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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

3,719 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,719
Reviews: 1,099
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 84
Gots: 466 | 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 Prager62
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tharper178
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DirkNachbar
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
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
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
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

Photo of mikeg67
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy, piney, herbal hops and caramel malt and some fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Earthy, herbal hops, caramel and biscuit malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry and earthy. Good English style, drinkable IPA.

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

Photo of Pacioli1445
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of interzen
4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle served in a tulip glass

Look: Dark golden yellow with a fluffy white head which diminishes to a nice, even foam cap and some nice lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Hoppy right out of the gate - the fruity aromas were noticeable during the pour, and having let the beer sit for a little bit I was getting a lovely combination of hops, resin and grapefruit aromas.

Taste: Cor blimey, the hops hit you right from the word go but at the same time they manage not to swamp the other flavours present, and there are some. There's a nice balance between hop and malt in the middle, with the hops coming through again in the finish. Surprisingly complex.

Feel: Hops up front, a nice hop/malt/fruit combo in the middle and a dry, astringent finish. I finally feel that my palate is getting used to this sort of beer.

Overall: Goose Island has been a bit hit and miss for me - on the one hand I loved their 312 Wheat beer but Honkers was a bit of a let down. This, I feel, hits the bullseye for me - for sure, there are more aggressively hopped beers out there but this is a good introduction to the more bitter side of things.

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brureview
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brewed only a month ago. The last time I tasted this beer, it was 6 months old,
and not as good as this beer.

Pours a light golden color with a 2F head in Thistle glass. This glass works well for the beer as recommended by the brewer.

Light fruit and hops aroma.

Very bitter Mf- the beer tingles on the back of my tongue.

Taste- quite good. Fruit and a serious bitterness.

Overall- Quite classic and worth checking out if fresh.

Photo of Jdr34
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of campfirebrew
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foyle
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle (bottled on Jan 8, 2015) into schooner glass.

Appearance: pours a 1" pillowy head that falls slowly with some mild lacing. Color is mostly clear deep gold. Abundant streaming carbonation.

Aroma: fairly for the style, pleasant citrus and pine, nice biscuit malt.

Mouthfeel: fairly light, very carbonated and frothy with a quite dry finish.

Flavor: citrus elements are stronger than in the aroma. The biscuit is in the background. Also pick up some earthy bitter hops and hop oil in the finish.

Overall: very good, but a bit too aggressive and lacking the subtle and balanced flavors of the milder English IPA style.

Photo of glf60
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honestly, it is an impressive IPA. Unique in it's character. It's very balanced because of the strong malt. Not extremely hoppy for an IPA but nonetheless a tasty concoction. Went great with pepporoni pizza and sausage! Another winner from Goose Island.

Photo of Igotmypistola
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Tdenham
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 3,719 ratings.