1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Rambler IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Rambler IPARambler IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

582 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 582
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 138 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Breyton on 08-14-2014

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (212) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 582 | Reviews: 71 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of buzzarooski
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.59/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was such a good IPA, sucks they sold out lol now i taste the sell out in the beer hahahaha

Photo of memphischas
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NorseKaiser
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JOrtt
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kono52
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonHaviland
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenH
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Torreon10
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spoonhawk
2.25/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The body is on the lighter side of medium, and the mouth feel is light albeit not thin.

The flavor is heavy on caramel, and there is a balancing mix of earthy hops and rye as well. Early on, there are also some hints of "green" hop flavors that are a touch vegetal. The malt carries through strong toward the finish, and the less desirable hop flavors subside.

The lingering flavor is earthy and herbal, and hints at sweet spices.

Overall, a decent beer, but a bit thin and lacking heft for me. Also, the chive-like and plan like flavors that hang around early on and mid-sip are a bit outputting.

Photo of Bierwolf
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very clear reddish amber in color with a creamy off white head. About a fingers worth of foam that left a sticky lacing. Very nice amount of carbonation rising up in the glass

I was detecting a more sweet malty aroma over a low hop aroma.

Fair bite of hops at the onset of the taste with a fruity background. The finish is all hops and it lingers for a while.

Medium light body with a dry lingering finish

This was a very good beer to drink anytime. Sorry it was a limited release. Glad however that ABInbev is not messing with these recipes.

Photo of mjurney
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Copper color, clear. Good amount of carbonation rising. Thick rocky head.

Aroma:
Citrusy, orange, grassy, herbal, sweet bread, a little caramel.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Malt forward, bready, caramel, some brown sugar, a bit nutty. Citrus, grassy, herbal hop bitterness. Finish is bitter, crisp and dry. Body is medium, a little oily, crisp, a bit refreshing, dry, smooth.

Overall:
It's a very good American IPA.

Photo of srletend
2.89/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.2/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I'm still no fan of India Pale Ales, despite my persistency to become one; I find them too ubiquitous for their own good, frequently too indifferent with every craft brewery coming up with their own variation, and their taste to be that of soapy water and intolerable bitterness. They just don't appeal to me on any level.

Rambler IPA, Goose Island's latest bottle/can offering, is an interesting brew because it crosses the IPA style with that of a typical red ale making for something that is at least somewhat different. Nonetheless, it's a bitter beer that violates my number one rule about beer - if you have to make a face to down it, it's not a good beer.

Photo of Drknight
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Sammy
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hoppy91
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Rambler IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.