Endless IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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:
#42,485
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
896
pDev:
13.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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24
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Ratings: 896 |  Reviews: 113
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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Photo of Derek
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of talbotjf99
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MatChar
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AMZB
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Vold
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Can from the lcbo for $3.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Simon212
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.73/5  rDev +6%
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 +9.1%
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 +0.3%
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 +3.7%
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 mikebu
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flipper2gv
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
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 MattCampbell
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of peensteen
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PorterPro125
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 896 ratings