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Hale's Supergoose DIPA - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

Hale's Supergoose DIPAHale's Supergoose DIPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

118 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 118
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%


Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnmichaelsen on 04-05-2009)
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kadrewparham

Washington

5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has to be one of the best, if not the best IPA's I have ever had!! It is delicately bitter yet well balanced, aromatics smell like hibiscus, honeysuckle, and earthy tones. The ingredients are high in quality and you can definetely taste the purity and craftsmanship that goes into this bottle of supergoose. A great thing about the company is that you can visit the brewery/pub and see the beer made before your eyes and this is where you will really appreciate the dedication that goes into making such a fine quality beer. I will definetely recomend this beer and others made from Hales Ales to friends and customers, this company has hit the nail right on the head with their brews. If you are considering trying this beer you should definetely try it because you will not be dissapointed.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 02:46:27 | More by kadrewparham
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ssteakley

Washington

4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unexpected Pleasure. Another fine Seattle IPA. From the 1st taste this one stands out a nice lingering grapefruity aftertaste but it is not overkill. This is just a sound, peaceful brew to enjoy by youself. Just enjoy the beer and food later. Take a bottle down to Puget Sound and enjoy the view.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 02:15:29 | More by ssteakley
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite similar to an American barleywine in the aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 04:04:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Braz

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful hazy amber orange color, with a thick frothy white head. Head dissapates slowly leaving decent amount of lacing.

Strong citrus scent from the hops with subtle floral notes as well. Picking up some light caramel scents too.

Good amount of bitterness and crisp taste complimented by the soft carbonation and full body. Grapefruit at the forefront with slight caramel aftertaste. Long hoppy finish and a very nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 15:47:41 | More by Braz
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chicagoanbeerone

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 18:51:52 | More by chicagoanbeerone
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.85/5  rDev -25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 19:49:09 | More by jmarsh123
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thatruth

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a bright copper-orange into a bold amber with a subtle gold tint in the glass. one finger head that frothy, lightly coated lacing, both which stick around a while. slight haze.

smells like somebody dropped me in hops and pine cones. some evergreen shit here. overtones of a a sweet bread, almost like raisin. can slightly smell the higher alcohol content.

tastes hella piney and citrus-y. your basic american IPA with its own kick. just of a different nature, can't really place it. but this was compared to Stone IPA and Lazy Boy IPA on tap when i first had it, it kicked both the others teeth in and i never looked back. just a superior brew.

frothy on the mouthfeel. dry finish leaves a moist feel that cries for more.

my go-to bar beer anywhere in seattle that has it, namely my old neighborhood pub: a terrible beauty in west seattle.
taste holds up surprisingly well in a 24 oz. bottle compared to its god-tier on tap counterpart.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 01:01:03 | More by thatruth
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harrymel

Washington

2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled: unk

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 15:11:02 | More by harrymel
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out slightly hazy amber with only the barest amount of orange tint around the edges and a two finger white foamy head with amazing retention time, but only average lacing. Has some fairly large chunky bits of sediment floating around.
Smells and tastes like a fairly well balanced blend of caramel malt with mostly pine resin notes and grapefruit peel with plenty of grassy and herbal hop tones in the middle. Finish is only mostly-dry but has a decent sustain to it. Body and carbonation levels are both medium.

While it may be a well-balanced IPA, I have tasted many IPAs just as well balanced that had more complexity to them. Still, it's in the right zone to be accessible and quite drinkable even if it won't bowl you over like a "masterpiece" beer would.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 18:46:20 | More by WastingFreetime
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 19:24:45 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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deepchills

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A friend brought me a 22oz bomber after he visited Seattle. It should have been a damn case, but hey, it beats the hell out of a t-shirt!

Supergoose poured orange with a small, bubbly head.

Orange and caramel on the nose, maybe a hint of grapefruit, some alcohol.

