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Endless IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Endless IPAEndless IPA

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722 Ratings
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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 13
Gots: 136 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Zaphog on 03-21-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 3/28/14.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, pine, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a hop presence that leans more towards the herbal side of things in both the smell and taste.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

djrn2, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

acurtis, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

nmann08, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Texasfan549, May 10, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
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

metter98, Sep 05, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -3.1%

kjkinsey, Oct 25, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With the creep of the flavor of India Pale Ale, equipped with utmost bitterness and citrus character, along with the sessionable drinkability of smaller ale that are meant for large consumption without inebriation- Goose Island's Engless IPA enters the fray.

Its bright golden-straw appearance glows in the glass as the beer's filtered clarity gives the body an appetizing look. The flowing froth that rises above is creamy, frothy and long-standing as it speckles the glass with leopard prints.

Its hop tilt is just a bit greater than its presence of malt as a medium spicy note of pine meets that of citrus, orange, leaf and twig. An underlying sweetness from malt delivers light caramel, even lighter honey, but a toasted pecan character that offers a hearty richness to the beer's scent.

To taste, the ale opens up entirely- with graham crackers, honey and barley on the forefront of the tongue, a tepid honeysuckle tone transpires. But as the sweetness waivers slightly, it leaves the hop balance to ensue. White grapefruit, under-ripened oranges, tea, juniper and lemon offer a tangy fruitiness even with its finish of fresh-cut grass, sawdust and sap teasing the palate onward.

With a medium-light body, the beer's reluctant dryness allows for a savory start that holds onto its sweetness during the middle palate. As its spicy finish sets in, the carbonation and sweetenss fade late, allowing for the alcohol spice and hop-derived astringency to give a little extra bite in the remembrance of the ale.

Goose Island's somewhat sessionable ale is really an American Pale Ale with a drier backbone and a heightened hop character- which is all well and good with this hop-head; but I need even more dryness, even more hop character- especially in aroma and taste, and I need less alcohol! That's the magic of these ales.

BEERchitect, Apr 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

jaydoc, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

kylehay2004, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Knapp85, May 27, 2014
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2.89/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, light bronze-hued body with a finger's worth of whitish froth. Meager lacing.

Smell: Citrus, tropical fruits and a bit of shredded green herb. Minor base maltiness allows these hop flavors to rule the nose, for better or worse.

Taste: Biscuity pale malts, frothed toasted pils, topped with a pinch of table sugar. Sweet orange and melon juice fruitiness and a little sourish kiwi and mint. Medium-light bitterness. Drying, tangy finish with some herb-flecked fruitiness lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Thankfully, it ended. This was when I pulled the plug on the twelve ounces about two-thirds of the way through, but still!

ChainGangGuy, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

SocalKicks, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

zeff80, Apr 06, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jul 07, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

TheManiacalOne, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Kegatron, Jun 25, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +9.4%

I enjoyed this bottle in an Ipa glass chilled, review from notes.

The color is golden with great clarity and 2 fingers of bone white head with fine bead and camouflage type lace stickage( random). The smell is husky and herbal and hops in the nose yet dry and earthy wtih slight toasted grain scent. The feel is dank resinous and lightly fruity with medium bitterness level and slight sweetness with moderate carbonation and mild fruit tanginess with a semi-dry finish

The flavor is on the dry side with hops up front and herbal flavor with mild grass tinge withsubtle lemon essence. There is a grain flavor with low sweetness in the taste and light pine with mild malt supporting the gently bitter and somewhat citrus flvaor in the peripheral. The taste has a mild astringent elmeent of tea-like hops with low acidity and more floral with a dry tangy finish. Overall an ok session strength IPA...a little earhty and less refined as some with more coarse bitter aspect the aroma could use improvement but not a bad pale in general

Slatetank, Aug 18, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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

russpowell, Apr 19, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

jlindros, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 29, 2014
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Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 722 ratings.