Midway IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

Midway IPAMidway IPA
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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #4,107
Ranked #28,180
3.54 | pDev: 8.19%
May 05, 2020
Apr 21, 2017
Midway IPAMidway IPA
Notes: Paying tribute to the city we call home, Midway IPA is sessionable and refreshing, or as we like to refer to it - easy drinking. With a lower ABV, balanced IBU’s, and a tropical fruit aroma, make Midway your new go-to, have more than one, easy drinking IPA.

IBU: 30
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3.25 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on May 05, 2020
2.86 by Macamah from England on Jan 31, 2020
3.44 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Sep 15, 2019
3.75 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Sep 15, 2019
3.52 by HopBelT from Belgium on Aug 18, 2019
3.53 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Aug 16, 2019
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3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Shanex from France

A good beer from a brewery that never really impressed me except for BCBS and its variants. Worth trying and cheap of course but not something I’d actively seek out anymore.

It’s a shame BCBS is so damn pricey and the rest of their beers just don’t compare.

Jul 30, 2019
3.66 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Jun 20, 2019
3.73 by tottel from Netherlands on Jun 01, 2019
3.85 by Zet from Netherlands on May 28, 2019
3.41 by marcrech from Brazil on May 04, 2019
3.5 by safaricook from Netherlands on Apr 13, 2019
3.63 by drstalker from Illinois on Mar 28, 2019
3.36 by desint from Belgium on Mar 22, 2019
3.87 by BAsbill from California on Mar 07, 2019
3.75 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Feb 24, 2019
3.28 by dansmcd from Australia on Feb 15, 2019
3.42 by EdFed from Illinois on Feb 14, 2019
3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Feb 12, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by matuto from Brazil

Pretty watery, but that's the point about having only 4.1% ABV. Nice and affirmative citric and yellow fruits hoppiness. Good one and gets better when a bit warmer!

Dec 31, 2018
3.58 by scootercrabb from Illinois on Dec 30, 2018
3.29 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Dec 26, 2018
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3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, the date on bottom of can "14MAR18".

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, golden color with less than one-finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread and some tropical fruits like orange and pineapple.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet orange and pineapple citrus then bread.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good session IPA with plenty of good taste and less alcohol, I really appreciate and value brewers that make lower alcohol offerings, I will have this again and will definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

Dec 24, 2018
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3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by FLima from Brazil

Solid golden color with a thick head with decent retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of pine, white bread, lemon and grapefruit.
Flavor with notes of pine, spices, grapefruit, flowers, lemon drops and a bit of melon. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to watery body with appropriate carbonation.
Pleasant and easy to drink American IPA with Citra notes. Nothing exceptional and a bit watery. A substyle that I think has no place, specially tuned to 4.1% abv.

Dec 15, 2018
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 03, 2018
4.28 by schoon from Iowa on Nov 30, 2018
3.5 by cryptichead from Illinois on Nov 29, 2018
3.6 by lrend13 from Wisconsin on Nov 29, 2018
3.62 by LXMRTN from New Hampshire on Nov 16, 2018
3.5 by Stengelfoot from California on Nov 14, 2018
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3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

Clear, slightly cloudy, golden color with good activity. Slightly creamy and fluffy 2
finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with decent legs. Flavors of butter, orange, passion fruit, caramel, sweet barley, and herbal hops. Slick and almost smooth medium to full body with prickly carbonation. Medium strength finish, mostly tropical and grainy, soft piney and leafy feel with a touch of sweet dry hops. Quite fresh and well bodied. The intensity and flavors are well balanced. Overall very good quality craft.

Nov 01, 2018
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2.67/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Spike from England

330ml can. 4.1% ABV. Brewed & packed in Belgium.
L: Clear, gold, lots of carbonation, modest head that leaves some lacing.
S: Faint smell of malt. No off notes.
T: Some piney hops & stale-tasting malt. Dull, metallic aftertaste.
F: Thin mouthfeel almost masked by the plentiful carbonation. Light bitterness.
O: Bland, low hopped, pale ale marketed as a sessionable craft AIPA but brewed in Belgium for the European market by AB InBev. Tastes cheap.

Oct 18, 2018
3.75 by eluvah from New York on Oct 14, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

I really enjoyed this beer. Tropical aromas definitely mark this one. Nice, generous lace and clear golden color. Bitterness is moderate. A crisp tasting beer with just the right amount of bitter finish.

Oct 11, 2018
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3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by vinicole from England

Can. Gold coloured. Effervescent. Quickly dissipating head.
Hoppy aroma. Cereal and tropical fruit.
Tastes like it smells.
Light to medium bodied.

Sep 28, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by EmperorBevis from England

Canned in a crafty craft can
pours a light wheat coloured body with decent white head
grapefruit and grain aroma
theres a nice malt digestive base that gives the ale a nice rounded flavour and good body

Sep 17, 2018
3.82 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland on Sep 14, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 3/15/2018. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a very nice session IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery. Cascade, Ekuanot, Millennium, Mt. Hood, Pekko, Zythos. Great balanced mix of juicy, dank, and earthy hop complexity; nice pale malt backbone for the ABV. Minimal residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

Aug 25, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

Thick white head that evaporates fast. Lots of beer crackle noise and ascending bubbles.

The beer is your standard golden colour and a bit hazy.

Not much in the way of smell. Kind of ho-hum. By that I mean not really any discernible notes.

On the other hand, the taste is tropical fruit and citrus. The beer has a hop presence but it’s laid back.

The beer is light bodied and the finish is smooth and refreshing.

This is a session beer and it lives up to that in every way.

I enjoyed it and would recommend trying it.

Jul 21, 2018
3.58 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Jul 11, 2018
Midway IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 62 ratings