Rambler IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

Rambler IPARambler IPA
BA SCORE
44.9%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 671 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Breyton on 08-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,135
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
671
Liked:
301
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
13.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
179
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 671 |  Reviews: 87
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

Photo of andrenaline
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spinrsx
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can from the ottawa lcbo for around $3. More of an English ipa than an American one, and a poor one at that.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, coppery body with lots of creamy, pale orange head. The aroma has a lot of generic citrus characteristic to it, with a slight dankness and pine hidden in there with a bit of a weird, bubblegum sweetness. The taste is very malt-forward, with a mildly fruity characteristic contributing similarities to an English pub ale with citric hops playing off towards the back of the palate (think of a traditional pub ale/ESB a la Abbot Ale, with a Citra Blitzkrieg hiding in tow). A smooth beer, there is no real indication of the alcohol content and because of the sneaky way the hops play into the flavor profile it really isn't overwhelming that way. Overall, kind of average for an IPA, but sometimes average and accessible is all you want. Thumbs up on my end.

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

Oh, my. This kind of badly conceived IPA is usually reserved for Ontario craft attempts.
Ah, no. This is not what an IPA ought to taste like. This a bland, watery, malt tasting beverage, which is quite forgettable.

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

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

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TerryW
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Colour of tea. Big head, good retention, spotty lace.Overall the beer seems more about malt that hops. Malty, slightly boozy nose. Spiciness and caramel sugar. Can be a little sharp on the nose, but pleasantly so. Lots of malt, grain, caramel. Finished with gently bitter hops, lingering toasted grain. Drinkable.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, dark red with a wispy, flash in the pan head. Lemon, canteloupe and caramel bread in the aroma. The taste is citrusy and herbal with toasted toffee in the back, I'm pretty sure there's some yeast esters playing a part here. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with a sparse carbonation. The finish is moderately bitter with a herbal note.

This is a nice IPA, hoppy but very malt forward. The herbal hop character and noticeable yeast esters make it like a cross over between an American and English IPA. Worth a try.

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

Photo of ZachT
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cycle69
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rukeli76
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Rambler IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 44.9% out of 100 with 671 ratings
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