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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

3,167 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,167
Reviews: 1,058
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 59
Gots: 185 | 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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endovelico

Portugal

4.61/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best before date: 08/08/2013.

Appearance: Amber color with fizzy white head that hold relatively well. A bit of lacing. Medium low perceived effervescence.

Aroma: Medium to medium high in intensity. Amazing depth and elegance. You can pretty much pick up on anything from citrus (Grapefruit, Orange, Coriander) to all sorts of flowery notes (Mint, Roses, Pollen.) Pretty amazing stuff, especially considering this bottle probably isn't that fresh.

Taste: WOW, i love this! It's just straightforward delicious! The profile is less citrusy leaning and more flowery, nutty and toffee-ish.

Palate: The palate is spot on for my taste. Medium to medium full bodied. Medium low carbonation. Alcohol warmth is subdued but in balance. Medium to medium high bitterness. Finishes sweetish with lingering citrusy, earthy, minty aftertaste.

Overall: Wow, i can't believe this is scored so low! (Relatively speaking) It has the most amazing balance, is enjoyable, has a lot of depth, finesse and flavor. Probably just lacking a bit in the flavor depth department but it's still world class. On a side note, after checking the hops used, i have got to say, they really achieved something special. For those of us who brew, to get 4 different hops in and make the hop character taste seamless, rich and deep is just nothing short of masterful.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 00:16:45 | More by endovelico
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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,167 ratings.