Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Goose Island Minx

Here is what the Brewer Says:  
Belgian style imperial India pale ale with an ample malt base, a fruity Belgian yeast aroma, and an alluring citrus hop flavor. 
Alcohol by Volume: 8%
International Bitterness Units: 70
Preferred Glass: Tulip
Availability: Limited Release
Draft: 1/6 bbl
My Thoughts:  This was a Belgian style imperial IPA that is a limited release as of September 2010.  As you can see it poured dark, with a huge head that eventually settled nicely.  The smell of this Belgian beer was yeasty, almost a bread smell,  and it also came out in the flavor.   Being an IPA style it had some citrus hop flavor (grapefruit mostly to me)  but it had a substantial malt profile. The beer had a Medium body and had a higher carbonation content as well. I liked it but didn't love it.  If the malt was toned down a little this beer would have been a little better.   The hops only had a chance to be tasted initially and then the malt took over so the 70ibu really seemed a little high to me. 

Serving Type: Draft

My Rating: Overall 68.25/100
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | drink: 3.25

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