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RATINGS: 1857   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2002
(draft) Clear light copper body with medium head. Very strong pine aroma. Pine/grapefruit flavor, but not overwhelming. Nice carbonation keeps it nice on the tongue. Fairly dry finish. Itís good, but one can only consume pine for so long -- definitely not a session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Brewery: Goose Island Brewing Co
Date: November 09, 1997
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: dark yellow, thick creamy head leaving nice drippy lace
Aroma: sweet citrus hop aroma
Flavor: solid hop flavor from the beginning to the lingering bitter finish, lots of grapefruit essence
Overall: the flavor exactly matches the aroma

Brewery: Goose Island Brewing Co
Date: September 18, 2002
Mode: bottle
Appearance: light amber, big fine white head leaving lots of lace
Aroma: fresh hop aroma
Flavor: lots of hop flavor leading to a long bitter finish, just enough carmel malt backbone to stand up to the hops

Brewery: Goose Island Brewing Co
Date: December 12, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: tmac kennesaw
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet malt aroma, floral hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, bready, balancing hops, floral with a touch of citrus, crystal and caramel sweetness, light bitterness, lingering bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Caramel pine and citrus in the aroma. Dry with some malt flavour. Limited bitterness and hop flavour, but a tasty easy drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Yngwie]
Pours a nice hazy pale amber with a 2 cm thich creamy white head on top. Wonderful lacing in big blotches. Aroma is strong, with lots of pine hops, mixing with caramel, grapefruit, light roastiness. Low to medium carbonation and a rather creamy feel. Flavour is relatively sweet at first, lots of caramel and herbal hoppy sweetness. Middle is dry and pine-like hoppy, before a long lingering dry aftertaste of fruity hops mixed with that light roast that appeared in the aroma as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2009
cloudy orange, thick meium sized offwhite head. looks real nice. aroma can be detected far away from the glass. strong aroma of sweet pine, sweet grapefruit. quite dry. but also sweet. great simple hoppy aroma. flavor is hoppy, malty sweet, hops are sweet but not fruity, beer is quite dry. malts and hops balance nicely. aftertaste is dry and slightly malty sweet. truly impressive given the alc %. very nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
Cloudy golden with medium off white head. Hoppy aroma with citric and piney notes. Somewhat dry and hoppy flavour with piney and grapefruit notes. This one finished bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2008
12 oz. bottle; bottled on 02/23/08. Nice citrus aroma. Golden amber color with a beige head. Medium body with mild, slightly fizzy, carbonation. Flavor is a lot of citrus and/or grapefruit hop over some light caramel. Good stuff. Nice bitter finish. Some floral aspects develop as time progresses.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 Botella. US rating no. 400. Deep golden orange colour. Aroma of hops indeed with citrus and some ripe fruit. Very good mouthfeel. The flavour has a very pleasant fruity hoppiness with some citrus and little pine. Dry long lasting hoppy fruity finish. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Bottle. Poured a dark amber hue with a medium off-white head. Aroma is a medium hoppy with a sweet tone. Complex flavor with a medium to full body. Good complex long finish. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10058) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Fantastic flowery powerfull aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long powerfull hoppy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very good IPA.


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