ARH (296) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. "Warm" aromas caramel and grapefruit are strong on this one, with some other, assorted tropical and citrus smells, a somewhat vegetable note, and touches of chocolate and burnt toast in the background. There’s also a vodka alcohol hidden in there too (maybe that’s where the "warmth" comes from. The beer pours a hazy orange brown with a slightly off-white head which reduces to a medium-thick ring with a puffy, cirrus cloud layer. There’s very little lace, and it’s mostly runny. This one tastes highly bitter with a mellow, medium / medium-light sweetness to complement. The full body is rounded nicely by a soft, pillowy / creamy carbonation. The texture is a bit on the viscous and chewy side. A sweet citrus and caramel begin the finish, but this turns over to a burnt toast before laying on the grapefruit bitterness and resin in a heavy dose. The aftertaste lingers for a while and is a mild chocolate and toast with a bit of a vodka flavor.
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours with a deep gold body that supports a white head of foam. The aroma offers up juicy smelling citrus as well as spicy onion dankess and a mild mango note. Inviting aroma. The taste begins with sweetened juicy citrus hops as well as onion spicy dankness and flowing into mild levels of mango and tropical fruit. Behind the juiciness and the bitter spicy hops is a modest layer of booziness telling you that this big rich flavor doesn’t come free. This is just a solid rich IIPA with plenty of both balance and heft that allows for a pleasing sipping experience.
mikedR (1075) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice, balanced. Hides its ABV well. Slightly sweet malts, which is relatively unique. Not particularly bitter. Good.
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange citrus and alcohol aroma. Flavor is pretty average IIPA. Citrus hops but mostly booze. Mild malt balance. Reminds me of Hercules IIPA but unimpressive.
screigh (443) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful clear copper color. Slightly off-white head with sticky lacing. Thick hop aroma with pine, grass and almost a berry sweetness. Bitterness in the front of the flavor followed by the slightest hints of licorice and a dry finish. The Meridian hops really stand out with fruit and berry.
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear light copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
eachnotesecure (66) - Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, served in a snifter. Bright, citrusy aromas. Plenty of hop flavor but not a palate wrecker by any stretch, well balanced and easy to drink. The 9% ABV is hidden well.
vtafro (2810) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Citrus, and grassy flavors. Aromas citrus and some lighter hop tones.
Jbfd2 (10) - - APR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice floral nose with a hint of toasty malt. Pours Amber with creamy head and average carbonation. Citrus notes when first sipped finishes dry with a slightly bitter note. I'm not a total hop head, but I can appreciate a good imperial IPA. This is one.
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matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice showing from a beer I didn’t know Goose produced! Quite assertive in the hop department, almost lip puckering. Overall, nice balance is reached. Happy to find and try! 12oz bottle pour.