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The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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BA SCORE
87
very good

337 Ratings
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 37 | 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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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-10-2014 13:20:52 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-09-2014 01:58:24 | More by KAF
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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
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jman42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-08-2014 21:26:04 | More by jman42
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jyacco15

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-08-2014 16:25:39 | More by jyacco15
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hermit990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-08-2014 14:07:46 | More by hermit990
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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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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-07-2014 17:06:03 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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zacky_U

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-07-2014 14:02:54 | More by zacky_U
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-07-2014 04:24:34 | More by Gagnonsux
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great aroma. Fresh sweet fruit, soft and mild spice, clean malt.
Smaller than typical very white head. Golden slightly cloudy body.
Note the softness of the feel right away and then an alcohol shot to the gut next. Nice complexity of the pale malt, soft fruit, stronger spice and some honey (I noted sweetness at first but later drinks it wasn't there) all rolling around in a enjoyable way. Quite a bit of drying mixes with the alcohol flavors on the finish. The alcohol is more straight alcohol flavor and less perfumey. In the long run the malt flavors are stronger than the spice and fruit.
Best is aroma and feel. Solid otherwise.
As it warms the sweetness and fruit flavors of the aroma emerge nicely. I bumped up the flavor score.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 16:49:55 | More by garymuchow
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-05-2014 13:31:39 | More by Cramerican
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TWolff

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 04:28:36 | More by TWolff
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine white one finger head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of mild caramel malt, saison style yeast, coriander and clove, light stone fruit and citrus; classic tripel. Flavor follows, with sweet malt, mildly caramel, light stone fruit, light Belgian spicing, thins out somewhat to finish with a mixture of citrus and stone fruit with a surprising little hop kick to supplement the spicing. Medium bodied with active carbonation. An interesting domestic take on a tripel that seems to use hops to extend and intensify the spiciness of a traditional tripel. The finish is odd, as the spicing and malt seem a bit subdued and the spicing is replaced by the hop bitterness. Enjoyable, but not loses something in the translation. Flavorful enough to cover the rather high ABV. Odd name for a Belgian style; turns out it was named for William Ogden who opened Chicago's first brewery. Still strange, I bet he didn't brew Belgian style beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 03:06:07 | More by LiquidAmber
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-04-2014 21:52:05 | More by BrewmanCapote
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Gadun76

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-04-2014 20:16:21 | More by Gadun76
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LuisBarca

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 12:35:52 | More by LuisBarca
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mschrei

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-04-2014 04:36:19 | More by mschrei
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nyrblue2

New York

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-04-2014 03:26:24 | More by nyrblue2
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ajevne

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-04-2014 02:51:26 | More by ajevne
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ffshore545

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-04-2014 01:11:10 | More by ffshore545
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MPSTARR

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 00:34:55 | More by MPSTARR
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-03-2014 22:59:18 | More by JakeDebus
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-02-2014 23:48:51 | More by weeare138
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oberon

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 19:24:25 | More by oberon
The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.