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Green Line - Goose Island Beer Co.

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620 Ratings
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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 9
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Honey color, bright American hop aroma, citrus flavor, light crisp body.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-09-2010)
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Reviews by EORS:
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EORS

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a thin white head. Large amount of carbonation and good lacing down the side of the glass.

Smell: Hints of citrus, nose is dominated by piney, grassy hop aroma.

Taste: Good, but not great. Hops again dominate the palette, with some bready malt to round it out. The malt seems to be the weakness here, as there either isn't enough of it overall or the types aren't rich enough to make the beer feel full. The finish is a little watery and funky.

Mouthfeel: As above, a tad on the watery side, good level of carbonation in the beer and it's definitely a smooth one.

Overall: I really enjoy the concept of this beer, and it's a solid offering from Goose Island. A little bit of tinkering with the grain bill might make the beer even more desirable. Not as impressed as I was the first time I had it, but it's still a beer that I'd recommend be tried.

05-29-2011 20:04:34 | More by EORS
More User Reviews:
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weatherdog

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +20.9%

16oz. pint at Brixies in Brookfield Il

It pours a hair lighter than an amber with a nice large creamy head and medium lacing.

The nose has a firm distinct orange hop presence that is quaffable without being overbearing. It's just a nice bright fresh hop nose.

The taste once again has a huge fresh orange taste to it. It's smooth and refreshing. The bitterness is rather subdued but the hop taste is just great. There is a nice bready malt background as well. A great example of an low-end APA, probably the best I've had and by far the most approachable to non- craft beer drinkers.

The body is pretty full and perfect carbonation to where the flavor doesn't linger to much after the sip. This beer is so drinkable and maybe borders on the edge of poundable.

Overall a great entry level beer by Goose Island and I hope to see this is a ton of restaurants and bars in the coming months. It's a perfect entry level beer because it has a bright hop aroma and taste without an off-putting bitterness.

02-15-2010 00:20:34 | More by weatherdog
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loose5682

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-18-2013 04:14:58 | More by loose5682
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Bluealien14

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +20.9%

Had a pour at the Goose Island Brewpub in Wrigleyville.

First off, I feel it is necessary to state that I had the Green Line after a Bourbon County Stout and Nightstalker, so readers should know the Green Line hit my palate after some well known heavy hitters.

Appearance, It was an orange-gold with a finger's width fluffy white head.

Smell, Smells like a pale ale should, with slight citrus notes.

Taste, really a great tasting beer, good balance between hop and malts, although after my previous two beers I didn't feel much of a hop presence.

Mouthfeel, not very carbonated and smooth overall. Had me wishing it was summer.

Drinkability, this was the strong point of the beer in my opinion. Very drinkable, if I could obtain a keg of this beer I would snatch it up in a second!

02-19-2010 06:43:25 | More by Bluealien14
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-02-2014 23:18:07 | More by danthehopslamman
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-21-2014 19:31:17 | More by SD-Alefan
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csmartin6

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-05-2013 20:01:45 | More by csmartin6
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77apm

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-05-2014 17:38:47 | More by 77apm
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-15-2012 21:46:28 | More by Twifiter
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Mattco

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-17-2013 21:34:43 | More by Mattco
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ChrisHartz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-03-2013 05:13:29 | More by ChrisHartz
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%

Serving glass: Poured from tap into large Imperial Pint-like glass.

Appearance: Light amber with decent white head.

Smell: Mostly citrus (orange and grapefruit) with light grainy malts.

Taste: The taste is also citrus dominated, with orange and grapefruit. Some toasted malt backbone, with a spicy, slightly bitter finish. May even be some tea-like characteristics.

Feel: Medium-light body that is quite smooth with moderately low carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: Definitely an American Pale Ale, but there are some English Bitter elements as well. Crisp, smooth and refreshing.

09-07-2012 18:30:11 | More by bsp77
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-09-2013 10:05:16 | More by Cynic-ale
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Dinkel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-29-2013 21:05:50 | More by Dinkel
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jminch

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-17-2013 13:48:46 | More by jminch
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-05-2014 02:07:38 | More by doremite
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Ptzy13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-23-2014 18:33:25 | More by Ptzy13
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whoneeds8

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-18-2013 03:11:37 | More by whoneeds8
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damuts222

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

12-29-2011 00:24:33 | More by damuts222
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JohnLynch


4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

07-05-2012 02:04:31 | More by JohnLynch
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.38/5  rDev -5.6%

On tap at Citizens Bar, Chicago

A - Clear, honey colored ale with a small white head. Looks to be a bit watery

S - Light citrus with orange and lemon standing out. There is a slight straw as well

T - Citrua forward with slight orange and lemon peel hitting you initially. There is a bready malt in the middle that gives it a slight sweetness. The finish is straw and slightly bitter hops

MF - Medium body and carbonation that gives a fuller and smoother mouthfeel than is guess from the look of it.

D - Overall, a solid, easy drinking beer. It's not great or mind blowing but a solid option when out at a bar.

10-06-2012 23:19:31 | More by jeonseh
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dsauter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-20-2011 22:24:40 | More by dsauter
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-06-2013 01:18:11 | More by Adkins1203
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-26-2014 20:26:19 | More by JIMTRK16
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a deep yellow body with a creamy lumpy white head that last a good bit and a gentle carbonation.
S- The pungent green hops are herbal with a slight lemon quality. There is a perfume quality to the hops as they open up.
T- The dry pale malt mixes with a stronger dry biscuit malt flavor and some field corn flavors that grow as the beer warms. The finish is a dry soft lemon pungent hops that lingers just a bit.
M- There is a medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a fizzy scrubbing finish.
D- This is a good American Pale Ale with malt forward and a nice support from the hops. However the biscuit malt really grows and with the field corn qualities it is just to overpowering.

10-01-2010 21:54:58 | More by rhoadsrage
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Green Line from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.