NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GI Clybourn. Pours a darker red. Nose is very fresh hops, lots of C character and minor notes of amarillo. Taste is reasonably clean, caramel malts and citrus. Pretty big body on this one. A pretty straightforward, hoppy amber ale in my book. Tasty stuff.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught at goose island clybourn (cask version).... poured a transparent caramel brown with a creamy banana yellow head.... not too much going on in the nose. just a bunch of floral and earthy hops..... flavor had a similar hop profile. earthy hops with very little bitterness except for a pinch of it in the fhinish. very smooth and creamy with you guessed it, low carbonation.
alexanderj (3341) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Clybourn; distinguished itself nicely amongst a style that is fairly homogenous. Aroma was nice and hoppy with pronounced citrus/grapefruit. Flavor was well balanced with a solid hop presence. Good for the style.
NachlamSie (2810) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught during my Dark Lord excursion. Pale, eh? Pours a rich blood red, actually with a small off-white head. The nose is rich and hoppy with hints of full pine, cut grass, grapefruit, yet with an impressive malty character with loads of fresh biscuits and wheat. Thick caramel with drying acidity clashes with juicy, bready malts. Flavors of berries, bread, pine, grapefruit abound. There is an excellent balance here, reminds me of a lower ABV American Strong Ale in the way of strong hops and full, biscuity malts. I was curious to see how this would be classified on this site. My interpretation was leaning away from an APA and more towards an American style Amber,a very good one at that.
pivo (2592) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color, low creamy head. Apricot fruitiness. Some butter. Low bitter. Kinda weak overall and not so exciting. There are better offerings from this brewer. On tap at the brewery....
YogiBeera (2500) - New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Brewery Clybourn: Nice coper color with a nice medium head that leaves laces.
A bit detergend nose and taste - buttery and toffee like. No likey!
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) Pours an amber color with average head. Citrusy hops in the aroma. A faint touch of malt as well. Taste is a little more balanced, with sweet caramel and some moderate hoppiness. Decent mouthfeel and good lacing. Another good brew from Goose Island.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown/Amber Coloring with White Head. Heavy Hop Aroma. Dry Hops Throughout on the Tongue... Too Much Hop For Me to Love...
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours hazy, slighty dark amber-copper with a thin, tight, khaki head. The aroma is toast, very citrusy hops, pineapple, grapefruit, and zest. The flavor is grapefruit, melon rind, and tangerine. Bready malt sweetness, kind of like homemade biscuits, subdues any harshness. Nice fresh hop character throughout; it finishes with some toasty malt. I like the mouthfeel on this, too... full and slightly sparkly, perfect for the style.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazed opaque amber with a thin sticky tannish head...smell is grapefruit and light amounts of pine...taste is faintly sweet with caramel and a nice blend of pine and grapefruit bitterness...