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RATINGS: 1939   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Amber body, frothy tan head. Aroma is nice and spicy, very citrusy and hoppy. Flavor is doughy and sweet, with a nice balance of peppery hops and bready malts. Dry finish. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 10, 2005
An amber color. A pine aroma with floral hints. Nicely hopped but not overly bitter. Has a medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2005 A well put together beer. An aftertaste that is a delight and lingers for awhile. A pleasant beer from start to finish. A must try for any beer taster!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
Bottled @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Clear. Beige dense head. Herbal and chocolatish aroma. Flavour is very "american". Hoppy flavour like herbs, flowers, grains and some light spices. Is bitter and fruity in the end, and has a good lasting on the palate. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Plain, light orange body, barely a head at all. The aroma is delicately hopped, slightly fruity and earlthy. The flavor is a little weak, but its a nice balance of hops, malts and herbal notes. Finishes thin, but pleasantly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
I was just in the midwest and, since this brewery was so ubiquitous, I pretty much passed it by for the more obscure beers - now that I can get it in NY, I figured I would give it a shot - I’m kind of sorry I didn’t get some more of their beer when I had the chance - strawberry blonde color with minimal head - aroma of pine, grapefruit and cedar chips - crisp and quite balanced - not very "heavy duty" compared to a lot of other IPAs, but it is a damn fine product.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2005
This one is so common to my area that I think it often gets overlooked. Goose Island brews a damn fine IPA. It may not get the attention of a stone of Dogfish Head, and this may be justified, but, it is very close to the elite IPAs and it is relatively inexpensive and always available. It pours amber and pretty clear, has good hop aroma, and very good flavor, and a very good dry finish. Overall-very solid, a GREAT session beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2005
This beer pours a medium amber color with a clean enveloping pearlish head with a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is not overbearing, but releasing the cap yielded a few seconds of overwhelming hops and citrus. Definitely an earthy, woody, citrusy aroma to this though it is of course mostly hops. This is full flavored, though it really settles as it warms. The same could be said for the carbonation which is prickling when cold but soothes when warmed up. Malty mid-sip followed by bitter hoppy citrusyness, then the typically malty, sticky, tangy finish. Some bits of wood and fruits...solid but not overly dry. A fun session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Tap: Super light. Really hoppy. Kind of a cannabis tinged nose and flavor. Crisp. Balanced out with yeast, and faint malts. However, a very short finish. Solid IPA. Some of the fruity, perfume flavors get lost along the way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Bottled. Deep golden colour, with a fine white head. Nose of yeast, fruit and hops. Malty, hoppy flavor, but to watery. could need more spices and hops. This was a dissapointment...


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