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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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kflorence

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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours clear and golden with hints of copper. Not much head on the pour and what little is there dissipates quickly into a film of bubbles. There's a small amount of lacing around the glass as you drink. Carbonation levels look to be on the weaker side, which will hopefully lend to the drinkability of this brew.

S: Smells of honey and sweet malts with a high note of citrus rinds and pine resin. Pleasant and inviting, overall, but also a bit sour and slightly metallic.

T: Sweet malts lend way to a citrus hop middle with notes of grapefruit, peach and apricot. Finishes pretty balanced with lingering notes of citrusy hops.

M: Pretty light bodied for an IPA with lower carbonation and very little chewiness. Very crisp and drinkable for the style.

O: A balanced and sessionable IPA without much flavor or complexity. I imagine this brew would have been looked upon differently before the hop-bomb invasion. Alas, now it will probably serve as a good introduction to the style without insulting those who prefer something a bit more assaulting.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 22:43:42 | More by kflorence
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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,167 ratings.