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RATINGS: 1938   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is big pine and grapefruit pith. The taste is fairly bitter and just a touch sweet. Highly carbonated. Spritzy mouthfeel. On the lighter side for an IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geeklimit (179) - USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours a darker amber with a bubbly head. Decent hips aroma on a malty base. Strong hops taste with a biscuity malt back. Hops aftertaste with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Golden orange pour with small off white head. Aroma of caramel, hops, oranges and grapefruit. Taste of caramel, malts, faint fruits and hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation and well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
December 23rd, 2012 - I blame distribution channels from keeping me and Goose Island’s keystone IPA apart for so long. It appears that everyone in the world has had the pleasure of droning a Goose Island IPA at least once, and now that it’s distribution lines include San Diego, it is easier to understand why. The marketing is aggressive, true, but it’s a solid pale ale at a good price - the same formula that popularized Sierra Nevada’s own Pale Ale. A lighter spectrum of oranges lights up in the sun, and a thinner white head ensures the drinker feels close to the beer. Pine scents and orange juice dominate the nose, and appear in varying degrees in the flavor. Mild, noble hops style flavors replace the sweetness hinted at in the nose, and a drop of grapefruit lights up the flavor all the way through a long aftertaste. The more places this appears, the better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (105) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a nice golden color with a 1 finger head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and a bit of grass. Flavor matches aroma with the addition of some sweet notes from the malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
Där orden tar slut börjar ölet att sjunga. Ur Goose Island frigörs en strid ström av locktoner som hittar sin klangbotten långt ner i ölmagen. Fast tömmer man tillräckligt många kan den där smeksamma melodin förvandlas till en godnattvisa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (586) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy light amber with small white head and good lacing. Light roasted malts, lots of aroma hops with pine, lime, tropical fruits, apricots and some peach. Light yeast with almost funky smell. Light bready. Bit sweet at first and goes into a medium bitter hoppy finish. Medium to light bodied and slightly dry. Ok IPA. Not extremely hoppy but well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (222) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Goose Island delivers a reliably delicious IPA, milder hoppiness than others but very enjoyable. Pours a copper/ yellow orange color, just average appearance. Smell is fresh fruity hops and toasty caramel malt. Anticipates the taste which is likewise a well-balanced combination of slightly caramel maltiness and tropical and piney hoppiness. Very smooth, finishes with a pleasant hoppy aftertaste. Bitterness is light and refreshing, also reminiscent of English style ales. Very well done overall, recommended!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvilCat (80) - FRANCE - AUG 1, 2014
Bouteille. La Cervoise 91. Robe orange limpide coiffée d'une mousse écrue. Nez de caramel aux senteurs fruitées et résineuses de houblons. En bouche c'est doux et suave sur le caramel avec des notes fruitées d'orange amère, de pêche blanche et de lytchee. Finale sèche et amère. Une leçon américaine de justesse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (78) - SINGAPORE - JUL 31, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 35.5cl bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Lovely golden orange, with a good head. Citrus, pine, nice hop taste and aroma. Light caramel. Lovely bitterness. A smooth IPA.


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