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RATINGS: 1976   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 loverís 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 youíll remember.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2004
Bottled. Says its bottle conditioned but it doesnít appear to be. Herbal hop aroma/flavour... high bitterness. Pretty good, not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
Mostly lasting white head with good lacing throning over a clear honey body. Supposedly bottle-conditioned. Aroma develops distinct orange peel and honey resembling malt. Not too complex, but obviously balanced. Slightly tart, spicy and dry palate with plenty of fresh orange and a bit of pepper. Light-medium body, quite creamy with lively carbonation. Very typical IPA, you like the style or you donít, but this one is certainly gonna be nobodyís favorite. Itís just an unpretentious straightforward easy-going american india pale ale, just how many of these do we need though?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2004
nice golden color, not as dark as some pales, but nice color nonetheless. Full head, lots of CO2. Aroma is hopped pleasantly with a distinct sweetness that shows the strong malt character. Now to taste: very hoppy with a good amount of malt taste, though not the sweetness that the aroma suggests. a bit much CO2, though. I do enjoy the nice complexities of the malt interacting with the hops. another solid brew from my hometown brewery.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rupp (13) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2004
Straw yellow, huge hop aroma, no malt. Taste hop bitterness and alcohol, with very little malt sweetness. Too much bitterness without any balance. Acidic bite from too much CO2. Don't care too much for this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2004
I always make sure to have a few of these when I'm at the brewery in Chicago. Decent hop content.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
This was an ok IPA. It could be well improved with a little more hops. Overall, pale with a mild flavor. Drunk with other styles of beer, seems nice. Does not stand up as well to other IPAs though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
Honey gold. Fresh and hoppy aroma. the taste is pleasantly tart and dry; very good as opposed to excellent. Head not particularly well retained.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2004
Very good IPA. Not my favorite but tastes good and satifying. Nice head out of bottle. Hoppy flavor. Goose Island makes a fine product.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2004
12oz Bottle best By 08/24/04 Thanks to EddieG for this bonus Brew! Poured a clear dark gold with a bit of a head that died quickly. Has a nice hoppy doughy aroma. Slightly floral and citric. Smooth body and crisp with a bitter finish. Flavor could be better. Decent hoppiness and backed up by a good dose of malt. Reminds me a bit of Brutal Bitter in a way. Overall a decent IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2004
12oz. bottle: The beer pours a golden color with a hint of orange to it. It has a slightly hazy appearance, with a bit of a white head. A big grapefruit nose of hops. Also a hint of some floral notes. The taste is bold and hoppy: a hint of grapefruit in the taste also. A very good effort!


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