Endless IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Endless IPAEndless IPA

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Reviews: 90
Hads: 809
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 189 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.56/5  rDev +26.3%
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. (839 characters)

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.52/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copperish orange, finger of loose head

Smell is cantaloupe, mango, tangerine, earthy rind, bready malt, melon, a bit of a deeper pine note

Taste is pretty big for a session IPA, orange, mango, pineapple, a ton of melon, cantaloupe and honeydew are the first that come to mind, a bit of sweet bready malt, a nice piney bitterness finishes it off

Mouthfeel is medium light, dry and well carbonated

Well this is the best of the Session IPAs I have had, grabbed a single but will certainly go back for a 6er of this.

If you are familiar with Toppling Goliath X Hops series, this tastes almost exactly like the orange to me, just a tad weaker but it is also lighter on the alcohol.

Very impressed (713 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 11/14/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, piney hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to pound down for a long time. (766 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
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. (1,219 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.

Appearance
Crystal clear straw with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Tangerine, orange, honey, papaya, mango, and candy sugar.

Taste
Tangerine, navel orange, and juicy grapefruit. Bready malts, honey, and honeydew melon. Light notes of papaya and mango.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, juicy, and refreshing.

Overall
Mellow, easy drinking, and damned tasty. This is a very underrated session IPA. (488 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled April 27, 2014

Pours a nice creamy fizzy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice lacing, mostly clear golden honey pilsner colored, many streaming bubbles.

Nose brings big musty resinous hops, grassy wet hop like aroma with hop oils and slightly piney resin, a nice dank hop with floral mild grassy spicy hops, and touch of a passion fruit guava like tropical fruit, faint malts underneath.

Trade brings more dank resinous hops, very musty fresh wet hop like, piney and floral, grassy and just a touch spicy. In the background the hops bring mild tropical notes again, the musty passion fruit guava like fruits, and a touch of a general fruity bubblegum. Mild sweet toasted malt underneath. Finish is dry and fairly bitter, nice long lingering bitterness with more dank spicy piney resinous hop flavours and mild hop oils lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy effervescent carb.

Overall pretty nice. Nice hop profile, enough malt to back up the hops without getting in the way. definitely tasty and sessionable. (1,031 characters)

Photo of SpecialPatrolGroup
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think this beer is criminally underrated. As far as single hop beers go, it is one of my favorites and every bit as good as a Hill Farmstead Citra. They used Amarillo hops masterfully well and balanced the malt profile with the hops perfectly. This is a great session beer and the flavor never gets boring. Great summer beer and unfortunately, it's a limited edition so I suggest going out and buying some because if i get there before you do, there won't be any left (469 characters)

Photo of timmy2b
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Very small amount of white/slightly off white head which did linger as a small amount around the edge of the top of the beer in the glass. Clear golden color which allowed for sight through the glass.

Scent is lightly hoppy/citrus with a very minor amount of malt in the background.

Light Citrus flavor, possibly grapefruit and orange. Very easy on the tongue and leaves a slight bitter aftertaste which fades quickly.

This is light for an IPA and is very close to a session beer. If this is around in the summer it will be on my short list for day to day drinking! (602 characters)

Photo of tone77
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
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. (265 characters)

Photo of bubseymour
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this on 4/19 with a brewed on date of March 14 (so about 4-5 weeks old).

Very light and clear orange with lots of carbonation. Head grows over first couple of minutes from 1 to 2.5 finger head. Retains very well.

Smells very fresh and dank and fruity.

Taste is very refreshing, light, watery to some degree yet some light to moderate citrusy hop flavor is there. Some slight lingering bitterness in finish as it was cold but as the beer warmed slightly the bitterness in finish diminished some.

Mouthfeel - Watery, but for a session IPA that is pretty much the expectation.

Overall - This beer did good. Had it after spending 2 hours doing yard work so it went down fast and tasty. This is a decent session IPA but I've had a few others lately that I may have liked a little more. Depending on freshness and the competition on the store shelves I would buy this again. (883 characters)

Photo of tastybeer
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (615 characters)

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours medium gold in color and completely translucent in body. About a 3 finger head forms and retains and laces very well.

S- Hops right up front, but not too bitter, more of a spicy, There is a hint of light malt under the spicy hoppiness. Overall, the scent is very floral and spicy on the hop front.

T- Starts off with some mild hops bitterness intermingling with the same spiciness from the scent. Light malt underneath the spiciness and hoppiness throughout the drink. Hops bitterness returns a little at the end for an ending bite.

