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RATINGS: 2075   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2275) - 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 Americaís Whistle Stop Pale Ale I had right before. Nice spicey finish not unlike earlier versions of the GI Oktoberfest. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1892) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Frequent trips to Chicago and the Midwest in the mid 90ís 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 Islandís IPA has a citrus aroma, light (cascade?) hop flavor and mild sweetness. Easy to drink even though its higher alcohol content. WCSB Rocks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1135) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2004
attractive gold color with a frothy white head. primarily centennial-like bitterness in the aroma, but the aroma turns complex with a tangier fruitier hops presence. first taste is hoppy and bitter, but turns dry and malty. finishes pretty clean, very refreshing on a summer night. i could drink a lot of this, i think!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2004
A nice easy to drik session IPA. Gold in color with a bit of head. Good notes of hops and some citrus. A good anytime beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Gold color, dissipitating foam. Lace. Grapefruit citrsu hoppy floral aroma. Grapefruit taste with some bitterness. Light creamy texture. Dry aftertaste with bit of burn. Distinctive American hops, bit aggressive and tongue still numb,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2004
beautiful golden appearance w/ solid carbonation.. verry little head. Smell was a citrusy hoppy aroma appealing to my sence. Taste followed the smell.. mildly bitter with an odd citrus taste that I could not discern... overall this was one of the few IPAís Iíve tried and liked as Iím not a fan of the bitter bears.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5552) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2004
(355 ml bottle). This was my first American IPA, now available in Norway! Deep golden colour, good head. Lovely hoppy citrussy aroma. I got more pleasure sniffing this beer than I got from drinking it. Flavour is all hops (where are the malts?), dominant initial grapefruity bitterness like I expected (not unpleasant), quite drinkable, but the one-dimensional, medicinal and wormwoodlike bitterness that remains in the aftertaste is not to my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2004 Shiny gold body with a soapy/fizzy white head. Light orange citrus hops aroma with some strawberry. May need to be fresher for better aroma. Flavor is also light... again, a sweet orange-light hops. The flavor is really good, but not earth shattering or powerful.

   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.

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