emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dense and murky reddish orange with two fingers of sandy tan head. Nose is a bit muddled, oxidized and papery with some heavy citrus rind notes and piney notes. Rich flavor, bit too much body and malt presence to my taste. Citrus rind and earthy biscuity malt. Piney notes as well.
BrownALEx (340) - Portland, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks great, tastes great. Smells pretty good. Palate is full bodied. Overall a wonderful dipa. Would get again.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I expected this to be a really big beer. But it fell a little short for me. Maybe Iím spoiled by the other big hoppy brews out there. Itís worth a try but donít expect the moon and stars
skoisirius (1838) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank out at Prosperity this year. Remember being blown away actually. Great DIPA. Flavor packed and resinous through the finish. Doesnít stick, itís clean but packs a punch!
nathan30533 (893) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great tasting, amazing looking, sexy imperial pale ale. Great, great, great ale.
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Isaac Newtonís. Nice notes of pine, hop, caramel malts and grapefruit. The blend was near perfect and the body was full. A very enjoyable brew.
RickTStiles (825) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a hazy peach with a lasting white head and some spotty lacing. Surprisingly malty aroma with notes of vanilla and stone fruit. taste has notes of vanilla, apricot, green apple and a hint of orange. finish is note overly pronounced but present and pleasant. a fine beer.
Ctplt777 (308) - - JUL 29, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Well if this is the beer that shows the name and ambition of the illinois weíre off to a bad start. I donít know what is it with Goose Island. I think they are so overrated. Like extremely overrated. This one is no exception. Aroma is a sweet boozy mess. Itís almost nauseating. Let it warm up just couldnít get a lot out of it. Taste is boozy and messy sweet weirdness. Some bitterness but just nothing that really saves this from being exactly what I expected. Itís kind of a let down to me. Probably wonít be trying anymore Goose Island beers.
Beerathon (1539) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange with thin head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. Flavor of spicy hops and pine. Some alcohol warmth. Good but not great.
JDBaker11058 (1518) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear medium orange, with one finger of frothy, bubbly white head and decent lacing. Aroma: fruity, with pineapple and mango most prominent, and lots of grapefruit and blood orange; malts are prominent with strong graham cracker pie crust and brown bread. Taste: hugely flavorful, with tropical and citrus fruits followed by slightly dank, resinous pine; big, toasty sweet malts to balance. Finish: strongly lingering bitterness, almost syrupy, with a pronounced boozy burn. Notes: A huge beer, with tons of juicy, fruity bitterness and a bunch of sweet toasty malts to balance. Alcohol was not well hidden at all, which detracted a bit from the overall experience. Iím no lightweight, and a single beer brought forth a boozy, burning buzz.