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RATINGS: 1963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enormo (26) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2005
This is probably my favorite session IPA. Has a lot of grapefruityhoppiness. Hazy golden color with a creamy white head that leaves tons of lacing. I could (and have) drink this all day and never tire of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2485) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Much better than I anticipated. Of course hops dominate aroma, taste and aftertaste, with a nice bitterness to go with. Much more full and developed than I remembered from last time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 Light amber, almost oragnish with a dense mostly diminishing off-white head. Aroma of piney citrus hops. Lots of hops everywhere but bitterness is kept subdued. Some underlying toasted malt provides some balance, but the hops overwhlem over tastes. Smells fruitier than it tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Bottle. Poured a dark amber hue with a medium off-white head. Aroma is a medium hoppy with a sweet tone. Complex flavor with a medium to full body. Good complex long finish. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Slightly cloudy golden yellow color, a strong floral hops aroma with pine. Hops are definitely abundant in this fine refreshing tasting beer. Not much maltiness, bitterness is initally strong than mellows, yet the piney taste of the hops still linger pleasantly at the finish. I have tasted several Goose Island brews and this is one of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbrock81 (305) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Aroma is strong hops and pine, with some citrus floating in and out. Appearance is translucent copper, with a pure white head that dissipates very fast. The flavor is hops, hops, and more hops. Enters strongly bitter, with those hops and their pine flavors dominating the slight maltiness that comes through. The bitter finish stays on the back of your tongue long you swallow the beer. Good for the style, but a little too one-dimensional for me. I would have liked more malt to come through in the flavor, and the finish is just too bitter for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2005
(bottle) Light-medium gold with nice white head and some lace. Great pine hops aroma. Flavor is more piney hops, well balanced with malt. A really solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Pours copper with a frothy white head. Aroma is hops and citrus and maybe a little pine. Flavor is a blast of bitterness very much up front and even later in the brew. Strong yet very pleasant. A tasty brew indeed. Yummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3340) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2005
Bottle from a friend. Aroma: before the hops hit (immediately upon pour) there was a doughy smell. Then the hops came and were balanced between grassy and grapefruit hops. Appearance: a bubbly 20k gold. Frothy white head with EXCELLENT lacing. The flavor was not really a hoppy domination. A touch of caramel and dough. Light citrus hops with some fruitiness. Lots of toasted malts. Palate is refreshing, sweet, had excellent carbonation, and a medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2005
On tap @ GI Clybourn. Reddish orange color with a white head. The aroma is piney first and then citrusy. Malty flavor at first with a huge piney flavor. Nice mouthfeel.

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