Endless IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Endless IPAEndless IPA

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Reviews: 110 | Ratings: 883
Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
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 +10.8%
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 +3.9%
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 +3.3%
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 +6.4%
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 -2.2%
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 +1.1%
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 +4.4%
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 +2.2%
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 -2.5%
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 +20.5%
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 +2.8%
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 +31.3%
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 +2.5%
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 -13.3%
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 -2.2%
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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Photo of ghisty
4.41/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

looks golden. bright yellow. nice carb. feathery head. lingers around a while.
nose of bready hoppyness. very fresh. hops are very bright.
taste is a perfect bitter and zesty hop sharpness.
very very drinkable, I'd say its one of the best session IPA I've had
as far as mouthfeel and overall session ability. isn't resinous but
still has a great hoppy flavour, without the dry bitter mouthfeel.
refreshing and goes down very easy. was expecting this to be a bit more
intense on the hop side of things having has a few other IPA offerings from
goose island, I had expected it to be darker amber colour and a lot more hops.
but its a pleasant surprise in a session version of the more heavy duty IPA's they offer.
I hope this goes into full production as I enjoy it a great deal more. not to say that the other
IPA I've had from this brewer has been bad in any way, because its been amazing.
just not as good for a session beer as this one is.

overall this is something I would buy again defiantly, hopefully this limited run of cans
doesn't sell out quickly, I must stockpile more of this. *off to beer store*

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Photo of DaveBar
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at The Beer Store for just over $2.50 for a 473ml can served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a tiny 1/2" head that is gone in seconds. Very light gold colour and thought I poured a Bud

S- Has a heavy single hop ended scent. Dry hopped galore.

T- Light and sweet. Not so great as it has a metallic aftertaste. Not so good

M- Dry and tart

O- Not very good. Got to be a way to get heavy hops into a brew lighter than 7%. This one is a bit disappointing.

Food Pairing

This ok at best brew went well with...... Salty snacks. Try pretzels or potato chips.

Enjoy best you can.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

473 mL can from TBS; packaged Feb 5 2016 (at Labatt's Montreal facility) and served slightly chilled.

Pours clear gold, with roughly one finger of foamy white head initially blanketing the surface. It fades continuously over the next couple of minutes, leaving behind a generous, frothy collar and a decent curtain of lacing. I am mostly getting citrus and fruit off of the nose - tangerine, apricot and grapefruit rind come to mind, accompanied by subtle hints of pine and pale, grainy malt sweetness. Approachable thus far, if a little pedestrian.

And really, I could just leave the review at that - this is an IPA, but just barely. Grainy, doughy pale malt sweetness is rapidly overtaken by the fruity hop flavours which mimic the elements described in the aroma. Stone fruit and orange at first, with pithier grapefruit and some floral bitterness on the back end. Very little in the way of an aftertaste; the hops fade quickly and the palate is left dry. Light in body with lots of carbonation that assaults the palate constantly; this is one of the more aggressively-carbonated IPAs I've tried and I'm not sure that's a good thing.

Final Grade: 3.64, a B grade. Goose Endless IPA is a passable, if uninteresting example of a session India Pale Ale. As far as InBev comparables go, it's a little better than the beers in that Keith's single hop series, but honestly the difference isn't huge. I'm not sure if I would select this over their regular IPA - the quality level is similar, but frankly this one just feels a little thin and sort of unsatisfying. I don't feel very strongly about this beer one way or another, but at $3.00 a can in this jurisdiction, it wouldn't be that hard to find something better than this. Red Racer's ISA and Muskoka's Detour both fit that description.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has the characteristics of most solid session IPAs out there - imbalanced hop/malt profile with floral and piney notes, albeit at a level too low for me to really enjoy. In a market crowded with choice session IPAs that surprise you with big taste but low ABV, it struggles to stand out.

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Photo of HGildemeister
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've been drinking this beer for a couple years. Bottle and draft at my home pub. The look of this beer doesn't do it justice as it poors light in color. Taste is a different story. Great alone and with food. Medium hop but a strong finish. Caramel and coffee notes. Goose puts out great beers..this is one of their great everyday ones...

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap. Very rich orange amber color, had the citrus and hops presence for sure, but a bit lighter than what I normally have, this however would be a fine IPA to have with a meal as the hop presence and bitterness is toned down a bit here.

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Photo of Jmorey10
3.01/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's good, nothing special at all, and quite forgetable. Not enough bitterness from the hops, the aftertaste is quite bland. I don't know, just not that impressive. It's good, just not great. I'll stick to my Sierra Nevada torpedo or surly furious.

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Photo of kingslender22
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

From a six pack. Strange beer. Tasted like a pretty straight forward IPA on the front end, but finishes with a really weird after taste. Almost like burnt peanuts. Not a great experience and would not get this one again.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 11/14/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, piney hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to pound down for a long time.

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Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
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