Slipstream (1870) - USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Village Pourhouse. Nice pine aroma. A light bodied but tasty IPA.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pale hazy gold. nose of caramel, grapefruit. flavor follows nose, not very exciting or complex. medium body, creamy finish. itís not bad, but now that iíve tried it, i donít need to do that again. sampled at day of the living ales, 2009.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Goose Island Clybourne. Pours a rich orange with almost nothing for a head. The nose is hoppy, nondistinctly citrusy with a bit of grain and darker malt. Clean, perhaps a bit fruity. The mouthfeel isnít watery, but not substantial, and the carbonation level conservative. The flavor is in line with the nose. Substantial hops, citrusy to floral with substantial malt, not too sweet with some darker grainier character. Clean quick finish, a sweet accompaniment to a meal!
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20th Anniv. bottle pours a hazy orange color with a medium white head. Godd lacing. Aroma profile has tons of citrus with a small amount of hops. Very light flavor with hints of grapfruit, lemon, some orange, and pine needles. Mouthfeel is light and clean. Very little hops in this one.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Buffalo Alice’s in NSC - Pours a goldeny amber with almost no head..aroma is ascorbic cirtus and some light malt...flavour is similar, decent bitterness balances with the subtle malt...good alcohol presence, good midrange (or midway...) IPA...
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from RaverJames. Pours hazy, brilliant orange with a very thin, white head. Smells very citrusy hoppy and resiny, almost a bit wet towel musty. Tastes mellow, citrusyand resiny hoppy, sweetness throughout, malt flavors linger. Medium body, ok carbonation.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20th Anniversary bottle: Deep golden in color with a moderate head. The nose gave off a balance of citric hops and light caramel sweetness. In the mouth it was medium-bodied, rich and smooth with some dry hops lingering on the finish. Great balance.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this probably back in 2004 back at Goose on tap, but this rating is from the 20th Anniversary bottle collection. This beer doesn’t really strike me as an heavy IPA or an Imperial IPA. A little bit of citrus aroma. Pours a cloudy gold with a thin white head. Well balanced and very smooth, but no where near the amount of hop profile I would like from an IPA. I really remember liking this beer a lot more in the past.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on cask at GI LPB. so Iíve had this before and I was surprised Iíd never rated it. now I wish I would have taken better notes. iím pretty sure the alcohol is higher than 5.5%, I think it is more like 7.5%, next time it is actually on the menu all update that. also I dont think this is aged with oak and apple wood chips anymore. anyway...this pours slightly hazy golden with white head. nose of pine, grapefruit, and melon. flavor of melon, leather, citrus, some grapefruit, a bit toasted malt, caramel. very balanced IPA and really nice on cask.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow pretty good rating for this, but I am sticking to my own thoughts. Not as hoppy as I expected for a high ABV IPA. Maybe I am just not used to the nitro pour for a non stout, but I wasnt digging the feel of it. I know I have had a couple British beers served that way and i wasnt a big fan. Would like to try it cask, that might bring out more flavor.