Endless IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Endless IPAEndless IPA

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735 Ratings
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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14%
Wants: 13
Gots: 139 | 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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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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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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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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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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Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.