ironprog (87) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2017
12 oz. bottle. AROMA: Caramel malt and a very slight hint of bubblegum. APPEARANCE: Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that lingers a fair amount of time. TASTE: Starts off fairly bitter and then wanes into a slight sweetness. PALATE: Medium bodied with a medium texture. Carbonation is average and finish is long with a bit of a bitter touch to it. OVERALL: Reminds me of an IPL. It’s an okay beer, but I like some of Goose Islands other beers better. NikkTwist (3253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Draft at Irish Pol. Top of a keg. Translucent copper amber pour with soapy off-white foam. Hoppy and sugary for a lager. Medium toasted caramel malts. Bitter sweet mandarins. Dried pinecones. Cola. Hints of vanilla and maple syrup. JohananaV2 (227) - - JUN 30, 2017
Goose island has been making some pretty good tasting beers lately for me, and their pre season lager does not disappoint. It's one of the better lagers I've had in a while.
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Gold brown clear. Smells like dull hopped lager. Probably more like a IPL in taste. A logger lager for somebody who like bitter IPA hops. Perhaps just a tad of vienna in there. Near 6% and it never lets you forget. csaso (2285) - Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle - big foamy head, clear medium copper color, good balanced aroma and flavor with caramel bread malt and earthy/piney hops, not bad overall
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jmohno (1635) - Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2017
copper clear light amber. Foamy. Sweet rich caramel nose, with fruits. Some spices. The caramel aroma is real nice for a mostly caramel aroma. Not really getting the grapefruit pine.NIce amber lager overall. Cajun (534) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle - Pours a medium amber, soapy head. Malty and piney balance. Caramelized malts/fermented dark bread, toffee, woody, some roasted nuts, rich hops background, with a floral yet fruity overtone. jake65 (3946) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle, single from my local Maverick. Pours a stunning copper orange color with a thick and creamy beige head. Lots of lacing throughout the glass. Pine and light bits of citrus in the aroma as well as lager malt. The taste is bitter, but modest. Some sweet bready and lager malt tones. A little bit of grapefruit. Overall pretty decent session brew. DocLock (10728) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours clear and deep copper with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, pine, hops, grapefruit. Tastes caramel malty, hoppy, with notes of pine and grapefruit. ordybill (1801) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear amber brown color with a small white head. The aroma is malt and mild hops. The taste is similar to the nose.