Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ GI- slightly hazy reddish copper color, white foamy bubbly head. Nose is spicy, full of americcan hop aroma. The carbonation on this reminds me of a cask beer. Hop bitterness and almost silk smooth mouthfeel work well together. Hop bitterness drys out and is the main charachter in the beer, some roasted malt is in the way backround behind the stage peeking out too...
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from tap at the Goose Island Beer Company (Clybourn) on 11/12/2006...
The version served up here was made with Centennial, Tomahawk, and Cascade hops (according to the menu description)... Hazy orangy/amber color. Moderate carbonation with some lacing. The aroma is very hoppy. Flavor is caramel malt and pine/resin flavored leaf hops.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GI Wrigleyville. Poured clear, medium caramel with a short cap of off-white head... nice lacing. Soft floral, bitter pine, and toffee sweetness in the nose... not bad. Heavy caramel and toffee maltage at the core of the flavor.. lots of pine and grapefruit bitterness surrounding.. long, bitter pine tar finish. Heavy bitterness.. felt like it wanted to be thick on the palate. Decent session-type brew.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hops and toffee nose, hazy amber color. Flat, fruity ale. Cherry and orange notes - faint. Low bitter. Weak. Fairly true to the style of British ale, but not as bad.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Clybourn location. Light brown orange color. Caramel nose. WEak orange taste - medium intense - a bit boring and plain.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish color that was almost brown. Crisp. Hoppy. Very hoppy. Big hoppy aftertaste.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge hop character. Unlike any other red Iíve ever had. Lots of bitterness, C hop nose, amarillo taste, very interesting...
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, hoppy ale, the nose being dominated by grapefruit & pine hop scents atop a fruity, caramel malt. Medium-bodied, itís a fun blending of the sweet malt and the bitter hops - and goes down easily. My idea of a good amber ale.
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Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color w/ a great quarter inch of head. Beneath the ungodly good smell of grains mashing at the Clyborn pub, I detect a full hoppy nose. Entirely quaffable w/ a sturdy American hop bitterness hung on a frame of sweet caramel malt. A slight hint of roasty goodness rounds out this excellent session pint. Nice.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask sample at the Clybourn location. Dark copper-amber with a lasting creamy topping and flaky lacing...malty, woody nose only hints at the bitter citrusy qualities to come but shows some interesting touches of mint....hugely intense citrusy, bitter almond characteristics on the tongue, relatively unrestrained by sugar except at the front...creamy, very full and thick body belies the acid attack. Cool.