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RATINGS: 2131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
What a wonderful beer. Evocative for me...of what I won’t say. A great, truly American IPA. Rather different from an English IPA, and it shows in both the aroma (how can that be bettered?) and the flavour. Balanced and very hoppy, and what hops: Styrian, Fuggle, Cascade and Centennial. A great combination, and with an exquisite maltiness. Oh Cascade!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 9, 2012
Aroma: Nice and fresh. Fruit like mango, strawberries and of course orange and grapefruit. Also, some resinous elements. Mouthfeel: Medium oily body. Taste: Mmmm. Bitter and crisp. Hoppy, but on a good, balanced malt background. A lot of citrus goodness. Not as agressive as brewdogs and flying dogs:) Finish: Bitterness that lasts and lasts. Citrus notes carry on to a tannic feel. Overall: Definitely a winner. Delicious and round. Very very enjoyable indeed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
criley2 (40) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Exactly what I’m looking for in an ipa. Deliciously hoppy but not to heavy so it’s extremely drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1199) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Clear amber with off white head. Aroma of hops, hops, citrus and hops. Tasteis similar but with an added sweet fruitiness. Even though this is a highly rated ipa, I think it is ununderrated. Great but slightly different ipa.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
During a time when IIPAs and IIIPAs are becoming more and more the norm rather than the exception, it is nice to see a beer that stays true to the English IPA style. Pours a very light copper, somewhat brilliant with golden highlights, good head with decent retention and fine lacing. There’s a distinct fruitiness that jumps out in the aroma which is slightly floral with a very light dose of citrus. There’s also a slight ester from the malt that comes across as biscuit and light tobacco. It tastes lightly sweet which quickly dissipates into a moderately dry finish. Very satisfying and drinkable. They’ve kept the body light enough to enjoy more than one pint. There’s a chewy malt and fruity yeast characteristic which is unmistakably English. A beautiful beer and a classic example of the style.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattyKakes (107) - Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
This is a great IPA. Very drinkable. Also appreciate the fact that this one is lightly dry malted, making it crisper than other IPAs. Abv is not quite in the 7 range or higher. And due to alcohol levels can result in being on the sweeter side, and this one isn’t . Cheers!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (567) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyforce (625) - Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Delicious brew. Pour is a nice light amber with a thin white head. Hoppy flavor and a nice Aroma.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Millmonkey1 (1) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
I normally prefer dark beer and was never much of a fan of IPA’s. Had this by chance. Very surprised and pleased. This will definitely be part of my Xmas cheer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Bitter orange, grass, layers of manly florals and perfect for winter. Its a bitter chocolate orange beer and it is insanely luscious and delightful. I get em in for Christmas to keep it special. Its a quality IPA, typically American, typically bitter, sweetness. Could be the king of IPAs. Seasons greetings hop nerds!


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