jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draft) Golden yellow, beautiful head. Fruity/hoppy nose. Just a sip of the head revealed the hops in this badboy. Medium bodied with tons of malt and even more hops, excellent IPA.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2003 excellent brew..wonderful hoppiness and an egg-shell white creamy head that stuck around to the end! great effort. just finishing another 6-pack of this, and i have to say the pine character in the flavor is just incredible...just a shade under Yulesmith and Hog Heaven
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not a big Goose Island fan but I did enjoy this beer. This has everything an IPA should. More hop flavor wouldn’t hurt. The aroma is top notch.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe I got a bad bottle or something, but I found this to be quite bad.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
India Pale Ale is just not my thing. There is always something about them that almost gives me a tounge stinging sensation. But this one does get points for a really great aroma.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not always a big fan of IPAs, but I could’t find much wrong with this. Great hops ratio and better coloring than your typical IPA. This and Samuel Smith’s are both IPAs that kind of transcend the norm.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 12 oz. bottle, pours clear light amber color, nice head, leaves a lace in the glass. A flowery strong piney aroma, medium body, balanced malt and alot of hops, I like this IPA one of Goose Island best brews. I can put down a few.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a solid, everyday IPA, hard to beat.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber coloured. Huge flowery, citric hoppiness in the aroma. A firm body, but as in most American IPAs everything revolves around the hops. Need I say ’bitter finish’? Really tasty, if you like American hops. I do!
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better IPAs I have had. Smooth and hoppy makes this a beer full of flavor and is very enjoyable.