Old Man Grumpy
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #811
Ranked #21,631
3.78 | pDev: 6.88%
Aug 13, 2021
May 28, 2016
Very Good
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Notes: Inspired by our grouchy-yet-gifted brewmaster, Old Man Grumpy is a deliciously drinkable pale ale sure to lift anyone’s spirits. Exclusive to Chicago, this lighter-bodied ale is dry hopped with Huell Melon and Mosaic hops that give the beer a tropical flavor profile of pineapple followed by pine hop characteristics. It has subtle malt sweetness, balanced bitterness with a clean finish. Cheer up. Drink Up.

Style: Dry Hopped American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 30
Color: Golden
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Huell Melon, Mosaic
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel 40, Special Pale
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Rated: 3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a nice golden orange, frothy head that leaves a nicely laced glass.
Piney, fruity with a hint of malt.
I was really surprised by this. I'd buy it again if I saw it.
Jan 23, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jan 19, 2020
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Rated by Emageddon from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Easy to drink. Not remarkable
Dec 31, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Dec 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by grahuba from Connecticut

Oct 20, 2019
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

2.74/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Old Man Grumpy pours a dark amber color, with a small, but long lasting and lacing head. Earthy, vegetation aroma. Flavor is the same, very earthy, strange sweet vegetation, harsh aftertaste. Good feel. Overall, strong earth flavors, strange hops, don't really care fo this one.
Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 3.16 by rangerred from Tennessee

Sep 07, 2019
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours a deep, but cloudy orange color with a white head. SRM of 11 (3.75)

Aroma: Strong aromas of dank and earthy pine, berry, mango, and completely ripened pineapple. Lots of dank berry aromas. Some grape and slight crushed red apple. (4.00)

Flavor: Flavors are more dank pine, berry, and then a lot of black tea. It's airy, but finishes with a slight berry sweetness that pushes out any bitterness. (3.75)

Feel: Lighter-bodied. Decent carbonation. It's got an airy body, but with dank pine and berry flavor. (3.75)

Overall: A pretty good pale ale. It's lighter, but has the dark dank flavors of pine and berry. This sort of washes out into an airy, black tea flavor. Nice flavor and pretty delicious. Nothing to stand out from the pack. It tastes like an airy & weaker mosaic IPA. (3.76)
Sep 02, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by TooGood from Minnesota

Aug 24, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 3.23 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Aug 08, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2019
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Light pine and mango aroma with some light biscuit, traces of bread crust and fruit. Pours gold with a slight haze under a 2" off-white to light beige cap with good retention. A moderately bitter palate balances mango, citrus, fruit and biscuit flavors. Some pine enters on the finish with a slight astringent note. Medium body with medium low carbonation. A full flavored beer that is easy to drink.
Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by MoreIPAs from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Moderately dank, with bright green herbs, pepper, citrus, and a mild cracker malt backbone. This is a very tasty and full-flavored APA, really coming across as a borderline IPA.
Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 3.29 by sirzekel from Georgia

Jun 06, 2019
Rated: 4.87 by boy_wonder from Wisconsin

Jun 04, 2019
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Reviewed by steveh from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Found a sale on this at a local, thought I'd quench a hop fix (for someone who usually doesn't drink hop juice exclusively). Looks like some info on the beer has changed since it was first added; now 44 IBU and not exclusive to Chicago. Malts are a little changed too; 2-row, Bon Munich (?), C 40, & C 20.

Best by July 24, 2019. Brewed and packaged by Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago. Hmm, is that a standard blurb, or is this brewed in town?

Poured into my Libbey Imperial Pint.

L -- Lightly hazy, bright gold with a dense, off-white head that holds up well and leaves good lacing.

S -- Picking up light pine and big citrus at arm's length. Mellow pine resin and peach notes with my nose pushed into the glass. Bright and appetizing. Light to somewhat earthy biscuit malt becomes more apparent with warming.

T -- Nice balance of pine resin and luscious peach to citrus grapefruit flavors up front. Mild biscuit malt fighting to be recognized in the background. Finishes with a spicy bitterness and aftertaste of bitter, resiny hops.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft to lightly syrupy, then lightly dry, with a light-medium body.

O -- I guess if I was labeled as any sort of APA drinker, it would be the citrus hop crowd I follow. Whenever pine resin gets mixed in, my palate starts to shut down. However, the blend of the two in this beer is pretty balanced and fits my occasional hop jones. Worth trying.
May 10, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by uncleotis from Illinois

Mar 21, 2019
Rated: 3.4 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 14, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by BeerBeast from Florida

Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by imperialking from Illinois

Feb 28, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 12, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Eychung from New York

Feb 08, 2019
Rated: 4 by bking75 from Illinois

Feb 07, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by Jotunsynth from Illinois

Feb 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by HabaJohn from Illinois

Jan 13, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of caramel, malt and orange peel. Sweet caramel and a touch of bitterness. Not much else.
Jan 07, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11/23/2018; NYC - Thanksgiving (Top Hops Bottle Shop)
Clean and crisp. Slight hops to nose and a nice "piney" finish....just like the old man!
Jan 04, 2019
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light, light orange with a slight haze, with a full and frothy all white head that shows very good retention and side glass lace.
AROMA: Orange peel and grapefruit peel, hop resin. Toasted malt.
TASTE: Orange, citrus juice effect most noticeable. Some sourness, bitter. Malts are present but rather weak.
Dry after taste that is not too my liking.
Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4 by Euphoria69 from Missouri

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Dec 06, 2018
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