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

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Hale's Supergoose DIPAHale's Supergoose DIPA

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very good

173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 04-05-2009

Aggressively dry hopped and rich in hop flavor and aroma, Hale’s Supergoose IPA is nonetheless well balanced and drinkable. If you love IPA’s you gotta try Supergoose.
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Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light grapefruit, with some white head. A little hoppy aroma. Average mouthfeel, could use a bit more, a plus is its not acidic.Good blend of American and British hops, with orangey taste. Well malted down,though a little sugary sweetness, the IBU comes through, but its not a DIPA.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, dark amber body with minimal head formation condensing to only a small, off-white ring.

Smell: Hops dominate the nose here, with scents of citrusy grapefruit and orange as well as zesty, piquant yellow pine, though there are a few scant toasty malt notes buried away in there.

Taste: Pale malts with some bready, toasty tones and an additional crystal malt sweetness to it, though eventually the cumulative bitterness overwhelms this modest maltiness. Hearty hop tastes of just-cut pine wood planks and pithy, oily citrus peelings. Moderate amount of bitterness. Continuous, unyielding bitterness on the dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Well, for me, it was a hop-forward DIPA built upon slender, slackened malts and without the alcohol or tooth-deteriorating bitterness of some. So, it definitely works for some, but extreme hop-heads and malt-mouths might want to look elsewhere.

Photo of mactrail
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Bruery snifter

Pours 1/2 finger of off white head that fades to a thick ring. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a dark copper orange. Can't see throw this one. Very dark for an ipa.

Aroma: Lots of floral hops and citrus aromas. Some bready malts balance it out. Pretty straight forward ipa, but nice.

Taste: Lots more bready malts and the the abv shows. This ipa is a bit bigger. Floral hop profile with a citrus blend. Pretty decent.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, and bitter. A nice feel for an ipa. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends sticky but typical for an ipa.

Overall, this is a solid ipa and glad I got to try it. Nothing spectacular but very solid. Pretty drinkable. A decent ipa in a bomber. Cool.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery in Seattle.

Pours a golden hue, with some orange hints to it. Head is a good fine ring of offwhite that leaves creamy rings of lacing. Body is very solid, with decent hazing. Looks good.

Nose is pretty standard IPA fare. Some light citrus characters, reminding me a little of orange pith. Some light caramel or butterscotch undertones to support it. It has a whiff of Simcoe to it. Not bad.

Bright, fruity entry levels out to some husky grain characters on the mid-palate. There's a pronounced hop flavour here: just the fragrant taste of hops, but not the bitterness. By the end, the hops have dropped to a pellety consistency, which does bring the bitterness, along with a lingering sweetness like lemon butter. It's a robust-flavoured beer, no doubt about it.

Feel is smooth and clean, and the bitterness almost provides a textural element of its own.

Overall, this is good stuff. I feel like 7.5% ABV is a bit weak for a DIPA, but this has amped up the hops to an unreasonable degree, so I feel it's earned the title. Good stuff.

Photo of HopHead84
2.48/5  rDev -34.4%
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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured deep glowing orange color with good carbonation and a nicew white head

S: Orange peel, floral,coriander, caramel

T: WOW! This beer continually surpises me. After living in CA having most major hop bombs this IIPA can kick ass with the best. Hales. GOOD JOB!
Now...Tasted big caramel malt, some bread floral hops and lots of citrus, grapefruit on the end, finshes with a nice hop bite

M: Wow. Sticky, booze, caramel, hops and lots of flavor, well balanced

D: Go for it!

Photo of John_M
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Some IPA's aren't so good on cask, while others are quite tasty indeed. The goose, I would say, falls into the latter category.

At Belmont Station the other day.

SG pours an orange amber color with very good head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. The nose is likewise attractive, with citrus, pepper, something of a cereal or grain aroma, and a hint of dank earth. Good as this beer smells, on the palate it's flat out delicious. There is a nice malty fruitiness up front, which imparts some very nice mandarin orange and maraschino cherry initially, but then the hoppy bitterness comes on strong, balancing this beer beautifully. This beer really has outstanding balance, but with the hoppy bitterness taking over in the finish (just the way I like it). Mouthfeel has a creamy consistency, but with a bit of prickliness from the hoppy bitterness. The finish is long and smooth, with nary a rough edge or discordant note detected anywhere. Drinkability is very good; this the sort of IPA where each sip just begs for another.

SG is the sort of IPA that you could stay with all night and never get tired of. Just an altogether lovely beer.

Note: One of the problems with cask conditioned beers is that they often times don't hold up very long, and so need to be consumed fairly quickly. Stopped by Belmont Station for another glass Monday evening and the beer had deteriorated considerably. Carbonation was nearly all gone, with the beer tasting very flat and excessively bitter. Probably would have scored this beer a B- if I reviewed it on Monday (instead of Friday). So probably a good idea to ask how long ago this beer was tapped if one sees this on cask ever again.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 picked up today at the COOP... didn't catch the price, but I would guess it's in the $5 range... poured into my Delirium goblet... Brenda had some, but she says it's too much, too late.

1" foamy head leaves pretty descent lace... the brew is a polished orange/lite copper.

Nose has a fair amount of citric hoppiness dusted with a little pine.. quite a bit of bready pale maltiness with some toast and caramel.

Flavor begins fairly bitter... a little abrasive for my palate... melts slowly into a thicker than average maltiness with a bunch of citrus zest hops... pine is there, but more on the finish... the malts remind me of sugar cookies... not even close to that sweet, more of an essence.. body is a bit bigger than expected and the carbonation is smooth.

