Imperial IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by BillyB:
4.2/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer says alot!
Even on the label, ". . .strong enough to wake the dead and filled with more bitterness than a woman scorned!"
Pours a nice hazy, orange color with a one fingered white, foamy head.
Aromas of citrusy, piney hops and grapefruit dominate. Some sweet smells of caramel and biscuity malt. Alcohol aroma is hidden well.
Tastes are very hoppy. Grapefruit and pine with other citrusy tastes. Some dark fruit and sweet malt as well.
Medium bodied with good carbonation and a bit of creaminess. At 9% abv the alcohol is hidden well. This is very drinkable for such a big beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2007 15:31:06 | More by BillyB
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3.96/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts and floral and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that there are a little more flavors of caramel malts and a light to medium amount of bitterness. Only a slight amount of alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Imperial IPA ages pretty incredibly as you can still smell and taste some of the hops after a decade. While the aging has rendered it closer to a barleywine, you can still get some of the hops in the smell and taste.
Note: Aged approximately 10 years.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 01:35:49 | More by metter98
Imperial IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.