Star Cluster IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Star Cluster IPA
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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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz glass. Enjoyed at the Clybourn Brew Pub in early April while visiting Chicago. Served in a Pint glass

A: Pours out a Clear amber color. Off white two finger loose bubbles head. Some lacing bits as I drink this one down.

S: I definitely get those fruity hop aromas. Mango and pineapple. Not any malt on the nose. It's a really solid smelling IPA.

T: Nice fruity hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. There is also some hints of earthy pine hop flavors in there. Then you get nice malt balance in the mid palate. The finish is crisp and dry with lingering hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied.

Photo of cestlavie
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Clayton1220
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of JTahoe
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At Wrigleyville poured in...a cheap plastic cup.

A - Not easy to get a good look due to the frosted finish of the fine plasticware, but trying to look beyond that and focus on the beer. Amber color, clarity impossible to assess. Light head that disapates pretty quickly...a bit of lace hanging around.

S - Bright and fruity (tropical). Nothing crazy goOng on, but appealing.

T - Following the nose here, tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, the slightest taste of orange). The bitterness creeps in on the back en for me...a nice snap of pine and just a hint of citrus rind. Not a hop bomb by any stretch of the imagination, but more bitter than the standard Goose Island IPA.

M - Medium body, but surprisingly thin on the back end. Low carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this. Didn't rock my world (especially as a West Coast guy) but worthy.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in an imperial pint glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

Review #2400. I'd say it's about time for some hope to liven up the proceedings of lightness. This stuff pours a clear tawny-copper topped by a finger of dusty light-tan foam. The nose comprises apricot, ruby red grapefruit, pineapple, mandarin orange, and a light bit of caramel in the background. The taste holds notes of grapefruit rind, light leek, dank greens, pine resin, and orange peel. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, I feel conflicted about this IPA. It's nicely fruity, especially on the nose, but the bitterness and resiny quality of the taste are slightly off-putting. Still, it's generally enjoyable, so there's that...

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Star Cluster IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.