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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


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1598) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2014
Ruddy brown, small tan head. Mildly hoppy aroma, flavor of yeast, honey and fruit. Smooth. A little boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2049) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draft at railroad. Pours hazy reddish with minimal head. The aroma has big floral notes, belgian yeast, candied fruit, a bit sweet. The taste is sweet orange, earthy, dry bitter, long caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmerz (687) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draught. Hazy dark yellow. Tart pear and light pepper. Flavor is full strong vegetal hops, poached orchard fruit, big but balanced. Feel is thick and alive. Nor super into it but pretty well constructed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (525) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 12, 2013
I had this at Global Brew label Minx. Pours orangish with off white head. Taste belgian yeast, citrus, earthy. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1958) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
A: Reddish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Sweet Malts, Belgian Sugar, Passion Fruit T: Sweet Malts, Passion Fruit, Mildly Bready, Mildly Yeasty M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mild Yeast Overall, a pretty nice blend, dont exactly get DIPA with it but a nice belgian IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
12 ounce glass at Merry Monk in Albany N.Y. 2012.The color is a dark amber with a thick beige head. The aroma is of hops,yeast and pine. The taste also of hops plus malt,yeats,fruits and pine.Ho so very goooooood.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertashaw (7) - Blairsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
08/16/13 at Bovine’s restaurant, SC. (On tap). First thing I noticed was the great smell of hops! The taste was as good as it smelled. Poured a nice amber color with a little foam on top. Defiantly a good choice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1972) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 On tap (Labeled as Minx). Pours a hazy orange color with small foamy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus hops, with slight scent of spices and banana.Taste is sweet to start, average hoppy bitterness, with a bready yeast finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Draft at Craft. Pours hazy deep coppery toward brown with off-tan head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, brown sugar. Tastes caramel malty, with ample hops, brown sugar, and an overall tartness that increases as it warms. Stays tart throughout, and malt-forward, with the hops backing things up.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ret12 (450) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
The best belgian ipa I have ever had very sweet with a perfect hop finish. Almost perfect


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