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RATINGS: 2223   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.


3.8
   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 (222) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2008
brown with large white head. flavor initially of some crystal malt before a nice hop bitterness and flavor. the malt aspect may not be as well balanced as some of the better versions of the style, but a decent representation overall. not bad

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1677) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 Appearance: Dark golden, creamy foam/head. Aroma: Fruity (again...). Taste: Hopsy, very bitter. Info: 355ml bottle, 19/9-2005, 21/300

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Draft: Light copper color with a fluffy white head...notes of light pineapple and mango hit leadoff and are followed up by a wonderful floral hop tone. Medium-light body...flavor consists of a nice floral-citrus to start and finishes with a nice, bittered pineapple bash. Good stuff, wish I could get this more often.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy Gillard. Pours a clear copper with a one finger white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with a sweet malt backbone. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amoun tof bitterness. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2008
12oz bonus from trading. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is slightly citrussy. Taste is sweet and lightly hopped, eh. Ok. Shared with Cyn


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