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RATINGS: 2431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2961) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
FCBF 09. Big floral nose along with lots of pine. Astringent mouthfeel. Typical of the style. I am getting so I have difficulty telling these apart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle. Light orange, 5cm white head, good amount of lacing. Aroma is very fruity. Mango, sweet orange, some resin and some malt sweetness. Nice. Flavour is pretty much the same notes. Body is medium to light, carb is refreshing, but not too harsh. Not complicated or exciting in any way, but a solid representation of the style. Nice and sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 12oz - Nice palate, color and lacing, a bracing scent of hops on the nose. The flavor on the first sip seemed a little sweet, but subsequent sips were a solid, fresh, bright IPA. I liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
I’ve been drinking some great IPAs recently and this offering from Goose Island stands of reasonably well. I had it tap at the Waterstone Grill on Stone St. in NYC. A nice light red coloring and a subtle, fine head. Mild aroma of citrus and pine from the hops. Taste reinforced the hop sensation with a slight bitterness and a smooth finish. Aftertaste seemed to be a little off but I’ll bet it was the tap and not the beer per se. Overall a tasty beer and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2761) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle at Chicago airport. Very citrus aroma with plenty of pine and a nice lightly sweet malt aroma, as well. Rather bitter flavor. Pine, grapefruit, and citrus with a little malts to support it all. A very pleasant way to spend my layover.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4186) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in DC. Bright, clear golden-amber appearance with a medium white head. Great aroma of citrusy/piney hops with a little bready malt. Flavor is well-balanced with caramel and pilsner malts with slight graininess and lots of pine and citrus hops. Medium-bodied and crisp. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5192) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle.Golden colour with medium white head.Aroma is bitter and fruity of pine and citrus,bitter hoppy with long well balanced mouthfeels and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 29, 2009
12oz bottle. clear copper under a large creamy white head. not particularly potent aroma but enough peachy, orange, citrus hoppiness to keep me interested. body is bit thin in this one. flavors of bittering hops, mostly citrus, and very light biscuity malting...a bit too light though. nice lemony, citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2009
Bottled 355ml. It pours a light amber beer with an average sized off-white head. Decent hoppy nose. The flavor is okay with a slight hint of rice sneaking in. Balanced. Not really my kind of IPA but still rather enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6491) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009, day 3, Smithfields Hotel, Manchester. Bottle. Light hazy golden colour, creamy white head. Aroma of toffee, fruits, hops and citrus. Flavour is sweet, fruity, caramel, sharp green hoppy finish. Medium bodied. A sweet IPA.

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