The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.51/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a Harpoon 100 barrel series glass.
A: Golden in color with a mild haze. Fine bubbled white head retains at about an inch in height. Lacing is wispy.
S: Strong citra presence. Pulpy, mashed mango. Wet leaves. Pineapple and bubblegum esters. Chalky yeast with faint traces of white pepper. Doughy,lightly honeyed malt base.
T: Oily hop bitterness. Herbal and spicy. Bitter phenols and spicy alcohol too. Pineapple esters. Chalky yeast. Honeyed malt. Citra hops bring wet leaves and herbal spice and tropical notes of mango and tangerine. Alcohol and phenols on the finish.
M: Medium bodied. Creamy with some malt firmness. Carbonation is stiff but gentle with a lot of lifting and scrubbing action.
O: It's a bit rough around the edges and even sharp at times. The alcohol and phenols aren't really over the top or completely off-putting, but they distract a little. The hopping is ample and notable, but doesn't really fit in and complement as it should. Not a bad brew, just lacks some cohesion and plays a little roughly.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 05:14:41 | More by ryan1788a5
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served in a tulip glass.
Appearance: Pure deep gold color with a slight pink tone to it, clearly transparent with medium bubbles creating a somewhat thick white head maybe rising to about 1/3" off the body.
Smell: light yeast scent, really the weakest character of the beer. More like a smell of citrus bit so friggin' light that you can't say much about it.
Taste: Off the bat it feels a bit sour, almost like lemon plus a hint of grapefruit. Not bitter really at all, though it might sound like it, smooth almost like a rye bread feel.
Mouth: Comes sticky, medium body with full carbonation but this could also be maybe because of it being off the tap.
Overall: Good beer but a bit pricey. I am happy I've tried it and wouldn'tind another of you're treating. Grab a glass and drink up...salud!!!
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2014 03:02:41 | More by BlurryVisi0n
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sweet citrus smell of orange and tangerine along with some tropical fruits, peach, and pear as well. Along with the fruity smells comes some aromas of a grapefruit hop as well as some other hop aromas of a floral nature. A bit of yeast and some bready and biscuit aromas are there as well, all combining and melding to create a very pleasing aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a Belgian pale malt bready flavor mixed with some tangerine sweetness as well as a moderately strong showing of yeast. While only lightly hopped upfront, the hops work their way onto the tongue quickly and increase in strength to the end of the taste. A grapefruit citrus hop is the first to greet the tongue, followed shortly after by some grassy flavors. While the grapefruit and citrus hop come to the tongue, the tangerine fades a bit while the bready flavors transitioning and taking on a slightly crisper cracker like nature. At the same time, some spice of coriander and clove develop with a little bit of an herbal and floral hop flavor developing as well. With a light boozy flavor joining in at the very end, one is left with a somewhat drier and moderately hopped, slightly boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly more creamy side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The slightly thicker body is quite nice for the mix of the hop flavors of the brew, allowing them to stand out, while the higher carbonation was nice for the yeasty and spiced Belgian flavors of the brew. Overall it was rather well done.
Overall – A fairly tasty Belgian triple IPA. With the drier and somewhat boozy flavor of the brew, this was a rather nice sipping but still somewhat crisp, brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 01:23:44 | More by Darkmagus82
The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.