M- Smooth and easy drinking all the way through the drink. This is a session IPA through and through and delivers a small hop punch without the alcohol or overpowering bitterness.

Overall, this is a very quality session IPA. Good hops bitterness and an interesting spicy hop flavor as well make for a somewhat unique and easy drinking beer. (887 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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. (427 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking, clear and golden-tan with lots of rising bubbles, a monster head that didn't want to go away at all, and plenty of lace.

Aroma and flavor are a bit on the different side, like maybe they were shooting for a little dank in their hops, which I do detect. Earthy and floral notes accent a good citrusy component and a decent malt background noise. A bit more orange comes through in the finish.

Body medium, carbonation smooth and medium, overall very enjoyable and different. A bit more like a pale ale, but no problems there.

The IPA category is too broad and needs to be broken up into about 3 sub-categories. This just isn't the same style as the extreme west-coast IPAs or several others I can think of. (725 characters)

Photo of Omnium
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Nice clear yellow gold with just shy of two fingers of white soapy head, a nice fine wall of lacing.
S - Fresh cut grass, cracker malt, key limes, some piney dankness, orange juice. Its all there, but isnt pungent.
T - Follows through on taste, light grass, very floral, nice cracker malt base, citrus juice, a little sweetness hiddent. Maybe a little pear in here too. Very nice.
M - Super clean and bright, really refreshing.
O - Awesome session IPA, probly one of the best things I've had from Goose Island in recent times. (553 characters)

Photo of HGildemeister
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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... (338 characters)

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light yellow color with a head that trails easily. The smell was full of citrus and floral notes from the hops and made me excited to try. The taste was my favorite part by far because I got all those great hop notes, but underneath all the bitterness from the hops was a toasted caramel flavor that kept the beer balanced and very delicious. Would highly recommend. (366 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
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. (411 characters)

Photo of a0lbudman
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-very clear golden color with a large snow white head that fades slowly and leaves a lace
S-hops is light but there with a lemon citrus aroma, and yeasty
T-at first the malt mixed with citrus hits you then you get the hops that stays with you for a while
M- light body and medium carbonation
O- It seems more like an Pale Ale instead of a IPA, but was very drinkable and good (376 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +8%
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 (517 characters)

Photo of jokelahoma
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker. Nice head that falls to a thin film that hangs around.

Aroma is nice - grapefruit, tangerine, and pot. Crisp, bright nose.

Flavor equals that crispness, as well as the aroma. It's quite citrusy, clean, not oily, and ends with that dankness. Malt takes the night off here. You can sort of tell it was there at one time, like lingering cologne, but that's it. Otherwise this is all about the hops, and the particular combination works well.

Mouthfeel has just the right amount if heft. Not overly carbonated or spritzy, so the lighter mouthfeel keeps it drinkable.

Overall, not bad at all. It isn't so bitter it takes the enamel off your teeth, but you still know it's an IPA. Goid brew for picnics, barbecues, or other outdoor spring activities. (774 characters)

Photo of T-34-85
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice session IPA. Pours a nice light amber color with a good two finger head that has decent retention. This beer has a nice mild to moderate level of hop bitterness with a very distinct hoppy aroma and hop flavor that make this a very pleasant beer to enjoy. Being a session IPA it is not going to blow you away, but it meets its objective as a sessionable beer very well.

Give this a try if you have the chance. (424 characters)

Photo of HuskyHawk
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank from bottle. Aromatics are very strong here, even in bottle and only two words are needed to describe it, orange juice. That carries forward into the taste, where you end up with a mildly hopped IPA that tastes like and IPA/shandy combination, but with orange juice in place of lemonade. Definitely not for everyone, and probably not for die hard IPA fan, but quite tasty for what it is. Despite labeling as an IPA, I think this is a decent substitute for a summer fruit beer. (482 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Clear yellow, well carbonated, one finger head that leaves some lacing.

S-Some sharp pine and grass with a mild citrus note.

T-Not a lot of powerful flavor but nice light ones. Grass and pine mixed with mild tropical notes and slight bitterness.

M-Lighter and slight carbonation.

O-Another session IPA that is not as good as the real thing. (346 characters)

Photo of fx20736
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought a single bottle from Beers of the World, April, 2014. Poured into a pint at fridge temp.

appearance: light amber with a one finger offwhite head, nice lacing.

smell: white grapefruit predominates, detect some eucalyptus as well.

taste: tastes like it smells.

mouthfeel: solid, slightly spritzy.

overall: a decent beer but not noteworthy. (349 characters)

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Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.