ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Unimpressive clear reddish amber color. Fizzy. This had a spicy, very carbonated nose, which then led into a bit of a stale, heavy hop taste. Beer is very unbalanced and ends with a touch on the lighter side, with some fruity notes. Did they forget the malt? 5/2/4/2/8msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2002
No they did not forget the malt. Wow, old ratings are pretty funny. While I wont go out of my way to drink this, if it’s a macro-oriented bar, I will happily drink this and enjoy it. Light in hop flavor, fairly dry. Not going to knock your socks off, but certainly drinkable and clean.
Medium caramel color. Not much head but a decent 'lace' for what head there was. Creamy. Good hops and a bit of a fruity finish. Not bad...not bad at all. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Amber colour with a medium sized head. A lightly hoppy flavour, with a bitter dry finish. sduggan99 (6) - USA - OCT 9, 2002 does not count
The first time I had this I thought it had nice body. The second time it lacked hop bite and flavor. A decent beer, but could use more IBU. relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Good pale ale, although other brews offered (which I forget already) were more adventuresome. Easy brewpub to find even if you're not local.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Inviting dark amber color, diminishing head. Dry spicy aromas and flavors, English malt character. Finish is less dry, with a little caramel sweetness. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2003
I had two from the same six pack over two days and the most memorable thing about either was how different they were from each other. First was like a Chiswick Bitter from Fullers ... thin, second run, not much mouth feel, not much malt. The second one was better, so let's use the rating from that one, escept that I down graded the overall impression rating number because of how bad the first one was. Good mouth feel and appearance — cloudy reddish brown with good thin lacing. Taste of malt and bitter hops, followed by floral hops. Good lingering bitter finish. The first one I would have to describe as thin, watery, lifeless in the mouth and on the tongue. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Light amber body with a quickly diminshing white off white head. The aroma is of English hops, not American; lightly malty with some hints of caramel and fruitiness. The flavor starts malty but quickly switches to hop flavor with a little bit of roastiness, but that's only a back ground flavor. Caramel malts and a light fruitiness add to this fine session beer. Very well balance, but definitely toward hop flavor and light lingering bitterness are very pleasant and not harsh or astringent. Although I was expecting a fuller mouthfeel, it seems a little light and is moderately carbonated. I rather enjoyed this session beer from Goose Island since I find that to my palate there is a grainy astringency to some of their other offerings, but this one is well made and very drinkable. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2003
apples and cinnamon nose. Orange with a little layer of a head. Soft carbonation. Apple taste- very spicey, peppery taste . a bit flat - long lasting spicey pricking. Honks! SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Not bad. Good aroma with a nice memorable flavor that kind of hangs around but not in a bad way. Good stuff.