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RATINGS: 1929   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 7, 2004
A very good IPA, nice mixture of hops and malt. It has a very lite fruit hint along with that hop bite which goes together nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - NOV 4, 2004
A good brew,and for an ipa it is farly smooth.Nice citris nose,and taste. Nothing metalic,or off putting about this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Bottle. Medium amber color. Fast fading white head. Some lacing. Flowery aroma with malt. Body is medium with a decent mouthfeel. Malty taste with a decent hop backing. A nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4396) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Dark gold color with small head. Bitter hops aroma. Kind of a flowery and bitter taste. It is not so overabundant on hops as to make you sick. A tasty IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4783) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2004 Bottle: Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit and pine. Pours a light transparent amber with a small white head with little retention. Nice balance of malts and hops. LIghtly sweet initial taste with a grapefruit and pine aftertaste. Strong orange presence. Little more hops would improve the beer but overall a nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5693) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 Poured a orange-yellow with small rocky head. Nice floral aroma. The flavor is dry, yet sweet at the same time, with a nicely balanced citric hop edge and sharp orange-rind finish. Yummy. One of my everday beers ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Not a bad IPA, but, once again, the Goose Island folk are being overly cautious. It pours a dark golden color with a one-fingered head that settles down pretty quickly. Nice bitter, earthy hop aroma. I don’t catch the "fruity aroma" described in their ad. Dry & bitter, but not real flavorful like American IPAs have been lately. A decent drink... Thank goodness, ’cause I have five to go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Gold/Amber Coloring. Small Head. Good Lacing. Hops, With Some Wheat and Citrus Flavors. For Not Being a Lover of IPA’s, I Have to Say I Really Enjoyed This One.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2004
pretty descent ipa from goose. quite bitter, more than expected. nice smell and taste of hops and citrus. poured out a purty golden color, and went down quite smooth. came in a goose variety pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 28, 2004
at a bar in chicago bottled: this one was good......a copper cool crisp color and an off white poofy head. red hot notes of citrus and pine in the nose...definately hopped....follows through in the mouth some spice feel and fruitiness that is quite well balanced. the real litmus test was when i tried to feed this to my bud friends and it was too much for them...this usually means its good. the best goose island beer i had while in chicago.

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