Like the nose, the taste is orange and malt straight away, however the bitter hops come out in the finish. As the beer warms the booziness (word?) comes out and the orange taste gets much bigger. Maybe some soft tropical fruit in there too

The beer is very drinkable, nicely carbonated, the bitter hops remain on the pallet but the big sweet maltiness is a perfect counter balance.

This beer becomes more complex as it warms. Also, I don't see anything on my bottle with the word "Double", nor did I see that on the Hale's website. This is a IPA, not a DIPA.

Hoshe!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 00:09:41 | More by deepchills
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womencantsail

California

3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 18:31:43 | More by womencantsail
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HopHead84

California

2.48/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

8/27/2011

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 15:56:30 | More by HopHead84
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distantmantra

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a straight pint glass.

A: Rich golden yellow color with a thin white head of foam. For such a small head, there is a fair amount of lacing left behind.

S: Strong aroma of pine and hops with a hint of lemon and malt.

T: The main flavor is citrus, with backing malt and hops. This is extremely well balanced, as the alcohol is not very noticeable.

M: Medium carbonation with a very warm mouth feel. Very smooth with almost no bitterness.

O: This reminds me more of an Imperial than a straight IPA, but regardless of what you call it, Supergoose is one my favorite local IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 21:03:45 | More by distantmantra
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Bookseeb

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a nice mid amber with a head that sticks around awhile leaving nice lace. Smell of rich malt with brown sugar and citric floral hops. Taste has a nice balance of the sweet rich malt and floral hop that seems well rounded without being overdone one way. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A nice DIPA to sip upon.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 03:13:23 | More by Bookseeb
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mtwentz

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 06:19:29 | More by mtwentz
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cbak999

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a bright orange with a solid white head that results in great lacing with every sip. Yeast settles to the bottom of your glass from this bottle conditioned ale. The smell, what of it there is of slight citrus. The IPA is lacking aroma. The taste is decent. A nice malt backbone with great hop balance. Hops are earthy. This beer is not available locally, so I have enjoyed. Not sure I would buy this beer often if it was.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 22:42:31 | More by cbak999
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oberon

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A brilliant pour into an imperial nonic,rich amber/bronze with a large clingy white head that left multiple rings of broken lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Big resiny hops with equally big caramel malt,I even picked up a hint of spice wich I found a bit odd but not detracting.Sweet malty goodness hits at the onset with some warming alcohol,the resiny hops make a huge presence in the finish.Its borderline too sweet but the big resiny hops in the finish holds it back just enough,a solid DIPA,and it is that for sure although the label says IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 00:11:08 | More by oberon
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RJLarse

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Supergoose in a beer store. $5.49. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a tarnished gold color and is hazy. Creamy thick off-white head leaves curtains of lace on the glass.

Smell is sweet and malty. There are caramel and pine scents.

Taste is also sweet and bready, with a caramel candy flavor, and a pink grapefruit bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, but not particularly cloying. Very smooth and easy drinking for a DIPA.

Very drinkable for the style, and moderately sessionable. I would have this again. I'd love to try it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 01:14:54 | More by RJLarse
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mynie

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BIG big plus to Jerriko for tossing this--and several other bombers--in as extras as part of a trade. Good egg, him.

Anyhow, its been a surprising while since I've had a straight-up IPA, bereft of any added rye or dry hopping or doubling or anything. And it's IPAs like this that make me wonder why they're not my main drink.

Granted this is a bit of a kick in the pants. Not getting any work done after drinking a bomber of this, and, well, that school bus ain't gonna drive itself so I guess I'll just stick to my morning Schlitz...

This is the first strong IPA I've ever had where I could see myself, in a lesser mood, describing the *malt* as cloying. It's not, not quite, but almost there. It's a very sweet, fruity malt. No nodes of bread or biscuit or anything--juicy fruit, like the gum. This makes the fruity hops not stand out as well as they might have otherwise, though when the hop profile gets bitter in its backend everything comes together nicely.

