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RATINGS: 2191   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 loverís 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 youíll remember.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4567) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Slight hazy iced tea color. Had a creamy almost yellow head initially but it fades rapidly. Barely any aroma, quite surprising for an IPA. Usually they let you know they are IPA with their pine or floral hop smell. If I smell hard enough there is a some clean orange hoppiness about it. Initial taste is strongish APA or mild IPA. Some odd fruitiness with each taste. What can I say about a style that has become so numerous? Bitter medicinal finish. As expected for this harsh ill mannered style. Iím the wrong guy to look to if you want to build IPA ratings. Let me tell you, I wasnít excited about this when I was given a bottle. Will not acquire again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7549) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
On tap at Goose Island Clybourne. This blonde ale poured with a modest off-white head, eliciting a flowery hop aroma. It is nicely hopped with a slightly sweet body and a slightly bitter finish. This is a very tasty IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2704) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2007
[bottle] Massive US hops aroma--bitter grapefruit--, which eventually gives way to some spicy, toffee-ish malt. Hazy coppyer with a white cover that quckly drops to almost nothing. The flavour is spicy melanoidins and toffee malt buffeted by big hops that sort of disappears into an empty void. A little sweetness peeks its head out just before the anticipated body and bitterness never arrive. Too thin a body, moderate carbonation, dry-ish finish that makes this beer out of balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smahler515 (8) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
Pours very nicely with a golden finish. The aroma is great with a hoppy taste which makes this IPA a must have

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Pours a golden color. Aroma is very piney with a hint of citus. Very bitter up front, carbonated, and hoppy. The palate is slightly malty and nutty. A bit too bitter for my tastes but still done well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Brewery: Goose Island Brewing Co
Date: November 09, 1997
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: dark yellow, thick creamy head leaving nice drippy lace
Aroma: sweet citrus hop aroma
Flavor: solid hop flavor from the beginning to the lingering bitter finish, lots of grapefruit essence
Overall: the flavor exactly matches the aroma

Brewery: Goose Island Brewing Co
Date: September 18, 2002
Mode: bottle
Appearance: light amber, big fine white head leaving lots of lace
Aroma: fresh hop aroma
Flavor: lots of hop flavor leading to a long bitter finish, just enough carmel malt backbone to stand up to the hops

Brewery: Goose Island Brewing Co
Date: December 12, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: tmac kennesaw
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet malt aroma, floral hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, bready, balancing hops, floral with a touch of citrus, crystal and caramel sweetness, light bitterness, lingering bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2007
The first thing that grabbed me was the aroma. The heady, unmistakable IPA aroma just knocked me out.... in a good way. Then I tasted it. Wow.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 [558-20070823] 12floz (c/o jerc). Light medicinal aroma with a bit of woody bandaid, light citrus hops and weird but good fruit. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Dry grassy hops flavour has light bandaid, grapefruit and non-sweet pineapple notes. Dry medium-full body. Interesting hop aspect. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2

[6099B-20131214] Bottle. Light peat poop and house yeast aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter and grainy flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
(@ Abraxas, Miami, FL)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Copper body, off-white head, spicy and floral hop nose. Spicy body, slightly limp mouthfeel, nice dry finish, decent malts. Would rather have a Pere Jaques, Matilda or even a 312.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber color with a thick foamy white head, very appetizing-looking. Aroma is full of fresh hops, but not overly-hopped. Balanced and very drinkable. Especially great for the price... I think that this may be a regularly-stocked item for me. =)


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