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RATINGS: 1858   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tanker12 (173) - USA - JUL 30, 2010
strong hops in the aroma. Nice crisp taste of hops but had a slight metallic finish. Disappointing end to what should have been a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tomy63 (173) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 19, 2013
couleur or profond, nez classique d’IPA, un peu de résine, beaucoup d’agrumes, pamplemousse, citron, un peu de mangue. Belle attaque, très fruitée, surtout sur les agrumes, puis de plus en plus sur le citron. Ca manque un peu de fruits en fin de bouche, l’amertume commence à se faire sentir. Finale moyenne, sur le citron, et une amertume très sèche. Beau départ, mais malheureusement le fruité ne dure pas jusqu’à la fin. Ca reste une bonne IPA, simple et facile à boire, légère et désaltérante

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
Pours pale golden with a clear head. plenty of bubbles with a lovely sweet aroma of exotic fruits. Taste is pure hops, plenty of dry bitterness, and not at all sweet. long bitter finish tops things off. not massive depth of flavour, just loads of mad hoppyness! quite liked this one..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1guywith_aboat (172) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Smells very grapefruity and grassy with a hint of sour fruit candy (ie. Sour punch straws, sour skittles). Taste is grapefruit and slight pine with a minimal malt prescence. Thin and very oily, smooth mouthfeel. Relatively high carbonation. Very tasty though it could benefit from some light colored specialty malts for a little more body. Kind of predictable for an IPA and nothing out of the ordinary, but still delicious and solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Well this beer comes highly recommended to me. The beer pours orangish amber in color with ample light beige head. The aroma is a nice balance of floral hops, caramel malt, and fruity yeast. The flavor is upfront bitterness followed by a solid caramel toffee sweetness and a lingering hop finish. This is what an IPA should be hoppy and balanced, and thusly very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2007
12 oz. Bottle - Pours a golden yellowish with tons of fluffy off-white head. Smell is strong of hops, citrus, more fruit. Taste is similar starting citrusy sweet hoppy and quickly moves to the bittering aftertaste. Not the best IPA I’ve ever had - but one of the best easily attainable for cheap.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (171) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
Pine, citrus and a hint of caramel in the aroma. Golden colour with a white head. Medium sweetness with a medium to heavy bitterness, very well balanced. Medium body with a lively carbonation. Overall a nice IPA, enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2005
On tap. Aroma of fresh hops. A really hoppy, in the citrusy and grassy way, IPA. Maybe not very well balanced, but since i really enjoy hoppy beers, this one really rocks my socks. Some malt in the finish but otherwise, its a little off balance.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2008
I’ll be honest. I have always been a big fan of Goose Island. They may not be considered one of the best micros in America, but I believe that their beers are all extremely well-crafted and very true-to-style. Of the many IPA’s Iv’e tried, this one has long been one of my favorites for it’s high drinkability and awesome balance. It pours a neat, appetizing rustic orange color with a medium to small head that quickly dissipates into nothing. The aroma is fresh and curious; full of orange marmalade, citrus, spruce and pine. The beer screams "Drink Me!" from the first sniff. It has the utmost hint of toasted malt and a fuzzy, charming tongue-tingling mouthfeel, shining before the bitter, drying, ultra-appetizing finish. The taste is blustery, spicy and peppery and has a whole lot of orange peel, citrus zest, chives, and a woodsy, minty, coppery palate. I love to pair this beer with some aged swiss, cream havarti, or smoked gouda. It is, in a word "stupendous." The finish is very long, leaving a pleasant, lingering orange-flower taste on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2003
My favorite out of the bottle although tasted at Clyborn Brewpub. Goilden with a heavy white head. English malt is very pronounced and nicely paired with american hops (goldings and centenials perhaps). Fairly bitter with a floral and pine nose. I like this IPA


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