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India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

3,791 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,791
Reviews: 1,117
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 87
Gots: 525 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002

Bourbon color, grapefruit aroma, fruity hop flavor, dry body.
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Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. BOTTLED ON DATE: 21NOV13.

Appearance: Very thin light golden body. Thin white head which disappears quickly. Subtle carbonation.

Smell: Light and fruity. Apple juice aroma. Not very hoppy.

Taste: Light caramel notes. Very malt forward. Subtle spicy bitterness in first sip.

Mouthfeel: Clean and light. Not overpowering.

Overall: More of a pale ale than an IPA in my opinion. Not bad, nothing special either.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date November 21, 2013 printed on the bottleneck. I was surprised to discover that I hadn't yet reviewed this offering from Goose Island, so I figured now was the time. Acquired as part of a Goose Island variety pack.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice coppery amber orange colored body, with some nice clarity and some fine flecks of light sediment floating about. Three big fluffy fingers of white head that leaves behind excellent thin rings of lacing. Looks very nice.

S - Smell is comprised of some soapy, piney, grapefruit, orange hop presence, with lots of pale bready malts to balance things out. Lightly floral / vegetal. Definitely a malt bomb.

T - Taste follows the nose - citrusy grapefruit / orange / pine hoppiness, and lots of bready malt. Imbalanced in the way of the malt, for sure. Lightly herbal / floral / dry. Average in flavor.

M - Goes down smooth, crisp, and clean. Feel is sticky, lightly resinous, bitter, bready, and dry. Residual hops and bready malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Easy drinking.

Overall, an enjoyable offering from Goose Island, but it is average at best when compared to the ever expanding selection of IPA's nowadays. Not the greatest, but highly drinkable with moderate 5.90% abv. I could definitely see it pairing well with a meal, and I would have it again.

Goose Island India Pale Ale ---3.5/5

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India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 3,791 ratings.