Endless IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Endless IPAEndless IPA

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 20
Gots: 188 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Zaphog on 03-21-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Long days and warm nights awaken the city. The list of neighborhood festivals is endless. As is the great music that brings us together in parks and parking lots. We brewed our Session IPA to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing, so you can enjoy every encore. Bright note of fresh oranges and other citrus fruit with a mild body that is crisp on the palate.
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Ratings: 805 | Reviews: 104
Reviews by snaotheus:
Photo of snaotheus
3.02/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle at 41 F poured into a 12oz pilsner glass. Bottled on 09APR14BF94.

Pours coppery, clear, small white head, medium carbonation. Smell is very mald -- all I can detect is a vague fruitiness.

Taste is slightly piney, with some odd bready or fruity thing in the background that I can't quite make out and don't quite enjoy.

Mouthfeel is nice, dry and fluffy. Overall, it's not terrible, but I'm glad I only bought the one bottle.

More User Reviews:
Photo of garymuchow
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fresh and fruity hop character on this one, esp. in the taste. Finely bittered without excess with pleasing bittering flavor and long lingering.
Golden to amber in color quite clear and nice firm white head. Lighter feel with ample carbonation leaving a filling feel.
The smaller size does impact feel and malt character, but this is nicely drinkable and still holding an IPA quality. Good for warmer season.

Photo of TTripp725
2.44/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Just didn't like this beer

Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 5% abv and 35 ibu.

Appearance: It has a good deep golden colored body with great clarity and some visible carbonation. From the pour it sets up a nice thick white head of foam. This foamy head holds on well and makes tons of cool lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a sweet mandarin orange like citrus character with lighter malty bread and grainy notes underneath.

Taste / Palate: The flavor is hop forward but now more lemony than the nose suggested and herbal, almost tea like notes pop out on my tongue. Malt character is cracker like and white bready like. It also adds plenty of sweetness. The finish has a short funky herbal bitterness fading off the tongue.

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber with a thick off white head. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Pine, hops and mild citrus

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of pine and hops.

Overall: OK brew. Probably not going to buy this one again.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep gold to amber in color. Great clarity and a fingernail of eggshell white foam covers the vast majority of the top. Brussels lacing. Aroma is comprised of grassy to light pine hops. There is coppery malt flavor with a piney hop bite at the back of the palate. The mouth is crisp and refreshing.

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.56/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

---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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of tastybeer
4.01/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light gold, ultra clear, and a nice head, and sheety-stringy lace on the glass once the heads fades. Aroma is perky. Dank, green, and fruity... Tropical melon, zesty pine resin, leafy (both green and decomposing), and rooty tea. This has a bit of a dark tropical thing going on. Taste is evenly sweet and bitter, brisk, spicy, tropical fruity, no citrus, and something earthy and slightly coniferous. Interesting and tasty. Super dank.... Mouthfeel is slick, smooth, sweet, and resiny. Light easy drinking body.

All around I like it. Its different, interesting, and pleasant with a lot of flavors and good balance.

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +14.3%

The Endless IPA is decent easy drinking beer. The beer poured a golden clear with fizzy white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries fresh hops that are slightly bitter with pine zeal. The taste is evenly balanced for an IPA...decent malt base but enough hops to give it some bitterness and bite. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall...definitely tasty and definitely sessionable.

Photo of Bierleichen
2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not an IPA fan overall.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours two fingers of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is lots of lemon and grapefruit in a good mixture.
The taste has pine and grapefruit bitterness with a good balance of malt.
The texture is great; a nice fizz but not too carbonated.
A great tasting IPA.

Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 14 Mar 14

Pours an effervescent gold with a pinky of pearl white head. Very nice head retention & lacing

S: Floral notes & hay

T: Grassyness, hay, floral notes & a light touch of lemony hops, A little bit of what tang, grassy & floral hops as this warms. Finishes with flinty dryness, grassyness & a touch of orange peel

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation, & nice balance

Drinks very easy, I would buy it again as a summer time tipple if fresh. At least GI is very up front about freshness dating

Photo of HGildemeister
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've been drinking this beer for a couple years. Bottle and draft at my home pub. The look of this beer doesn't do it justice as it poors light in color. Taste is a different story. Great alone and with food. Medium hop but a strong finish. Caramel and coffee notes. Goose puts out great beers..this is one of their great everyday ones...

