Midway IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

Midway IPAMidway IPA
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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 8.19%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
41
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 05, 2020
Added:
Apr 21, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  8
SCORE
81
Good
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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Rated: 3.25 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

May 05, 2020
 
Rated: 2.86 by Macamah from England

Jan 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.44 by Kiro from Russian Federation

Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by HopBelT from Belgium

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.53 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Aug 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Shanex from France

3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
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
 
Rated: 3.66 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Jun 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by tottel from Netherlands

Jun 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Zet from Netherlands

May 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.41 by marcrech from Brazil

May 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by safaricook from Netherlands

Apr 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.63 by drstalker from Illinois

Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.36 by desint from Belgium

Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.87 by BAsbill from California

Mar 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.28 by dansmcd from Australia

Feb 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.42 by EdFed from Illinois

Feb 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 12, 2019
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Reviewed by matuto from Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 3.58 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.29 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Dec 26, 2018
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by schoon from Iowa

Nov 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Nov 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.6 by lrend13 from Wisconsin

Nov 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by LXMRTN from New Hampshire

Nov 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Stengelfoot from California

Nov 14, 2018
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Reviewed by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by Spike from England

2.67/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by eluvah from New York

Oct 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Can. Gold coloured. Effervescent. Quickly dissipating head.
Hoppy aroma. Cereal and tropical fruit.
Tastes like it smells.
Light to medium bodied.
Unassuming.
Sep 28, 2018
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.82 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland

Sep 14, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.58 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Jul 11, 2018
Midway IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 62 ratings