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The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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87
very good

437 Ratings
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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Style Tripel brewed with Citra, Brewers Gold and Saaz hops.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 01-10-2014)
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Reviews by bsp77:
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Honey colored with decent white head that dissipates.

Smell: Definite Citra aroma, some fleshy fruit and banana.

Taste: Fresh baked bread, banana, various fleshy and tropical fruits. Some pepper and spice toward the end. The Citra and Saaz hops linger after the finish. Not bitter; just balanced.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is fairly creamy, mostly dry finish.

Overall: Interesting take on a Tripel. The Citra hops really work surprisingly well to counter and augment the standard Belgian flavors. Overall, it is subtle, balanced, unique and delicious.

05-06-2014 03:03:31 | More by bsp77
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

"We dry hopped our Belgian Style Tripel to balance spicy, tropical American hop flavors with a unique Belgian yeast, giving it a bold, more complex palate." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel with Brewers Gold, Citra and Saaz hops. Available in 12 oz. 4 packs and on draft. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 51º Fahrenheit.

This beer pours a frothy cream head of a golden white complexion over a very hazy golden amber body with light streams of relaxed carbonation. Retention is very good, lacing is moderate and streaked. Aroma showcases typical elements of the Belgian Tripel, with a peppery spiciness, biscuity, fluffy malt and a slightly fruity, effervescent yeast strain, but the unique spin on this beer is the pronounced hop profile reminiscent of an American IPA with notes of grapefruit, lemongrass and mild tropical fruit. The flavor further develops the Tripel notes, with a solid malt body of biscuit, pale wheat and a pinch of grain meeting the milder peppery, tropical fruit hop profile and finishing with a wash of white pepper, coriander and mellow spicy esters. Despite an aim of balance and an appropriate bitterness, the hop flavor profile doesn't match the bravado of the Tripel body, to my disappointment. The texture is slightly chewy, a touch resinous and spicy with a fevered carbonation forming an assertive mouthfeel. The alcohol presence is modest but discernible as notably common by the style guidelines, however I did not notice any quality issues or unordinary imperfections. It is still very drinkable for a Belgian Tripel. Overall, The Ogden goes a step farther than a Belgian IPA into something a bit more traditional and no doubt higher gravity. Most seasoned palates will notice a pleasing increase in flavor and subtleties, although the hops play a smaller role than I had hoped, and the Triple notes steal the show. Altogether it was enjoyable but a note shy of exceptional. 3.75

08-15-2014 00:20:29 | More by Jadjunk
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oberon

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours into a large tulip glass a hazed honey tinged golden with a nice blooming head that leaves some broken chunks behind as it settles very slowly.Alot overripe tropical fruitiness in the nose along with some subtle phenol yeasty spice,some light leafiness is detected as well.Spiced phenols upfront on the palate along the tropical fruits but more subtle than in the aromas,not overly sweet but to me it's pretty sweet for the style,there is a decent drying leafiness in the finish.Just a little sharp in the mouth but not anything overly annoying.Not bad,I like the tropical fruit element,it's close to being great,as is it's pretty good.

07-02-2014 19:24:25 | More by oberon
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-10-2014 00:05:17 | More by DanGeo
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-26-2014 05:46:21 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-01-2014 01:09:26 | More by SD-Alefan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-31-2014 02:57:53 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-07-2014 22:27:58 | More by warnerry
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-22-2014 11:55:44 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-30-2014 22:50:21 | More by 77apm
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-30-2014 04:21:50 | More by Guinnsslvr
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-29-2014 01:55:37 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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ChaseBacon

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-14-2014 22:00:17 | More by ChaseBacon
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +1%

Rich golden colored with some minuscule sediment suspended within the body. Head is minimal and covers the majority of the top of the beer. Light Brussels lacing. The aroma is blend of fresh citrus hops and light Belgian candy sugar. The flavor is dominated by the citrus hops. I do also get the light malt and gentle sweetness of Belgian candy sugar,but it is buried. I do get the dryness and high carbonation typical of the style. It's a good beer,but it's an aggressively dry hopped Belgian ale.

