SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful hasy medium amber body. Average head with good lacing. Aroma was very hoppy, herbs, grapefruit and some light pine. Flavors of walnuts, caramel, toffee, and light grain. Bittersweet up front, sweet finish. Medium body, dry, and slightly metallic finish. This was a very tasty IPA. Flying Dog does it better, but this is one of my favorites. I will be getting more of this.
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think too many people forget that this is an English IPA... The breadier aroma and taste balanced by the less bitter hop varieties that they use creates an amazing beer for the style. Pours a beautiful color, has a big nose for the style, complex with 3 or 4 hops in there, the toasted caramel malts, and a subdued yeast character. May be the best English IPA I have ever had, and its from Chicago!
duaneh (100) - - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey color with a 1/2" head that quickly disappeared. Mild lacing that clung for a few minutes after each sip. Smells of citrus and a little grassy
Mouthfeel is very nice, very mild with just the right amount of carbonation.
iceman15658 (100) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Oz bottle to pint glass, pours a nice golden amber color with foamy head and some minor lacing. Hops dominates the nose of this beer. It has all of the IPA qualities that I like, but not too bitter
cb23 (97) - St. louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Seemed like a pretty standard IPA. Good amount of hop bitterness which was supported nicely by a pretty strong malt backbone.
ReverendMoon (95) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good IPA. Being a Chicagoan I have to support Goose, and in this case rightly so. Good hop presence, but not overwhelming. Nice bite. Good classic ipa.
mattern33 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark/medium amber color; clear. Good hop flavor on palate, not overly bitter. Mild/medium hop aroma.
toddbates (95) - USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was looking for something to really stand out with this beer but nothing really did. It was hoppy but not nearly as hoppy as it would lead you to believe
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy golden yellow color, a strong floral hops aroma with pine. Hops are definitely abundant in this fine refreshing tasting beer. Not much maltiness, bitterness is initally strong than mellows, yet the piney taste of the hops still linger pleasantly at the finish. I have tasted several Goose Island brews and this is one of my favorites.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color, a somewhat thin head. Clean citrus-hop aroma; good mouthfeel with a smooth malty finish that keeps this beer interesting to the end.