness. File this under "lawn-mowin' beers"