05-30-2014 23:25:33 | More by Franziskaner
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +9.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on April 11th, 2014.

Appearance: Pours a bright and fairly hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. One finger of white head that slowly recedes into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a solid amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and spicy Belgian style aroma with good hints of citrus fruit. Upfront Belgian yeast with hints of clove, peppers, funk, and coriander. Fruit hints of banana, apple, and pear. Big citrus hop presence with hints of orange, grapefruit, mango, lemon, and tangerine. Earthy hop hints of grass. Pale malt with hints of grains, straw, and cracker. Sweet scent of candied sugar. A nicely juicy aroma that reminds me of a Belgian IPA.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty, juicy, and spicy Belgian IPA like taste with big notes of citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with some notes of peppers, clove, coriander, and funk. Fruity notes of banana, green apple, and pear. Big citrus hop presence with notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon, mango, and tangerine. Some earthy and floral hops as well with some grass. Soft pale malt with notes of straw, grains, and cracker. Sweet taste of candied sugar as well as some bubblegum notes. A pretty solid hopped up Belgian taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and somewhat prickly. Fairly drying finish. A little booze heat comes through.

Overall: A pretty solid twist on a Belgian style ale. Good citrus hop presence with the yeast and spices. Very much like an imperial Belgian IPA.

05-04-2014 06:42:47 | More by MattyG85
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-19-2014 00:56:04 | More by TKEbeerman
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-11-2014 14:26:58 | More by Zonian1
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jmrybak


4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-29-2014 05:26:22 | More by jmrybak
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-24-2014 16:11:51 | More by cmwilliq
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-20-2014 01:18:56 | More by sgttibbs
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-05-2014 13:13:38 | More by Schlafly33
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BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-10-2014 00:13:48 | More by BraveMountie
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Brenden

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

This beer is a very pale yellow, crystal clear and brightly shining even in low light. A clean, bone white head is fluffy and creamy, residing on top of the brew at a stiff finger's height and remaining there for a good while, only dropping very slowly while leaving some creamy lace in plenty as it goes.
Interestingly, the first impression on every sniff of this beer is pure tangerines. Underneath that is some spiciness, earth, grass and heat. A little white flesh and citrus peel are underneath, and there's a very light bitterness to it overall.
The taste is, for the most part, pure heat. Some other notes are detectable, of course, but the heat overwhelms quite a lot. Yeast contributes some lighter earth, must and a bubblegum-like sweetness that's infused throughout. Some pear and banana flesh can be found under the alcohol as well. There's a separate spiciness like Noble hops that accompany a light leaf that can just be caught. Really, though, I find it difficult to believe people who say they can taste everything without any trouble under the raw heat. It bites the tongue to the back of the throat almost like hot peppers, but without the lasting burn and, fortunately, short on isopropyl or ethanol notes to it.
This light-bodied brew is soft but deep, fluffy with a strong carbonation and a nice smoothness to the flow. It gets a little dry into the finish but has plenty of sweetness carrying through.

05-07-2014 20:13:01 | More by Brenden
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-08-2014 00:59:52 | More by JamesStreet
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from the 12 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Bright golden liquid with a cloudy quality and an exceptionally persistent, finger thick head. The head is pale white and leaves lace streaking up all sides of the glass.

Smells similar to a few saisons I've had lately with an aroma that resembles lilies. It's also lemony and has a thick malt or wheat aroma. I'd say that it's a good mix of lemon and malt and some yeastiness and spice.

Big on the malt, floral (lily-like) flavor and yeastiness with a subtle citrus flavor at the finish. A good does of grapefruit peel lingers on the tongue towards the finish and makes a good impact. The beer has a good amount of sweet malt flavor that does a good job of balancing the agressive, bitter grapefruit finish.

Another Goose Island Goody. I have nothing but love for this beer. Tasty and not a bad price at around $12 a 4-pack.

06-23-2014 20:02:49 | More by ONovoMexicano
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The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.