Star Cluster IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by TMoney2591 on 06-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
16.09%
 
 
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3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
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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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Star Cluster IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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