hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was from a 12 oz bottle and poured a cloudy orange with moderate head and good lacing. Big citrus nose and a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is bitter and show pine notes. Long bitter finish. Very nice drinking IPA.
Madsen1635 (69) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with significant white head. Sweet notes from the malt but also significant hoppy notes. Bitter finish
wmflynn (14) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a large white head, golden honey color. Significant lacing as head bubbles down. Hoppy, bitter, refreshing, delicious.
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beeebon (24) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the first American IPA I ever tried and over here along with Sierra Nevada APAit’s one of the most easily obtainable good American beers. It pours. It pours with a minimal off white head and has a dark golden amber colour. The smell is floral hops and citrus with pine. The taste is very good indeed initially citrus and pineapplewhich stays with you as mild sweet malt flavours enter before the dry refreshing hops add the bitterness which stays throughout the finish. It is very very drinkable and I would definitely suggest this as a good first IPA for people to try, whilst for me personally it’s one I think I will always come back to.
nathan30533 (460) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an exceptional IPA. If I were going to give a friend a good, balanced, first IPA.... This would be a great one. This one has an awesome balance of hop aroma and flavor. Great brew from Goose Island.
Brewdork (151) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured into shaker. Pours clear amber with a generous off-white head with slight carbonation and light lacing. Nice citrusy-pine hop aroma. Very well-balanced flavor. Typically I don’t love the highly-rated, balanced IPA’s (Sculpin, Headhunter, etc.), but for some reason I’m quite fond of this.
txitxi40230 (13) - - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Très bonne bière, très aromatique, sans prétention, bon goût de malt, on sens bien le houblon, on y reviens tres facilement, donc excellente bière à mon goût...
Eberndt (94) - - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pale color when poured with a lacey white head. Hops flavor is pretty mild. Very drinkable. Wife hated it.
jdjuice (295) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy pale gold. Floral hop nose, with flavors well balanced citrus and floral hop flavors with smooth maltiness. Nothing spectacular, but just a really solid IPA without being too heavy on the hops.
HIGHB4LL (43) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Forge. Appearance: small white head, good lacing, amber-golden color, clear. Aroma: heavy hops, light malt, citrus, grassy, floral, bread. Palate: medium body, slightly oily and coating texture, lively carbonation. Taste: amazingly well balanced after the mostly hoppy aroma, heavy malt sensation up front, slowly transitioning to a smooth hoppy finish, lasting. Overall I was very impressed with how well balanced this beer is. Not too many IPA’s in my experience are this capable of making it well balanced without detracting from the fact that it is an IPA.
wlittle (18) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass at room temp. Pours a golden colour. Some floral and citrus on the nose. Some citrus flavour with a good hop taste. Nice strong bitter finish. Very good drinkable IPA.