Goose Island Midway IPA
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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Cask @ Clybourn brewpub, pours a cloudy golden with a thin head; good lacing. Strong floral aroma with light caramel, grapefruit and orange peel. Nice hoppy taste to follow the aroma. A very floral and aromatic IPA, recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevehousebeer (7) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2007 does not count
mmmmm well balanced hops and a looker as well. Iím not usally a big IPA guy but the goose hit this one out of the park. Its woody with just enough malt to balance out the hops but still have that yummy bitterness you would expect from an IPA. I had it with a Chicken Pot Pie, good times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Growler. Poured clear medium golden with a moderate cap of white head and some splotchy lacing... lots of rising carbonation. Dried floral and pine aroma with some toffee sweetness beneath. Flavor had a tangy pine bitterness throughout and a solid sweet base... little soapy feel when the finish came around... oak nicely laced in there. Higher level of bitterness the whole way. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1899) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Tasted at Goose Island Clybourn. Clear copper with a small, off-white head. Pine/spruce aroma with slight toffee. Moderate malt, low hop bitterness in the flavor, with some slight woodiness in the finish. Nicely balanced IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
(Draught) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, caramel, and pine. Nice balance of malt and hops flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1494) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Thanks to sersdf for snagging a growler of this. A little disappointing pour as it was pretty flat. Iím a little congested so I canít get much aroma but itís lightly grapefruity and a little sweet. Flavor is really grapefruity. Flavor is reminiscent of Bigfoot without the alcohol and heaviness. A very good IPA. Wish it was more carbonated and a little colder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2006
pretty good. got a growler and had about 2 hours later. some limited opacity, a pretty solid maple color. little head, fascinating lacings composed of uber-suspended bubbles that quickly leave, giving a pretty homogenous appearance. smells a bit like a barleywine. i found it strong and malty; friends didnít smell anything. taste/texture feel like a juice. very little carbonation, not surprised to see amarillo hops listed since itís a lot less sharp than a cascade-driven IPA. doesnít seem nitrogenated... but that might be the growler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2006
On tap at Clybourn. Comes cloudy orange with a white rocky head. Has the citrus, pine Ipa thing that one would expect. Balanced nicely by caramel malts. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Orange pour with small white head that lingered. Mild grapefruit aroma with flowers, malt, light fruit. Easy going down, pretty average for an IPA.

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