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RATINGS: 2171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a golden/orange color with a relatively small but firm foamy white head. Very good lacing. Wonderful citrus hop aroma. Peach, oranges, sweet tangerines . A great smell. Nice, bitter, balanced taste with a noticeable malt background. Finish is pretty short and sweet. Creamy mouthfeel. Doesn’t taste quite as amazing as the aroma but it’s still good. This beer is not going to knock anyone’s socks off but it is an incredibly well-made, every day IPA. I wouldn’t mind drinking this all the time. And at 5.99 a six pack, well...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 2013-12-14. Quick notes - Grainy, relatively bitter but not a ton of hop character. Bottle sample at Abraxas, Miami

2007-08-24. Orangey body with a moderate white head. Aroma is interesting with notes of spice and resin to the hops. Flavour is less hoppy than I was hoping for, light caramel malt, resin, some sweet orange citrus an incongruous sweet spice from the aroma. It is a bit odd really. Not unpleasant but am not loving it either. Either a wonky bottle, or a different take on an IPA than I am used to. 6/3/6/3/12 Bottle from Rozis, Cleveland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Pours an orangey copper with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, pepper, caramel, some dough. Taste is initially bitter with peppery splashes, sweet malt and hints of citrus. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (666) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2007
On tap at Clybourn location. Amber color. Small white head, excellent lacing. Very hoppy yet extremely drinkable. Not as woodsy as the Rye. Overall excellent beer for drinking. Highly recomended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Copper body, off-white head, spicy and floral hop nose. Spicy body, slightly limp mouthfeel, nice dry finish, decent malts.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle. pours like a transapaerent gingery brown, relatively dark. nice little fluffy head. Palate is more spicy than i expected and a spicey ginger taste runs through the beer. Really refreshing and nicely hopped. One of the best amerocan ipas i have had. Smooth body and nice bitterness that kicks in just when you wan it to! recomended

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2007
Orange with an impressive rocky head. Big hoppy citrusy/spicey aroma. Quite light bodied. Big bitter flavour, a little sweet. The finish is long and, you guessed it.... bitter. A very good, no-nonsense IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Bottle. Big rush of grapefruity Cascade resting on a layer of caramel. Citric and hoppy. Clear orange body with a full, thick, rocky, lacing off-white head. Taste is a strong medium bitterness, woody and dry with a big fat bready component, full body with a smooth feel. Can feel it stripping grease and fat from my tongue. Fruitiness (that beautiful hoppy grapefruit and lycheee with some pine) nice and complimentary but definitely second to the dry woodiness. Alcohol is hidden to the point I’d consider this a session by taste, though somewhat of an obese session. Usually, I’m pretty lukewarm on Goose Island’s stuff, but this is a really refreshing, non-resin-soaked IPA. Superb summer sixpacker.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Pours a light burnished copper with a loose off-white head. Light citrus spice and earth in the aroma with mild malt characteristics as well. Very earthy hops flavors--loam, dry needles--with some crisp malt notes. Light-bodied with good bitterness and a clean finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2007
Pours a dark golden colour with quite a large amount of white head. Citrus smell that quite powerful and definitely opens the nostrils. Very peppery-hop taste with notes of orange and cloves and a warming alcoholic kick (actually tastes slightly stronger than 5.9%). Nice warming bitter/sweet aftertaste. A really nice beer, I’d love to try more from Goose Island, unfortunately I think only this and Honkers are imported to the UK. I think most of the best IPAs are made in the States.


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