Endless IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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903 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
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#43,030
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
903
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
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.

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewsome
3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbexphys
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gome2990
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelGennings
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.

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Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kier
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YourMackDaddy
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.39/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emwild12
2.58/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

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Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 903 ratings