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The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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87
very good

441 Ratings
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 49 | 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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dpvatty

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-21-2014 02:31:02 | More by dpvatty
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Keffa

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Live review.

Poured from 12oz bottle into my Old Rasputin nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a brilliant golden yellow which is slightly hazy, nice, 3 finger white head takes several minutes to settle into a small cap, leaves nice lacing at each sip. Nice looking beer.

S: Man, this is nice. The Citra and Saaz fight for the lead. Spicy hop and citrusy hop battle it out in front of a light malt sweetness and a clove-y, powdery Belgian yeast. Faint (and I do mean faint) whiffs of alcohol. Not bad at all.

T: This is damned solid. Sweet, fruity yeast character, a little bit of a spicy hop. Some of that clove-y character from the yeast as well, which I don't care for much, but it doesn't detract from the beer. ABV is very, very well hidden. Only a slight warming on the swallow.

M: Slick, somewhat on the thin side, medium carbonation. Finishes long and sweet.

O: Pretty damned solid. I think the addition of Citra as an aroma component is a good choice, but if they used them late on for flavor additions, I'm not getting them. Still, this is easily one of the better American attempts at a Belgian style that I've had to date, and to be fair, one of the better tripels I've had in a while. Easily recommended.

08-29-2014 07:35:06 | More by Keffa
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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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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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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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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-01-2014 18:58:41 | More by Mantooth
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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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The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.