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RATINGS: 1922   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GNeeson88 (19) - Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Very good drinking hoppy beer. Good aroma an nice thick head and a very drinkable good tasting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1189) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
(bottle) clear bright light amber colour with a small white head; aroma of tropical fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-30-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served a copper amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head had a fair level of retention, fading over time to give a lighter amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma was fruity with aromas of orange, pineapple and mango as well as had a nice malty smell. Mixed with these are some hop aromas of a pine and grapefruit citrus nature. Taste – The taste begins with some of caramel and bready tastes with a lighter grapefruit citrus hop. As the flavor advances sweeter notes of a tropical and citrus fruit flavor come to tongue with the taste getting sweeter toward the middle. More hop flavors soon come to the tongue and take the taste to its end. A bitter pine and more bitter citrus come to the tongue, drowning out some of the sweet (but not all) and leaving a bready bitter but balanced hopped taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was average in terms of it creaminess/thickness with a carbonation level that was average as well. Overall – A very enjoyable and drinkable IPA. One that is good for a session brew and well worth a try.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grundsow (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft. What a wonderful good beer! The dry, bitter hops are featured in every aspect from aroma, to taste, to finish. Not heavy, nor light. The fantastic hops are prominent without being isolated, even the right amount of alcohol. Just a perfect beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (975) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
American ’single’ IPA with off-white, coarse, milky, thinnish foam and warm orange blonde colour, clear. Aroma boasts lots of citrussy American hops, grapefruit, tonic water, orange, pineapple, jam, honey, aniseed and cloves. Soft malty taste, citrus freshness, unripe peach, caramel touch, slowly increasing in hop bitterness only to end in a spicy, citrussy, assertive but not too harsh, elegant, long and dry hop bitterness. Very well-balanced IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2955) - 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 (164) - 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 (770) - 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 (1017) - 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 (65) - 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 (693) - , 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.


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