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India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,279 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,279
Reviews: 1,060
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 58
Gots: 240 | 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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Ratings: 3,279 | Reviews: 1,060 | Display Reviews Only:
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apasternak

District of Columbia

1.25/5  rDev -66.7%

07-12-2013 22:33:00 | More by apasternak
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SteveJeremy

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -60%

05-25-2014 23:17:53 | More by SteveJeremy
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RobDeVain

Kentucky

1.7/5  rDev -54.7%

Maybe I'm just not fancy enough.

I bought two 12-packs at a local gas station because they were on sale for $5. Worst $5 I ever spent.

My wife and I LOVE our beer. My wife is British and often says American beer seems watered down to her. She said that Goose Island India Ale taste like skunk butt, and I have to agree.

How anyone is supposed to sit back and relax with a drink that sends you into involuntary convulsions is beyond me.

The worst part is have another 20 to drink.

This drink is best enjoyed when you're already three sheets in the wind on something else and just don't care anymore. It's also great for guest you don't like.

05-30-2014 00:03:29 | More by RobDeVain
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surfwahine

California

1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

08-07-2014 02:59:58 | More by surfwahine
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AaronPayne


1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

01-30-2013 02:59:35 | More by AaronPayne
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Sheesh101

New York

1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

08-30-2013 16:50:08 | More by Sheesh101
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wilfonzo

Florida

2/5  rDev -46.7%

01-25-2014 00:58:03 | More by wilfonzo
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -46.7%

11-30-2013 10:03:54 | More by largadeer
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zismasterflex

Florida

2/5  rDev -46.7%

07-20-2013 03:15:39 | More by zismasterflex
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ChainChompsky

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.7%

01-15-2014 06:47:23 | More by ChainChompsky
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.7%

01-16-2012 02:34:26 | More by sweisel80
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.7%

07-29-2013 19:03:20 | More by JohnnyK
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DangYankee

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.7%

06-07-2013 22:59:40 | More by DangYankee
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zaraspook

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.7%

07-26-2014 23:14:21 | More by zaraspook
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jaybags

Michigan

2/5  rDev -46.7%

07-16-2012 15:00:58 | More by jaybags
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IrishIPA


2/5  rDev -46.7%

08-08-2014 20:59:56 | More by IrishIPA
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.7%

05-13-2012 05:17:28 | More by Centennial
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moot2142

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.7%

07-27-2014 18:57:01 | More by moot2142
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SoCaliC8

California

2/5  rDev -46.7%

01-17-2014 11:58:37 | More by SoCaliC8
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AgentZero

Illinois

2.23/5  rDev -40.5%

A - Golden orange with a soapy decent sized head that leftsome surprisingly nice broad lace.

S - Hmm, lot of hops and pine notes in here, was hoping for some more complexity here as the bartender said this is a very good ipa. All I'm getting is mostly pine, little citrus.

T - Tastes like I'm chewing on a pine tree. This is quite horrible. All I can taste is pine, pine, and well, more pine.

M - Nice carbonation and crisp.

D - I can't drink it because it tastes like I got lost in the forest and had to chew on pine needles to survive. Maybe I just had a bad bottle, but this seemed almost like making an IPA to make one and not really knowing exactly what goes into it.

11-23-2009 23:57:49 | More by AgentZero
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -40%

03-20-2012 23:53:34 | More by Mudawg
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -40%

02-17-2013 03:48:56 | More by tjdrewry
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de322

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -40%

03-08-2012 23:26:11 | More by de322
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benmiliron

Ohio

2.33/5  rDev -37.9%

Looks nice, your standard IPA appearance. Smells hoppy and spicy. Taste is hoppy yet watery and there is (I swear) an old greasy sweat sock taste lingering in the back. There seems to be some substance/texture missing from this too, on further reflection, it's really watery. This is the worst tasting IPA I've had.

01-03-2004 02:17:09 | More by benmiliron
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vfgccp

New York

2.4/5  rDev -36%

April 2010 bottle, drank 2/22/11.

A - Opaque apple cider. Low head. Little lace.

S - Mellow alcohol, light honey. Some orangey citrus.

T - Might have caught this bottle past its prime. Light breadyness. Some orange and orange pith. Somewhat unfinished - almost an unrefined homebrewed character. Some light booze on the backend. Slightly yeasty.

M - Light, somewhat watery body. Low carbonation.

D - Just ok flavor and body.

03-11-2011 02:32:01 | More by vfgccp
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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,279 ratings.