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RATINGS: 2381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (11085) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Draft - Nice grapefruit notes and light caramel. Clearish gold with a white head. Nice grapefruit and bitter peel, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11071) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with Ughsmash. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of stronger pine with some grapefruit. Tastes of citrus and pine. Has a light sweetness to it in addition to the bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (10910) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
A generic IPA. This one has mild hops, and is fairly malty. It is a bit watered down imo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2006
Bottle of 355 ml from Vinmonopolet, Norway. Pale brown. Thin head. Dominated by hops all the way through. Hoppy aroma, hoppy flavour and hoppy aftertaste - and I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10829) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Lightly cloudy yellowish color. Citrusy aroma dominates. Flavor is very hoppy but not crazy bitter. Decent malt bill too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10793) - 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,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10789) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle 355ml @ home
Pours cloudy orange with a off-white head, Aroma has notes of caramel, pine and fruity hops. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (10756) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber coloru wtih a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, floral, hops, malt and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose is very much like that of instant Lipton® iced tea with lemon. Medium toffee sweetness followed by moderate citrus peel bitterness. Medium-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bitter-sweet and then astringent, drying finish. Kudos to Gillard for sharing the bottle!


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