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RATINGS: 2433   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2008
I’ll be honest. I have always been a big fan of Goose Island. They may not be considered one of the best micros in America, but I believe that their beers are all extremely well-crafted and very true-to-style. Of the many IPA’s Iv’e tried, this one has long been one of my favorites for it’s high drinkability and awesome balance. It pours a neat, appetizing rustic orange color with a medium to small head that quickly dissipates into nothing. The aroma is fresh and curious; full of orange marmalade, citrus, spruce and pine. The beer screams "Drink Me!" from the first sniff. It has the utmost hint of toasted malt and a fuzzy, charming tongue-tingling mouthfeel, shining before the bitter, drying, ultra-appetizing finish. The taste is blustery, spicy and peppery and has a whole lot of orange peel, citrus zest, chives, and a woodsy, minty, coppery palate. I love to pair this beer with some aged swiss, cream havarti, or smoked gouda. It is, in a word "stupendous." The finish is very long, leaving a pleasant, lingering orange-flower taste on the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
Draft at Goose Island Clybourn brewpub. A clear pale gold, little head or carbonation - seems to be a trend here. Lovely aroma of... well... of marijuana. Lovely fresh hop flavour. And there’s that weed again. This is wonderful stuff. The star of the show at Goose Island this evening. They are out of the Imperial IPA - I can’t imagine what that would be like. Hard to top this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Pale gold color, nice head, frothy and lots of lacing. Mild aroma of grapefruit. Flavor was a tad weak and disappointing, as hinted by the pale color, I guess. This was more of a pale ale than IPA. Not bold or assertive in any way. Good, but not to style. Refreshing, that’s about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Good hoppy American IPA. Sweet aroma with a good solid hop flavor which I really enjoy. Thick white head slow to disintegrate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Awesome IPA. Lots of hop aromas than reflect beautifully in the flavor with some hints of sweetness and a solid bitter finish. great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Unclear orange and creamed head. Nice hoppy fruitaromas and also very wellrepresented with hops in the flavor. Dry and crispy in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1237) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Poured from bottle (8/2008). Lotsa hop in the aroma, as it should be. Cloudy amber, thin head persists. High amount of hops in flavor, but not overwhelming, and a great blend with the malt. Creamy feel. Good finish. Another great IPA made in the USA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hero12 (184) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pours a dark yellow, almost orange color with a small head that lingers for a long time. Sweet hops smell with a taste that is even sweeter. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008
draft at brewpub- a nice and tasty beer with a fine crisp dry finish that I always enjoy in this style. Although far from the best in class, I would go to again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pours a clear copper amber with thick white head that dissipates to a bit thinner layer. Aroma is strong caramel and hops. Flavor is solid hops with caramel undertones. Pretty standard IPA nothing amazing to note. Body is light the high carbonation.

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