WBlankenship21 (8) - - NOV 18, 2017 does not count couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a remarkably light-color, the straw shade of a cream ale. This is a bit strange, as pale ales tend to have caramel malts to provide a bit of sweetness in order to balance the hops, and caramel malts add those rich reddish browns. It is fairly clear but there is certainly a bit of haze. The off-white head is creamy and strong, but not very voluminous. The nose is strongly of Pacific northwest hops: the floral grapefruit and orange character that defines American pale ales.
The flavor is at once creamy and sweet yet robust and bitter. Strong hop bitterness leads the way and doesn’t let up, providing a throughline that the rest of the flavor dances around. The hops aren’t content to be a bit(ter) player, though. Herbal, earthy, almost vegetal flavors intermingle with serious grapefruit, mango, and citric hoppiness. Notes of light malt come through: a clean and malty, almost bready, flavor. This contributes a bit of sweetness that is frustratingly evasive. For a moment it almost seems balanced, then the bitterness rears its beautiful head.
Big, big beer. One swig will do you in terms of fullness. Very hoppy on the tongue but subdued on the nose. Not as citrusy as it claims to be, but enough to pass. The finish is bold, but at the same time smooth. Not jarring. Sight hints of malt at the end. Overall above average.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Roymullins (28) - - NOV 17, 2017
First experience with Goose Island. Tend to avoid sell-out breweries but tried it tonight nonetheless. Glad I did. Very nice brew. Smooth, light, crisp. Has a lemon-lime thing going on like old fashioned 7-Up. Not a hop bomb by any means but a very well made ale. Still hate the InBev part and probably won’t buy again because of that but will enjoy the other 5 of these. Alusmamuts (2137) - LATVIA - NOV 15, 2017
Amber clear with medium off-white head. Slight malty aroma with touch of hoppy notes. Strong hoppy bitterness on slightly sweet malty sweetness. pjotrapostou (361) - POLAND - NOV 12, 2017
Lekko słodkawe, ale zupełnie nie w stylu karmelowym, spora goryczka, nie za długa, nie zalega. Trochę metaliczny posmak. Trochę dziwne, ale w stylu Ok. PubTun3 () - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Strawberry cream pie lemon cream foster
Floral of camomile
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---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Heidbummer (888) - SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Pint in a hotel. Pours clear gold, generous head. Aroma isn't quite right. Soapy and metallic, rather than dank and pine which I had hoped for. More of that on the taste too. It just tastes a but artificial. Meh. Ritzn (1808) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2017
Aroma is peach wheat some alcohol murky yeast. Taste is bitter oily malt with alcohol. Too much of everything. Unbalanced. ChrisOfstad (334) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 On draft at Valley View Casino Center. Clear Golden with small white head. Tropical aroma and taste. Jyrsa (963) - - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 Can't believe I've missed this. Tap at Centurion lounge MIA. Clear copper with strong white head. Pine, resin and some citrus. Fruity with resin and medium malt body. Pretty standard.