India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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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.
09-10-2002 21:27:43 | More by Todd
India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,282 ratings.