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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

3,399 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,399
Reviews: 1,068
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 63
Gots: 305 | 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%

Marius, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

JStampler, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Dayankees5, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12 oz bottle in a goblet glass (not in a thistle like the bottle recommends). Amber in color. Medium size head, and lacing that really clings (almost sticks) to the glass. Smells of flowers and malt, almost a perfume fragrance to it. Taste is quite strong, dominated by hops. Faint fruit notes. Really herbal and leafy. I can certainly taste an alcoholic tinge in the back of my palette. For an IPA, I've tasted better. Overall good.

ENogueira, Sep 10, 2014
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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
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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
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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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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
India Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,399 ratings.