NonOperational (29) - - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love this stuff because it totally opened my eyes to American craft beers. I don’t want to insult it by calling it a gateway beer, but it’s not QUITE as fantastic as I remember it now that my palate has developed. The hopping is mainly a firm, clean bitterness, with only mild hop flavor but powerful aroma. To me it’s very piney, woody and almost waxy. Typically clean/neutral US malt & yeast.
edsspoon (146) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a creamy white head. Good retention and good lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, orange, hint of cereal. Taste of bitter marmalade, grassy hops. Medium sweetness. Long strong bitter finish.
Paincane (90) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden body with off-white head & excellent lace. Malt and floral aromas. Hefty malt backbone with crisp hop bitterness. Balances well
budedou (259) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Très bonne IPA!
Gout prononcé des houblons, moins fleuri sur la fin mais reste agréable
RickFifty (162) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color, off-white head with good lacing. Resin and peach nose, floral notes. Resin taste, fruity, malty, hint of caramel and alcohol. Moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation, medium body.
ARH (158) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap poured into a shaker. A citrus and bubblegum aroma are noticeable before the first sip with a faint floral or spicy note to it. As it settles, a toasted caramel malt aroma comes through, although nothing too strong. The gold-orange beer is topped by a light, off-white head that leaves a, likewise, light lacing. This beer strikes a really nice balance between medium levels of sweetness and bitterness. A soft carbonation gives this beer a creamy smooth texture. The medium body is primarily bubblegum and citrus with a slight floral spiciness and some caramel mid-sip. It finishes clean and dry with a resin-like quality and a mellow aftertaste that combines a light, sweet citrus with a light pine, maybe floral / grass, note that has an average staying power.
hallinghansen (1737) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy amber body with a medium offwhite head. Lots of hopds, tropical fruit and malt in the nose and mouth along with some perfume flowery notes. Lovely, long bitter finish. Nice and refreshing ipa.
hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a golden colored body with a small white head that immmediately died. The lacing was spotty and left no rings. There wasn’t any surfacing carbonation.
The smell was mostly floral with some pine in the background. The hops were mainly balanced with some light malts in there as well.
The taste was basically the pines and the malts with the hops coming back very faintly.
On the palate, she sat at medium, had a light carbonation, and was pretty sessionable.
Overall, this wasn’t a bad beer, but wasn’t anything spectacular but I was hoping for better.
BenH (2022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. golden with white head. Aroma is quite floral with some grapefruit and pine. Similar flavour. Medium body with a medium bitterness. All well balanced. Have drank plenty of times pre-Inbev and now post, can’t say I notice any difference, still good
ArtMac (3) - Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had Goose Island India Pale Ale off tap paired with well spiced lamb chops. The aroma and taste held up well against the meat. The finish was a little long but was very enjoyable in a meal.
KL (42) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Again a good beer from the yankees.
Light orange brown.Translucent/ cloudy.Lightly hoppy,sweet,floral and fresh nose.Carboniced and sweet with a medium body. Will probably buy this again.