India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]
The pour was a lightly cloudy medium amber with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced slowly, down to a thick film and large collar with excellent sticky spotty lacing.
The aroma was of grain malts, pine and floral hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, citrus (grapefruit) and a mild fruity ester (apricot and pineapple I believe).
The taste was lightly sweet with a strong fruity presence and a hint of caramel early on, with a medium hoppiness creeping in along with a nice citrus peel bite right at the end. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow, with the slight fruitiness fading away allowing the bitter citrus peel finish to linger for a little while longer.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a mildly dry texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall I found this to be a VERY enjoyable IPA. Not as bitter as most, but possessing a nice fruitiness which allowed for a very good balance of bitter and sweet. This is a superb example of an East Coast IPA...
08-27-2013 19:47:30 | More by KajII
3.26/5 rDev -13.1%
On tap at Giordano's in Lombard, IL:
The was a nice, clear orange color with a decent white head...and from here on out, I think that GI really missed the boat on the English-part of the IPA. Both the smell and taste I expected to be more malty than they were, as both I felt were too hoppy. Don't get me wrong, it was a nice citrus and pine hop to both the aroma and taste, but I thought that it should not be as pronounced. The beer had a light to moderate feel, nice carbonation and a nice dry, bitter aftertaste. Overall, a decent IPA, but certainly not an English IPA.
08-24-2013 15:35:48 | More by PhillyStyle
India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,268 ratings.