India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
4.43/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A tulip of deep opaque glowing orange beckons to me from beneath a quickly-fading orange-tinted head. Lacing is minimal. The boquet of this beer is damned amazing. I smell something new everytime I have one I think, but this time around I get wet grain upfront for just a second before pungent hop perfume hits me with spicy, floral, and citrus hop aroma.
Rich sugary-sweet malt hits first but is pushed out totally but a very spicy, I would almost say hot, hop that turns citrusy for just a second before going to a deep acidic bitter and a finish/aftertaste thats like licking the inside of an orange rind. Barely noticeable alcohol chimes in here and there. As you sip and the beer warms, things mellow out alot and the orange flavor comes out more with cinnemon notes. Damn.
Mouthfeel is light, slick, and vapory. The intensity of this beer along with a heavy feeling in the gut makes it hard to rate drinkability high, but I have to since I usually go for two. This beer rocks.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2006 15:46:31 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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3.55/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
It comes with golden brown color. It has a decent aroma of hops, but nothing something crazy like American style IPAs.
The taste has a good hops flavor in the front and then ends soon into a malty finish. It ends a bit too fast for me, but it does a good job as people something different from American hophead IPAs.
I would recommend it as a very drinkable. It's crisp, smooth, and has a good maltiness that would not be offensive to many drinkers.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 05:33:05 | More by dar482
India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,742 ratings.