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Imperial IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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93
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483 Ratings
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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 118
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Draft only as of 2008.

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 11-24-2003)
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SheepNutz

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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a hazy dark orange color with one finger of head that dies down fairly quickly. There is a little bit of lace left on the glass. The smell very citrusy with lots of hop aroma, but it doesn't stand out nearly as much as some other imperial IPAs. From what I get from the nose, I know the taste will be huge though. Wow, the taste is intense! There's lots of hop aroma up front, with just a tiny bit of malt present in the background. The citrus juicy goodness just coats the entire mouth. The finish lets you have some of that hop bitterness, mmm. There's a good dose of alcohol there as well. The mouthfeel is fantasticly thick and smooth. The drinkability is decent for a 9% brew. Another good one from the guys and gals at Goose Island.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2006 01:40:41 | More by SheepNutz
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Imperial IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.