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India Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,370 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,370
Reviews: 1,068
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 62
Gots: 289 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

KevChiTown, Sep 10, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4%

Epheister, Sep 09, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4%

cambabeer, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
3.75/5  rDev 0%

A: crystal clear; gold colored; 1 finger pillowy light tan head that receded slowly to a thick cap; nice lacing;

S: piney hops with tropical fruit in the background;

T: grapefruit up front; pine for a moment at mid-palate that gets over taken by a grapefruit rind bitterness at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: very enjoyable; aroma is really nice and the bitter finish is a great ending; hoppier and more bitter than I expected from an English IPA;

HamdenHector, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

andrenaline, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Roze, Sep 08, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

EliRix, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

PBIU, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Giantspace, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Sintech, Sep 07, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +16%

VicBorghiani, Sep 07, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +21.6%

dufferent, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jroberts8811, Sep 07, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -17.9%

JeffONeal, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Dreizhen, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%

Shiny orange, small white head popping away quite fast to frothy lacing.
Strong smell of tangerine, sticky caramel and biscuit malts, pine, pomelo, a bit of floral honey. Not a huge hop presence in the smell.
That's fixed in the taste, but it's still not too overpowering. Starts crisp, citrusy, with lime, pomelo (sure, grapefruit, but it seems more.. mellow) and oranges, faint pineapple. Biscuity malt backbone, a bit of sweetness but easily kept back by the following hoppy leafiness. Some pine, but also big earthy English hop notes (Fuggles?). Bitter finish, covering up a bit of the fruitiness as you drink more of the beer, but it's still tasty.
Medium bodied, refreshingly carbonated.
This goes down really well, it has a big drinkability. Still, expected it to be more "American" (didn't inform myself before, the label does say "Old World Style"), but it's still a solid IPA.

dcmchew, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

RedDieselBrewing, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

ptickle, Sep 06, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -22.1%

KMitch, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 06, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

wisegreensoul, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of devilben02
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a bright, gleaming orange color, with a big, creamy head that clings to the glass. The aroma isn't overly skewed to the hoppy characteristics, with notes of citrus peel and pine contrasting against light bready malts. The flavor is a bit dull and earthy, although there is some bright pine character and a light bready sweetness at its base. The light, fine carbonation is nice, but there isn't as much lingering bitterness as I expected (although I'm not sure how I developed such an expectation). Overall, this is a solid but unremarkable IPA that I will gladly drink up but won't seek out.

devilben02, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

funkyaudio, Sep 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

A - Crystal clear amber body with three fingers of dense off-white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Lots of citrus and some malt

T - Citrus and floral hops, dry with earthy malts.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Silky and slightly sticky.

O - Great IPA. Very drinkable. Perfect sixer for a barbecue.

JAFoley, Sep 04, 2014
India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,370 ratings.