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Rambler IPA - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Rambler IPARambler IPA

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450 Ratings
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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 98 | 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)
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Reviews by WoodBrew:
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

The Rambler is a nice hopped up red ale The beer pours a clear amber with frothy white head that is leaving a lace. The scent has fresh hop leaning a bit towards floral with hints of spice. The taste is starts malty then a bitterness hits in the middle then finishes with a mix of sweet malt and bitterness. There is touches of pine and herb. The mouthfeel is medium in body with a resin finish. Has good carbonation. Overall this is a solid offering and can be sessioned.

WoodBrew, Aug 22, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into IPA glass.

Appearance: Reddish-amber with moderate off-white head.

Smell: Grapefruit, caramel and spicy, herbal notes.

Taste: Nice malt backbone, mostly consisting of caramel. The hops are clearly driven by amarillo, with a tart grapefruit profile. Moderate bitterness, with some spicy, herbal and earthly notes at the finish.

Feel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: This is a very nice Red Ale that is both hoppy and balanced. Underrated IMO.

bsp77, Sep 25, 2014
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dankjohn, Oct 14, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fantastic reddish amber hue with excellent clarity. A fingernail of khaki colored head rests on top. Brussels lacing. Aroma of tropical hops are blending well with caramel malt and a woodsy note. The taste is comprised of sharply tropical hops with mango and passion fruit. The hop bitterness is tempered by earthy and peppery malt flavors. The mouth is moderately carbonated and chewy.

Franziskaner, Oct 18, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottled 27/AUG/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber ruby red with a lot of rising bubbles. About two fingers of off white head which settle into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: An earthy, floral, and juicy hop forward aroma with hints of grass, citrus, and caramel malt. Upfront earthy and floral hops with hints of grass and pine resin. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, and melon. Also some hints of wood. Malt hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A nice earthy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy, floral, and juicy hop driven taste with notes of grass, pine, citrus, and caramel. Floral, earthy, and herbal hops upfront with some notes of wet grass, pine resin, and wood. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, and melon. Sweet malt notes of caramel, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, oily, and drying on the finish.

Overall: A solid take on a Red IPA. Nice mix of earthy, floral, and fruity hop notes with a solid caramel malt background.

MattyG85, Oct 14, 2014
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chinchill, Oct 20, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottling date of 10/07/14

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear and brilliant red copper with a khaki colored finger width head. Fair retention results in a thin, consistent layer of surface suds and a fair ring around the edge of the glass. Leaves a consistent sheet of lacing around the glass with good stick.

Smell - Caramel and woody/cardboard-like aroma with light hints of citrus.

Taste - Follows the nose. Caramel, woody/cardboardy flavors and with a spicy herbal and citrus hop bite. Finishes with a nice, mellow balance.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate, tingly carbonation. Smooth, slightly silky texture with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Commendable brew. Nice melding of flavors. Reminds me a bit of Deschutes' Red Chair, though not nearly with the depth or beauty of the former. Still, it could make for a nice placeholder until Red Chair hits the shelves in January.

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Rambler IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.