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Endless IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Endless IPAEndless IPA

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768 Ratings
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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14%
Wants: 14
Gots: 160 | 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

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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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 jyacco15
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of rworkman
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jonothehut
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Has a solid inch of head that fizzes out a bit making for not much lace. Color is more of a pale ale than an IPA with yellow and mild orange tint.
S - Tried to really "dig into" this beer but I couldn't smell much. It seems they skipped most of the hops on this IPA. Mild sweet malt fumes but faint. Disapointing.
T - A very distinct hop profile like minty hops. Not very bitter or piney they kind of just fade into obscurity and leave a chalky taste on the mouth. Kind of sweet malts I guess but a very bland taste.
M - Light to medium even though their is not much flavor I could drink a six pack with ease.

Overall I have had a lot of session IPA's and this one has to be one of the most uninspired ones I have had to date. It's not even bitter enough to classify as a pale ale and its super watery. Granted I got this beer 2 months late but in no way hops should fade this much and that fast. Possibly the worst beer I ever had from goose island. I blame Anheuser Busch

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of twenteone
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of smutty33
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of timwardjr
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dar482
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The aroma has a light tangerine and candy sweetness and cantaloupe flavor.

The flavor has a malty grain quality with sweet sugar candy and some melon and white grape. There's a strange bitterness on the back.

The beer in the end is quite disappointing for an attempt at a session IPA.

Photo of hopsolutely
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of hosehead83
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Clear gold in color, with a nice head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Herbal, lemon hop note
Taste-a bit dank, rather strong note of green onion that is a bit off-putting. In need of a spicy or bold -flavored food pairing to match up with the herbal oniony hops.

Photo of mcgovern1010
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of KFBR392
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottled April 10th, 2014

Appearance: Pours with a transparent clean orange color. About a finger of crisp white bubbly head on the pour which settled in to a thin layer across the top while drinking. Good amount of active carbonation, about right for the style.

Smell: Orange peel and saturated citrus lead on the nose. Light lemony citrus with a heavy syrupy caramelized malt backbone. Pine, resin, and grapefruit round this one out.

Taste: An undistinguished front of light fruits greets the drinker. Slight buttery malt body but I am really surprised how uneventful this is after the aroma. I expected for heavier saturated citrus tones but mainly a watery undistinguished session.

Mouthfeel: Some citrus notes on the front with a primarily watery body. Slight lingering malt on the finish.

Overall: This one gets left in the dust by many of the high quality session IPAs being made today. Uninspired, uneventful, undistinguished.

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.