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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

3,792 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,792
Reviews: 1,117
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 88
Gots: 528 | 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 blameo
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of my go to ipas. always good to have around.

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

Photo of paulytasker
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewlinson
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joe_Howard
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

First thing I noticed was the smell of citrus, I personally love it. when poured it pours a fluffy white head and is kind of a orange/amber color. At first I was a little apprehensive because of lesser "pale ales", but i was quickly proven wrong. The hops definitely make themselves know and have somewhat of an overpowering presence but at the same time it is still delicious. It's not as smooth or drinkable as other beers but is definitely worth a shot and is a good first IPA for anyone who has not tried an IPA.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of APH
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nicholaspark
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gold with creamy white foam (16oz draft) with good lacing;grapefruit nose; hoppy lemongrass start / "Midwest" style IPA showing a smidge of citrus hops; medium lite mouthfeel with dry bitter finish; overall, typical Midwest style commercial IPA and easy to drink and tasty.

Photo of Brown120
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AirBob
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leantom
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A little sick so this review may not be accurate. Here goes:

A: Beautiful. Pours a large, fluffy head that leaves lots of lacing. Clear orange/golden color with lots of carbonation.

S: Very mild. Citrus, lemon peel, grass - not much malt.

T: Follows the nose, but a little more robust. Lots of citrus and grass - somewhat fruity in the aftertaste as well. Also contains a nicer, smooth malt backbone.

F: Great. Well carbonated and refreshing.

O: A good beer. Much better than expected.

Photo of KillerJigger
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint mug.
Aroma- A really nice strong hop aroma.
Appearance- Great golden color with a strong white head
Taste- the hops shine thru, great flavor with a dry finish
palate- a medium bodied brew with lots of carbonation. has a dry finish
Overall- A really good IPA, I recommend it

Photo of derekgw123
2.91/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not the worst IPA. Easy to drink, fairly smooth and not overpowering like IPA's tend to be.

Photo of vikingron
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of macbethkid84
4.84/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Give me this bird anytime!

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

Photo of DanG3
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hp2skater
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of florisj135
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 3,792 ratings.