Endless IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.56/5 rDev +1.4%
This session beer pours to a light golden color with a body that is completely see- through and perfectly clear. The nose on this beer combines floral notes, grapefruit, pine, and light spice and is certainly appealing. The head of foam looks nice and leaves some lacing as you consume.
With the taste, this Goose Island beer emphasizes the hops, but not by much. The flavors of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and other citrus are obvious, but there are other flavor contributors like caramel malt and light pale malt. The finish of the ale gives way to the flavor of tropical fruit and the light to medium body makes it easy- drinking and pleasant.
Goose Island Endless IPA is the latest session beer offering from a larger, established craft brewery and it does have some good things going for it. I like the emphasis on fruity/floral hops, even if they are more subdued, and I like the beer’s refreshing characteristics. You don’t usually associate an IPA with refreshing qualities, but this beer certainly has them.
Session beers seem to be trending at the moment and Goose Island Endless IPA is a nice, solid entry in this growing field. It might be pushing it to call this a session beer, but this is certainly a more agreeable version of an IPA that is lower in alcohol and bitterness than the standard IPA and broader in its appeal.
04-19-2014 04:13:57 | More by BryanCarey
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4.16/5 rDev +18.5%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottled on date of March 14, 2014.
Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head that slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Lots of lacing.
Smell: A ripe, juicy, and piney hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus and pine. Upfront earthy and herbal hops with hints of pine resin and grass. Citrus hop hints of orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Soft malt background with hints of grains, cracker, wheat, and yeast. Very hop forward and piney. Pretty solid scent.
Taste: Like it smells, a piney, ripe, and juicy hop dominated taste with big notes of pine, grass, and orange. Big taste of earthy and herbal hops with upfront notes of pine resin and wet grass. Citrus hop presence with some notes of orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Backing presence of soft pale malt with notes of cracker, grains, wheat, and yeast. Very forward with the hops. Nicely drying. A pretty solid taste.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, drying, and somewhat oily. Pretty smooth.
Overall: A pretty solid session IPA. Good piney and grassy notes with a smooth and clean body.
04-13-2014 06:44:21 | More by MattyG85
4.56/5 rDev +29.9%
---Guest review by my brother---
Appearance - poured into a nonic pint glass, the beer showed a light golden amber color and nice persistent head. Nice lacing while drinking.
Smell - Smells strongly of what I can only call 'weed smell.' Earthy smell with some grass and pine scents.
Taste - Starts with a wheat-like flavor that quickly changes to that 'weed hop' earthy taste finishing off pretty quickly with some flowery notes. Has a sort of 'echo' of the wheat flavor after the finish.
Mouthfeel - The beer is pretty light carbonated and medium-light bodied. Mouth feel is great, doesn't have that particular feeling hops can leave on your tongue that turns many off of IPAs.
Overall it's a very refreshing beer. Light and crisp this is a beer that could quell a summer thirst with a taste that doesn't bore after a bottle or two.
04-30-2014 06:18:03 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
3.76/5 rDev +7.1%
I'm always hesitant to try the Goose Island stuff brewed in Baldwinsville, NY/Fort Collins, CO. I saw this Endless IPA, and realized it was new to their lineup along with the Rambler red IPA. Appears a pale copper with a beige off white head, leaves behind evenly dispersed lacing. Aroma has some citrus notes, a bit of dankness, pale malt bready qualities and more pungent grapefruit peel. Flavors have a tart citric note, light airy malt backbone, ample sweetness actually quite refreshing and easy to drink. Clean hop bitterness, a bit funky, floral, citric I'm game for a few glasses of this. Mouthfeel is light bodied even flowing carbonation goes down great slightly slick hop oils. Amazing one of their lowest rated offerings, I find quite enjoyable.
07-07-2014 17:27:06 | More by WVbeergeek
3.45/5 rDev -1.7%
Undated 12 oz bottle.
Clear amber body covered by a durable off-white head. Some nice lacing is left on the glass.
Aroma: markedly hoppy with notes of resin, grass, and herbs. Hop mix is not very appealing.
Flavor: given the aroma, surprisingly mild hop level (think pilsner) and bitterness (IBU = 35). Hop mix works much better upon tasting. Grassy aftertaste.
Feel: medium body and carbonation.
04-16-2014 00:32:57 | More by chinchill
Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.