celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this is pretty good.
I agree that if it wasn't for other truely outstanding IPA's such as Three Floyds Dreadnaught, this would be at the top of the list. It's close to it though. Has a nice aroma, poured nice dark golden color with a slight head remaining through the glass. Nice lacing along the way as well. Great flavor with hints of grapefruit. Good carbonation. This is another outstanding beer that you must try if you like IPAs, which are now part of my favorites list as I seem to have been getting really good ones lately. Do not pass Go, Just GO, and get some of this.
vulcanmeister (199) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium amber with abundant white lacing. Nice floral and grapefruity aroma. The taste is a nice balance of citrus, hops, and malt. Medium body and not overly bitter. Final taste is warm grapefruit and nice malty sweetness. A most enjoyable IPA!
themightyjag (199) - - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Tesco.
Frothy white head settles quickly with good lacing. Clear golden amber body. Nose is pine, citrus, slightly sweet. Flavour of toffee, grass, some lemon. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation. I like this.
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geeklimit (198) - USA - AUG 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a darker amber with a bubbly head. Decent hips aroma on a malty base. Strong hops taste with a biscuity malt back. Hops aftertaste with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 It pours hazy orange with a small frothy head. Aroma is lightly malty and heavy perfume hopps. Flavor is heavly bitter and the finish is the same, Light to medium bodied, a bit watery and lively .
Hopswagger (198) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
P: A clear golden slightly orange tinted body with a small dollop of off-white head that fades to a marshy wake. Nice effervescence screaming to the top.
S: Spicy whiffs of chili powder, white and black pepper corns, watermelon rind, and grapefruit. Traces of pine needles.
T/M: A nice toasted salty toffee malt base with hoppy melon, papaya, persimmon, cereal grains and a peppery dry resiny finish. Zesty carbonation in a moderate body.
O: A decent IPA. Not much else to say. A spicy brew to say the least but not overly accomplished. This just lacks in flavor profile and aroma. Im still waiting for it to change and be better. Probably not a go to IPA in my opinion.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Pours a nice slightly burnt amber color with an inch of off-white head.
Nice big citrus aroma, with some floral notes as well. There is a fairly sweet malty aroma that blends nicely with the hops.
The flavor is pretty well balanced, nice citrusy bitter hop backed with some sweet malt, defiantly not a dry IPA.
This one is on the lighter side of a medium body, the carbonation is also on the lower side of medium. The bitterness of the finish doesn’t linger for very long making it pretty refreshing.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; Color: Rich, golden color with orange tint. Aroma: citrus, perfume. Flavor: Overwhelming tarte; bitterness that overpowers the mildly citris flavor.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 Very much a mediocre IPA. Some mild flavor of hops, grapefruit, malt, and yeast but neither well blended nor well balanced. Finish tastes like cardboard.
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first Goose Island experience, poured into a goblet like oversized wine glass, this 355ml bottle comfortably fit in. Very little head, perhaps my method of pouring was awful, I suppose it was. Anyway, this is a good quality India Pale Ale. Lemon & Grapefruit on the nose, its golden in colour, perhaps a little amber. A medium bitterness, quite hoppy. The alcohol is well hidden and its fairly smooth, silky even on the palate making it quite a pleasureable drinking experience. Overall, 15 because I didn’t quite know what to expect.