RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.

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3.5
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Tap at BT for the GI event. Pours a medium bright amber with a thin head. Aroma is orange mango citrus with mint earth some green grassy hints and weeds, - someone said this was hopped only with Horizon light carapils malt backbone. Flavor is more earthy minty and citrus hints, a bit leather nice honey sweetness with some orange zest, citrus oils and almost a hint of lemon verbena and slight soapiness as it warms and in the finish. Ok

2.9
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
(on bottle) Mellow fruity(abricot and pear) aroma. Soft carbonation. Steady, going more harsh and tight in the hopping, as one sips on. Firm hopped, to the sweet side.

3.7
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2010
had at a beer sampling poured a nice golden orange with a decent head smelled of hops citrus and other fruit tasted abiout the same decent ipa

3.5
tmoreau (4369) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2010
One of Goose Island’s bonus beers at the CBS Brewpub Shootout in Chicago. Poured a hazed, orangy amber, with modest, off white foam to the head, and ribbons and spots of clingy lacing. The nose was mainly citrus, with light resin, and some fruit and malt sweetness. Smooth malt, and a nice, supportive hop bitterness followed the former notes into the flavor. Along with a medium body, the finish was lightly dry. A very decent, sessionable IPA.

4.4
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
Pale golden pour with a sticky white head. The nose is awesome… lots of rich pine and even more mango and pineapple over a light lemony citrus. There is also a bit of floral sweetness and a zesty fruitiness. Moderate palate with lots of juicy hop flavour over a moderately bitter finish. The malts stay with you all the way through to the finish, just serving as a counterpoint to the rich hoppiness. Light pine resinousness on the back. They should bottle this, because they’ve hit on a winner.

3.4
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
On tap at GI Clybourn served in an English pint glass. Hazy, golden/orange pour with a thin head of off-white foam that quickly faded away. Decent lacing. The aroma favored grapefruit with a touch of pale malt. The flavor was fairly hoppy, but not overly bitter. Crisp citrus and grapefruit with minimal malt sweetness. Medium-bodied with light carbonation. An easy drinking IPA. Not in your face or aggressive. Decent.

3.6
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2009
On tap @ Clybourn. Nice citrusy aroma, somewhat thin body, decent white head. Taste is not too bitter but just enough... lots of hop flavor, and finishes very nice.. little bit of malt flavor

3.4
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of grapefriut, dry malt, some perfumy hints. Tastes grassy and dry with some underlying bitterness and a spicy bitter finish.

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge, frothy, white head, lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (husky grain), average hop (grass, grapefruit, pine), light yeast (earth) with notes of dust, pineapple, and peach skin. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter-dry finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.6
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
tap at GI. Mostly orange pour wtih a smallish white head. Hops galore! The citrus jumps out...good grapefruit and a rich malt aroma that is accented by the wood chips I am sure. Flavor is really nice. The hops jump out but they don’t overpower. Good combo of citrus, floral and malt. Good stuff.


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