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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Had on tap at Wild Monk’s one year anniversary/GI tap takeover. Served in a GI chalice. A: Pours a dark amber color with a bubbly white head. Tons of soapy lace are left down the glass. S: Bready yeast and malt profile. Underlying piney notes with some citrus and stone fruit. T: A little lemon grass. Some citrus flesh and stone fruit. Juicy orange. A little minute alcohol flavors as well. The finish is dry, bready and yeasty. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Dry, yeasty finish. O: Pretty solid Belgian IPA. I enjoyed the stone fruit flavors imparted by the yeast and the dry finish. Serving type: on-tap

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Tap. Deep amber with one finger head. Very fruity and sweet. Lots of citrus, especially orange. Hop bite dissipates quickly. Excellent.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5266) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft at pony With Brendan, Andrew and Feng. Pours a deep amber with no head. Aroma is spice, malts and light hop. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spice, malts, light hop. Not a huge fan of this Belgian IPA, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (703) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Tap @ Pony, Andy James and Feng. Dark amber, nose is a little hoppy but basically nondescript. Palate is sweet and a little yeasty and boozey, yet tastes pretty well balanced. Belgian IPA is really the best and most complete way to describe it. Didn’t think it was great though, kind of a toned-down and artificially sweetened IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3071) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
On draft at Rattle N Hum NYC. Pours a hazy copper with a white head. Dried fruit aroma. Somewhat smoky flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Draft - pours clear crimson orange with nice fluffy white head, full retention and great lacing. Aromas of spicy yeast and oranges, dried floral notes and some darker malt. Taste is POW! Spicy and complex, longer finish with oranges and pepper in the bitter finish. Yum!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4928) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 8, 2012
This draft brew from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent dark copper brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was brown malt and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of mild roasted malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyCraft (3149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Sample courtesy of Marci at Pour House, pours a clearish copper color with thin head and not much lacing. Aromas are light dogfish nail polish remover smelling yeast, hops, and wood. Flavor is apples, belgian spice, clove, ashy grains. Mouthfeel was the best part of the beer. Not a fan of belgian ipas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at Matt the Miller’s in Dublin. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aromas of belgain yeast and spices, grapefruit, and a bit of pine. Flavors of spicy malts, belgain yeast, citrus, and a touch of pine. Nice amount of bitterness and good mouthfeel that is not to malty. Pretty solid. Can’t believe this is all over the east coast but not in Chicago.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1627) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Amber hue with slick off white head. Nose of grapefruit, clove, and burnt sugar. A wonderfully complex taste with that mentioned plus raisen and caramel. Silky Belgian body. 8% goes undetected.


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