Friday, March 4, 2016

Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale

The Sample Man can be mysterious, as well as generous. Test Beer, it says, with a small bit of type referring to Green Line. I'll check on that later, but for now, I drink blind.

Clear, bright golden, small, soon-disappearing white head.

Lightly hoppy nose, small citrus. A little lemony.

Taste: Nice hop attack up front, then all is smooth and crisp. Light bodied. Clean malt. Easy drinker. I don't love it but I don't not like it, neither. It's okay beer and it can be drunk.

A small bit of research shows Green Line to be Goose Island's pale ale of the moment. Go ahead and drink one, it won't hurt.

More info from the website: Green Line Pale Ale is a honey-colored, immensely sessionable American pale ale with a pronounced, bright, American hop aroma and citrus flavor. Notes of biscuit and lightly toasted malt create the backbone for Green Line’s pleasant, crisp bitterness.
Style: American Pale Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 5.4%
International Bitterness Units: 30
Color: Wildflower Honey
Hops: Millennium, Mt. Hood, Zythos
Malts: Special Pale

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