India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by marcobrau:
4.45/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
This Goose Island India Pale Ale pours a clear, deep gold hue with ample carbonation briefly forming a white head of foam that settles fairly quickly leaving good amounts of lace on the sides of the glass. The smell is spicy; like a peppery pine cone mixed with a bit of oak.
Peppery, woody, sort of leafy-earthy, hops are the predominant flavors first noticed in this IPA. There's not much malt complexity here, just some simple British pale malt flavors (more cracker-like than bready). Some hoppy pine notes emerge as the beer warms up, especially towards the finish which is marked by a fairly assertive bitterness that coats the tongue. The sweetness of the malt plays really well with the hops. This beer has really evolved through the years.
Overall, drinkability is excellent; perhaps a sessionable IPA. The bitter finish is assertive and resinous but not overpowering and reminds of Bridgeport IPA.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2009 04:16:57 | More by marcobrau
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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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