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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 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 (2776) - 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 (1974) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
Diplomatic hoppy peaches elegantly greet the tastebuds they encounter with a fine champagne aperitif...The resinous victuals offered, although light, are very tasty and profess an obvious respect and kinship for humble palates...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (694) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2003 This is a good IPA. Very floral hops aroma, nice citrus sensation, creamy mouthfeel. Good head and lacing. I like it a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
toddlintown (3) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2003 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2003 Love the hops! Big foam. I'm actually commenting on the nitro draft version, served at the original GI. The bottled version sort of wimps out but's still good. ************ Just had one on tap at the Goose and it's a changed beer. Golden, not a dark copper color as before, no nitro blend, just CO2 and it's lost a lot of the hop bite and fruitiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Hazy, light-golden color. Kind of like a lighter bodied iced tea. Citrus nose. Quickly diminishing head. Small amount of carbonation. Fairly bitter flavor, hoppy. Again, with citrus. Pretty good representation of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 29, 2003
Again, another great value from Goose Island. This IPA is far better than most macro-brewed concoctions. The appearence of the ale and the head are lovely. The first whiff is delectable. Taste is refreshing with an extraordinary balance of hop flavours. Try this!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Good colour, orange with a light amber tint. A great smell for hop lovers...most likely very well dry-hopped. The taste was great too...very light in the mouth, but with a hoppy aftertaste that lingers perfectly. One of the better IPA's by a larger producer of beers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4031) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2003
On tap, Clybourn Ave. Strong vegetable-rawhop aroma. Nice golden color for an IPA. Well-hopped, but a little sulphury, with pretzel and starchy flavors. Good mouthfeel, but a little too bitter in the finish as though the hops were overboiled.


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