kevd193213 (956) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught. Copper pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and pine. Great bitter taste of grapefruit and pine hops, with a lasting sharp bitter taste.
anders37 (21960) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Goose Island Clybourn, Chicago, IL. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy piney citrus aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit and citrus flavor with some piney hints. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pour an amber body with a thin white head. Grassy and earth y hop tones with some mild citrus notes and floral herbal tones. Mild hop resins with a dank earthiness and some slight citrus to finish. A nice ipa.
zdk (1854) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ BT for GI event - amber pour, fresh and bubbly. hoppy, woody pine and grapefruit arouma. Very nice taste of fruits , apples and citrus from the hops coming through, supported by caramel malts.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BT for the GI event. Pours a medium bright amber with a thin head. Aroma is orange mango citrus with mint earth some green grassy hints and weeds, - someone said this was hopped only with Horizon light carapils malt backbone. Flavor is more earthy minty and citrus hints, a bit leather nice honey sweetness with some orange zest, citrus oils and almost a hint of lemon verbena and slight soapiness as it warms and in the finish. Ok
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(on bottle) Mellow fruity(abricot and pear) aroma. Soft carbonation. Steady, going more harsh and tight in the hopping, as one sips on. Firm hopped, to the sweet side.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had at a beer sampling poured a nice golden orange with a decent head smelled of hops citrus and other fruit tasted abiout the same decent ipa
tmoreau (3478) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of Goose Island’s bonus beers at the CBS Brewpub Shootout in Chicago. Poured a hazed, orangy amber, with modest, off white foam to the head, and ribbons and spots of clingy lacing. The nose was mainly citrus, with light resin, and some fruit and malt sweetness. Smooth malt, and a nice, supportive hop bitterness followed the former notes into the flavor. Along with a medium body, the finish was lightly dry. A very decent, sessionable IPA.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden pour with a sticky white head. The nose is awesome… lots of rich pine and even more mango and pineapple over a light lemony citrus. There is also a bit of floral sweetness and a zesty fruitiness. Moderate palate with lots of juicy hop flavour over a moderately bitter finish. The malts stay with you all the way through to the finish, just serving as a counterpoint to the rich hoppiness. Light pine resinousness on the back. They should bottle this, because they’ve hit on a winner.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GI Clybourn served in an English pint glass. Hazy, golden/orange pour with a thin head of off-white foam that quickly faded away. Decent lacing. The aroma favored grapefruit with a touch of pale malt. The flavor was fairly hoppy, but not overly bitter. Crisp citrus and grapefruit with minimal malt sweetness. Medium-bodied with light carbonation. An easy drinking IPA. Not in your face or aggressive. Decent.