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India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,569 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,569
Reviews: 1,076
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 74
Gots: 376 | 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: 3,569 | Reviews: 1,076 | Display Reviews Only:
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1.25/5  rDev -66.7%

apasternak, Jul 12, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -60%

SteveJeremy, May 26, 2014
Photo of RobDeVain
1.7/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

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.

RobDeVain, May 30, 2014
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1.72/5  rDev -54.1%

Lesiks, Oct 23, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

surfwahine, Aug 07, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

AaronPayne, Jan 30, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

Sheesh101, Aug 30, 2013
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1.84/5  rDev -50.9%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

wilfonzo, Jan 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

largadeer, Nov 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

zismasterflex, Jul 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

ChainChompsky, Jan 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

sweisel80, Jan 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

JohnnyK, Jul 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

DangYankee, Jun 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

zaraspook, Jul 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

jaybags, Jul 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

IrishIPA, Aug 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

antman27, Sep 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

Centennial, May 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

moot2142, Jul 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of AgentZero
2.23/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

AgentZero, Nov 23, 2009
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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,569 ratings.