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India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,841 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2841
Reviews: 1048
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%


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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Reviews by fostwal:
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fostwal

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer has a somewhat hazy and golden amber appearance. It has a slightly hoppy scent. The taste is pretty good. A definite hop bite, but it doesn't over do it. Its also has a nice citrus hint. This beer isn't highly carbonated. The combination of these makes the beer very refreshing. I'm glad I was able to bring a few back to TX.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 22:57:59 | More by fostwal
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Auraan

Arizona

3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice clear amber with a half finger white head that dissipated leaving some lacing. It looks pretty nice, true to form for an IPA, but nothing standout. Scents of orange, grapefruit peel, some tropical fruit, peach, slight floral aromas and extremely faint pine resin. A very fruit forward aroma, yet also quite muted in its overall intensity for an IPA. Still very nice and appealing. Flavor begins with faintly bitter citrus, moving into strong floral hop notes and faint pine resin. Finishes with a nice hit of floral hops and citrus peel, with some slight pine. Aftertaste is floral with some hints of bitter citrus peel. A very floral IPA flavor and not as bitter and hop-forward as many American IPAs, but a good English IPA flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with low carbonation and a resinous feel. A good, true to style IPA mouthfeel. Overall this is a pretty good IPA, with a nice aroma and flavor combination, that while not the most pronounced and bold, are well balanced and pleasant. It's not the greatest IPA out there, even for an English IPA, but it is nice.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 06:50:21 | More by Auraan
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JDM44

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-16-2014 23:10:39 | More by JDM44
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-16-2014 22:29:20 | More by tp05lg
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Howdymike

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-15-2014 16:48:22 | More by Howdymike
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-14-2014 23:06:16 | More by badmotorgrunge
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-14-2014 18:25:22 | More by JoninVT
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AmyfaceNYC

New York

3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Definitely a better-than-average IPA. Hops are prominent but yet restrained. Moderate carbonation. A little malt and sweet fruity flavors too. This is an easy-drinking, flavorful beer that doesn't cross the line into pure hop-bomb. Nice in the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2014 23:26:41 | More by AmyfaceNYC
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CtephanieCimone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden-Medium golden body,medium head,visably carbonated

Overwhelming hop scent

Great in your face bold hops, strong and in your face, just the way i like my IPAs.
Still has some fruit and malt notes,but over all a strong concentration on having a fully hopped.... boldy hopped brew :P

Smooth and crisp sips

First Had: May 27th 2013

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 18:37:58 | More by CtephanieCimone
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 17:45:55 | More by thatoneguymike
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-13-2014 17:30:05 | More by PickwickHopz
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-13-2014 04:51:04 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-13-2014 02:18:14 | More by bigclydeoliver
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-12-2014 23:53:35 | More by Zone_Fighter
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Kenee

United Kingdom (England)

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into a tulip glass

Not much head but ok lacing with the little there is.

Beautiful orange colour. Very clear. Deep fruity citrus aroma. Not grapefruit but something less sharp.

Tastes great. Not aggressive but strong flavour. Rounded, fruity, little malt but nice soft finish. Medium bitterness, not very astringent but refreshing and moreish.

Good solid reliable mainstream American ipa.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 22:26:13 | More by Kenee
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-12-2014 20:08:25 | More by NorthSideSean
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-12-2014 12:41:12 | More by SpartyJoe
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Mineo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-11-2014 19:39:36 | More by Mineo
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-11-2014 18:19:02 | More by Noelito76
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Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Benesi88

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-10-2014 16:44:46 | More by Benesi88
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New York

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-10-2014 06:10:09 | More by krampert11
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-10-2014 04:29:08 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,841 ratings.