Hale's Supergoose DIPA - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
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2.48/5 rDev -34.7%
Shared by someone at Woodshop Classix. Thanks?
A: Cloudy orange with no head.
S: Oxidized bread with heavy caramel and a touch of cardboard. Feeble orange and grapefruit. Sad.
T: So much malt. Cardboard, bread, and caramel. Almost no hop profile. Alcohol is strong. Good lord.
M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Another hoppy failure from the Northwest. Washington consumers should demand more from their breweries.
08-30-2011 15:56:30 | More by HopHead84
2.7/5 rDev -28.9%
Update: this is not a limited release, it's brewed year around as far I can tell.
Pours a rather dark amber with a solid sheet of light yellow foam. Ruddy. Smells like grass, grapefruit, resin, mint and sweet crystal malts. Flavor is very balanced, more so than I would prefer in a DIPA. Malts up front with dry bitterness and some grapefruit rind. A bit of oxidation on the malts. Medium on full bodied with moderately hi carb to boot. This is a below average beer. I've got a couple friends to I recall really digging this beer, but I can't really subscribe. Not likely to reinvest here.
06-17-2012 15:11:02 | More by harrymel
2.85/5 rDev -25%
Pours hazy bright orange with a few fingers of foamy head. Good moderate lacing down the glass.
Aroma is a little malt forward for the style. A lot of sweet bread aroma along with a pine forest of hops. Maybe a touch of citrus, but the aroma is pretty one note hop wise.
A little more citrus in the flavor, but still drowned out by a lot of pine. Not a bad flavor, but not complexity either. The malt sweetness cuts through and it creates a somewhat metallic finish. A little awkward on the back of the tongue.
Finishes pretty dry with the resiny hops lingering and unfortunately the off flavor lingering on the tongue.
Mediocre IPA. Some good things here, but a few flaws too and the flavor profile is a bit too one note for me.
07-09-2012 19:49:09 | More by jmarsh123
2.98/5 rDev -21.6%
It has a smooth bitter taste. This is more of a hop head beer. It is a double IPA but did not taste like it it only tasted like a regular IPA. Smells like a normal beer did not tatse the alcohol . it had a average apperance on pour. overall good beer but not great i say try it at least once
would not buy again
09-18-2012 18:51:52 | More by chicagoanbeerone
3.03/5 rDev -20.3%
Thanks for sharing, Gil.
A: The beer pours golden amber in color with a finger of white head and some sticky lacing.
S: Sweet and malty. Lots of bread and caramel notes with a bit of toffee character. Lightly piney with some citrus peel along with a little bit of grass. Very minimal floral hop aromas. Slightly oxidized: a touch of cardboard.
T: The flavor is just more of the same. Stale hops giving off light citrus notes. Grass and pine with a little floral character to it. Pretty minimal bitterness and in fact, it's fairly sweet and malty.
M: Medium in both body and carbonation.
O: Disappointing. Not at all what I like in DIPAs.
09-01-2011 18:31:43 | More by womencantsail
3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
poured from a 22 into a duvel tulip
A red-brown, burnt sienna if you will. scarce light penetrates but makes the red hue glow. Nice head retention with plenty sticking to the side of the glass. billowy white froth that you'd blow from your hands while washing the car. smell the hops, fresh and crisp. minimal malt. The taste begins with a medium malt platform that somewhat quickly spikes to the sharp bitterness that takes some time to dull. really sticks to the gums!
When I first had this beer, way back when, I must not have enjoyed IPA. I would have described it as "a neon stabbing of bitterness." I can see a little of that now, but, meh.
Its a good beer, definitely hop heavy. I like em balanced better though.
02-27-2011 06:19:29 | More by mtwentz
3.38/5 rDev -11.1%
Very hazy orange with a two fingers of cream colored head that recedes rather soon leaving nice rings of lace.
Smell is mostly sweet malts. I can't pick out any hops aromas.
Taste is big time sweet malts with a light amount of hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation. Lightly bitter somewhat dry finish.
overall a middle of the road DIPA. Nothing bad about it just too many big competitors.
About 10 to 20% more hops would do it. With no date on the can I can't tell if the beer might be a bit old. If I see it on tap I will give it another try.
07-18-2014 05:14:09 | More by Spikester
3.4/5 rDev -10.5%
Pours a copper color with 1" head to it. Aroma is lacking in hops for a dipa, much less when compared to the regular version. No bottle date, so maybe it is hoppy and I just can't tell, good reason to bottle date your hoppy stuff brewers.
Sweet taste, big ass bitterness, this is either slightly aged or they just did a long ass high alpha acid boil, but regardless, I'm, as usual, more partial to the single ipa version. Too much oxidized cardboard flavor, too much sweetness and bitterness, not enough hops. Is it age or less than stellar execution? Mild citrus notes from the beer.
Probably wouldn't try this again unless I could be assured it was fresh or it was cheap. Otherwise, unless bitterness is your sole objective, I'd say pass.
12-21-2011 19:24:45 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.45/5 rDev -9.2%
The ale appears a medium bodied orange color; there is a one inch white head.
The smell is dominated with notes of caramel, grapefruit and orange zest.
It tastes of slightly sweet malt, strongly citrusy. The sweet malt flavor remains strong throughout the whole beer but it is complemented with citrus and a sizeable amount of bitterness.
The carbonation is medium low. The carbonation is quite smooth.
The drinkability is ok but it is too malty to drink a lot of them.
Overall a well made beer though I prefer less malty DIPAs.
08-22-2010 20:21:05 | More by chumba526
3.49/5 rDev -8.2%
Very attractive sudsy pour in the tall Maredsous goblet. Golden, orange tinted brew with a spritzy mouthfeel. Aroma is a little piney with a gardenia hint in the nose.
Big hops from start to finish. Plenty of bitterness. Toasty malt, a biscuity taste. The hops go through a shuffle of flavors, with the grilled mango and sweet tangerine being followed by the grapefruit peel. Very bitter finish. Not a bad IPA for sipping, but the pain versus pleasure ratio is somewhat lower than many.
From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington. On this newer packaging the label says 7.0 percent.
07-29-2014 06:36:21 | More by mactrail
Hale's Supergoose DIPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
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