fiddler26 (23) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this in the bottle before, but found it as the tap of the moment in my favorite beer store. Liked the bottle, really liked it out of the keg. Pours a nice color with a good head. Can’t quite pin down the nose, but on the palate it presented biscuit, pine and hops. Very drinkable; great session beer. Well done!
GuideDogSaint (244) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours hazy orange amber with a cream head. Pine aroma. Bitter sweet finish.
thorongil2 (1192) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear bright light amber colour with a small white head; aroma of tropical fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
Darkmagus82 (948) - - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-30-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a copper amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head had a fair level of retention, fading over time to give a lighter amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was fruity with aromas of orange, pineapple and mango as well as had a nice malty smell. Mixed with these are some hop aromas of a pine and grapefruit citrus nature.
Taste – The taste begins with some of caramel and bready tastes with a lighter grapefruit citrus hop. As the flavor advances sweeter notes of a tropical and citrus fruit flavor come to tongue with the taste getting sweeter toward the middle. More hop flavors soon come to the tongue and take the taste to its end. A bitter pine and more bitter citrus come to the tongue, drowning out some of the sweet (but not all) and leaving a bready bitter but balanced hopped taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was average in terms of it creaminess/thickness with a carbonation level that was average as well.
Overall – A very enjoyable and drinkable IPA. One that is good for a session brew and well worth a try.
grundsow (72) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draft. What a wonderful good beer! The dry, bitter hops are featured in every aspect from aroma, to taste, to finish. Not heavy, nor light. The fantastic hops are prominent without being isolated, even the right amount of alcohol. Just a perfect beer!
Alengrin (1210) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
American ’single’ IPA with off-white, coarse, milky, thinnish foam and warm orange blonde colour, clear. Aroma boasts lots of citrussy American hops, grapefruit, tonic water, orange, pineapple, jam, honey, aniseed and cloves. Soft malty taste, citrus freshness, unripe peach, caramel touch, slowly increasing in hop bitterness only to end in a spicy, citrussy, assertive but not too harsh, elegant, long and dry hop bitterness. Very well-balanced IPA.
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour. Pours a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is big pine and grapefruit pith. The taste is fairly bitter and just a touch sweet. Highly carbonated. Spritzy mouthfeel. On the lighter side for an IPA.
geeklimit (169) - 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.
maley1 (780) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange pour with small off white head. Aroma of caramel, hops, oranges and grapefruit. Taste of caramel, malts, faint fruits and hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation and well balanced.
GarrettB (1021) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 23rd, 2012 - I blame distribution channels from keeping me and Goose Island’s keystone IPA apart for so long. It appears that everyone in the world has had the pleasure of droning a Goose Island IPA at least once, and now that it’s distribution lines include San Diego, it is easier to understand why. The marketing is aggressive, true, but it’s a solid pale ale at a good price - the same formula that popularized Sierra Nevada’s own Pale Ale. A lighter spectrum of oranges lights up in the sun, and a thinner white head ensures the drinker feels close to the beer. Pine scents and orange juice dominate the nose, and appear in varying degrees in the flavor. Mild, noble hops style flavors replace the sweetness hinted at in the nose, and a drop of grapefruit lights up the flavor all the way through a long aftertaste. The more places this appears, the better.
beerguy00 (70) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden color with a 1 finger head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and a bit of grass. Flavor matches aroma with the addition of some sweet notes from the malt.