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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
84
good

3,729 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,729
Reviews: 1,101
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 85
Gots: 470 | 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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Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brureview
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brewed only a month ago. The last time I tasted this beer, it was 6 months old,
and not as good as this beer.

Pours a light golden color with a 2F head in Thistle glass. This glass works well for the beer as recommended by the brewer.

Light fruit and hops aroma.

Very bitter Mf- the beer tingles on the back of my tongue.

Taste- quite good. Fruit and a serious bitterness.

Overall- Quite classic and worth checking out if fresh.

Photo of Jdr34
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of campfirebrew
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foyle
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle (bottled on Jan 8, 2015) into schooner glass.

Appearance: pours a 1" pillowy head that falls slowly with some mild lacing. Color is mostly clear deep gold. Abundant streaming carbonation.

Aroma: fairly for the style, pleasant citrus and pine, nice biscuit malt.

Mouthfeel: fairly light, very carbonated and frothy with a quite dry finish.

Flavor: citrus elements are stronger than in the aroma. The biscuit is in the background. Also pick up some earthy bitter hops and hop oil in the finish.

Overall: very good, but a bit too aggressive and lacking the subtle and balanced flavors of the milder English IPA style.

Photo of glf60
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honestly, it is an impressive IPA. Unique in it's character. It's very balanced because of the strong malt. Not extremely hoppy for an IPA but nonetheless a tasty concoction. Went great with pepporoni pizza and sausage! Another winner from Goose Island.

Photo of Igotmypistola
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tdenham
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hail_seitan
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chadhester23
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnPolino
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Light amber body with a head which dissipates very quickly.
S: It's a piney one.
T: Quite satisfying. Mainly just perfumey piney hops with a slight creaminess. Not very bitter. Orange marmalade gets stronger as it warms. Not much in the way of malt character.
O: Nice but NOT AN ENGLISH STYLE IPA! It's a generic piney American IPA, albeit a good example of one.

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Smaxy
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svendozen
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ted_Fleck
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbc5
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmac093
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erogers
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 3,729 ratings.