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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
85
very good

3,369 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,369
Reviews: 1,068
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 62
Gots: 289 | 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%

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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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

BRami127, Yesterday at 03:42 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +12%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Scott17taylor, Tuesday at 03:11 AM
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2.96/5  rDev -21.1%

wsr602, Monday at 02:27 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

Reddogelite, Saturday at 02:18 PM
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3/5  rDev -20%

A: Golden color with amber highlights; very clear; weak head
S: Strong hit of danky hops, musty; hint of grapefruit
M: medium-light body, smooth
T: overpoweringly danky

**could have been an off bottle/old**

kellyej, Saturday at 12:19 AM
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Alex93, Thursday at 07:50 PM
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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

JaredGolia, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

JStampler, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Dayankees5, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12 oz bottle in a goblet glass (not in a thistle like the bottle recommends). Amber in color. Medium size head, and lacing that really clings (almost sticks) to the glass. Smells of flowers and malt, almost a perfume fragrance to it. Taste is quite strong, dominated by hops. Faint fruit notes. Really herbal and leafy. I can certainly taste an alcoholic tinge in the back of my palette. For an IPA, I've tasted better. Overall good.

ENogueira, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

KevChiTown, Sep 10, 2014
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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,369 ratings.