Juicy Double | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.71/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Crisp, west coast style double IPA with orange juice fermented through in secondary. A concept inspired by our Green Goose program to harness the juice of the oranges zested in the Sofie process that would otherwise go to waste!

Added by ArkyVaughan on 09-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,686
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
91
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am in the midst of a small GI brewery horizontal as a part of the eradication of The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. I am getting rid of them at a pretty good clip at this point & there are far fewer coming in so the end is actually within sight.

From the Bottle: "The Brew House Series"; "A crisp and citrusy Double India Pale Ale brewed with Orange Juice"; "Generously Hopped"; "An expert command of process & equipment is the hallmark of the beers in our Brew House Series"; "70 IBU".

My bottle had some age on it so following the Pop! of the cap, I went with a very slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. Once it was sufficiently decanted, an in-glass swirl raised two-plus fingers of soapy, foamy, rocky, tawny head with decent retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake as it fell. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very citrusy and it made me think of Mandarin Oranges, if that is what they used. Mouthfeel was medium, a little light for this style. The taste was very orange-citrusy with a caramel malt backbone & I was reminded of the Brach's Orange Caramels that my maternal grandmother used to put in her candy dish for us. It also had some fusel heat to keep me on my toes. Finish was dry, but not overly dry. It was a Good, but not Very Good iteration of the style. YMMV.

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Photo of spartacat300
2.22/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Calraven
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hardly noticed the "juicy" part of the beer. It poured and looked nice but it seemed like it was a "let's throw this and this in and what happens. If I see it again, I'll walk past it next time.

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Photo of smithj4
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange with the full three fingers; decent retention and a smattering of lace

Smell: Malty, with a candied orange aspect; pithy

Taste: Malt forward, with juicy orange flavors that devolve into pith and pine; a lot of bitterness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Not sure what the brewery is shooting for here, though I note that the beer is nine month's old; still, a West Coast DIPA with orange juice.....why?

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Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with an August 2017 date stamp
Pours with a clear, deep amber body topped by a large, off-white, foamy, durable head. Very good and rather sticky lacing.
Aroma: quite fruity with notes of oranges, orange peel and other tropical fruits.
Flavor: earthy and citrusy hops.
Feel: Medium+ body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of thegooseisloose
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

love this one. gets me really fucked up

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of themayorkoch
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeandduke
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/16/17: $9.50 20 ounce draft pour at Goose Island lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Clear thin pour, minimal carbonation and head. Light hops and citrus aroma. Very firm taste, nice blend of hops offset by citrus. Mouth feel firm, good solid going down. Overall solid offering.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlandy
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks orange hazed slightly with thin white creamy ecru head with fine bead
Smell is tropical citrus and light herbal aroma and subtle yeast ester
Tastes like tangerines with herbal hop flavor in secondary swallow with English yeast adding a dried fruit aspect and mild malt sweetness and peppery alcohol in the finish
Overall this is a nice double IPA but not overly citrus except for slight astringent in the back

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Photo of Hallertau
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big haziness in this yellowish orange beer that lacked much head activity, save for about an inch of off white foam. Lacing is spotty at best as it pulled back to a thin layer. Nose starts out big barley before an over ripe fruit thing settles in. Nothing overly bitter in the nose, but that's where the taste begins; in the bitter. Wave of English style IPA bitterness gives way to olive, then maybe either a hint of super bitter OJ, or maybe it's a little imagined due to the oddly quenching body that tried to impress upon me something refreshing, like juice.... Super drinkable feel is probably the best selling point, as the after taste is mealy and a touch sour. Overall, I'm just bleh.

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Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garymuchow
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Any juicy notes, and there are a few, are dominated by the earthy hops. I liked this aroma (and probably the same hops) when they did their seasonal IPA's a couple of years ago and this was the autumn aroma. Worked well then. Not so much now, esp. for something advertised as "juicy". No juice here in the aroma. It does show eventually in the flavors as it warms and I hit the bottom of the glass, but until then earth and a little spice are the name of the game.
Nice orange color and cloudy. Full off-white head with very sticky foam. Body is close to what I prefer for DIPA with a little heft and even more stickiness. Prominent bitterness without crossing to excess - but boy it gets close. Fruit flavors from juice and hops show eventually, but are never forefront.
Many good parts but enough to make this drinkable but something to search for.

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Photo of JoeLacy
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Juicy Double from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 91 ratings