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India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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very good

3,462 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,462
Reviews: 1,071
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 69
Gots: 327 | 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:
Bourbon color, grapefruit aroma, fruity hop flavor, dry body.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002)
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3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Semi-hazy dark peach amber in colour with a foamy, patchy white laced head.

Malty aroma with a backing soft floral / citrus nose.

Quite hoppy, with a nice upfront hop twang, full of tingly spice, woody / herbal flavours, touch of salt and bitter grass ... and soap way back on the palate. Malt is sweet-ish and does a worthy job of providing some balance to the hops, but it's a one dimensional dextrin malt character ... it's only redemption being a faint toasted malt flavour and big, even body. Picked up some very faint phenols for a second. Light esters and alcohol make themselves known, but not as much as I would have liked. Finish is a bit oily, persistent and not very pleasant, eventually drying out some with some grain taste and feel.

Kind of thought this to be an mediocre, average at best, IPA. Hops are a bit out of place and the malts are uninspiring. Expected more from Goose Island.

Todd, Sep 10, 2002
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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1.72/5  rDev -54.1%

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4.76/5  rDev +26.9%

jeffeesley, Wednesday at 02:41 AM
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3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with plenty of carbonation. The head is around two fingers high, shaded a hair off-white. Its texture is fluffy, rocky, and dense, plus the retention is fairly solid. Webs of lacing are left on the glass. (4)

Smell: This one needs to open up a hair. Right after the pour, it smells generically bitter with little else to it. After sitting a little while, though, both its malt and hop characters come through. The malt is has notes of bread and caramel, while the hops are floral, citrusy, and marmalade-like. It's a pretty basic nose, but the general execution is pretty good. (3.5)

Taste: Again, there is a solid mix between hoppiness and a malt backbone. The maltiness appears first with some sugar cookie and caramel, while floral yet orange-laden hop notes finish it off. Simple (and without extreme-ness) but well made - the only (minor) flaw is the faint soapiness of the hops. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: Fairly crisp, but not bone dry or ultra light, either. It doesn't seem to be as carbonated as it looked. Despite the decent residual sweetness and lesser fizz, it's still pretty easy to drink. (3.5)

Overall: There are beers that you muse over lovingly through the course of an hour or two, and there are beers that you kill three or four of while fishing. This is firmly in the latter category: it's an every day drinker and knows so. Not a must buy, but well worth drinking. (3.5)

3.41/5: InBev be damned, this is a nice IPA

ThisWangsChung, Tuesday at 08:22 PM
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2.72/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Honey yellow in color with good clarity. Poured with a thick, soapy foam that slowly reduced to a healthy, soapy cap. Biscuity, lightly toasted malt aroma followed by fresh citrus and floral hop notes. Medium bodied with refreshing, crisp, carbonation from beginning to end. Bready, biscuity malt flavors up front followed by citrus and tangy floral hops through the middle. Citrus orange hop flavors return and intensify near the end as this finished crisply with light biscuity flavors and lingering hop bitterness.

IronLover, Saturday at 08:10 PM
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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,462 ratings.