Sunday, September 14, 2014

Goose Island Rambler IPA

This red India Pale Ale is a seasonal release from Goose Island Beer Company of Chicago, Illinois (now owned by AB-InBev). The beer is 6.7% ABV, with 65 IBU's. It is made with Amarillo and Mt. Hood hops.

The beer pours copper with burnt orange and ruby tints. There is about an inch of creamy, foamy off-white head. The aroma is hops, pine and dank, citrus, over roasted and toasted caramel malt. Good sparring between the hops and malt. The taste follows the aromas directly, piney and citrus hops bouncing up and down off solid, rich, toasted caramel malt. It has a nice, refreshing carbonation. The bitterness is moderate, tempered by the sweetness of the malt. This is a very nice red IPA.

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