Photo of ToGoodCompany
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This beer is single hopped with Amarillo, and the grain bill is very simple (2-row, Cara 60L, Carapils). It has decent mouthfeel, holds a good head (thanks carapils), and there's nothing bad about it. I would recommend it if only as a showcase of Amarillo hops. Very drinkable (it's a session after all).

Photo of DaneBramage
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - orange color into a goblet glass.

S - fruity/citrusy

T - fruity/citrusy as opposed to hoppy.

M - eh.

O - a very mild IPA, not hoppy whatsoever. Would be a good introduction to someone wanting to try an IPA but is put off by excess hops. Unfortunately it fits the pattern of Goose Island beers being very average, not bad but not great either.

Photo of gillagorilla
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (Bottled On: 3/28/14)

A: A nice white head that froths up evenly on a swirl. Has decent retention and a bit of lacing. Clean and transparent, light copper body.

S: Light, floral scent here that has just a tinge of hops to it. There is lightness to the scents here that just tickle the senses, which you can tell from when you first open and get faint wisps of hops.

T: Weird hop flavors here that are odd. Strange maltiness that doesn't help the hops. Decent enough for a session IPA, but it benefits from having a decent body that isn't watery/

M: Smooth and even a bit creamy. Even carbonation that is subtle and pleasing. It gets a slight crisp to it if you leave it in your mouth.

O: Ok, but just another entry into the session IPA category that is mostly just mediocre IPAs. A difficult beer to pull off, and this one does an ok job at it.

Photo of tone77
4.04/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a 16 oz. serving. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus. Taste is bursting with grapefruit, good bitterness, touch of malts at the finish, very easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a very good beer.

Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 07APR14-BG72. Sampled on June 13, 2014.

It pours pale yellow mostly with maybe a little orange amber leading up to a short-lived fizzy white head. Carbonation keeps going through to the end.

The hops introduce themselves quickly in the aroma with a slight pale malt toastiness. The hops have a tangerine or orange feel to them.

Light to medium body and almost smooth.

In the taste those citrus hops seem to evolve into a peppery, burning sensation but they are not overly bitter. Pale malts are in the background more. Fairly quick drinking.

Photo of wedge
3.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sparklingly clear gold with a frothy white head. Spicy, grassy, herbal weed aroma...oyster crackers, pine, not so much (if any) citrus, which is surprising considering I thought this featured Amarillo. More herbal spice in the flavor finishing with a bit of malty sweetness. Pine and melon, but no other fruit to speak of. Medium-light, crisp, and very drinkable. I liked this - different than most other hoppy beverages.

Photo of Amalak
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The taste is of a basic, kinda-poor-man's session IPA. It has a solid dry hop flavor. Some grassy taste underneath. Some watermelon and grape fruitiness in the back. It's a light beer. Very carbonated. Very easy to drink.

Gold color, extremely bubbly throughout. It has a thick foamy head and a good deal of lacing. Completely clear. It has a very aromatic hoppy, weed-like scent.

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving some streaks of bubbles across the surface, a thin collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of orange citrus are present in the nose along with some hints of gooseberries.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is very much dominated by the hops, which contribute strong flavors of orange citrus and hints of gooseberries along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is perceptible.
O: The hops in this IPA tasted very fresh and the beer was very easy to drink given it's lighter-bodied nature.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date of June 04, 2014 printed on the bottleneck label. Yet another new IPA creation from Goose Island; this one a proclaimed 'session ale' with a moderate 5.00% abv.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice golden orange colored body; semi-hazy, semi-clear with just over two fingers of fluffy doughy white head. Leaves behind some decent fluffy lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S - The smell is nice enough, for a 'session' IPA. Herbal, floral, lemon zest, some grapefruit, pine, and a bready honeyed malt backbone. It's noticeably 'lighter' smelling than your average IPA, and more in the line of a pale ale, but it still smells very fresh and appealing.

T - Taste follows the nose - herbal, floral, lemon / grapefruit / orange fruitiness, piney hop resins, and a bready honeyed malt backbone to keep things in good harmony.

M - The feel is crisp, smooth, and clean. Light-bodied with good carbonation. Very easy drinking, and certianly what I would describe as sessionable.

Overall, a nice take on the session IPA from Goose Island. A nice easy drinking beer, perfect for hot summer days and as a companion to food.

Goose Island Endless IPA ---3.5/5

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Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
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