Goose Island Midway IPA
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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Wow pretty good rating for this, but I am sticking to my own thoughts. Not as hoppy as I expected for a high ABV IPA. Maybe I am just not used to the nitro pour for a non stout, but I wasnt digging the feel of it. I know I have had a couple British beers served that way and i wasnt a big fan. Would like to try it cask, that might bring out more flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Now on tap again at Clybourn. At times a bit "rugged" in its hops - clearly and intentionally unbalanced from the malts. Fine citrusy flavors and more IPA than Double IPA. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Good IPA. Not the greatest, but good. Nice color. Overall flavor is nice - not too hoppy, but balanced. Had both at Clybourn and in bottle. Draft is better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2007
cask @ GI.....rating from memory.....pours a slightly muddled orange brown with a moderate off-white head....aroma of earthly hops and lighlty malted.....flavors of earthy hops but very non-assertive and not in your face. nicely balanced with a lightly sweet caramel malt....very smooth overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Cask conditioned at Clybourn and served in a MBA pint glass: Slightly hazy deep amber hue with a lovely creamy head and very good lace. The best part of the hand pull is the beer is the right temperature to drink right off the get go! The aroma is very grassy, leafy, and resiny with mild pineapple and apricot esters, biscuity and dusty vapours with a hint of band-aid. The taste starts with astringent bittering but more towards the English styled IPA that is balanced nicely with soft sweet malt. The finish is slightly mineral and lingering citric qualities. The mouth feel is extremely smooth and creamy with an almost chewy note.

On cask this is a wonderful brew. I wonder how much the difference is between the cask and regular tap versions. Get ya some, it just went on cask as of Saturday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
Draught at the brewpub, Wrigleyville location
Dark amber color; unfortunately served in a plastic cup because of the game. Some malt and hop aroma. Solid brew, with a powerful malt and caramel flavor, but not too sweet, and a strong bitterness, with a lot of hop oils; the final indeed is amost harsh! Good and bold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2086) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 On tap at Clybourn. I love this beer. Bitter without being overly bitter. Golden color with a tall head. Hoppy nose. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, and caramel. Smooth medium body. Caramels and fruit in the flavor. Lots of lemon, grapefruit, florals, and a doughy/toffee sweetness. Balanced well with a dose of bitterness. Dangerously drinkable. 3.8 Rerate on 12/28. This beer is really a shadow of my memory. Hops are muted. Full earthy flavors. Lacking the fresh fruit/floral punch. 3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 26, 2007
On tap @ GI- Golden color, white head. Nose is spicy, grainy. Flavor is again grainy, slightly sharp, clean finish. Floral aroma, a little more citrus in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Draft at Clybourne. The version I tried used Horizon hops, as listed on the beer list description. Pours rich amber with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel malts. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Rich caramel and toffee malt backbone complimented by a pleasant bitterness that gives notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Earthy finish. Nice beer! I had two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4591) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 29, 2007
Pours a golden amber with a medium creamy white lacing head. Aroma of nice floral citrus nose, lots of tropical fruits and a great hop bouqet. Flavor of citrus, pine, some grapefruit, cereal grains and a lingering bitterness. Well done IPA.

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