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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Amarillo, Cascade, and Columbus American hops make this hybrid red ale / Pacific Northwest pale ale a hoppy pint to the bitter end! A small amount of chocolate malt contributes to the glowing deep red hue of this beautiful beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1502) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2010
lucent mahogany, sudsy white head, med-co2, smooth creamy med-body.

aroma: sweet, creamy hops, slight chocolate malt, slight smokey astringency.

taste: T1= sweet malt, fruity, leafy hops.
T2= creamy, leafy slightly herbal hops, roasted chocolate malt.
T3= some bitter hop oil, hint of chocolate malt.

very full flavored but very easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Light hazy orange. Hoppy profile. Slightly hints at a red ale. Very nice taste. Gentle touch of hops with a smooth finish. This is excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2003
A nice suprise and markedly different from years past. Nice white head to complement the deep garnet color. Very hoppy! C hops are most noticable with the typical citrus and pine notes. Hops offset by a good deal of malt backing and toastyness. Fairly dry and leaves a nice lingering flavor after swallowing. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 29, 2009
22 oz bottle. Binny’s - Algonquin. clear red/amber under a small creamy beige head. juicy, fruity hops and a toasted malt aroma blend together nicely. flavors are well balanced with toasty malts and floral hops. medium bodied. probably the best amber ale i’ve tried other than rogue’s american ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2007
64oz Growler $15.00 Goose Island-Clybourn 6% abv. The second beer on my last legs to 300. Red Felt pours a slightly chill hazed dirty copper with amber highlights when backlit. A one finger dirty white head formed on the pour and fell to a skim coat with a thick collar. Left nice sheet lacing down the glass. Caramel and lightly toasted malts start things off and fade slightly as the hops come around. Bitter grapefruit and a floral hoppiness take over and push the malt aside. A leafy hoppiness shows up on the backend. Flavor is right on with the aroma although a little more pronounced. The balance seems to lean toward the hoppiness but the caramel and graininess is no slouch either. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is on the tame side of the spectrum and leaves the beer feeling creamy. Good sessionable beer even at 6%. I’m drinking this while watching the football and they go very well together. A good quality hoppy red ale from Goose Island. I really enjoy hoppy reds but don’t see them often enough. Had on tap at the brewpub along with the Stilton Burger. What an excellent combination. 10/28/07

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2004
A new recipe make exclusively with Willamette Hops. Clear, dark red body with a fluffy, off-white to tan head. Fairly hoppy nose more slanted toward light pine and sweet toffee and nut. Fairly one dimensional, but still adequate. The body fuller than expected. The flavor is more balanced toward malt, but the Willamette hops are not forgotten. The finish is bitter and enjoyable. Not my favorite offering from Goose Island, but one that has eluded me. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Tap @ GI Clybourn – Dark amber, creamy white head. Nice toasted milk chocolate nose that warms to a spicy hoppiness that bred notes of pineapple and grapefruit. Faint sweet caramel malt follows suit. Nice spicy hop citric-like punch up front that fades to soft milk chocolate flavors. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying, bittersweet finish. Very good brew…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 Sampler at GI Clybourn, Nov. 1, ’08. Red color, of course. Sharp hop smell makes this seem like an American Pale ale. Goes down nice and easy, with a hint of roughness. A solid red ale with extra oomph from American "extreme" hops. 7*4*8*4*15=3.8
Bottle dated May 09, opened Nov. 21. Left this in the box a little long, but how is it right now? First, it sat on its side in the fridge to cool, so the pour is cloudy, but a nice reddish brown malt color, lacy pale ale head. Not changing my Aroma rating because my nose is stuffy tonight. Taste is a bit medicinal, as the malts are aging out, but this past the recommended date to drink, so no dis to the Goose. Instead, a warming thicker malt sensation. Hop character is smoothed down, but a nicely bittered counterpart. Still enjoying this bottle tonight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Tap at Wrigleyville. Poured dark amber, almost brown with a creamy head. Aroma is bitter and piney. Starts bitter with a sweet touch a builds to an even more powerful bitter finish.

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