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RATINGS: 2007   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 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2005
A favorite IPA. Not quite as robust as some but excellent nonetheless. More on the order of Alpha King than Two Hearted, say. Consistently great, nicely balanced.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Slightly hazy golden yellow body. Quickly diminshing white head with no lacing.
Hops dominate the aroma but there's also an underlying sour malt aroma too.
Lots of hops with a nice hint of malt. Sweet with a lingering bitterness. Simple.
Medium-bodied with a crisp finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2006
This offering from Goose Island pours a foggy dirty blonde that leaves a thick frothy tan head that leaves a sticky residue that stays with this head. The aroma is honey, hops citrus, earthy west coast feel to this IPA. The taste actually starts malty sweet, folllowed by healthy dose of bitterness as not to forget this is a IPA. This IPA continues to take your palate on a herbal, honey, tea, ride and the finish is very nice. This is a quality IPA if it were distributed around here I would have this in my fridge all year.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Tap. Very nice hops with a citrius aroma. Appearance is very nice brown color and nice head. Flavor very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MF666 (289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
Mørk gylden, dejlig humle duft blomster, let mundfylde med blød CO2, sødlig humlet sag, frusk med let bitter eftersmag Free Føroyar!!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toomio (289) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Valjuhko. Komea pullo, ihan mukava tuoksu. Kermainen ja hiivainen. Rappa kalja. Ja Santtu.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper-gold with a lasting, off-white head and remarkable lacing. Aroma is wonderfully hoppy: floral an grapefruit. Flavor is one-dimensionl as the hops (floral/pine resin) create such an astringency to obscure almost all of the malt profile. Medium-bodied and nicely carbonated. Wonderfully bitter IPA that would be much better if some of the flavor addition hops were removed (aroma and bittering addions are wonderfully done).

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Poured from the bottle into a glass. A nice ale very easy to drink. Had as part of a variety pack and this was my fav of the three. A very light IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Bottled. Quite a nice beer here... medium-strong aroma, quite fruity. Tastes fruity with a liquorish hint. leading into a soft bitter aftertaste. Holds a lovely body with a thin head... My first time drinking Goose Island... I have seen it around as wasn’t sure whether I should risk it or not... quite nice, worth buying!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Nothing particularly wrong with this. Definitely a great entry level IPA if you're trying to ease a newcomer into the style, but not all that impressive otherwise.


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