Extra Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by botham:
3.3/5 rDev -8.8%
on cask at the Clybourn brewpub. pours a hazy golden tan with a single finger of tight white head that retains very well and leaves no lacings.
aroma is light and smooth with a subtle but well proportioned hop character balanced by a distinct and unique creamy note that defies definition (like creme brulee without the vanilla).
taste is of light hop oils with a touch of golden malts and some hoppy dryness on the back end. pleasant, but a bit watery in the end. could use a more assertive hop profile.
mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a semi-dry finish and residual pale malts with a bit of hoppy dryness.
drinkability is decent. this is an interesting brew on cask, but it would probably be much better on draft.
12-01-2009 15:29:01 | More by botham
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev +2.2%
Served on cask in 16 fl.oz. pint (tulip) glass at Goose Island - Clybourn, (November 24, 2009).
This is a very small run brewed for this location only, and I've been interesting in trying a few more lower ABV craft beers these days. The bartender was quite drinkable, so I ordered it up as my first of the night.
Eyes: A slightly darkish orange with a very creamy foam as expected from the cask.
Nose: Surprisingly hoppy, some good citrus, but not so much pine. There is also the aroma of unbaked bread dough, just a bit sweet.
Tongue: Much less hop than the nose here. A bit bitter, but only just. Dominated by a bready, malty character that is tasty, but exactly complex.
Mouth: Smooth, very creamy, and due to the cask very low carbonation, but it's not a negative. I do think that a keg version might be a bit more lively.
Libation: The full pint went down quickly, and it was a quite a tasty brew for 4% ABV. The mouthfeel and the cask gave this brew shades of a porter, but the mild hop presence kept thing interesting.
03-05-2010 23:19:27 | More by OttoBomb
3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
A: Served in a nonic pint glass. A beautiful looking beer: clear orange-amber in color with a very, very creamy, tight-bubbled, light tan colored head that leaves sheets down the side of the glass.
S: Moderately aromatic with heavy orange-citrus hops and light pine notes.
T: Flat and cardboard-like. A light bready malt with a mildly bitter finish. Wood. Flavor is simplistic and quite one dimensional, lacking much in the way of hop flavor.
M: With the understanding that this one was on cask, this beer was flat and creamy, with minimal carbonation. Medium weight.
D: A decent beer. I was exited to see it on cask, but about 1/2 way through my excitement regarding the cask began to wane. As noted in the other review, I feel the cask didn't do this beer any favors and would like to give it another try straight up on draft.
01-30-2010 03:46:09 | More by Florida9
Extra Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.