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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


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Draft as Minx. Bright clear amber color, white edge head. Aroma of caramel and turpentine. Taste is medicinal caramel.

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. Didnít really detect any Belgian characteristics.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Draft sample at CBW AKA Minx. Poured cloudy copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex yeast and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tropical bitter hop flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer that exceeded my expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at Madisonís in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party under the Minx moniker. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of toffee, apples, earthy notes and citrus. The taste is toffee, apple, citrus and earthy hops. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
Deep amber pour with a tight white head. The nose is soft and the aroma is perfumy. The yeast really comes through. Chewy and a little bit earthy. Softly fruity with a nice sweet hoppiness and assertive bitterness. Minerally and fairly lean. Dry and well-balanced with a lot of nice fruit on the finish. A bit citrusy and tropical. Itís sweeter than the Ryevalry, but still dry. Soft Belgian fruitiness throughout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7911) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 On tap as Minx. This one is sweet and not too hoppy, but it is good, it will remind you a of a Magma or something like that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7153) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
On tap at Madisonís as "Minx". Poured near-clear medium orange with a short dusting of white head. The aroma opened with warm fruity sugars, a pinch of oak, and Bretty funk.. vanilla and honey joined in too.. very inviting. The flavor found warm molasses and caramel at the core, with dry white peppery yeast laced throughout.. a little more astringent than the nose indicated.. long, spicy finish with honey supporting a hefty dose of catty bitterness and white spices. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. solid feel and flow.. good one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
On tap as Minx at Frisco Grille: poirs a clear deep copper bronze with a thin ring of white head. Has a sweet biscuity caramel malty nose with some light fruity esters and a healthy amount of grapefruity hops. Starts with rich lightly syrupy sweetness and toasted caramel maltiness with a good amount of resiny hop bitterness and some yeasty esters. Finishes slightly drier and bittersweet, pretty true to style.

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.


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