Endless IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

Endless IPAEndless IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,741
ABV:
5%
Score:
80
Ranked #44,341
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 13.31%
Reviews:
120
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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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Photo of cardfan212
2.56/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

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Photo of ChristopherOrev
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of MichaelGennings
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of YourMackDaddy
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden body with lots of soapy head, the head does have some weird sense of looking artificial in a beer this light though. The scent is very strong on grapefruit and dank, spicy hops, and a lot of pepper. The taste has more pepper, and just light hints of citrus, along with a very vegetal elements. A very light, crisp finish, which is nice but I don't enjoy the green pepper aftertaste. Overall it is a nice light IPA, but I think the balance is off here.

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Photo of Alexc11
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solidly put together beer combining the citrus and bitter flavors expected from hops. Pours a light golden color with generous cream. Crisp and refreshing as marketed. Recommended.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy and fruity hops is quite nice ne enticing. Taste is a nice mix of juicy and citrusy hops with some light dry notes and minimal bitterness. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed APA with great flavours and balance.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy straw color with moderate activity. Foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with poor legs. Flavors of pineapple, orange, sweet grains, coriander, piney herbal spices. Lots of fruity sweetness, with a moderate dose of bitter hops. Slick full body with crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish, lingering roasted malts, piney and grassy hops, with faint caramel. Not too intense, quite accessible. Tasty flavors, good freshness, nice session feel. Overall very good quality craft.

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Photo of VbolieuV
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden beer with a big white head.

Lots of hops in the nose, grapefruits and oranges mostly, some piney aromas too.

Not bad at all in the mouth, grapefruits and oranges with a medium to high bitterness.

I wouldn't call that a session ale at 5% but it's pretty easy to drink for an IPA, would be a good IPA for beginners of the style.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours bright pale gold with some big languid carbonation bubbles and a gigantic chunky head. Citrusy, floral hops and cereal grains in the nose. Lemon and orange hops up front in the taste. Some sweet maltiness and astringency in the back. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and somewhat cloying. The off dry finish has a bit of hop bitterness.

An ok IPA but a bit lacking in depth with a bit of an astringent flavor which may be hop bitterness of some sort. I'm not going to seek it out again.

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Photo of biegaman
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Endless IPA looks like the kind of thing you'd want an endless supply of in the hot weather; its cloudless complexion and bright, beaming yellow body emulate a sunny late May afternoon right there in the glass. Plus the flurry of bubbles and seemingly snow-capped head provide an instantly refreshing visual.

The aroma combines candied orange rind and just enough vanilla (to what do we owe that?) to create an orange creamsicle-like note. Arguably appropriate for a beer targeting summer patio drinkers, but I look for bitterness in my IPAs and this one has a fruitiness that smacks of almost artificial sweetness.

Let's see if I understand this right: IPAs are characteristically big, bitter beers and so-called "session IPAs" are intended to provide those same bold qualities, albeit at a lower rate of alcohol? So how, at the almost universally standard 5%, does this qualify as a "session"? And why call it an IPA if the hop presence is pale ale-level at most? From where I sit this counts as neither...

Then again I roll my eyes at the very concept - who wants a compromised version of anything?! Specific to Endless IPA, however, is the fact that its sweeter, candy-like citrus flavour is better suited to a Witbier. And there's absolutely zero maltiness or finish either. It's not the quality of beer I'd expect from the same producer as Bourbon County, Pepe Nero, Night Stalker or Sophie.

The fact that Endless IPA is limited release doesn't bother me in the least. I don't drink enough Goose Island to say with any authority but this may be the first time AB-InBev's influence can really be noticed; not only a marketing driven concept to begin with, but this recipe strikes me as something aimed at less experienced, less discerning and, I believe, particularly young female drinkers. None of which am I.

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: It is a hazy pale honey color brew that is semi translucent. The off white head looks very creamy but doesn't last a long time. Lacing is ok but nothing more.

S: This one has a very light smell. But, the little there is is really great. Nice notes of clementine, pineapples and mangoes. There is a light malt backbone to it with honey like sweetness, truly east coast in profile. Some very faint grassy notes.

