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Goose Island Midway IPA
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Pub brewed India Pale Ale that yields a higher gravity and slightly deeper hue than our perennial IPA, making it "mid way" between the IPA and Imperial IPA. Generous amounts of Amarillo hops were used and aged with oak and apple wood chips for distinctive character. Dispensed with Nitrogen and "slow poured" for a silky mouthfeel.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Last beer of my Chicago trip. Grabbed a quick bite and a beer before my flight to FL with my brother at the pub in the airport. Pleasant earthy aroma with slight hints of grapefruit. Hoppy flavor with a tad bit of malt in there. Nothing super special but a nice way to end a trip.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 27, tap @ Goose Island, Clyborn. Fresher and sweeter than the casc one. Better hoppy aroma and flavor as well as finish. Even fruityness is better. But not as matured and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Had this from a cask at the Clybourn brew pub. Pours crystal clear to my surprise with an attractive thick and frothy head. The head is bright white and leaves rocky sheets of lace on the glass. Strong piney aroma, full of citrus fruits like grapefruits, mangoes, and earth. Nice strong bitter hops on the tongue with loads of sweet citrus fruits, a good balance of pine and earth as well. Of course, the mouthfeel feels a bit flat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Enjoyed while hanging out with a good friend at the Goose Island Clybourn brewery. Appearance a cloudy amber-ish with a thin lacing white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and hops, somewhat soft. Taste primarily grapefruit with the bitterness of hops, nice malty backing as well, definitely has a fruitiness to it. Pretty good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Nitro tap at the Clybourn location on December 29, 2010. Oddly, Iíll say that I didnít get too much from the nitro, but the menu said this was nitro and cask and I was told the cask had kicked. Also, judging from the previous reviews, this is a different beer than was previously bottled and is also different than what was available a few months ago, as the menu indicated that this was done with Amarillo hops. To the review. Poured a moderate golden color with a single-finger white head and not too much lacing. The nose brought forward a light amount of the typical Amarillo character--a bit of floral and citrus, through these components werenít overpowering here. The malt in the background was a bit strong and tended to overwhelm the more-delicate character of what the Amarillo brought here. Taste was quite plain with really mild hops and a strange bit of malt character for the style. Mouthfeel was light to medium with moderate carbonation. While nothing really stood out about this one, it went down smoothly and I was pleased to have gotten to try this. Serving type: nitro-tap Reviewed on: 12-30-2010

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2598) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tasted on 1/26/11 on nitro-draft at the Clybourn Brewpub. Pours clear light orange with a thick white head that recedes to smooth lace. The nose is cereal malt with lightly bitter citrus hops, orange peel, and tropical fruit. The flavor is cereal and hay malt with an almost non-existent mid-palate, orange peel, and earthy bitterness on the back. The body is light with lively carbonation and a medium bitter and orange peel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
At sampling. Pours a clear light amber with a small biege head. Aroma of piney hops and citrus. Taste is similar with some malt. Good balance. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2011
On cask at the brewpub. Pours a light golden with a creamy white head. Aroma is lightly piney with some citric and strong caramel notes. A bit of doughiness too. Flavor is fairly eh too. Lots of caramel and bready biscuit notes. Some citric but mostly piney hops. Boring hop character. Maybe I should have gotten a regular pint versus cask, just tastes bland. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Eh

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2010
On tap. Amberish gold color. A bitter hoppy west coast ipa. Thes e pas are good on a hot chicago day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8906) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours light copper with a decent beige head and a piny aroma. There is a tasty caramel malt flavor with a bitter hoppy finish. Well-balanced.


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