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Endless IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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893 Ratings
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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:
#40,491
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
893
pDev:
13.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
216
Trade:
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3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
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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3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of YourMackDaddy
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.39/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emwild12
2.58/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Bammer21
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.13/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
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 +13.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 893 ratings
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