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Endless IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Endless IPAEndless IPA

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by Zaphog on 03-21-2014

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: It is a hazy pale honey color brew that is semi translucent. The off white head looks very creamy but doesn't last a long time. Lacing is ok but nothing more.

S: This one has a very light smell. But, the little there is is really great. Nice notes of clementine, pineapples and mangoes. There is a light malt backbone to it with honey like sweetness, truly east coast in profile. Some very faint grassy notes.

T: Drank really cold, this is an amazing refreshing brew. The grassy notes are quite stronger with pine resin. The citrus is still strong with orange zest, pineapple and mangoes. The maltiness is still there and adds to the fruit flavors of the beer.

M: Very light and crisp. Right on the money for a refreshing summer brew.

O: This is a crazy good summer brew. That was their objective and they absolutely hit it perfectly. But, this is not a very interesting brew. Great summer beer to be enjoyed without thinking too much.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 473 mL Can

A- Pours a deep golden colour topped by a 1 finger white head with excellent retention. Thick lacing.

S- Light, sweet maltiness followed by a grassy hoppiness and citrus aromas (orange, grapefruit)

T- The taste is the same as the aroma but quite subdued.

M- Light-Medium body and moderate carbonation.

O- While Endless IPA is a good beer, it definitely isn't what it could be. Unfortunately, this brew is one of those instances where flavour is lost in order to live up to the "Session Ale" label.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Goose Island Endless IPA

Look: Clear golden color. 1 finger of head. Medium carbonation

Smell: Malt but very light, orange aroma. not too strong on the nose.

Taste: Very refreshing, light hops kicking, some orange, some grapefruit. Very watery on the aftertaste but goes down really easily

Feel: Refreshing, a bit watery after a couple of minute the taste goes away a bit.

Overall would I recommend it ? Sure, nice IPA, very refreshing.

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Photo of VincentGR
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Good, long lasting head. Clear golden color.

S: AMAZING! Ligh malt, fresh green hop with a nice strong and sweet grapefruit aroma.

T: Very light and refreshing. Fortunatly, the grapefruit does'nt taste as strong as it smells. Its a little sugary, but the non-fermentables dont take the stage from the subtle aroma of the hop. There is also a nice mango taste to round everything up.

F: Good carbonation that goes well with the citrus taste. Leaves a nice bitternes, but no dry mouth.

Overall: Definitely my Go-To IPA this summer. It could be a very good introduction for anyone who would like to introducte their palate to IPA's.

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Photo of Lewnanny
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The best IPA I had until now. The orange flavor is well pronounced and fun to drink.

The look is a nice clear yellow, SRM about 3, the IBU is very low, nice for an IPA.

The 473 ml can retailed for 3.75$ (CAD) for a ABV of 5.0%.

Try it you will like it.

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Photo of beerbaron1967
4.74/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When will I find a beer that sucks.
Picked this up in a variety pack in Quebec.
Light golden colour-see thru actually.
Definitely can smell the citrus-lemon is the most pungent. I would guess grapefruit next.
The pour had a slight head-this vanished fairly quickly.
Taste is very nice/warm. This would be a beer to have after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day. Who am I kidding-screw mowing the lawn-beer tasting is more important than showing off to the neighbours that you can cut grass.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle - really, this is part of the current Goose Island mixed pack, and in sixers on its own, and it's somehow still 'retired' here?

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy off-white head, which leaves some random sudsy cloud form lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of grainy and doughy pale malt, muddled domestic citrus (ya know - navel oranges, wan lemon, and white grapefruit), a gritty hard water flintiness, and further earthy, leafy, and piney hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, some still hard to differentiate citrus pithiness, more low-key earthy stoniness (like wet paved paths after the rain, I always say), and some equanimous leafy, weedy, and piney green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its plainly subservient frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and generally smooth, with a gently airy creaminess taking off as things warm up a tad. It finishes off-dry, that fruity character taking on a certain tropical note as everything else just bleeds out.

