KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews 20?? - 2015

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Goose Island "India Pale Ale"
Goose Island Beer Company - Baldwinsville, NY USA
IPA (ABV 5.9%) (IBU 55)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a lightly cloudy medium amber with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced slowly, down to a thick film and large collar with excellent sticky spotty lacing.

The aroma was of grain malts, pine and floral hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, citrus (grapefruit) and a mild fruity ester (apricot and pineapple I believe).

The taste was lightly sweet with a strong fruity presence and a hint of caramel early on, with a medium hoppiness creeping in along with a nice citrus peel bite right at the end. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow, with the slight fruitiness fading away allowing the bitter citrus peel finish to linger for a little while longer.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a mildly dry texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall I found this to be a VERY enjoyable IPA. Not as bitter as most, but possessing a nice fruitiness which allowed for a very good balance of bitter and sweet. This is a superb example of an East Coast IPA...

Sampled: 6/19/2013