Goose Island Midway IPA
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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2100) - 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 (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 (7426) - 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 (1902) - 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 (12367) - 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 (1505) - 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.

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