Friday, March 2, 2018

Goose Island Juicy Double IPA

Beer Name: Juicy Double IPA
Brewery: Goose Island Beer Company (Chicago, IL)
ABV: 8.3%
How sold: 6-packs of 12 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $2.59 for 12 oz. can

Date Bottled: May 24, 2017
Date Purchased: November 11, 2017
Date Drank: November 12, 2017
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Part of their Brew House Series. Enjoy within 180 days of bottling.
IBUs: 70

What's on the Website: "Juicy Double is a crisp Double India Pale Ale brewed with Orange Juice for a refreshing citrus finish.  Brewed with 7 hop varieties, this Imperial India Pale Ale weighs in at 8.3% ABV with an IBU of 70.  The bold hop character is nicely balanced with the citrus from the orange juice." Read more here!

Where distributed: As of January 2018, Goose Island distributes to multiple states. See if they ship to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured slightly hazy dark golden into a pint glass. White head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Mix of stone fruit, berry, and complementing malt, with some floral. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; tropical, malt, and floral balance out and work here. Aftertaste is a mix of floral and tropical orange juice. Refreshing and dangerous. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Some dry tongue but also juicy, like its name states. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. The extra tropical/fruity experience here gives this the nod over Goose Island's regular flagship IPA. For 8.3%, it is very drinkable and dangerous. Another quality brew from a well-known brewery. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.35/5

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