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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Long days and warm nights awaken the city. The list of neighborhood festivals is endless. As is the great music that brings us together in parks and parking lots. We brewed our Session IPA to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing, so you can enjoy every encore. Bright note of fresh oranges and other citrus fruit with a mild body that is crisp on the palate.

Admin Note: Although this is similar to Forcone, Goose Island assures me this beer is a different recipe for large scale release in 2014 evolved from that original batch for Pitchfork Music Festival 2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AwaKe (203) - Laval, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Bu à même la canette. Arômes fruitées et frais. Très parfumé au goût, houblons west coast, agrumes avec un soupçon de malt pâle en fin de bouche. Palais très mince. Définitivement la meilleure session "commerciale" dispo au Québec.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12396) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
A golden ipa with a thin lacing off white head . In aroma, nice biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with citrusy floral hops, light mineral notes, light session ipa very nice. On tap at Festibière de Gatineau 2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (10775) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
Draft - Caramel backbone with some early hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Tea leaf like hops and a caramel base. Very classic east coast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (1032) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2016 473ml can. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a one finger, white head. Aroma has great notes of citrus, pine, floral, mild resin, tropical fruits, and slight bready caramel. Taste is balanced but a touch bitter. Bready to start then pine, mild resin, citrus, grapefruit, floral, grassy straw, and a short ending. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly resiny in the mouth with a soft mouth feel and a slightly dry finish. Overall a nicely crafted, easy drinking, ipa. All the flavours are in check and even. Pine, floral, citrus, resin, grass, bread, and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (1304) - CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
Appearance: clear medium gold with one fat finger of rocky white head, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, resiny pine, pale malt, slight catty. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, crisp mild bitter lightly spicy finish. (3/5) Not a bad little session IPA from the Goose. Bitterness is restrained, which is a good thing in a session IPA: I find that the thinner body of this style limits how much bitterness can reasonably be supported before it comes across as sharp and astringent. I’m getting just a hint of cattiness in the hop aroma, and it grows as the beer warms, but not to the point of it being a problem. Definitely a quick thirst quencher, instead of a leisurely sipper. (13/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tessic (1026) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
This IPA poured a clear, yellow colour with a big rocky, off white head. Scents include hops, being orange lemon citrus hops, grass and hay. First swig was quite nice and not as over hopped that I was expecting. Flavours of orange, lemon and grassy hops. Finish is lightly bitter with citrus flavours lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4906) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
Can (473 ml), shared. Clear pale golden with a small white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is of citrus, mild herbal hops, mild fruitiness and resinous notes. Taste is also of citrus, caramel, mild herbal notes, mild spiciness and mild resinous bitterness. Light to medium body. Medium to high carbonation. Moderately dry finish and herbal notes. Very easy drinking. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (3037) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 Pours a clear golden with a medium foamy white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of fruity hops with some resin. Taste is not quite sweet and lightly bitter. Some caramel and pine. More fruitiness. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderately high. Not too shabby!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (583) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
Faint citrus hops, but mostly this has the same stale hop smell as the regular Goose Island IPA. Lots of club soda taste. If I really want something sessionable, which I do, then there are far better options out there than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2984) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
Pours clears gold with a small white ring. Aroma is light cereal malt with citrus hops. Taste is a nice balance of citrus hop with malt sweetness. Easy drinking and very palpable, good entrance IPA.

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