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Goose Island Belgian King IPA
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Brewed for Clybourn brewpub around the time of Black Friday, 2010. It is not the same as Minx. It also has been renamed "Belgian King"

Auburn color, tangerine aroma, lychee flavor, medium body

Galaxy Hopped


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
pours hazed amber gold white head aroma spicy yeast, tropical fruits Flavors are citrus and tropical fruits, lychee and honey dew, spicy yeast profile. Strong bitterness, good hop flavor Exellecent balance but more bpa side of things but it’s reall good and well executed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2013
tap. Amber with small head. Slightly tart and mild hops. Fruity, especially citrus flavor. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
olr1984 (1048) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Served in a tulip glass at goose island clybourn. Dark amber in color. Aroma of tart fruit. Nice tangerine flavor. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5621) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deep amber copper blend, rich glow, no real haze at all with a striking glow overall. A frothy tannish head sits atop, laces small as a small ring. Aromas are richer citrus, lemons and grapefruit, good citrus elements give great flavors, some sweeter bready doughy malts, touch of toffee, some touches of estery apple and fruit. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, richer citrusy hop front end shows lemons and gentle spice, yeast. Belgian yeast influence shows some mellow spice, estery apple and pear paired with citrusy hops, firm bitter citrus hop presence. Backend is gentle sweetness, crisp malts, a touch of toast, richer dryness, with firm citrusy hops, lemon and grapefruit, some gentle spice. A better beer than I thought it would be.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rhsiung (685) - USA - OCT 7, 2012
for me, 2 = good, but wouldn’t have again caramel, bubblegum, bread, raisin, salty, ginger, soy sauce, orange, astringent

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1745) - USA - OCT 1, 2012
Rated from memory, had this beer this past weekend at the Wrigleyville brewpub... Belgian yeast and citrusy hops aroma... Flavor is perfectly balanced, light citrus body with notes of Belgian yeast and fruits... One of the best Belgian IPAs I’ve had...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Draft at Clybourn. Pours an interesting looking pinkish-orange with a thin white head. The nose is strongly American hopped, catty with some tropical fruit. Light malt. Carbonation is a bit low. The bitterness is medium with good fruity hops but the Belgian yeast eats into it a bit. Finishes peppery. Okay but the yeast is a bit much, imo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
On tap at clybourn... Pours mostly transparent golden apricot hue and topped with a thin to medium frothy white head... Semi-sweet Belgian yeast ethers with a citrusy tea herbalness. Just right for the style... Flavors are more of the same. Semi-sweet a touch herbal with a formulaic Belgian yeast component and rather clean citrusy hop profile. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5997) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Rich reddish orange pour with a white head. Citrus hop aroma - bold and awesome. Well balanced. Great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7023) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Herbal BIPA, thing houblon chouffe, it was excellent fresh on tap at th ebrew pub.


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