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Old 06-15-2007, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default Goose Island IPA: what kind of hops?

I have decided that for some reason Goose Island IPA is currently my favorite commercial brew to drink. I have concluded that what I like about it is the hops flavor in it. It has a really fresh, minty flavor that's not too bitter. It's refreshing, I guess. There doesn't seem to be anything special about the malt-- it's really almost a lawnmower beer in that respect (except its kind of strong in the alcohol dept.)-- but I just love the hops they use.

Anyone have any idea what variety or combination of varieties it might be?

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Old 06-16-2007, 05:31 AM   #2
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After polishing off a sixer of the stuff, I'm thinking it might be cascade. Any opinions?

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Old 06-16-2007, 06:16 AM   #3
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I get a strong taste of C-hops.

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Cascade and/or Centennials would be my guess.

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They admit to Tettnang, Simcoe, and Cascade for their IIPA, so I wouldn't be surprised if the IPA is much the same.

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I get big time citrus from it, but I also detect a flowery aroma too...possibly centennial.

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I hate to act like a winetasting snob, and I'm probably totally wrong about this, but I only really taste one "note" in it. That makes me wonder if there is only one kind of hops. Yet if the IIPA has 3 kinds that they admit too, I wonder if the IPA is the same or similar?

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Styrian, Fuggle, Cascade, Centennial.........and one base malt as stated on their website

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