guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
On tap from the Goose Island pub in Wrigleyville. Pours a beautiful red with a medium white head. Aroma was piney, fruits, but also had some malt overtones. Flavor was quite hoppy, but has a citrus/acidic kick to it. Very nice offering, too bad Big Buff is now in ATL. Should this now be known as Goose Island Thrasher? andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Enjoyed on draft at Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago. Aroma is of slightly spicy hops, appearance is a red ale with good head. Taste is well balanced, strong on hops and malt. This was the first of three I had and I can’t really formulate a descriptive comparison to anything else I’ve tried, so I guess it’s also big on the liquor front as well. Proudly enjoyed in a brewery that’s so appreciative of the great Hawks team of this past year! triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Poured a dark clear red, with a thick white head, perfect for a red. Nothing but hop aroma! Wish there was some malt in aroma. Tastes like a DIPA, wow, yum - again, wish there was some definite malt flavor. Spot on for the palate - medium body and a delightful hop finish. A hop head delight! drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Draft at gi lp, pours a plum red with off wh head. Nose has loads of pine, gfruit, caramelly malts. Fl is a big hoppy dryness throughout stiff caramelly malts grapefruit piney tropical fruit hop notes, mild alc finish. A good example a west coast hoppy red, hoppy and not too sweet. Congrats to big buff and the hawks!