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RATINGS: 1902   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2004
Bottled at Derby Beer Festival. Outstanding stuff; shimmering amber body topped with a firm white head. Stunning hoppiness, limes shine through in the refreshing flavour, biscuit dry finish. I’ll certainly be buying a few cases of this in the vain hope that the English summer wiill let me enjoy a few out on the patio.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2004
Bottled. Bright clean amber body, large bone/light brown head. Generous hop and vanilla aroma. Classic American IPA flavour, hoppy and delicious. I love these beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 7, 2004
A fantastic IPA. Copper in colour with loads of leafy hops, citrus, and pine notes. Grapefruit and white grape flavors abound. A fair amount of malt and bitterness as well. I could see some fans of really bitter IPAs thinking this one is a bit on the tame side, but it strikes a near-perfect balance for me. This is one I really wish I could get locally.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Slightly hazy bright copper color, full and firm cream colored head, looked great. Quite hoppy throughout, leafy and green with some notes of citrus, with a solid malt backbone. Very drinkable, long finish but not overly bitter, medium body. I enjoyed this one. Thanks NorthYorkSammy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
Light bright golden color - light foamy white head. The nose is sweet and malty with a resiney hoppiness sticking through. Organic leafy hop notes along with a tinge of citrus - grapefruit (a conglomeration of hop smells). Fresh smelling and quite malty. The body is lightly spritzy with a light hop bite at the front. Sweetens quickly with a light malty bite. Finishes moderately long with an organic/leafy hop bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Great IPA i had this one fresh at one of goose island’s brew pubs. moderate malt. lots of citrus hops that are also evident in the nose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Pours golden copper with an off white head. Aroma is hoppy and grapefruity, very sniffable. Taste is of hops, pine, grapefruit/citrus. Good malt backing. Moderately sweet, nice bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy with lively carbonation. Not aggressive or over the top. Some lacing left on the glass, decent head retention. Overall, a fine IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Nice and hoppy aroma; piney. Tough to smell with clove cigarettes during the 9th annual Prairie Rock Brewfest in Elgin, IL, however. Orangish, brown in color. Off-white head. Not much lace or head. Hoppy initial mouthfeel. Malty finish. Pollished compared to the America’s Whistle Stop Pale Ale I had right before. Nice spicey finish not unlike earlier versions of the GI Oktoberfest. Excellent brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1834) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Frequent trips to Chicago and the Midwest in the mid 90’s had me drink my share of Goose Island. IPA was no exception. I brought back a six-pack from a recent trip to Cleveland. Goose Island’s IPA has a citrus aroma, light (cascade?) hop flavor and mild sweetness. Easy to drink even though its higher alcohol content. WCSB Rocks!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
Nice natural IPA. Well-balanced and pleasant. Got it directly on tap at the brewery and enjoyed it a lot. However it took them 5 minutes to pour it. But it was worth the wait.


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