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BEER OF THE DAY: Goose Island, India Pale Ale, Chicago, IL

 
BEER OF THE DAY: Goose Island, India Pale Ale, Chicago, IL

We continue our journey to Nine Inch Nails festival cities with a trip to Chicago.

Sidnenote: There doesn't seem to be that many breweries in Chicago proper. I found that surprising.

Don't forget, you'll have chance to win tix to see NIN at Verizon on 10/18 at 12:10pm, 4:10pm, and 8:10pm all this week. 

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.

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