stevehousebeer (7) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
mmmmm well balanced hops and a looker as well. Iím not usally a big IPA guy but the goose hit this one out of the park. Its woody with just enough malt to balance out the hops but still have that yummy bitterness you would expect from an IPA. I had it with a Chicken Pot Pie, good times.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Poured clear medium golden with a moderate cap of white head and some splotchy lacing... lots of rising carbonation. Dried floral and pine aroma with some toffee sweetness beneath. Flavor had a tangy pine bitterness throughout and a solid sweet base... little soapy feel when the finish came around... oak nicely laced in there. Higher level of bitterness the whole way. Solid brew.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Goose Island Clybourn. Clear copper with a small, off-white head. Pine/spruce aroma with slight toffee. Moderate malt, low hop bitterness in the flavor, with some slight woodiness in the finish. Nicely balanced IPA.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, caramel, and pine. Nice balance of malt and hops flavor.
Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to sersdf for snagging a growler of this. A little disappointing pour as it was pretty flat. Iím a little congested so I canít get much aroma but itís lightly grapefruity and a little sweet. Flavor is really grapefruity. Flavor is reminiscent of Bigfoot without the alcohol and heaviness. A very good IPA. Wish it was more carbonated and a little colder.
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty good. got a growler and had about 2 hours later. some limited opacity, a pretty solid maple color. little head, fascinating lacings composed of uber-suspended bubbles that quickly leave, giving a pretty homogenous appearance. smells a bit like a barleywine. i found it strong and malty; friends didnít smell anything. taste/texture feel like a juice. very little carbonation, not surprised to see amarillo hops listed since itís a lot less sharp than a cascade-driven IPA. doesnít seem nitrogenated... but that might be the growler.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Clybourn. Comes cloudy orange with a white rocky head. Has the citrus, pine Ipa thing that one would expect. Balanced nicely by caramel malts. Very nice.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Orange pour with small white head that lingered. Mild grapefruit aroma with flowers, malt, light fruit. Easy going down, pretty average for an IPA.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub. Translucent, near-opaque amber-gold with little head...nose a bit sugary with caramel, light floral qualities...fruity, apricot-apple characteristics meld with vanill and caramel...finishes quite dry and bitter but sweetness lingers ever so slightly. Not impressed really...did I miss something?
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clybourn. Mostly translucent and solid orange in color. A once bubbly white head has left a scarce white wrung around the edges in its place. Sweet, snappy waft with orange and pineapple currents and nectar protruding most prominently. Nice wholesome primer coating on the palate. Orange juice, IBUs and a Jolly Rancher sweetener join forces to impose a fairly encompassing mouthfeel. Well-balanced, sweet and a pleasure to drink.