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Minx - Goose Island Beer Co.

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43 Reviews
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Reviews: 43
Hads: 155
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: a74gent on 08-30-2010

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Reviews: 43 | Hads: 155
Reviews by Reaper16:
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2.55/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

served on-tap @ Flying Saucer, Kansas City, MO, into a tulip glass

Pours a dark reddish color. It's got a nearly purple tinge to it. Nice, 1.5 finger head with lots of lacing. Great.

Unfortunately, the appearance is the only thing about this beer that makes sense. The aroma has some bitterness and some orange/grapefruit notes. But that Belgian yeast is throwing off spicy notes and weird plummy and nutmeggy esters and I don't even understand what's going on. Rose hips, maybe? It's not unpleasant, just confusing.

The flavor is similarly incoherent. Floral notes meets Midwestern Double IPA genericness meets an ester profile that's like some flavor of Bubbalicious that never made it past the test stages. This doesn't make any sense. It's no Shark Pants, that's for sure. And the thick mouthfeel doesn't assist those Belgian yeast flavors at all.

I would avoid this beer. It's a novelty, yes, but its hard for me to find enjoyment in this one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet a lighter hazed amber with a nice lacey 1/2 finger white head.Herbal hops and light phenolic aromas,a little sweet alcohol as well.Herbal and medicinal flavors were a bit overbearing for me,spiced phenols finished out the flavor profile.Ifyou like yeasty Belgian IPA's with the Belgian hop profile this is all for you.

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Photo of jono0101
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Yorktown Beverage, Yorktown, NY.

Ruby hued amber, lightly hazed under a lite khaki head, staying at about the 1/4 inch level, leaving a thicker collar and decent looking fine sheeting and strands of stick.

MIld nose of citric fruit , hops and yeasty goodness.

On the malty side for the style. Phenolic and fruity with some pepper and mild earthy hops. 8% well hidden. Not really getting much of the IPA feel here, seems more like a Belgian amber, with more malty notes. Hops do come in and dry out the finish and I'm getting a late mild holiday note.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliant dark amber with a thin off-white foam collar.
S: Fruity malty, citrus, with a hint of smoke.
T: Big rich and malty sweetened with frujit and a bitter citrus hop finish. F: carbonation moderate, medium body body

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Photo of juicebox
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of dirtylou
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, bad apple - paired with the belly burger (local beef, pork belly, horseradish sauce on a pretzel bun) and curry fries. Yeah, the bad apple rules.

Belgian style imperial IPA.

appearance: served in a newer version of the standard goose island chalice (black goose), bright amber body - creamy white foam

smell: bright citrus hops, floral yeast, grapefruit, lots of sweet fruit

taste: I love the belgian IPA style - the goose version features a very nice hop profile with ruby red grapefruit and lightly bitter pine prevelant, toasted malts, caramel, moderate alcohol. The Fulton and Wood series delivers with another interesting tap-only seasonal

mouthfeel: rich medium body, fresh and lively

drinkability: good

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Photo of zoolou
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of beerhan
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a lovely surprise to find this beauty on tap at the Swig in Perrysburg. 10 oz pour served in a mini-stein glass.

Never having heard of this beer I was very stoked to try this.

Pours a golden amber color with a thin head, rather thick and syrupy. Smells very fruity with a gum-ball after taste to it. Definitely taste a lot of different fruits as well as belgian yeast. This beer goes down very smooth and the alcohol is hidden well. The only thing stopping one from having too many is the price.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.16/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Gmann
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful honey amber color with a short dense tan head that settles into a light ring. The aroma is of a juicy tropical fruit hop to go along with some coriander, a touch of orange peel and some clove. Spot on for an American made BIPA. The taste is fairly fruity. Again, tropical fruit and orange citrus hop flavors that is coupled with a sweet amber malt. There is some mild spice from the yeast; coriander, clove and some pepper. A touch of hop bitterness in the back end. The body is light with crisp carbonation, very well balanced. Not too sweet, drinks fairly clean. A very drinkable BIPA, quite smooth in flavor, great balance. I would like to see more yeasty goodness. The hop flavor is almost perfect for the style, just needs more Belgian flavor beyond the coriander.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of smakawhat
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured on tap into a tulip glass.

A real nice somewhat copper amber, with tan rising bubbles along the edges. A little bit of cloudiness, and a good light tan head that froths up. Settles slowly, lots of ring like lacing too. Pretty good looking.

Nose is a bit muted. Light cinnamon, and a brown spice and hop angle. Hop play on this is quite muted as it smells more like an ordinary Belgian amber.

Palate jumps with lively carbonation though. Light and a little wet on the feel but a bit muted malts and particularly hops. Muted finish of caramel and toffee with a vinous palate of muted dry red table wine. Palate is fleeting, with only lingering flavors of gas and mild sucrose predominating, with the cararmel just creeping out

Overall not bad but not what I look for in this style.

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Minx from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.