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Wild Goose India Pale Ale - Wild Goose Brewery, LLC

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Wild Goose India Pale AleWild Goose India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

150 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wild Goose Brewery, LLC visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-16-2001)
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1/5  rDev -70.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

cliff1066, Dec 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jmathis, May 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Cattafin, Mar 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jtd335, Jan 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

AndrewMichael, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

DrBier, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -12.8%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of wahhmaster
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, light brown color with a large, foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Buttery and surprisingly malty. Grassy hops come through in the background.

Taste: Slight bitterness up front. Develops a bit of sweet maltiness towards the back. Hits you right at the end with some grassy hops and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: A bit on the light-bodied side but still not too bad.

Drinkability: A pretty decent IPA. Not as hoppy as most American IPAs but still very tasty and very sessionable. Certainly a pleasant surprise.

wahhmaster, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of Seanibus
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a sunny straw yellow with a vast, lasting head. The aroma is mild and a little corn-like, with some light toffee. The flavor is light, refreshing, with some toffee, a little sourdough bread, and some sour-ish floral hops. The finish is a bit disappointing, since the sourness keeps building instead of a satisfying bitterness. But overall not bad IPA if you're not looking for something deep and hoppy.

Seanibus, Sep 28, 2010
Photo of crossovert
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle. No apparent date, just a bottling code.

It pours a clear orange/amber/gold with a fluffy white head that sticks for a bit and leaves some decent lacing.

The smell is very doughy with an overlying of English hops. English hops aren't always my favorite and here im getting a bit of a vomity/tomato scent.

The flavor is simple, perhaps a bit vegetal and herbal with the hops. Not too much bitterness although it comes through in the aftertaste. The malt is rich but not sweet, it has more of a grainy/bready characteristic.

It tastes pretty traditional, it doesn't get out of control with the hops. It has a pretty good mouthfeel as well.

crossovert, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of Arithmeticus
4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: amber, thin head
S: fresh sweet smell, slightly bready
T: sweet orangey; light spicing; aftertaste dissipates quickly; IBU listed at 50 but tastes more like a 35
M: lively on the tongue

Good beer for a social event; not fantastically outstanding, but would have broad appeal

Arithmeticus, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of dmamiano
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed with a friend on a 90 degree night in West Virginia...life is good
pours a pretty amber....brassy and clear.
nice balance of malts and hops in the nose. some orange rind and breadiness
taste is smoth..exactly what I would expect from an English style.
very well balanced and a good mouthfeel

dmamiano, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of aahynick
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

about 42 degree F into a pint glass

A- Hazy gold bordering on orange. 1 finger of head with nice medium lacing and long retention.

S- spicy and floral, very nice

T- medium body, not very bitter for the reported 50 ibu

M- very smooth and easy to drink

D- very pleasant, I'd definitely go for another.

aahynick, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of socon67
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

English style IPA.

Poured into a glass. Nice orange color, good amount of carbonation. The smell kind of put a damper on this one. The hops was a bit overwhelming and not nearly what I expect from an IPA.

Taste was decent, not great but solid. On a hot day I wouldn't mind having a few, but I would not use this as a good example of an IPA done right.

socon67, Jun 25, 2010
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2.65/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A clear bright amber color with a fair off-white head and decent lacing. The aroma has a very odd fermenting cider and bubblegum quality with a touch of lemon. From the get go it's just plain odd, sort of a chemical quality and hard to embrace I'm afraid. The taste comes on with a slight improvement but it is not far from the aroma. Soapy and swampy with a leaf hop that is pretty sharp but the ugly side of this dominates. It's medium bodied and lightly carbonated. The flavor makes this a low drinkability brew. It has a pretty smooth feel, substantial, but it can't overcome this chemical hop dungey flavor. Not going to revisit this and hard to recommend.

Durge, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of errantnight
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received from my Beer of the Month Club (yay gifts from your boss?) and poured into a Spiegalau tulip (pilsner).

Pours a quite lovely orange hued straw with two fluffy fingers of head with moderate lacing and retention.

Nice biscuity and noble hop balance on the nose. Earthy and faintly citric.

