312 Urban Pale Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.

312 Urban Pale Ale312 Urban Pale Ale
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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.33 | pDev: 14.71%
Ratings:
1,101
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 18, 2020
Added:
Mar 02, 2014
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  411
SCORE
76
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312 Urban Pale Ale312 Urban Pale Ale
Notes: We are from the city that invented the skyscraper. We constructed our Urban Pale Ale on a balanced malt backbone, so the citrus hop aroma and crisp flavor can stand tall.

Hops: Amarillo, Mt. Hood, Nugget
Malts: 2 Row, Crystal 60
30 IBU
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2 by Dbot from Delaware on Dec 18, 2020
 
3.46 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Dec 06, 2020
 
3.5 by DmitryVolganin from Russian Federation on Jul 04, 2019
 
4.1 by Payner19 from Illinois on Feb 20, 2019
 
3 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Feb 03, 2019
 
3.38 by npachl from Wisconsin on Nov 24, 2018
 
3.25 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
 
3.4 by Matt1996 from Illinois on Jun 17, 2018
 
3.84 by Corgs22 from Wisconsin on Jun 09, 2018
 
4 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 22, 2018
 
3.43 by glass_house from Ohio on Jan 03, 2018
 
3.33 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Dec 27, 2017
 
3.52 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Dec 16, 2017
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3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

I guess this is a little bit less English IPA compared to their older recipe one. Pours golden, good clarity, soft 3/4" white head. Aroma is mild hops. Grassy. Maybe no dry hopping whatsoever.

Taste, light bodied affair despite heavier than average malt body, the high carbonation and hop choice seems to contribute to the levity relative to the malt usage and quantity. Bitterness is in the 50ibu range, the bitterness lacks flavor for the most part so it gets the grapefruit designation. Toasted pale and crystal malt keep this one chugging along. Its a major brewery's attempt at making inroads on the pale ale game, something they've never impacted market share with in any meaningful way. So this is the watered down, non offensive gateway pale ale from Budweiser essentially. No off flavors. Just mundane stuff, which is ok sometimes.

Nov 26, 2017
 
3.43 by Khaack from New York on Oct 27, 2017
 
3.64 by OriginalWayOut from North Carolina on Sep 13, 2017
 
3.35 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts on Aug 22, 2017
 
3.21 by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan on Jun 18, 2017
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by EMH73 from New York

Not a bad beer, however I'm quite disappointed. Minimal hop characteristics and too heavy on the malts for a pale ale in my opinion. Much better versions of the style available at the same price point. Unlikely to revisit.

Jun 14, 2017
 
3.24 by Beachops from Florida on May 30, 2017
 
3.27 by aemowgli from Minnesota on May 24, 2017
 
3.54 by Dankacheese from Illinois on Apr 26, 2017
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3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Hackattack from Indiana

This is okay but not Goose Island Beer Company's best effort whatsoever. Most certainly not worth the top shelf price.

Apr 23, 2017
 
3.08 by Mebuzzard from Colorado on Apr 19, 2017
 
3.38 by Griphon from Florida on Apr 08, 2017
 
3.42 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Apr 02, 2017
 
3.25 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Mar 21, 2017
 
3 by Timc32 from Michigan on Mar 02, 2017
 
3.25 by GregStoner from Pennsylvania on Feb 20, 2017
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3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by tomatediablo from Mexico

A: Toasty golden color.
S: Malty: Sweet, toasty, caramel and fruity.
T: Mainly caramel, with a lightly bitter aftertaste
M: Medium carbonated, smooth pale ale.
O: Just a good beer.... no more!. Refreshing beer, maybe to be considered during a more than one beer event.

Feb 10, 2017
 
3.14 by S-Taylor from Texas on Jan 23, 2017
 
3.08 by Timtac from New Jersey on Jan 10, 2017
 
2.89 by zaraspook from Illinois on Dec 20, 2016
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1.54/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
by 48oen33 from Indiana

InBev bought Goose Island and took over brewing this wheat ale. It used to be good . Now it SUCKS. InBev or AB has totally ruined this beer. It tastes like a watered down boring kind of sugary piss ale. Nothing like its former self. This is proof that AB knows NOTHING about quality beer and can only brew sickly watered down garbage that is remarkably tasteless.
They ruined 312. DONT buy this beer.

Nov 28, 2016
 
4.3 by Larryqian from China on Nov 26, 2016
 
3.52 by Kurmaraja from California on Nov 01, 2016
 
2 by mikr from New Jersey on Oct 13, 2016
 
3.13 by BookerT75 from Illinois on Oct 01, 2016
 
3 by RMelyon from Illinois on Sep 07, 2016
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3.34/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Rjk00 from Indiana

Nothing special a pretty good beer. No longer available.

Sep 02, 2016
312 Urban Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 1101 ratings