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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

494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 118
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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Ratings: 494 | Reviews: 329 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

billyshears, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

frosted33, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of jwc215
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

jwc215, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Heavy-G, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

csustar001, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

beardown2489, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Casterbridge, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mpayne5, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

IPAchris, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

pathman, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

derkfromwi, Jul 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

bradleypatter, Jul 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.3%

AngusOg, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MrBuckHigh, Jul 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

WOLFGANG, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Shnanign, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Jas45678, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

pjkelley82, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

JimGlonke, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Knapp85, Jun 16, 2013
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2.76/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

ale1, Jun 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

OregonGrown7, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Number3red, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

wdarcy77, Jun 07, 2013
Imperial IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.