WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2009
On tap Firkin Fest 09. Deep orange color, minimal foamy head. Flavor is Cascade hops. Mmm Cascade hops. (Later note: not sure how I knew it had Cascade hops?) Mild malt profile, dry finish. Good session beer. 6ROW (472) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2009
hazy orange pour with small whitehead.
aroma and taste of citrus hops. great IPA I will drink it again. Slipstream (2626) - USA - MAR 23, 2009
On tap at Village Pourhouse. Nice pine aroma. A light bodied but tasty IPA. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
pale hazy gold. nose of caramel, grapefruit. flavor follows nose, not very exciting or complex. medium body, creamy finish. it’s not bad, but now that i’ve tried it, i don’t need to do that again. sampled at day of the living ales, 2009. pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2009
On tap at Goose Island Clybourne. Pours a rich orange with almost nothing for a head. The nose is hoppy, nondistinctly citrusy with a bit of grain and darker malt. Clean, perhaps a bit fruity. The mouthfeel isn’t watery, but not substantial, and the carbonation level conservative. The flavor is in line with the nose. Substantial hops, citrusy to floral with substantial malt, not too sweet with some darker grainier character. Clean quick finish, a sweet accompaniment to a meal!
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2009
20th Anniv. bottle pours a hazy orange color with a medium white head. Godd lacing. Aroma profile has tons of citrus with a small amount of hops. Very light flavor with hints of grapfruit, lemon, some orange, and pine needles. Mouthfeel is light and clean. Very little hops in this one. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Draught @ Buffalo Alice’s in NSC - Pours a goldeny amber with almost no head..aroma is ascorbic cirtus and some light malt...flavour is similar, decent bitterness balances with the subtle malt...good alcohol presence, good midrange (or midway...) IPA... doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
750ml bottle from RaverJames. Pours hazy, brilliant orange with a very thin, white head. Smells very citrusy hoppy and resiny, almost a bit wet towel musty. Tastes mellow, citrusyand resiny hoppy, sweetness throughout, malt flavors linger. Medium body, ok carbonation. SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2008
20th Anniversary bottle: Deep golden in color with a moderate head. The nose gave off a balance of citric hops and light caramel sweetness. In the mouth it was medium-bodied, rich and smooth with some dry hops lingering on the finish. Great balance. User29624 (1683) - - AUG 30, 2008
I had this probably back in 2004 back at Goose on tap, but this rating is from the 20th Anniversary bottle collection. This beer doesn’t really strike me as an heavy IPA or an Imperial IPA. A little bit of citrus aroma. Pours a cloudy gold with a thin white head. Well balanced and very smooth, but no where near the amount of hop profile I would like from an IPA. I really remember liking this beer a lot more in the past.