Illinois: IPA, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago

On a Monday night when elementary school children are melting down all around you, it is hard to imagine Friday. Friday is that tiny light at the end of a long tunnel. A legend you hear about only in whispers in that place between waking and sleeping. And, worse, it’s four days away.

But at least I booked the afternoon off as well as the next Monday to watch some World Cup soccer over a long weekend. Apparently, the USA is one of the teams playing and this might be the beer I save for this Saturday game against Engerlant. It pours a swell orange amber with a swell clingy white head and the smell of freesias and marigold. It has a great mouth feel with a good bit of body, a bit cream, a bit of heat from the hop acids and plenty of white grapefruit pine sour, too. The brewer has a pretty full spec sheet but suffice it to say it’s yum without being like aiming a can of aerosol furniture polish at the back of your throat like so many of the big bomb IPAs these days. You won’t need a Rolaid mid-bottle, either. Great BAer respect – and if England pulls into the lead, well, I can switch to Honkers just to be safe.

So, if this is the beer for USA… what does one have with Uruguay?

One thought on “Illinois: IPA, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago”

  1. [Original comments…]

    SheyMouse – June 8, 2010 2:52 AM
    This IPA stands very well beside IPAs from the UK. As you said, there can be a leaning toward furniture polish, but not this one. I usually have at least one pint when in Chicago. Yum!

    Diego Forlán – June 8, 2010 8:10 AM
    The best in Uruguay ….Patricia

    Perno – June 8, 2010 1:50 PM
    Patricia is a street walker.

    I love Goose Island brews for the most part.

    Diego Forlán – June 9, 2010 7:58 AM
    Perno…. he still remembers you

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