India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.31/5 rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Dark orange with a little white head that doesn't last long but deposits consistent lacing around the edge of the tall glass.The smell is not strong; perhaps the beer was served too cold for the aroma to come through fully. Grainy malts underlie soft earthy hops and a bit of spicy dankness; this potpourri smothers fruity scents. Goose Island IPA smells almost as if unmalted barley or wheat in the mash with some roasted malts. Tastes of big, earthy and slightly oily noble hops may disappoint a throat yearning for the stinging bitter refreshment of citrusy and floral American hop cones.
This IPA has a big foamy body. The carbonation is noticeable in a frothy rather than prickly way, accenting smoky dark malts. It goes down easy with very little bitterness for my palate, which is accustomed to mouth-wrecking northwest IPAs. This one is more in the British style, with notes reminiscent of Belgian yeast: a bit of bubblegum and some tropical fruitiness. Alcohol warmth sends this one through the mouth smoothly as lacing lines the glassware. English-style Chicago IPA in the Seattle-Tacoma airport; just fine.
Serving type: on-tap
05-11-2013 04:03:14 | More by sam_bliss
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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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