This is a nice, unique IPA. I don't read other people's reviews until I'm pretty much done writing my own, but I notice that the guys who give this a higher score are the ones who focus on the malt's fruitiness. Judged against other big IPAs, this one ain't nearly enough of a hop bomb. Judged as a kind of fruity malt bomb, it's very good--not quite elite, but tasty, and praiseworthy if only because of its uniqueness.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 02:40:35 | More by mynie
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours cloudy, dark copper, with an inch-plus head of rocky beige.
Plenty of sheeted lacing and full coverage on the surface for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with a pungent blast of pine, grapefruit, mango, and apricots. A great blend of tropical and pine. More tropical than most PacNW IPA'a that I've tried. Sticky malt in the background and some sweet caramel.

Medium bodied with a sticky, chewy mouthfeel. Quite tacky and sappy.

Bright pine resin with grapefruit and mango start the palate. Apricots and tangerine follow through along with gummy malt.

Finishes with lingering fruit, hop resins, pine, a mild bitterness, and a trace of warmth.

Tasty one. A pretty agressive example of the style and I like it.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 00:50:39 | More by brewandbbq
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philbertk

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Supergoose IPA--2009 22 oz. Bottle. 7.10% ABV. 72 IBU's. (4.75 / 5.0) Thin mild lace head. Cloudy bright rich amber orange color. Rich floral hop pine front. Earthy hop resin pine citrus creamy malty caramel bottle conditioned tangy fruit ester mild doughy rich balanced body. Creamy sweet cloying earthy hop spice smooth citrus malt end. Could become a staple. Sampled 9/20/2009. Expensive @ $5.00 Each.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 04:33:40 | More by philbertk
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ccrida

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into my Duvel tulip, Supergoose is a turbid burnt light brown with a big, light sand head, tight and creamy, some meringue like texture and long last, leaving nice lace. This is the most Belgian like head I've seen in a long time locally, huge rockiness, where I sip out of the side of the tulip it forms a little tunnel of head for the beer to flow while still supporting the fluff the rest of the way around. This makes up form the unattractive dark, murky beer.

Smell is bright hops, a nice mix of NW citrus and pine resin notes. There's a stemmy, woody note I don't care for, and some ethanol, but these are minor, and overall, I like it.

Taste is full and hoppy as well. This one's maltier then I care, but at least it's firmly in the bread/cracker camp, and not unduly sweet or caramelly. A little heat though, it comes off not super clean in the alcohol department. The lime of the hops really opens up to the point that it's got a lime juice vibe (which is either a love or hate thing). A decent but balanced bitterness. Not my style though, it seems like the further north you go from the CA to WA, the thicker the IPAs get. Maybe not that simple, but his one is clearly from WA in a blind test, and they're my least favorite (of the worlds best) regional IPAs. This one is picking up this peanut butter flavor that I get from certain regional malty DIPAs, Alpha Dog comes to mind.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, slick.

Drinkability is pretty good, better then the sum of it's part. Something about this one is really quenching, the big sour citrus hops that aren't overly bitter. Well done, one that I don't see in bottles here too often.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 05:52:22 | More by ccrida
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark caramel color with a head of large white and tan bubbles.

Smell of pine, citrus, pale malt, caramel.

Taste of bitter hops, strong citrus and pine and grapefruit flavors. There is plenty of pale malt flavor along with caramel, but slightly dry and astringent tasting. This is a good American IPA, pretty well balanced, nice caramel flavors mixed with strong hop presence. The astringency at the end is what seperates it from being better than it is. A nicely made American IPA. Medium carbonation, medium mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 22:35:02 | More by alpinebryant
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rec'd in a trade with ROBORB. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark golden color with a half a finger of foam.

Smell: Piney hops, grapefruit and some pineapple

Taste: Nice bitter flavor from the hops, but the citrus flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and mango are the true highlight of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Really light, crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability: Such a good beer. If I had more, I'd be a happy camper. Definitely would buy a lot more of this!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 20:47:25 | More by Axic10
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Hale's Supergoose DIPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
85 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.