1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rambler IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Rambler IPARambler IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

88 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 88
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Breyton on 08-14-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jamie4beer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jamie4beer, Today at 02:29 AM
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%

Bottled on 8/5/14.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, fruit, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, herbal hop, earth, metallic, and slight citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium 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 an above average beer with a decent enough smell, but the earth and metallic flavors I am getting are not too pleasant.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Today at 02:21 AM
Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

sgttibbs, Today at 12:56 AM
Photo of logicalparadox
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

logicalparadox, Today at 11:39 PM
Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev +9.3%

MidwestBA, Today at 10:51 PM
Photo of shredder83
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

shredder83, Today at 08:19 PM
Photo of SD-Alefan
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

SD-Alefan, Today at 08:02 PM
Photo of Accipiter290
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%

Accipiter290, Today at 04:23 PM
Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Griffith, Today at 02:38 PM
Photo of Bedfordbeer
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%

Bedfordbeer, Yesterday at 02:12 AM
Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Amalak, Yesterday at 02:07 AM
Photo of egrace84
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

egrace84, Yesterday at 01:45 AM
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%

A- Pours just about as red as I could imagine from the name, with a deep amber hue in the body. A sizable head that is cream to tan in color forms and retains exceedingly well. Lacing is also tremendous. The overall presentation of this beer is awesome, from the deep amber body with a slight haze, to the awesome head that it has.'

S- Right off the bat the hops come at you. First impressions of the hops in the scent is herbal and slightly bitter. The hops are more in the herbal and spicy realm than the bitter realm, but still provide a good dose of piney bitterness in the scent.

T- Starts with the same spicy and herbal hop flavors as the scent, just a little more bitter. The hops bitterness comes forward quickly after the spiciness. The hops provide a predominantly herbal bitterness that is about middle of the road in overall bitterness level. After the hops bitterness, there is a touch of malt that is evident, as well as a somewhat woody flavor characteristic. There is a lingering hops bitterness that hangs around a little while.

M- Not a whole lot to say here, this feels like an IPA should. Relatively high in carbonation and fairly smooth, this beer provides the weight and base necessary to convey its fairly complex flavor profile.

Overall, this is a pretty awesome red IPA. Not quite as hoppy or malty as I would expect from a red IPA, but still a very quality flavor overall.

boilermakerbrew, Yesterday at 09:51 PM
Photo of smithj4
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

smithj4, Yesterday at 07:53 PM
Photo of jjcote
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

jjcote, Yesterday at 07:28 PM
Photo of loupap
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

loupap, Yesterday at 04:44 PM
Photo of BodyPolitic
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BodyPolitic, Friday at 10:27 PM
Photo of Eden
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%

Eden, Friday at 03:09 PM
Photo of Evan
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Evan, Thursday at 07:39 PM
Photo of djchrismac
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

djchrismac, Thursday at 02:05 AM
Photo of Duff27
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Duff27, Wednesday at 11:44 PM
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Rambler IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.