Endless IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

Endless IPAEndless IPA
BA SCORE
37.2%
Liked This Beer
3.52 w/ 890 ratings
Endless IPAEndless IPA
BEER INFO

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

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.

Added by Zaphog on 03-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,633
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
890
Liked:
331
Avg:
3.52/5
pDev:
13.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
216
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 890 |  Reviews: 112
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3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 3/28/14.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, pine, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a hop presence that leans more towards the herbal side of things in both the smell and taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving some streaks of bubbles across the surface, a thin collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of orange citrus are present in the nose along with some hints of gooseberries.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is very much dominated by the hops, which contribute strong flavors of orange citrus and hints of gooseberries along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is perceptible.
O: The hops in this IPA tasted very fresh and the beer was very easy to drink given it's lighter-bodied nature.

Serving type: bottle

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3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With the creep of the flavor of India Pale Ale, equipped with utmost bitterness and citrus character, along with the sessionable drinkability of smaller ale that are meant for large consumption without inebriation- Goose Island's Engless IPA enters the fray.

Its bright golden-straw appearance glows in the glass as the beer's filtered clarity gives the body an appetizing look. The flowing froth that rises above is creamy, frothy and long-standing as it speckles the glass with leopard prints.

Its hop tilt is just a bit greater than its presence of malt as a medium spicy note of pine meets that of citrus, orange, leaf and twig. An underlying sweetness from malt delivers light caramel, even lighter honey, but a toasted pecan character that offers a hearty richness to the beer's scent.

To taste, the ale opens up entirely- with graham crackers, honey and barley on the forefront of the tongue, a tepid honeysuckle tone transpires. But as the sweetness waivers slightly, it leaves the hop balance to ensue. White grapefruit, under-ripened oranges, tea, juniper and lemon offer a tangy fruitiness even with its finish of fresh-cut grass, sawdust and sap teasing the palate onward.

With a medium-light body, the beer's reluctant dryness allows for a savory start that holds onto its sweetness during the middle palate. As its spicy finish sets in, the carbonation and sweetenss fade late, allowing for the alcohol spice and hop-derived astringency to give a little extra bite in the remembrance of the ale.

Goose Island's somewhat sessionable ale is really an American Pale Ale with a drier backbone and a heightened hop character- which is all well and good with this hop-head; but I need even more dryness, even more hop character- especially in aroma and taste, and I need less alcohol! That's the magic of these ales.

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3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
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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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/14/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/floral hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice and pleasant flavors with good complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate malt sweetness; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected for 5%. Overall this is a very good session IPA. Very bright hoppy aromas, but the taste wasn’t nearly as vibrant; but otherwise very smooth and nicely enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle.
Clear amber body covered by a durable off-white head. Some nice lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma: markedly hoppy with notes of resin, grass, and herbs. Hop mix is not very appealing.

Flavor: given the aroma, surprisingly mild hop level (think pilsner) and bitterness (IBU = 35). Hop mix works much better upon tasting. Grassy aftertaste.

Feel: medium body and carbonation.

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Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 37.2% out of 100 with 890 ratings
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