Old Man Grumpy
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #892
Ranked #22,219
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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3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Aug 13, 2021
3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Nov 22, 2020
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3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

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
3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jan 19, 2020
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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Emageddon from Illinois

Easy to drink. Not remarkable

Dec 31, 2019
3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Dec 13, 2019
4 by grahuba from Connecticut on Oct 20, 2019
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2.74/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

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
3.16 by rangerred from Tennessee on Sep 07, 2019
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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by defunksta from North Dakota

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
3.69 by TooGood from Minnesota on Aug 24, 2019
3.75 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Aug 11, 2019
3.23 by Latarnik from New Jersey on Aug 09, 2019
3.75 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Aug 08, 2019
3.53 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Jul 30, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by pat61 from Minnesota

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
3.78 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Jun 14, 2019
3.94 by MoreIPAs from Pennsylvania on Jun 09, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

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
3.29 by sirzekel from Georgia on Jun 06, 2019
4.87 by boy_wonder from Wisconsin on Jun 04, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by steveh from Illinois

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
3.53 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Apr 07, 2019
3.75 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Mar 27, 2019
3.9 by uncleotis from Illinois on Mar 21, 2019
3.4 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri on Mar 18, 2019
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Mar 14, 2019
3.85 by BeerBeast from Florida on Mar 09, 2019
3.75 by imperialking from Illinois on Feb 28, 2019
3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Feb 12, 2019
3.75 by Eychung from New York on Feb 08, 2019
4 by bking75 from Illinois on Feb 07, 2019
3.54 by Jotunsynth from Illinois on Feb 05, 2019
4 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2019
3.78 by HabaJohn from Illinois on Jan 13, 2019
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3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

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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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by OompaMentor from Georgia

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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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jadpsu from Georgia

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
4 by Euphoria69 from Missouri on Dec 16, 2018
3.75 by paulish from New York on Dec 06, 2018
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