Goose Summer Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,888
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,628
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 10.75%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
257
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Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
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Reviews by far333:
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far333 from Connecticut

3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear Apple juice colored with a low white head that dissipates quickly.

Low aroma of tangerine and citrus pith. Flavors of honey malt, tangerine oil, grainy malt, grapefruit rind, hints of mint and tea. Full mouthfeel, finishes tingly. Good beer.

Jun 13, 2015
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MUTINY from Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Quick review. This brew exceeded my expectations. Tasty-as-hell hop bill here, with more than enough malt to make it serious. It's quite fitting & refreshing as a warm-weather seasonal, but damn this beer really overachieves.

May 17, 2015
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losthusker from Nebraska

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

These guys get it. Your typical summer beers tend to appeal to the lowest common denominator by getting carried away with the lemon, orange etc at the expense of the hops and malt. There's more than enough of that out there. Here you get a touch of citrus, mild hops and moderate alcohol. Perfect for golf, softball, lawn mowing and so on. Sounds like summer to me!

May 18, 2015
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely APA, my favorite style, so biased. Been looking for a 5% APA. (My fave is Dales Pale Ale - which is boisterously hopped.

A -- Bright, clear coppery golden with a white head that settles slowly, leaving lots of lacing.

S -- Plenty of nose for a summer session ale, which is what I seek. Large citrus nose up front -- with pine sap and caramel.

T -- Follows smell and is the best part. Citrus up front with pine following on a layer of caramel biscuit malt. Finishes with power: spicy bitterness with tangerine rind and pepper.

M -- Great feel for a 5% beer, soft, relaxed, mid-palate weight. Clean peppery finish.

O -- Overall this is a great summer beer. Hoppy, peppery, refreshing. As good as any summer ale I have tried.

May 11, 2015
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Yancey82 from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 29, 2015
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godawgs from Louisiana

3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

May 16, 2015
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TheBeerMaster1 from New York

3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finally someone understands how to make a summer brew. The slogan reads, "Crisp & endlessly refreshing session ale," and I agree. Clean and delicious hop bill but stays true to its summer smoothness. Grab these if you got some yard work, it's definitely worth it.

May 18, 2015
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Gajo74 from New York

4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a nice and refreshing beer, especially for the summer months. with a light and crisp feel. It has a sweet taste along with a nice hops balance. I will have again.

May 06, 2015
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OhioLimoncello from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the best session ales out there. The aroma qualities of fresh citrus, with a hop-enhanced grapefruit finish, is what I look for when chillin' to Indie Folk music on the back patio in the summer!

May 15, 2015
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torwart94 from Ohio

3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aug 27, 2015
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Nurt20 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 24, 2015
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zimbida from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 20, 2015
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tux_alin from Romania

3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 12, 2015
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Poloplaya from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 07, 2015
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logan_0842

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 15, 2015
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hooverhawkeye from Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 02, 2015
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Keith27614 from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 20, 2015
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MustyDusty from Illinois

3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May 31, 2015
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B-Land from Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 28, 2015
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Smconnor from Iowa

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 16, 2015
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Rjk00 from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A real good summer beer nice hoppy taste.

Nov 15, 2015
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Jcrampton94 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 20, 2015
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vikingron from Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jun 08, 2015
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Mooslerfitness from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 22, 2015
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Rabi from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 09, 2015
Goose Summer Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 257 ratings