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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

492 Ratings
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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 117
Gots: 14 | 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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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Tried this on-tap in a tulip glass in a local bar.

Pours deep copper with a creamy white head that has nice retention and leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is of tropical and citrus fruits. Hop spicing certainly comes through in a robust aroma.

The taste is citrus and tropical fruits (apricot, grapefruit and banana) mingles with a touch of caramel. It has a spicy, long finish.

It has a chewy full body. Smooth despite abv.

A wonderfully tasty hoppy brew that is dangerously drinkable!

08-15-2013 21:31:06 | More by jwc215
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Heavy-G

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-12-2013 12:50:05 | More by Heavy-G
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csustar001

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-10-2013 17:58:22 | More by csustar001
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beardown2489

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-02-2013 21:33:21 | More by beardown2489
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-31-2013 09:46:03 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-28-2013 14:02:30 | More by Casterbridge
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-28-2013 04:53:46 | More by mpayne5
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-27-2013 14:23:41 | More by IPAchris
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-15-2013 02:03:05 | More by pathman
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-12-2013 01:55:01 | More by derkfromwi
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bradleypatter

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-06-2013 23:54:02 | More by bradleypatter
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AngusOg

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -52.3%

07-05-2013 21:30:01 | More by AngusOg
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-05-2013 14:19:43 | More by MrBuckHigh
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-30-2013 16:10:34 | More by WOLFGANG
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-25-2013 00:49:14 | More by Shnanign
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-24-2013 22:07:21 | More by Jas45678
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pjkelley82

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-23-2013 20:41:34 | More by pjkelley82
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-19-2013 21:48:10 | More by JimGlonke
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

This poured out as a nice clear orange color with a soapy white head on top. The retention is thin but has a very nice sticky lacing. The smell of the beer is packed with fruity pine-like hops. Very fresh and bright aromas on the nose. The taste is really good as well, lots of sweetness balanced with a great bitterness. The flavored of fruit and malt mix really well with a subtle resin finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied gently carbonated. Overall this is a very good IIPA.

06-16-2013 03:33:21 | More by Knapp85
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ale1

Florida

2.76/5  rDev -34.1%

picked up a sixer at local grocer, served at around 60° poured into a pint glass
2-3" head with large bubbles , ok lacing , light amber colour

alright now down to the tasting , by nose possibly cascade hops ..dry hopped
it appears by the results that's ok if your in a rush and want to make a hopped beer however much better if done over time throught the wort boil 60 120 180 min's etc.
yea like Dogfish ipa' s ! this is not a real WOW IPA and wont purchase this one again. Another corprate blaaa ripoff brewer doing it as cheap as they can.

06-11-2013 23:51:32 | More by ale1
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-09-2013 17:09:16 | More by OregonGrown7
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-08-2013 19:22:52 | More by Number3red
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-07-2013 14:10:38 | More by wdarcy77
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aaronhspence

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-03-2013 14:04:53 | More by aaronhspence
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-03-2013 02:25:05 | More by mportnoy
Imperial IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.