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RATINGS: 1906   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ipaordie (4) - USA - FEB 3, 2006 does not count
Light malt; moderate hops, average head (lasting, white, w/excellent lacing); sparkling clear; no particles; beautiful amber color; excellent flavor -- not over the top like Red Hook; light-to-medium body; soft carbonation; my personal favorite!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
factus (13) - - OCT 10, 2013
A maltier IPA perhaps, but I find it agreeable in every way, including the price.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2006
aroma of sweet pine; pours a dark cloudy gold; flavor is a bold bitter but works as a session beer also. I love this beer, it has a great flavor and the hop resins linger on and on. This and the New Glarus IPA make living in the midwest alot less depressing.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rintala (6) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2012 does not count
Aroma:hay, citrus Taste: very bitter, light sweetness colour:golden, Palate:full body, creamy, lively Carbonation; bitter, long finish, Best beer I ever tasted. straitfully hoppy from the smell up to the loooong lasting aftermatch !

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
biles1234 (1) - USA - JAN 25, 2010 does not count
Aroma is moderately hoppy with a strong floral scent. A nice golden color with noticeable haze upon opening. Taste is definitely the beer’s best asset. It goes down smooth, hoppy, and bittersweet, never too hoppy, sweet, or heavy. It’s just right. A personal favorite and one of the best IPA’s I’ve had

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkokodyn (3) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012 does not count
i have to write something in order for ratebeer to let me add it to my list of beers.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
This is an exceptional IPA. If I were going to give a friend a good, balanced, first IPA.... This would be a great one. This one has an awesome balance of hop aroma and flavor. Great brew from Goose Island.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (416) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Hipster alert! Goose Island India Pale Ale was a great IPA years before great IPA’s were cool. This beer was one of the few great templates that other brewers now follow and look to as an example of the style. Today, its taste - complete with citrus and aggressive bitterness - is common. Truth be told, the steep prevalence of bold, innovative IPA’s makes this ale seem a little dated by modern standards. Still, there’s always room for a classic.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 11, 2001
Hop aroma, flavor and bitterness comes out of this beer and slaps you in the face! The brewery uses Cascade and Fuggles and I think the Fuggles really come through in the aroma well! This beer is closer to a English IPA than an American one, well crafted and clean. Malt flavors in the background balance out the huge hop bill. If you are a hophead this is the beer for you.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2001
A wonderful IPA. Pronounced floral hops with distinctive lemon character. Bittering just shy of too much. Very refreshing with a finish that reminds me of Earl Gray tea.


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