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Imperial IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 118
Gots: 13 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

brandoncun, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Arkay, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Dduquette, Mar 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

mhbarber, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Matthewpakula, Mar 08, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

metter98, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

smithj4, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

bluntedboywonder, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

DOCRW, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

TubaDan, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

DougAppleby, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

DersOne, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

jaydoc, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Shawner, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jaxon53, Oct 27, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a tulip at the Blue Dog.
Had a golden orange amber color with a medium white head. Lacing was spotted.
The aroma was fruity hops intermingled with pine. Malts had a ceral grain smell.
Taste was pretty good. Light in flavor heavy in bitterness. You could tell this was loaded with hops, plenty of thick sticky resinous hops. A subtle fruity hop taste came through the sweet malts and then finished with abold dry bitterness.
Drank thick and sticky on the palate.
A desent IIPA.

micromaniac129, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

jxb345, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

fluke42, Oct 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Phillyz, Sep 25, 2013
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DmanGTR, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

NSLPublishing, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Salud24, Aug 22, 2013
Imperial IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.