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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Tap. Orange red pour. Foamy white head. Citrus aroma with a touch of scotch ale aroma. Taste is smooth - slight oak and citrus hop. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2807) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
"Minx," Draft 8 oz. snifter, $7 @ Brixie’s. If this is coming out in a bottle, it’d be $17, so I’m a bit ahead here. Chunky foam stays in the glass for a while, covering a golden brown dubbel colored beer. Smell has Belgian aromatic malts, not a lot of hops or sweetness, but alcohol is definitely there. No bubbles wandering around in the glass, but there is still some effervescent tingle when I sip it. My impression is focused on the Belgian side more than the IPA side. More sweetness on the tongue, with notes of orange peel and suggestions of gingerbread. Surprisingly little hops come to mind. Very tempting to drink it all at once, except for the warming alcohol to keep me in moderation. Some woody notes at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2010
On tap. Very light for a big ip Very drinkable and refreshing. Had a nice head. Not overwhelming hop characteristics but enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On tap at the Publican. Poured a near clear gold with a slight amber hue with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma was full of pine hops with a bit of light grain and yeast backbone. Flavor had a nice pine note with slight floral and grain backbone. Well rounded.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Provisions Beerfest, draft (under the name Minx). Clear amber body with medium off-white head, nice lacing. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, some grapefruit, melon, caramel. Sticky medium-full body. Didn’t really detect any Belgian characteristics.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
draft at sheffields GI event. p gold wh head n perfumy red fruit fl red fruity juicy fruit perfumy mild spicy finish not bad but too fruity and less west coast or Belgian

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Wierd freakin’ beer. The aroma is wierd, sweet, but rotten fruit, musty, caramel, yeast, citrus hops. The appearance is clear, and looks like whiskey, thin white head. The flavor is wierd, like overripened, rotted fruit, yeasty, citrus.The finish has a lingering grapefruit citrus bittering. The body is medium, the mouthfeel syrupy. Wierd beer, but it might grow on you after a while.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Under the guise of Minx. Pours an orange color with a decent head and lace. The aroma is orange with some melon rind with a lot of grassy and fruity hop pungency. The flavor is nicely bitter with some citrus and melon with a lot of fruitiness and a mild grassy and herbal note as well. There is a fleeting unpleasantry which reminds me of getting bug spray in my mouth but alas it’s not much to mention. Pretty nice beer all together.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4049) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2010
On draught at Sycamore. Sweet with some caramel. Sugar is present. That candy taste. This is really a tripel. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1351) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with citrus hops, caramel malts, yeast, and slight bubblegum. Flavor has more citrus hops then the aroma had. The finish is sweet with the yeast, bubblegum, and fruits. Slight warming at the end but not too much.


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