Belgian King
Goose Island Beer Co.

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IPA - Belgian
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4.04 | pDev: 5.94%
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
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rhoadsrage from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear slightly deep caramel body with a sticky light tan head and a relaxed carbonation

S- The dry clean white cheese rind hint gives way to a dark green hop aroma

T- The dry crisp saison yeast flavor grows into a green hop note that has a hint of hop bitterness that lingers in the dry finish. There is an unripe stone fruit flavor to the hops that opens nicely when the beer warms a bit.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a crisp finish and no alcohol heat.

O- The smooth drinkable beer has a nice balance of yeast characters and hop flavors. delicious.

Nov 28, 2012
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice looking clear yellow color with a thick white head on top. The head settles leaving a nice sticky lacing on the glass and a thin film over top of the beer. The smell is most Belgian yeast aromas mixed with some lively hops. The taste of the beer has a pretty good balance between sweet and bitter, the finish is nice with the bready yeast coming through. The mouthfeel of the beer is generously carbonated with a crisp finish. Overall this is a pretty good Belgian IPA but not the best I've had.

Sep 28, 2012
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

Finishing up my quick visit to GIC with this new offering. It pours a clear copper-amber topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises light Belgian yeast (wow, been a while since I used that one...), tangerine zest (menu was dead-on about that one), and banana. The taste brings in more of the same, with the tangerine being joined by further rind-y citrus fruits, and some light earthy greens and light-ish pine sap joining the party as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a tasty, highly enjoyable BIPA.

Sep 17, 2012
Belgian King from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 7 ratings