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Goose Island Batch 4000 Belgian Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed for batch 4000


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was full of pine hops with a bit of light grain and yeast backbone. The taste was of pine note with slight floral and grain backbone. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
At Dark Lord Day in Munster, In a shared bottle tasting. Pours clear orange with white head. Nose of belgain yeast and citrus and pine. Medium body. Flavor is full of belgian yeast with some fruit, and lots of hops. Biter finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
On tap at crunchy's tap takeover. Really not much hop smell. Kind of mild. Pretty average for an imperial.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From notes. Draft. Spice, malt and light hops. Meh, it’s ok. This would be better off as a year-round or seasonal rather than of of their "special" beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
On tap at Tap and Mallet Goose Island versus Founders event. Pretty decent stuff. Heavy citrus nose. Orange appearance, it glows. Nice head. Creamy mouthfeel, this is a great beer that ends too soon.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Tap at Top Hops. Pours a cloudy golden orange, dense white foam. Scent strong on citrus with moderate floral qualities, notes of yeasty spice, malt. Taste is citrus, bitter notes and spice lingers...sweet Belgian yeast character. Dry and lingering bitterness and spice on the palate. Hop and spice mix is a bit too much for me.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
On tap. A tad hoppy, spicy malts, yeast in the aroma. Sweet and spicy, mature, and pretty complex for a brown ale. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (257) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 On draught at New Bohemia in Mpls w/ elguacho. A slight belgian aroma but the ipa pine smell is missing (which I welcome). Really nice taste that has a hop presence but is balanced with citrus and doesn?t taste like you?re licking a tree. Ends smooth too. I?m not an ipa guy (yet) but this is good.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2207) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Draft at New Bohemia Mnpls for Goose Island tap takeover. Smells a lot like Elmer’s glue which means it smells nothing like a Belgian IPA. Muddy light brown in appearance with a thin white head and nice lace. Very unique flavor. Hint of Brett with a nice hop profile. Wonderful lingering finish. Outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap as Minx at 8th Street Ale House. Deep amber with a creamy brown head. Aroma of toffee, yeast and fruit. Taste is sweet with strange fruit, yeast and some citrus. Mild bitterness and a bit overpowered by the yeast.


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