Imperial IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
4.65/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A big, thick, yellow head slowly sinks into my tulip offering up fresh grapefruit and orange zest with light cinnemon aromas. The head comes to rest as a surface layer with some lacing on top a mirky orange beer.
WOW. This beer taste like a delicious tiki drink. Seriously. I get every citrus you can name, pineapple, vanilla, banana, even coconut, slight cherry notes, and a slight woody aftertaste. There is a very very slight off flavor I can't really even isolate but I know I associate it with shell fish. It doesn't bother me. As the beer warms, the flavors dull but that only makes it more sublime and dangerously drinkable. Things get a tad more herbal and the alcohol starts to show. I'
I'm blown away. They seem to have gotten every possible flavor out of these hops but straight bitter. If you're looking for a punch in the tounge, you'll have to look elsewhere. This is dangerously drinkable and even avoids heavy mouthfeel issues. This is a beautiful beer I still can't quite get my mind around.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2006 04:49:30 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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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.