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India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

3,733 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,733
Reviews: 1,104
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 85
Gots: 471 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002

Bourbon color, grapefruit aroma, fruity hop flavor, dry body.
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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thommo_nk
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent IPA, doesn't really pack much of a punch though.

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden orange body with well-carb'd one finger head and lace patches down the glass. Light citric hops and a little bit of sweetness and bread in the aroma. Smooth, easy drinking IPA, "session" like, there is a caramel/honey like sweetness that balances with herbal, citric hops that are light on the tongue. Little bit of breadiness for fuller mouthful and clean finish. Simple and enjoyable beer.

Photo of Beerparrot
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A go to easy drinking IPA of which you can have a few without getting tired of the taste and it doesn't kick your *ss.

Photo of coz
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very smooth IPA with a low bitterness. A very well made session IPA.

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of detroitpat
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewheeln
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvoRich
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Golden in color. Very clear, with decent head retention

Smell: Hops, and a bitter, unsweetened lemon peel aroma. Very bitter, almost sour in scent.

Taste: Very hop forward still with the sense of fruitiness, but it's mostly lemon peel with no sense of sweetness.

Feel: Very light and easy to drink. Carbonation is a moderate level.

Overall: It's ok. Not my first choice if I'm going for an IPA.

Photo of Gajo74
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prager62
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a sample pack of Goose Island beers. The IPA poured with a clear golden brown appearance with average lacing. The beer had a very thick head but it dissipated quickly. Aromas are similar to a dried, citrus fruit smell and malts. In terms of taste, the IPA more has a bitter and bready flavoring over anything citrus-like. I did like the carbonation for the IPA; crisp carbonation and dry. Overall, not too bad.

Photo of Flabbyjandro
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tharper178
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DirkNachbar
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B-Land
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eddiehop
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skriv
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevlee722
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 3,733 ratings.