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

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Hale's Supergoose DIPAHale's Supergoose DIPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

136 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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: John_M on 04-05-2009)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 01:32:09 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

10-10-2012 02:13:36 | More by t0rin0
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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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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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 23:29:33 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-24-2013 17:21:48 | More by jaydoc
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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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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-15-2013 03:41:53 | More by GRG1313
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.8/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 03:43:14 | More by lacqueredmouse
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
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!

Serving type: growler

06-13-2010 22:46:59 | More by barleywinefiend
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 06:03:58 | More by mothman
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John_M

Oregon

4.3/5  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.

Serving type: cask

04-03-2010 14:52:03 | More by John_M
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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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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-18-2013 20:10:54 | More by LXIXME
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 06:59:47 | More by JohnGalt1
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beertunes

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 20:49:21 | More by beertunes
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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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dirtylou

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-14-2013 00:43:08 | More by dirtylou
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-06-2014 16:28:55 | More by tobelerone
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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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-29-2013 21:56:47 | More by HuskyinPDX
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flagmantho

Washington

3.9/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2010 15:14:12 | More by flagmantho
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-13-2013 16:43:37 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 09:21:09 | More by cokes
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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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Hale's Supergoose DIPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.