Overall, an agreeable and easy to drink version of the style, even if the ABV is a bit too chicken shit to run with any normal elevation, as such. Not a problem to pound back, I would imagine, given the name and the aforementioned weak-sauce, um, sauce, but I'm starting to sense a suggestion of the bad InBev touch going on here.

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Photo of TerryW
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Back as a limited edition according to the can. Pretty light across the board. Nice grassy hops are the most distinguishing characteristic of the brew. Malty finish, but some unusual chemical thing happening as well. Fair to middling by me. Unmemorable.

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Photo of Roby923
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On the borderline of a session IPA at 5.0%. Medium bodied but leaves you desiring something more. Was excited to see this "limited edition" in the Ontario Beer Stores, but will lean towards some of the others in market for a sessionable ale in the future.

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Photo of ghisty
4.41/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

looks golden. bright yellow. nice carb. feathery head. lingers around a while.
nose of bready hoppyness. very fresh. hops are very bright.
taste is a perfect bitter and zesty hop sharpness.
very very drinkable, I'd say its one of the best session IPA I've had
as far as mouthfeel and overall session ability. isn't resinous but
still has a great hoppy flavour, without the dry bitter mouthfeel.
refreshing and goes down very easy. was expecting this to be a bit more
intense on the hop side of things having has a few other IPA offerings from
goose island, I had expected it to be darker amber colour and a lot more hops.
but its a pleasant surprise in a session version of the more heavy duty IPA's they offer.
I hope this goes into full production as I enjoy it a great deal more. not to say that the other
IPA I've had from this brewer has been bad in any way, because its been amazing.
just not as good for a session beer as this one is.

overall this is something I would buy again defiantly, hopefully this limited run of cans
doesn't sell out quickly, I must stockpile more of this. *off to beer store*

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Photo of DaveBar
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at The Beer Store for just over $2.50 for a 473ml can served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a tiny 1/2" head that is gone in seconds. Very light gold colour and thought I poured a Bud

S- Has a heavy single hop ended scent. Dry hopped galore.

T- Light and sweet. Not so great as it has a metallic aftertaste. Not so good

M- Dry and tart

O- Not very good. Got to be a way to get heavy hops into a brew lighter than 7%. This one is a bit disappointing.

Food Pairing

This ok at best brew went well with...... Salty snacks. Try pretzels or potato chips.

Enjoy best you can.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

473 mL can from TBS; packaged Feb 5 2016 (at Labatt's Montreal facility) and served slightly chilled.

Pours clear gold, with roughly one finger of foamy white head initially blanketing the surface. It fades continuously over the next couple of minutes, leaving behind a generous, frothy collar and a decent curtain of lacing. I am mostly getting citrus and fruit off of the nose - tangerine, apricot and grapefruit rind come to mind, accompanied by subtle hints of pine and pale, grainy malt sweetness. Approachable thus far, if a little pedestrian.

And really, I could just leave the review at that - this is an IPA, but just barely. Grainy, doughy pale malt sweetness is rapidly overtaken by the fruity hop flavours which mimic the elements described in the aroma. Stone fruit and orange at first, with pithier grapefruit and some floral bitterness on the back end. Very little in the way of an aftertaste; the hops fade quickly and the palate is left dry. Light in body with lots of carbonation that assaults the palate constantly; this is one of the more aggressively-carbonated IPAs I've tried and I'm not sure that's a good thing.

Final Grade: 3.64, a B grade. Goose Endless IPA is a passable, if uninteresting example of a session India Pale Ale. As far as InBev comparables go, it's a little better than the beers in that Keith's single hop series, but honestly the difference isn't huge. I'm not sure if I would select this over their regular IPA - the quality level is similar, but frankly this one just feels a little thin and sort of unsatisfying. I don't feel very strongly about this beer one way or another, but at $3.00 a can in this jurisdiction, it wouldn't be that hard to find something better than this. Red Racer's ISA and Muskoka's Detour both fit that description.

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Photo of rorykanderson
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has the characteristics of most solid session IPAs out there - imbalanced hop/malt profile with floral and piney notes, albeit at a level too low for me to really enjoy. In a market crowded with choice session IPAs that surprise you with big taste but low ABV, it struggles to stand out.

