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India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,268 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,268
Reviews: 1,060
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 58
Gots: 234 | 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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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20%

08-29-2013 04:27:55 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-28-2013 17:57:10 | More by GraduatedCashew
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-28-2013 12:59:41 | More by RyanGoodman
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DeeMalloy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-28-2013 03:19:56 | More by DeeMalloy
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jbexphys

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

08-28-2013 03:16:03 | More by jbexphys
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JG-90

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20%

08-28-2013 02:43:04 | More by JG-90
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OptionParalysis

New York

3/5  rDev -20%

08-27-2013 21:43:49 | More by OptionParalysis
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KajII

North Carolina

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...

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08-27-2013 19:47:30 | More by KajII
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polopaul20

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-27-2013 19:46:35 | More by polopaul20
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20%

08-27-2013 18:08:04 | More by dbrelsfo
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npala86

Florida

3/5  rDev -20%

08-27-2013 16:00:52 | More by npala86
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-27-2013 15:32:36 | More by DRBiser
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20%

08-27-2013 11:25:09 | More by scxcrunner
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-26-2013 19:39:21 | More by csfcmitchell
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-26-2013 04:15:19 | More by LambicPentameter
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-26-2013 02:13:18 | More by BeerBeast
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

08-25-2013 21:31:14 | More by Kaveman
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RinZo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Vlaminck

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-24-2013 17:41:32 | More by erialbill
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Elut

Korea (South)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-24-2013 17:12:55 | More by Elut
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

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
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Sweffin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-24-2013 03:04:23 | More by Sweffin
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-23-2013 21:37:59 | More by Shnanign
India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,268 ratings.