a favorite IPA? I do!
This was one of the best discoveries that came out of our ill fated journey through the mid-atlantic. Goose Island IPA! After drinking the hoppiest of the hoppy beers, it's nice to take a step back and enjoy a beer that's a little more mellow. This beer has a great flavor with a good amount of sweetness and a bit of a bite. It's flavor is balanced in such a way that you can really taste the hop flavor, without it being overwhelming or too bitter. It's super refreshing!
One might consider it a "training wheel" sort of beer, for those new to the IPA scene. But I really like it as a mild, basic version of one of the best beer types.
It's my favorite, at least for now!