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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...

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap. Very rich orange amber color, had the citrus and hops presence for sure, but a bit lighter than what I normally have, this however would be a fine IPA to have with a meal as the hop presence and bitterness is toned down a bit here.

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Photo of Jmorey10
3.01/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's good, nothing special at all, and quite forgetable. Not enough bitterness from the hops, the aftertaste is quite bland. I don't know, just not that impressive. It's good, just not great. I'll stick to my Sierra Nevada torpedo or surly furious.

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Photo of kingslender22
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

From a six pack. Strange beer. Tasted like a pretty straight forward IPA on the front end, but finishes with a really weird after taste. Almost like burnt peanuts. Not a great experience and would not get this one again.

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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.

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Photo of Apartment5
3.22/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: This beer pours a very clear bright golden yellow color with about a half inch head.

Aroma: Earthy hop aroma with a strong malt presence, fairly balanced but leans malt

Taste: This beer is very drinkable and goes down easy. The malt provides a slightly caramel sweetness that balances well with the earthy hop flavor. Dryness sets in early and carries the beer to the finish where the bitterness is the last to leave. Carbonation is fairly high with a sting present on the tongue. Body is light medium.

Overall: This beer seems to fit its objective of combining an easy drinking beer with an IPA. Its probably made with water with high high sulfates making it dryer than it needs to be. Its not a great IPA but its not a bad session IPA.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%

I literally have not seen a single review on this beer, or the overall scores, so this is unbiased and simply what I think. I will also start this by saying that traditionally I am not a fan of IPA's but I can respect the style, and have been reviewing more of them lately to try to understand the style and get knowledgeable about them.

This is marketed as a sessionable beer, easy drinking, and "endlessly refreshing". It's also a limited. So let's get started!

Appearance (3.75) : Pours a nice two fingered fluffy head. Leaves lacing in webs around the glass nicely. The body is a golden hay color, mostly transparent but about 20% opaque.

Aroma (3.75) : Dew grass, pine, citrus rinds, slight woody aroma. Overall a very light, airy aroma for an IPA. I can see where they're going with the "refreshing" and "sessionable" from the aroma already. Bouquet is medium to strong.

Taste (4) : This is surprisingly easy to drink. For a non hop-head like myself, It's actually enjoyable. The hop hits immediately with some pine and citrus, and then washes away rather quickly into more of a calm, muted pale ale flavor. Sort of a climactic intensity right from the start, and then it wanes into a very subtle pale flavor. Much more refreshing when poured.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Light bodied, airy, refreshing. Lots of pop, very crisp. Ends crisp. Fairly good.

Overall (3.81) : This is an IPA I'd reach for if all I had to choose from was IPA's (and Mirror Pond wasn't available!!). I'm beginning to warm up to the style a little bit, and beers like this help. It's an easy going, refreshing India Pale Ale with enough hop to keep it interesting, yet not too much to drive the non-hopped away.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

355 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Appears to have been bottled in May of 2014, so hard to say how this will stack up. Purchased for 1.79 USD while visiting in the states.

Appearance - clear, bright golden color. Nice finger and a bit of fluffy white head, with good retention time and a nice swath of lacing is left behind. Plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell - decent nose, a cross between some citrusy hops, some sweet caramel and maybe some maple syrup and green tea. Could just be the age of the bottle. Overall, nice aroma.

Taste - some mildly bitter flavours and an earthy sweetness. Oranges and a touch of pine. I got a flavor that was a lot like green tea that followed the initial flavours. Not bad, but not really what I'm looking for in an IPA.

Mouthfeel - smooth and fairly crisp, but lacking in carbonation. Soft body.

Overall - a bit disappointing, with too much green tea flavor or my liking, although I'm willing to blame that on the age of the bottle. Would love to revisit a fresher sample.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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.

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Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Orange? Citrus? Tropical Fruits? No. This smells like pot, which was really unexpected. That being said, it was easy drinking and 5% was good for a pub trivia session.
-On draft

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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.

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Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.