Goose Island Minx

I was lucky enough to try this one on tap recently and I’d never heard of the beer at all. It looks like this was a beer that was brought out of retirement from Goose Island, and you know that I love me a good Belgian IPA.

ABV: 8%

Style: Belgian IPA

Trivia: According to beerpulse.com, “Minx beer description: Belgian style imperial India pale ale with an ample malt base, a fruity Belgian yeast aroma, and an alluring citrus hop flavor.”

Random: My cat is obsessed with sitting by the screen door, but on the few occasions that he’s gone out off the leash, he doesn’t go more than five feet away.

This brew poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. I expected a little more head from this one. The body was a cloudy, burnt orange color with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose was a lot of citrus up front, specifically Mandarin oranges and grapefruits, and then the Belgian yeast directly after. The taste was the exact opposite of the nose. The Belgian yeast was more pronounced than the citrus. The citrus was the same as in the nose, orange and grapefruit. There was also a little bit of mild clove to it. This was a really balanced brew and all the flavors just worked. The body was a little less thick than I’m used to for the style. It was also more carbonated than I’m used to. Although this wasn’t what I’m used to for the style, it was really nice. The finish was crazy long with Belgian-y goodness. One other thing of note was that the booze was pretty well hidden. I would definitely have this brew again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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