Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)
This is my favorite Goose Island beer, and an excellent example of an extremely well-balanced IPA. This beer is very hoppy, evidenced by the intense citrus oil/rind aroma. There is some slight balancing sweetness from the malt, but the hops are are dominant.
This beer is crisp without the over-the-top hoppiness that can make some extreme IPAs difficult to consume in volume. Goose Island IPA is a good stand-by and a model of what a straight-up IPA should be.