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RATINGS: 2522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2005
On tap @ GI Clybourn. Reddish orange color with a white head. The aroma is piney first and then citrusy. Malty flavor at first with a huge piney flavor. Nice mouthfeel.

3.7
kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2005
(bottle) Light-medium gold with nice white head and some lace. Great pine hops aroma. Flavor is more piney hops, well balanced with malt. A really solid IPA.

3.7
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2005
On tap at brewpub. A little overcarbonated in my opinion (I think it was on nitrogen, which I don’t really like), and not as hoppy as I like my IPA’s. Probably true to British-style IPA’s, but not exactly what I’m looking for. Has a nice amberish color, reasonably hoppy nose and flavor. Nothing spectacular, but a solid IPA.

3.7
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Pours slightly hazy, golden brown with a smallish head. Smells distinctively of hops, with a touch of yeast. Supurbly balanced; a stong hop presence that doesn’t overwhelm. In fact, the hop seems quite in harmony with the malt, a rarity in IPAs. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this beer, but yet somehow it just doesn’t seem remarkable in any real way, either.

3.7
blankboy (7833) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
Bottle courtesy of ross. Pours a hazy orange with a large mostly lasting creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of citrus and pine hops along with some malt. Flavour’s also hoppy along with some sweetness to balance it out and a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. This is a really good and refreshing IPA -- great stuff!

3.7
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2006
From a 12 oz. twist cap long neck brown bottle with a best before date on the back label, 06/26/06.

Made a good appearance, poured a hazy reddish and orange hued golden with a foamy white that settled into a thin foamy lacing, small amount of sticking, moderate carbonation.

Had a spicy, grassy hop nose with a light floral and fruity aromas, also a touch of grain.

A crisp, mild dry hop texture and smooth light bodied mouth feel, good drinkability.

Good IPA taste, a dry spicy rind and grassy hop bitterness, mild and rolling on the tongue, toasted grainy malty with a very subtle fruitiness in the middle and a dry hoppy and grainy finish with a lemon rind lingering in the palate.

A nice and tasty AIPA from Goose Island, a good everyday IPA.



3.7
HumuloneRed (765) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2006
12 oz. Bottle. Pours an almost clear light golden color a nice white head and lacing all the way down the glass. Pine and caramel in the nose. Pine, grapefruit, and toasty caramel flavors that balance with the hop bitterness at the end. Good IPA.

3.7
milewide (2326) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2006 Everything that an IPA should be. Well hopped, but not as complex as Founders IPA or Bells Two Hearted Ale. $5/case less than other top IPAs.

3.7
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Not bad. Kind of reminds me of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale excepted maybe a little sweeter. Lots of cascade hops. Eggshell head and orange looking. Decent.

3.7
RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle, Cellar Bar, St Andrews. Hazy caramel-amber colour, bubbly white head. Hoppy, slightly sweet bitter nose, strawberry tones. Taste is sweet hops, grassy and lemony. More like and English bitter than an IPA to me. Palate is grassy hoppy dryness, long bitter finish. Rather nice.


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