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RATINGS: 1952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Pours a copper, orange, thin head, some lacing. Aroma is pleasant, floral hops and some citrus. Flavor has some caramel and nuttiness. Lots of hops, floral, citrusy, and a little piney, but they are not overpowering. This was good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5600) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Happy Deli, NYC; 12 oz bottle. Solid Midwestern IPA accentuated with plenty of West Coast hoppiness. Light orange appearance, light white head, decent lacing. Fresh, floral aroma with some light citrus notes. Flavor has a strong ctirusy bent balanced with some malty, nutty notes. Overall, a solid IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Honey sweet aroma, golden blonde. Has a honey flavor with great hopiness. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Bottle; BBD 031906: Lively pour and abundant carbonation; large, firm, pillowy head; concentrated grapefruit and evergreen aroma with some grass and mild toasty malts; slightly hazy, deep amber body; musty malt front end, and flowery, very piney, citric hop finish that’s quite smooth; rounded, oily palate; not much malt charactor. I like this, but just can’t see myself drinking very many at a time.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1483) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
This beer was very tasty. IPA are my favorite. This one was pretty good. Had it at Brewtopia in NYC

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Hoppy, floral essence, kind of a perfumy aftertaste in a good way. Will look for more goose island products.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tlitt2 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 Visually stunning. Yellow/ orange sunburst appearence with lots of clarity. Fluffy white head, large! Smells nicely of pine. Tastes like pine and some citrus maybe lemon. I could see myself having a couple of these. Flavorful, yet still drinkable. I have yet to have anything but exceptional from Goose Island.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1041) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2005
This is a very solid IPA on the upper end of the hopping chart, Nice tangy citrus twang going on that kind of keeps thing a bit more interesting than many IPA’s. As I look at the other reviews I think it is also a light pine character that I couldn’t place that works very well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Pour is nice warming amber with a thin soapy off white head...smell is some pine but grapefruit everywhere...taste is not overpoweringly bitter but a nice spicey fruity flavor is imparted...finish is quick with a nice sweet lemon note...this is one of the better IPAs I’ve had...abundant hop presence, but not all bittering....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 7, 2005
Had it for the first time yesterday, on tap at dba in NYC. One of the better IPAs I’ve had...more hops, less malt than most IPAs...just the way I like it.


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