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RATINGS: 1925   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2004 I had the Draft IPA at the pub and it is better than the bottle. There is a huge hop nose and a great cascading head. The color is deep yellow. The flavor is very spicey with strong citrus notes. Very clean finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Crisp aroma, bright and floral. Tangy, sweet, and great balance. Lovely hoppy remnants linger in my mouth long after Iíve finished, which is ideal. Texture is maybe a touch thin, but this just adds to its drinkability; not really a session beer, but I could put away a sixer of this without thinking. Readily available around here, so a perfect beer for quenching my thirst for hop.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2002
It poured a copper golden color and left a nice white head that left some nice lace. A little bit of carbonation. It had an aroma of hops and some hops and some citrus. The taste was of hops, citrus and malt. The finish was a touch dry and bitter with elements of the forementioned, which was good. I found this to be a great IPA for the money(at least in my state). While not the best by far, a good IPA for those that arenít trying to break the bank.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
Hoppy, hoppy, joy, joy! A good IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Damn fine American IPA. Loaded with hops, this one will not leave you disappointed. Piney aroma and a grapefruit after taste. Wonderful out of the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Had it in Cincy. Nice hop bitter. A good IPA. Not great, but I would buy it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k2 (146) - USA - JUN 6, 2002
a tad harsh for an ipa. has a very raw taste to it.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
olympian (107) - USA - JUN 6, 2002
This review must be considered on two opposing sides. To the good: This is by far the best *Goose Island* product Iíve had. I very much dislike the ímustyí quality of most of their brews, and thatís essentially missing here (Halleluiah!). On the negative side: This is not a terribly good IPA (my favorite brew). The nose is good, the mouthfeel is tasty and correct, though a bit light-bodied, and (unusual for Goose Island) not much malt. The finish is awful. The hop flavor vanishes, and you are left with the unmistakable taste of City of Chicago Water. But I give any brewer willing to try and put out a good IPA extra credit. Bellís íTwo Heartedí ale, and even Arcadiaís IPA are much better, though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Smelled great, the hops kicked ass throughout actually. Not as bitter as the traditional IPA, but it had a great flavor. We will say, good beer but not overly indicative of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Dry and hoppy, crisp, definitely a notch above the standard micro IPA.


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