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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

maxcoinage, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

egrace84, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Drucifer, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ccozzi, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

spark3148857, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

cadaugherty, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

match1112, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

adamant1912, Jan 29, 2013
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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.

mdfb79, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jegross2, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Gonzoillini, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

bsuedekum, Jan 13, 2013
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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.

tjsdomer2, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

PopnLoads, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

mkennedy119, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Hopmarc, Dec 27, 2012
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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.

Chaney, Dec 27, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

kpclemens, Dec 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

twbeecher, Dec 19, 2012
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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

Florida9, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Twifiter, Oct 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

AgentZero, Oct 01, 2012
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Star Cluster IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.