Imperial IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by HopasaurusRex:
4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into my Duvel chalice:
Hazy orangey-amber body topped by white fluffy head. Pungent aroma of pine sap, grapefruit rind, apricot preserves, and tangy, spicy high-alpha hops. Pervasive bitterness from start to finish. A veritable hop attack deluges the senses with each sip. An ambrosiac cocktail of citrus dancing with Pacific Northwest pine trees. Lingering spritz of carbonation on the palate. Wonderfully bitter and resiny double IPA.
Cheers to mlh1227 for sharing a hoppy nectar from the Midwest!
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2006 03:47:17 | More by HopasaurusRex
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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 482 ratings.