Rambler IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Rambler IPARambler IPA
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3.59/5
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689 Ratings
Rambler IPARambler IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Breyton on 08-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,276
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
689
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
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Photo of jhodgert
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a reddish rust brown color with caramel running through it and a 1/2" off white head. Aroma lacked dry hopping or whatnot. Still had those pine and red malt feels.

Taste has more of a earthy than sweet red malt. I guess this is an attempt at a red ipa, but it isn't as good as some of those highly hopped red ipas like Lagunitas makes, this is more in line with their normal ipa hopping levels, which aren't that big in the first place. As a result, it does tow the line between a traditional red ale and a more Americanized highly hopped version.

Carbonation is moderate, and the finish is more clean and chalky toffee. I dunno, if you ever had their regular ipa and thought, wow, this English style pale ale could use some more malt, then maybe this is your kind of beer.

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Photo of Mysticmage
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours caramel amber here with decent collar that lasted well. Very strong nose here of caramel, earth, pine finish. Tastes good. Strong body and strong aftertaste. For a limited edition, full bodied and cute. A nice find from the Beer Store in Ontario.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

red amber colored, white head. aroma is mild caramel malt and some earthy hop flavor. taste is similar, moderately bitter. medium bodied.

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Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of imperialking
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GStone899
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Citrusy, hoppy and bold flavors while also being very refreshing. Well balanced n not too bitter. Smell isn't distinct but is clean with some nice floral and citrus notes. An amber red color with moderate head (that's what she said). Not much to dislike here. Has a bit of a dry hoppy caramel taste. Really solid IPA.

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Photo of Nosquatch
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CaptainHate
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a coppery amber with a modest head, eventually reducing to a thin layer and ring. Caramel malt and a touch of hops in the nose. The mouth gets the same. Nice!

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Photo of RBorsato
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ewpass
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber with a moderate head. Standard citrus hop nose. Medium malt body with strong hoppy finish. Some imbalance in parts. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wjbent
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Switz160
1/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Alexc11
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours attractive clear copper color (reminds me of autumn maple leaves) with healthy head. Gives off a balance of caramel and spice aromatics. Light bitter and hoppy taste with a refreshing carbonated finish. Overall a really good beer.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryanzk
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jesterr44
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't mind this beer but it's not quite right to call it an IPA. To me it tastes like 1/2 true IPA mixed with 1/2 Sam Adams Boston lager. The tastes aren't bad or adjunct, but there's too much bready malt for an IPA. If you're in the mood for this hybrid style, enjoy.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy copper color with lots of activity. Creamy light brown 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with poor lacing but good legs. Flavors of caramel, butter, ginger, berries, nutmeg, lemon, orange, grapefruits, walnuts, roasted grains, herbal spices. Thick sugary feel, slightly bready, while deeply bitter and coarse from very dry hops. Slick and smooth medium to full body with soft crispy carbonation. Strong and long finish, some toffee and red ale spices, very dense leafy and grassy hops, with sharp clove, highly bitter and almost sour. Lacks freshness, too bold, not well intensified and overly spiced. Calms down as it gets warmer. The taste is good, a nice cross between an Amber Ale and IPA, but lacks complexity. Overall decent quality craft.

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Photo of peensteen
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Rambler IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 689 ratings