IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Had this on cask at the brewpub. It was very nice and smooth but had a smooth hoppy red style flavor. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Clear red. Great nose, sweet, lots of citric hops with a touch of fresh-cut grass. Nice flavor, initially quite sweet, then bitter. Hops are somewhat citric, but get a bit more of a woody hop to it as well. Great palate, very creamy and sticky. Could drink plenty of this one. npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
(On cask, single-hopped 2004 edition, GI Clybourn) I’m a sucker for centennial hops, so this really caught me. Grassy, citrusy hop nose; quite sweet in flavor with a good dose of hop bitterness and floral notes off the centennials. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2006
On tap at Clybourn. This was an excellent brew! Poured a clear, deep iced tea/reddish brown with a tall, thick beige head. Big Cascade feel upfront (pine and powerful grapefruit).. with airy caramel and toffee beneath... floral hops waft through as it warms. Juicy grapefruit throughout.. with pine and more grapefruity bitterness around the mouth. Pine tingliness at the finish leaves a lasting impression. Sweet caramel malts provide the base, but remain in the background. Medium-bodied and very smooth! Ideal level of bitterness hits all the right place. Fitting Celebration for #900! BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Reddish hue with an average head and good lacing, thin to medium-bodied. Nice tart (grapefruit) and mild malt aroma, much like a newborn port. Woody and citrusy taste, lingering malt aftertaste. Thin and lively mouthfeel. A nice brew not to be confused with the standard Goose red.
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Nice hoppy aroma. Cloudy dark orange with an off-white head. Sublte malt and featuring a low to moderate hop profile. A nice beer. htsprint1 (53) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Cask at clybourn pub. Poors deep red with creamy white head. Sharp, hoppy aroma. Nice malt sweetness on the tongue balanced by significant, lasting hoppiness. Good red, hoppy beer. Zeswaft (1768) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Had this on cask and it was quite a good beer. Not sure I would classify this as an irish ale. I’d say it was more of an apa, maybe an amber ale. Anyways, a good amount of citrusy grapefruit in there and a good malt balance. doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Pint glass from the Clybourn pub. Served lukewarm which I actually liked. Very nice balance and color. A little watery. Hop aroma, slight hop flavor but hard to tell since this was one of the last of the night. Clean finish. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Clear copper-red with a grayish wisp formation for the head. Aroma leads in with brown sugar, maple, molasses, hops and caramelized honey-roasted peanuts. Nice nutty malt complex lends a nice flavor profile. Pecans, hazelnuts and a quaff rounding out with freshly cracked walnuts. Caramel rolls in to sweeten it a bit with hopping efforts working to liven the palate feel. Can easily rest on its laurels as a top-notch Irish ale. Enjoyable stuff.