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RATINGS: 2218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our IPA recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result, quite simply a hop lover’s dream. And this classic ale adds a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, to ensure that the long hop finish is one you’ll remember.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2008
12 oz bottle from HyVee. Aroma: Hoppy, citrus, not too complex. Appearance: Orange, slightly cloudy, kind of thick coming out of the bottle. Head is small and looks carbonated. Goes away fast. Flavor: Good amount of bitter hops, but not too much. Good carbonation and really smooth. Palate: Medium body. Crisp, clean, smooth, bubbly. Overall: Very drinkable. They serve it on tap in steins at DC’s in Iowa City, which made me very happy in school.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle, at home with renffisch, 25th June 2008. Golden with a small white head, this has a good nose of honeyed hops. Flavour wise, it’s hoppy but with a lovely perfumy sweetness. Good palate with a lasting hop taste, but not too fierce either. A good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured clear amber with a medium sized off white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus and floral hops and also fruity. Flavors of caramel malts, slight citrus hops, floral, fruity esters. Medium bodied and a pretty smooth drinkin IPA. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Golden in color with scents of citrus hops that dominate. In the mouth it was medium-bodied and very well-balanced. To repeat, the thing that strikes me most is the balance.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2008
bottle. sweet citric hop, honey and nettles in the nose. Hazy golden colour, lacy white rim. well balanced bitter sweet. nice but not remarkable,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IsaacOh (2) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2008 does not count
As a new beer drinker, I enjoyed the citrus and berry at the first few sips. Aftertaste was not overpoweringly bitter but nicely hoppy and went down very nicely with a pork chop dinner. Would most certainly buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vulcanmeister (221) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Pours medium amber with abundant white lacing. Nice floral and grapefruity aroma. The taste is a nice balance of citrus, hops, and malt. Medium body and not overly bitter. Final taste is warm grapefruit and nice malty sweetness. A most enjoyable IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krazyjon (11) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Copper-colored with loads of citrus for the nose. More citrus than pine on the palate but distintcly un-balanced towards hops, just the way an IPA should be. Completely under-rated here IMHO, this is my favorite straight IPA. Thank you Goose Island.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2008
This was the very first IPA I ever tried and it is still one of the best. Pours brown with a large white head. The hoppy taste is good on the palate. Goose Island knows their beers and this is one of their bests.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2008
back to an old favorite. Aroma is leafy foliage from the hops clean and a touch of copper. great finish that Is bitter but also sweet malt. Copper color and not much head.


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