Sidnenote: There doesn't seem to be that many breweries in Chicago proper. I found that surprising.
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Look- A very pleasing gold with beautiful strings long after the pour.
Smell-Hops right on the nose combined with sweet malt.
Taste-Interesting. It's the malts that I taste first and THEN the hops.
Mouth-Medium bodied. Spicy. I got more sweet malts when I swirled it. It was very nice.
Overall-A straight down the middle IPA. West coast fans won't be too keen on this since the hops are muted. Actually this is more like a souped up Pale Ale than a full IPA.
About Goose Island IPA:
Our IPA recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result, quite simply a hop lover’s dream. And this classic ale adds a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, to ensure that the long hop finish is one you’ll remember.