fiulijn (18103) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub, Wrigleyville location
Dark amber color; unfortunately served in a plastic cup because of the game. Some malt and hop aroma. Solid brew, with a powerful malt and caramel flavor, but not too sweet, and a strong bitterness, with a lot of hop oils; the final indeed is amost harsh! Good and bold.
holdenn (2106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 On tap at Clybourn. I love this beer. Bitter without being overly bitter. Golden color with a tall head. Hoppy nose. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, and caramel. Smooth medium body. Caramels and fruit in the flavor. Lots of lemon, grapefruit, florals, and a doughy/toffee sweetness. Balanced well with a dose of bitterness. Dangerously drinkable. 3.8
Rerate on 12/28. This beer is really a shadow of my memory. Hops are muted. Full earthy flavors. Lacking the fresh fruit/floral punch. 3.3
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ GI- Golden color, white head. Nose is spicy, grainy. Flavor is again grainy, slightly sharp, clean finish. Floral aroma, a little more citrus in the finish.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Clybourne. The version I tried used Horizon hops, as listed on the beer list description. Pours rich amber with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel malts. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Rich caramel and toffee malt backbone complimented by a pleasant bitterness that gives notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Earthy finish. Nice beer! I had two.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber with a medium creamy white lacing head. Aroma of nice floral citrus nose, lots of tropical fruits and a great hop bouqet. Flavor of citrus, pine, some grapefruit, cereal grains and a lingering bitterness. Well done IPA.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Clybourn brewpub, pours a cloudy golden with a thin head; good lacing. Strong floral aroma with light caramel, grapefruit and orange peel. Nice hoppy taste to follow the aroma. A very floral and aromatic IPA, recommended.
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. I’m 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 (7505) - 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 (1926) - 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 (12576) - 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.