T: Drank really cold, this is an amazing refreshing brew. The grassy notes are quite stronger with pine resin. The citrus is still strong with orange zest, pineapple and mangoes. The maltiness is still there and adds to the fruit flavors of the beer. Not strong or complex, but does the job well.

M: Very light and crisp. Right on the money for a refreshing summer brew.

O: This is a crazy good summer brew. That was their objective and they absolutely hit it perfectly. But, this is not a very interesting brew. Great summer beer to be enjoyed without thinking too much.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 473 mL Can

A- Pours a deep golden colour topped by a 1 finger white head with excellent retention. Thick lacing.

S- Light, sweet maltiness followed by a grassy hoppiness and citrus aromas (orange, grapefruit)

T- The taste is the same as the aroma but quite subdued.

M- Light-Medium body and moderate carbonation.

O- While Endless IPA is a good beer, it definitely isn't what it could be. Unfortunately, this brew is one of those instances where flavour is lost in order to live up to the "Session Ale" label.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Goose Island Endless IPA

Look: Clear golden color. 1 finger of head. Medium carbonation

Smell: Malt but very light, orange aroma. not too strong on the nose.

Taste: Very refreshing, light hops kicking, some orange, some grapefruit. Very watery on the aftertaste but goes down really easily

Feel: Refreshing, a bit watery after a couple of minute the taste goes away a bit.

Overall would I recommend it ? Sure, nice IPA, very refreshing.

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Photo of VincentGR
4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Good, long lasting head. Clear golden color.

S: AMAZING! Ligh malt, fresh green hop with a nice strong and sweet grapefruit aroma.

T: Very light and refreshing. Fortunatly, the grapefruit does'nt taste as strong as it smells. Its a little sugary, but the non-fermentables dont take the stage from the subtle aroma of the hop. There is also a nice mango taste to round everything up.

F: Good carbonation that goes well with the citrus taste. Leaves a nice bitternes, but no dry mouth.

Overall: Definitely my Go-To IPA this summer. It could be a very good introduction for anyone who would like to introducte their palate to IPA's.

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Photo of Lewnanny
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The best IPA I had until now. The orange flavor is well pronounced and fun to drink.

The look is a nice clear yellow, SRM about 3, the IBU is very low, nice for an IPA.

The 473 ml can retailed for 3.75$ (CAD) for a ABV of 5.0%.

Try it you will like it.

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Photo of beerbaron1967
4.74/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When will I find a beer that sucks.
Picked this up in a variety pack in Quebec.
Light golden colour-see thru actually.
Definitely can smell the citrus-lemon is the most pungent. I would guess grapefruit next.
The pour had a slight head-this vanished fairly quickly.
Taste is very nice/warm. This would be a beer to have after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day. Who am I kidding-screw mowing the lawn-beer tasting is more important than showing off to the neighbours that you can cut grass.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle - really, this is part of the current Goose Island mixed pack, and in sixers on its own, and it's somehow still 'retired' here?

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy off-white head, which leaves some random sudsy cloud form lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of grainy and doughy pale malt, muddled domestic citrus (ya know - navel oranges, wan lemon, and white grapefruit), a gritty hard water flintiness, and further earthy, leafy, and piney hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, some still hard to differentiate citrus pithiness, more low-key earthy stoniness (like wet paved paths after the rain, I always say), and some equanimous leafy, weedy, and piney green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its plainly subservient frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and generally smooth, with a gently airy creaminess taking off as things warm up a tad. It finishes off-dry, that fruity character taking on a certain tropical note as everything else just bleeds out.

Overall, an agreeable and easy to drink version of the style, even if the ABV is a bit too chicken shit to run with any normal elevation, as such. Not a problem to pound back, I would imagine, given the name and the aforementioned weak-sauce, um, sauce, but I'm starting to sense a suggestion of the bad InBev touch going on here.

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Photo of TerryW
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Back as a limited edition according to the can. Pretty light across the board. Nice grassy hops are the most distinguishing characteristic of the brew. Malty finish, but some unusual chemical thing happening as well. Fair to middling by me. Unmemorable.
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Photo of Roby923
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On the borderline of a session IPA at 5.0%. Medium bodied but leaves you desiring something more. Was excited to see this "limited edition" in the Ontario Beer Stores, but will lean towards some of the others in market for a sessionable ale in the future.

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