I've had this on tap quite a few times over the last couple of months.. while this is pretty solid, I think I prefer the draft.

Photo of beertunes
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a slightly cloudy medium amber with less than a half-inch of off-white head that had good retention and very good lacing.

A very pleasant piney hop aroma greets the nose, with a little citrus in the background. Across the tongue there is a bit more than average amount of malt to support the hop blast. In addition to the pine and citrus hops there is just a hint of floral hop flavor.

The body is fairly typical for the style, I think it could be a little fuller. The drinkability is above average for this style, relatively smooth and easy to drink.

Overall, a decent example of the style, worth some effort to try.

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Hooverville in Seattle.

Appearance: rich slightly hazy amber orange with thin ivory head. I like the color a lot.

Smell: light malty aroma with citrusy hops.

Taste: major citrus hop flavor. A little caramel malt in the base with tons of grapefruity goodness added on top. It's quite tasty indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-thick body with a good level of carbonation. Just creamy enough for the style.

Drinkability: quite drinkable. Very refreshing flavor and overall drinking experience.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of ccrida
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of mynie
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of cokes
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy copper hued with a tight crop of beige suds.
Intensly resinous nose with a distinct marijuana notes. Honestly, this smells as much like ganja as any beer I've had. Some pine and metallics (iron) add further hoppiness. Shortbread attempts for aromatic balance, and fails.
The shortbread falls upon the tongue first, terse and to the point. There will be no balance here, although honey notea arise more as it warms. Hops blast in with bitter herbs, pine sap, kind buds, and flowers. It's all types of bitter, and eventually crosses the astringent threshold with its last bursts of minerals, metal, and lingering pine/pipe resin.
Medium bodied, lowly but steadily carbonated. It's built like a higher-proof drinker (and alcohol is never even thought of), but the bracing bitterness gives way to a gruff abrasiveness.
End game: It's too one-sided. This needs more malt to soften and offset its hop assault.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on my recent trip to the Northwest. About 3 fingers of head form in my special Sam Adams glass. Creamy with lots of structure. Excellent retention. Deep Orange/Amber color... More Copper I guess. No visible carbonation. Huge Clumps lacing sticks everywhere. Seriously, looks like whipped cream. Pretty damn good looking beer.

Aroma is fantastic. Fresh, bright citrus, juicy.

Woow, this is a pretty damn good IPA. While it's certainly hoppy, the balance is quite impressive. Initial burst of fruity esters, some light biscuit flavors and a burst of grapefruit both the fruit and the peel. This slowly settles to a wonderful lingering bitterness. Just a touch of abv detected. A brief moment of sweetness in the middle centers the flavor and provides that needed balance. Don't get me wrong, the hop presence is huge here.

Medium bodied and smooth. Just the slightest touch of carbonation.

I find this extraordinarily drinkable and a fantastic. IPA. I am going to have to score this and then see where it fits in among my favorite IPA's. It certainly stands up to some of the top ones.

Photo of canucklehead
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a pleasure to drink out of a tulip glass on the patio of the Hale's Brewpub as the sun came out. lovely shade of slightly reddish dark brown with a huge PNW hop nose. The beer is full on hops with some malt to back it all up. This is a big DIPA done well with great drinkability. I just kept sipping away enjoying the nuances as it warmed up. Mixed the last 1/4 of the glass with a half a glass of Troll Porter to create a kind of Dark IPA. Great beer mix

Photo of Fatehunter
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a finger and half of tight head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma has pine needles and pineapple.
The taste starts with a sharp bitter note, rounded out by a good dose of malt and almost fruity sweetness and finishes with a long dry bitter note. Great profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Excellent.

Photo of harrymel
2.74/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

Photo of brewandbbq
4.12/5  rDev +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.

Photo of woemad
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint consumed at Hill's in Spokane for $4.50. First Hale's beer I've had in a couple of years.

Poured a slightly dark copper color, with a couple of inches of bone-white head. Moderate amount of lace.

Moderately citrusy in the nose, but not to the extent that a lot of IPAs are these days. There was also a discernable malty backbone that lent a slightly caramel-ish scent to the proceedings.

Like the nose, the taste was geared towards the citrusy hoppy end of things, but not to a huge extent. A bready, slightly sweet maltiness was on hand to provide contrast, and in sufficient quantity to make itself noted. Not a huge flavor bomb as IPAs go, but the flavor was well within style parameters.

Slightly oily mouthfeel, with a medium body.

This beer seems like a stretch when it comes to the DIPA style. While it's abv is high for a night of sessioning, neither it's strength or it's flavor would put in anywhere near the front ranks of DIPAs. It goes down rather easy, however, and I would definitely drink it again.

Photo of spointon
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this one on cask at the Belmont Station Biercafe, served in a tulip pint glass.

A= This ale poured a lightly hazed bright orange copper color with a super creamy 3/4" white head. The head retained a good long while and left big sheets of white lace down my glass.

A= Aromas of citrus and floral hops were bursting from the glass. The malt smell was caramelly and bready.

T= Super juicy, over the top hop flavors of citrus and floral deliciousness. Bitterness was high enough to let you know it was there without any harsh piney bite. The malt base layed down a lot of caramel sweetness that balanced this brew significantly. Finished modestly dry with a lovely aftertaste of juicy hops.

MF= Medium bodied, with a super soft and silky cask delivered feel. Carbonation was there but not there. Sublime.

D= I don't know how this beer is under forced carbonation, but on cask it was a delight. Everything a cask IPA should be in my opinion. Easily sessionable despite the significant ABV, making this one dangerous.

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Hale's Supergoose DIPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.