Endless IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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
Ratings:
889
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.57%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
216
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Photo of jcubz
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Electros
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Sammy
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcCraft710
4.26/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 billbeers
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of RedAleMan
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of luke12345
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomasdls
2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JustinTauscher
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gabepesce
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of firkingroovin
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Endless IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 889 ratings.
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