Maddog (506) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Foolishly, I often overlook this brew at the store. But, for the price, it is truly a special find. Citrusy and very well hopped, it is an IPA lover’s dream. Always fresh, this one will become a standard in my fridge.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky dark orange pour with a nice white head. Not a ton of hops in the aroma, as I was expecting. Flavors were sweet with a nice hop base. Very nice dry end.
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light orange, 5cm white head, good amount of lacing. Aroma is very fruity. Mango, sweet orange, some resin and some malt sweetness. Nice. Flavour is pretty much the same notes. Body is medium to light, carb is refreshing, but not too harsh. Not complicated or exciting in any way, but a solid representation of the style. Nice and sessionable.
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 A great old-school IPA. Very hoppy, but not very bitter. Lots of citrus notes... I could swear there is orange zest in here. Malts are dry and take a backseat to the hops. The hops are smooth up front, crisp and spicy in the middle, aromatic and lingering in the finish.
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn fine American IPA. Loaded with hops, this one will not leave you disappointed. Piney aroma and a grapefruit after taste. Wonderful out of the bottle.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Quintons. Nice and hoppy aroma, citrus lemon mostly. Came with a decent small sudsy white head, ok lacing, blonde orange in color. Taste is nothing really too crazy but good, alot of fresh citrus hop, some GI style roasty toffee-caramel type malt, good finish, slight spicy hop bite, medium to light feel. This beer will always be dear to my heart, especially in IC.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from MGM Mankato, pours with a golden browncolor, foamy white head that lasts a few minutes. Definite hop smell with some light floral and fruity notes. Flavor is definitely dominated by the hops in a good way, with the citrus flavor sneaking in. Lingering bitter finish that keeps the hops on your tongue.
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
We have a very hoppy and citrus aroma in taste and aroma. Good carbonation, sweet and strong notes of lemon. Smooth, felt silky in the mouth. Very nice.
wolffish (501) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ce n’est pas un produit très palpitant à déguster mais somme toute respectable. Au nez, je sens plus les céréales que les houblons, ce qui n’est pas typique pour le style. Ce qui lui nuit le plus est son apparence...
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goose Island Clybourn
Goose’s IPA was served in a straight tulip style glass. Poured a dark golden hinting at copper with a bright white one finger head. As the head fell to a thick cap it left sheet lacing down the glass. After every sip more sheet lacing was left leaving the whole glass opaque as the beer was put to bed.
Goose Islands IPA had more of hop presence than expected. There is a solid biscuity malt with a touch or two of caramel showing through but the hops do manage to ease them from the picture. The hops come throgh very fragrant with floral overtones and citric undertones. Very nice aroma.
Flavor runs right along the lines of the aroma. A semi-sweet pale and caramel maltiness start things off and just barely manage to keep some balance in the flavor. The hops aain are the showcase. Vibrant floral and citric hops with a touch of the resinous-ness (Ha-Ha) take over and create a very welcomed hop profile.
Medium bodied with a carbonation on the sluggish side of moderate. This beer works through on it’s own to let the vibrant hoppiness show through.
I honestly could session this beer with no problem at all. If I didn’t have other things to do today I would probably still be sitting there drinking IPAs.
A great IPA from Goose Island that, to me, seems very underrated. I have sampled bottles in the past and they weren’t quite as vibrant as the fresh tapped version.