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Star Cluster IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Star Cluster IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 15.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Commercial description:
Auburn color, mango aroma, pineapple flavor, medium body

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-07-2012)
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-06-2014 02:51:29 | More by maxcoinage
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-29-2013 19:23:23 | More by egrace84
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-17-2013 14:57:17 | More by Drucifer
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.9%

08-29-2013 04:37:45 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-26-2013 03:17:42 | More by ccozzi
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spark3148857

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-28-2013 01:25:52 | More by spark3148857
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-09-2013 01:16:50 | More by cadaugherty
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match1112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-02-2013 20:39:59 | More by match1112
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-29-2013 19:47:20 | More by adamant1912
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mdfb79

New York

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

From 01/21/13 notes.

a - Pours a somewhat clear orange color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of grapefruit, fruity malts, citrus hops, and light caramel malts. Nose kind of reminds me of fruit loops a little bit; not on the level of that one Leinenkugel beer, but kind of cool.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, some earthy notes. Taste is lighter than the nose so a step down for me, but there is no bitterness.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. No bitterness, easy to drink IPA.

o - Overall a nice IPA. Nice citrus in the nose, though the taste isn't as strong of hoppy. Easy to drink and worth checking out; would probably have it again.

01-28-2013 16:44:08 | More by mdfb79
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-21-2013 07:30:46 | More by jegross2
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-19-2013 20:49:12 | More by Gonzoillini
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-17-2013 23:48:51 | More by Thorpe429
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-17-2013 17:08:14 | More by spycow
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-13-2013 03:03:19 | More by bsuedekum
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance: Extremely rosy for an IPA. No carbonation and very little foam. Good lacing. The color is what makes this really special.

Smell: Pretty balanced smell, erring on the side of fruity notes as opposed to bitter hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Again, lots of fruit. Star Cluster does have the Fruit Loops flavor that Goose Island advertises. Some faint pine flavors in the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly thin, especially for an IPA.

Overall Drinkability: More of a "girly" IPA, but I think that's actually a good thing. Once again, Goose Island does a pretty decent job tipping a traditional beer style on its head without completely rearranging everything.

01-09-2013 23:32:08 | More by tjsdomer2
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-06-2013 22:10:44 | More by PopnLoads
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-06-2013 21:34:23 | More by mkennedy119
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-27-2012 22:24:51 | More by Hopmarc
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.3/5  rDev -14.9%

I had this on-tap at the Clybourn location.

A: Poured pretty much orange in color, mostly translucent, and with ever the slightest off-white head on top.

S: Muted overall, but I did manage to summon up a mild, yeasty, citrus (orange) flair that smelled fresh.

T: This was basically a paint-by-the-numbers, non-piney, appeal to the masses, fruit beer. Okay, maybe some hop character, but this was basically "Two Hearted" minus the hops.

M: Fine. It was pretty creamy, with a mild prickle, too much sugar, and lots of lacing. Somewhat cloying to my palate.

O: I've gotta admit that I drank my pint pretty fast, but I think I was just thirsty. Overall, this was a big disappointment.

12-27-2012 03:57:48 | More by Chaney
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kpclemens

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.2%

12-23-2012 21:05:24 | More by kpclemens
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16%

12-19-2012 02:30:40 | More by twbeecher
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Florida9

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

Mostly clear golden color. Served with a large white head. Moderate lacing. Nice citrusy aroma: orange, lemon and some light tropical fruit. Flavor is similar. Light maltiness, crisp apple, orange, and light grapefruit notes. There is s sweet floral quality as well. Body is on the lighter side of medium, good carbonation, mild bitterness. Overall a decent IPA, very drinkable

12-15-2012 23:08:29 | More by Florida9
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

10-15-2012 21:49:20 | More by Twifiter
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-01-2012 19:50:44 | More by AgentZero
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Star Cluster IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.