Well balanced, definitely an English IPA. Firmly bitter but not overly astringent. Hint of butter (ringwood yeast was definitely held nicely in check, here), but predominant toasted bread and earthy hops.

Medium to light bodied and crisp.

Nothing I'd seek out again, but nothing I'd turn down or have trouble sessioning a few of. Lacking a truly discernable or remarkable character, but clean and well balanced for the style. Above average.

errantnight, Apr 27, 2010
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wild Goose handcrafted IPA... English style.
6.0 % alcohol.

A- Pours a exceptional orange fluid with perfect clarity light head that falls leaving an abudance of white fluffy white lacing grasping the rim of the glass.

S- Mild scents of musky hops (floral and citrus), soapy malts and yeasty tones.

T-M- Thick floral and grassy hop presence with a refreshing bitter tang finishing with a special yeasty bite. Soap-like feel with thick ending bubbling on the tongue.

D- A great session beer hands down... excellent to show off your knowledge of craft beer at a party. My goto english stlye ipa beer.

wesbrownyeah, Jan 08, 2010
Photo of Slatetank
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to carlos for sharing this, poured chilled from the 12oz into a mug

A - A murkey honey amber w/ 2 1/2 fingers of pale white cream. The ale has a good amount of lace and the bead is small

S - The smell is mild, slightly piney w/ an herbal hop odor. The scent of sweet malt w/ the accent of a fruity ester

M - The feel has mellow bitterness w/ moderate carbonation and slightly sweet middle. There is a mildly creamy texture and fruity finish w/ still mild bitterness

T - Gently astringent flavor -lemony w/ sligthly herbal hoppy note and sweet malt back. The taste is lightly citric w/ tinges of pine and has mild tannic element that reminds of hop leaves

D - A tasty Ipa - pretty good example of the style, but not great. It has better than average drinkability. It doesn't shock the taste buds with a hop assault, but is quenching

Slatetank, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of kcr357
2.58/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A-Very pleasing copper color, poured from a glass produces a three fingers of foam.
S-Kind of tame but still good. Citrusy smell, not too much else.
T-Not at all hoppy for an IPA, bites the back of the tongue a bit harshly, slightly more than average carbonation.
M-Bubbly
D-Best for enjoying some spicy food, not binge drinking.

kcr357, Dec 12, 2009
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue II:

Ok, so lets reel it back for a moment. Us beer geeks get caught up in the latest super-hopped double-whatever, so it is always welcoming to go back to the roots, the underrated and less talked about English IPA. Glowing golden color with good clarity, massive head from a hard pouring that forms into a thick bubbly lace. Buttery aroma with biscuity and nutty malt, thick herbal hop oil and a snappy apple fruitiness. The semi-thick medium body runs with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Hops flex up front with a slightly pungent oily herbal bitterness which shows some sharpness and a hint of wood, mint and citric flavor. Sweet bready malt flavors drop biscuity and almost husky flavors on a blanket of buttery and vaguely fruity yeast flavors. Finishes with a bittersweet tone.

A lovely ale here, but it should be told that Ringwood yeast is a different beast. Very English and some say it's an acquired taste. Regardless, it's brewed to style, or at least what the style is today, and comes across as a very tasty brew to say the least.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 13, 2009
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4.15/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Faryab Afghani Restaurant in Bethesda, MD.

A: Nice turbid amber which turns more orange when held up to light. This is topped by a thin, white, lacy head.

S: Some citrus and floral hops, albeit subdued, slightly musky with light malts floating in the background.

T: Some sweet malts in the backbone which bequeath floral notes; somewhat herbal and citrusy, but the freshness is the most impressive trait. Horizon and Golding hops are there but not dominant, which is surprising considering the style.

M: Nice medium body that's somewhat juicy, although slightly watered down from a fresh-squeezed juice sensation. Perfect amount of carbonation to go along withe the style.

D: If I could ever say that there was an IPA that was relaxing to drink and enjoyable in how easygoing the taste is, this would be it. A nice, unimposing beer to kick back with.

thekanna, Oct 12, 2009
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Wild Goose India Pale Ale from Wild Goose Brewery, LLC
79 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.