Blind tasting review
Goose Island IPA
Goose Island IPA

Family India Pale Ale
Country USA (IL) ABV 5.9%
Producer Craft Brewers Alliance
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle
Characteristics Hoppy, refreshing

Overview Goose Island, pride of Chicago, was founded as the Clybourn Brewpub in 1988, which it still operates. The brewery, now part of the Redhook-Widmer-Kona Craft Brewers Alliance, turns out dozens of beers every year.

Flavors and aromas This IPA made several of our tasters intensely eager for the reveal. Big, forward dry-hop aromas are fresh and eager, with grassy orange and lemon components, but rather than a shift to potent bitterness, the hop flavor keeps coming. There is quiet, smooth malt, and soft, mild bitterness, but the focus here stays on the hop flavor to the end. A “perfect summer IPA,” claimed one taster, and no one seemed inclined to disagree.
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