Endless IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

Endless IPAEndless IPA
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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,741
ABV:
5%
Score:
80
Ranked #28,012
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 13.39%
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
794
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 09, 2021
Added:
Mar 21, 2014
Wants:
  26
Gots:
  221
SCORE
80
Good
Endless IPAEndless IPA
Notes: Long days and warm nights awaken the city. The list of neighborhood festivals is endless. As is the great music that brings us together in parks and parking lots. We brewed our Session IPA to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing, so you can enjoy every encore. Bright note of fresh oranges and other citrus fruit with a mild body that is crisp on the palate.
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Rated: 4 by BorrachoOne from California

Apr 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by lrend13 from Wisconsin

Nov 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.07 by Dkloubec from Illinois

Nov 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Chackman151 from Arizona

Sep 02, 2018
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Reviewed by cardfan212 from Minnesota

2.56/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a shaker pint.

Look - A light golden amber with a soft white head. Looks like an IPA.

Smell - Almost nothing. Just the ghost of hops.

Taste - Again, almost nothing. Reminds me of 312 a bit.

Feel - Light body, light carbonation. Not much to say about it.

Overall - A very meh IPA. I guess it would make an acceptable session beer, but there's just not enough to it.
Aug 27, 2018
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Reviewed by ChristopherOrev from California

3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is a light, summery IPA, and that's exactly what I was after when I picked it up; trouble is, it's an entirely unremarkable beer, almost bland enough to be blegh.
Aug 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.4 by JDoHo from Michigan

Aug 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.44 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.46 by aprabhu from Kentucky

Jul 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on June 15, 2018. Brewed to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing. Bright note of fresh oranges and other citrus fruit with a mild body that is crisp on the palate.
Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pale, grayish yellow body with some coarse carbonation and a soapy white head. The nose is really nice mixture of tropical fruits- soft, succulent papaya, banana, and honeydew cut with orange rind and grapefruit,. White bread, too. There's also a mild metallic note that spoils this idyllic scene. The flavor drops out, all the fruity attributes are muted and a kind of plain-Jane malt and dry hoppy bitterness take over, not to mention that chalky metallic taste is still lingering. The body is just fine, sorta coarse.
The nose had the happy sunshine I was looking for, but the taste faltered and brought it down to "just another beer" level.
Jul 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Jun 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - A nice looking pour, with a light golden body and a short white head. The lacing is fine but present, creating a thin-lined curtain on the side of the glass.

S - Hops, mostly, of grass and a touch of lemon, and a hint of malty sweetness.

T - The malt is more forward, underneath a punchy but largely nondescript bitter hop flavor. The close continues bitterness, as the malt drops away.

M - Brisk carbonation, very light body, dry close.

O - The problem here is a lack of much to grab onto to distinguish it. The hop notes are muddled and while pungent, do not offer discreet flavor notes that I prize when having an IPA.
Jun 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From notes taken 08/08/17:

Dull semi-clear, metallic-sheened, copper-amber or orange. Thick fluffy head of creamy lemon-white, good retention. Frosty but patchy lacing. Nose is toast, caramel, resin, leaf matter, other vegetation, faintest dark fruit like an ESB. Tastes like a lightly sweetened, lightly lemoned iced tea. Toasty, earthy, just bitter enough to meet style guidelines, like an English Pale more than an America IPA. Refreshing yet with a mild astringency that allows one never to fully quench. Medium-bodied, but almost light given the nearly effervescent, abundant fine and tingly carbonation.
Jun 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Jun 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by EdFed from Illinois

Jun 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by adam36 from Illinois

Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by AD17 from New Jersey

Jun 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.02 by Brewsome from New Jersey

May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.24 by jbexphys from Maryland

May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear golden color with Inbev levels of clarity and quality assurance, replete with 1/2" white head. Aroma went just as much grain if not more than any hops. What hops they used seemed non proprietary and lacking any dry hopping.

Taste was good enough, when you wanna keep the party going but not get wrecked, when you don't wanna sweat pounds. Still like every goose island hoppy beer, this one is lacking in the hops department, you just get the high alpha acid hop used here providing something close to balance. This isn't much different than their 312 ipa or whatnot, or their standard english ipa they had, slightly more bitter. Grapefruit, nothing sexy of juicier citrus or tropical fruit notes from these hops.
Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.08 by TheIPAHunter from California

Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.43 by Khaack from New York

Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by BCborn from Canada (BC)

Oct 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Oct 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Aug 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by dansmcd from Australia

Jul 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.95 by gome2990 from Canada (ON)

Jul 16, 2017
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Reviewed by MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Goose Island Endless IPA.
473 ml can, 5% alc.

Thick white head. The beer is golden in colour with lots of ascending bubbles.

This is billed as a session IPA.

The beer has very mild notes of citrus and pine. There is also a hint of melon. I expected a stronger hop bitterness than actually exists. In fact, that aspect of the beer is kind of weak.

The taste is slightly sweet and then the bitterness rolls in, but again that part is mild. There is pine and citrus, as well as indistinguishable fruit.

The body is light and refreshing - at moments almost watery but not quite - and the finish is dry and crisp.


Overall, I quite enjoyed this but I have to confess that for the style I far prefer Founders Session IPA.
Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.46 by BigGruntyThirst from Canada (ON)

Jun 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by kier from Canada (ON)

Jun 01, 2017
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Reviewed by YourMackDaddy from Canada (NL)

3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
A very decent IPA for what it strives for. It's a lower alcohol content IPA (although 5% is hardly sessional) that still delivers what you'd want from a summer IPA when you hope to be have a few of them. It's lighter than what you'd expect from a Goose Island IPA and exacts a more fruity and less bitter effect than the usual, but this isn't necessarily a negative thing. To me it just hits a different note of what I'd like for an IPA, and differentiates itself enough with this that as a seasonal release I will just have a few on a warm spring evening with a few buddies.
L - Pours a lighter golden colour. Oddly fluffy head that sticks around.
S - Smells of citrus fruit and light grain
T - Lighter bitterness with a fruity taste of orange peel and citrus that doesn't overtake the hops. Finish is crisp and refreshing. Not the average IPA, and may not meet the bench for some. I personally really like this take on an IPA. The fruity nature of it is fun and pleasant to drink.
F - Crisp and lighter than you'd expect, but not "light beer" light. Just not the average. Leaves a little to be wanted.
O - Wouldn't be my go to IPA at all, but I don't dislike it. It's worth trying, but there's far better to be found for IPAs. This is from a big Goose Island fan.
May 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by Squeezyq from Canada (ON)

Apr 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by bryanzk from Canada (ON)

Apr 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.35 by Nolster from Minnesota

Mar 08, 2017
 
Rated: 2.58 by emwild12 from Illinois

Feb 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

Dec 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.6 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Nov 29, 2016
Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 913 ratings