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RATINGS: 1859   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Had this one at the brew pub right down the street from Wrigley Field. I was pleasantly surprised by this IPA. Nice fruity aroma. Starts lightly on the palate with a burst of hops in the end. Long and tasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2003
A good, solid IPA. Sweet, clean, fresh aroma and fizzy, hoppy (lemon?) flavor. I'd have it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
(Draft IPA) Slightly cloudy amber-copper w/ persistent head. Fresh perfume-y, orange-y aroma. Firm, slightly resiny feel. Good malt profile w/ lots of clean bitterness. Long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2003
Lots of flavour, as you would expect from an American IPA. The nose and flavour were quite sweet fruity, and full of lychees and pine. The finish dries out a bit aswell, which definitely makes a bit more bearable. A good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Tap @ GIBC, RBSG2003. Called the Draft IPA. Lacks some balance, but overall quite well done - fruity? Nah. Pine and earth all over. You've had this one many times.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - JUN 28, 2003
The best of the geese, for me, so far. I've been fond of the Goose Island beers, and the hops in this one will please.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is a clear golden yellow with a thin white creamy foamed head, some spotty lace. This smells like an IPA, oh....so hoppy fresh. Nice estery aroma of peach and a bit of apple, super bright and strong on the nose, just as it should be. A treasure of pleasure to wiff. The taste is nicely bittered hop, firm & mild, lightly earthy, supreme drinking here. Has a waxy/oily feel and is quite full with dulled lightly bittering dryness, ...nice! I was surprised to say the least, the goose has landed, I'm impressed, good job on this IPA. Hopheads should be able to enjoy this I would think, I did, and I don't consider myself to be, but I know decent IPA's when I drink em and this fits right up there.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Pours a grand orange amber whatever color, with a decent head and a fairly lively carbonation. The head didn't last long but it has a pleasing strawberry aroma with some hops. Tasty and very well balanced with a smooth finish. I didn't find it near as hoppy as the last couple IPA's I've tried, but I think this is a very refreshing and well made brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009 Draft, at the brewery. Not a hophead’s IPA, but a good one to suggest to friends. All the homebrewers gathered at the brewery break room agreed the color was "orange." A nice fizzy head helps spread the hop aroma. Yes, there is hop bitterness, but as Dick Solomon on "Third Rock" said, "Not in that fun, spanky way." You also get a balanced fruity taste that matches the maltiness nicely. Well done, and in stores at popular prices. Re-tasted, 2/6/04: Hmm... the hop component is getting stronger, if anything. Not "extreme" yet, but still good (and I ran my finger through a trash can of foam they were using for blow-off in this brew’s fermenter... mmm, bitter!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 13, 2003
Light orange color, white head, good lacing. Aroma of beef stew simmering on the stove. Nice, mildly hopped brew. Not too bitter and worth buying again.


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