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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

3,456 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,456
Reviews: 1,071
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 68
Gots: 322 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

mletten, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

trebud, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

chillin, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Andrew526, Nov 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Azpittil57, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured with very little head but some lovely frothy lining around the edges. The beer is a golden copper color, very bright looking, moderate carbonation.

The nose is very sweet with tropical fruit, quite lovely.

The carbonation really pops here (much more so than I would have though from looking at the beer) and is quite bubbly on the tongue. The sweetness from the nose is not at all apparent here, it is actually quite mild and not terribly sweet nor is it overly bitter. The bitterness really fades on the aftertaste and is also quite gentle.

This is a very nice IPA, solid, nothing special, but very solid. At 5.9% its not too high ABV and quaffable. I would buy this again.

Bowdoinbeerboy, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Michael_Wall, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

JohnK17, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

GaryFields, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Paxman1965, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

pcsnyder, Nov 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

rderedin, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

tkdchampxi, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

AnthemOfTheSun, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

RichD, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of tmm313
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear orange color. 1 finger head with pretty good soapy lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit, caramel, tangerine, and a little bit of pine. I don't know if I would've picked it up as accurately if I hadn't read another review that mentioned lemon-lime, but I think he may be right.

Taste: Grapefruit, sweet tangerine, and a touch of lemon-lime. Caramel and malt flavors come in mid way, creating a good balance. Slightly bitter finish that lingers with the strong sweet citrus. Slightly on the light side.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium body with crisp carbonation. Oily, lingering bitterness with a touch of boozey burn.

Overall: This was pretty good. I'm a big fan of sweeter IPAs, and this probably leaned more toward sweet than any other IPA I've had. There's still a nice contrasting bitterness, though. I would have again.

tmm313, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

user785335, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

RogerSterling, Oct 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

Smarty_Pints, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

sfr26, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Chegui, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

StrangerTides, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

MacarthurParker, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Duesler, Oct 28, 2013
India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,456 ratings.