Imperial IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Westsidethreat:
4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: If this beer tasted like orange soda, I would be suprised. Doesn't have the over the top dayglow orange color, but this beer is orange. Unfiltered and filthy. Head has fallen to a healthy off white rim around the beer.
S: Smells of pure hop juice, lemon peel and earthy grass
T: Lots of alcohol, they take no steps in hiding the fact that its an Imperial IPA. Copius amount of malty syrup flavors with HUGE hop profile. A clean lemon bitterness finishes with a sappy pine flavor following.
M: Solid, full bodied beer. Nearly perfect mouthfeel.
D: Great beer. Very balanced and drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2006 04:47:05 | More by Westsidethreat
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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.