Next Coast IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

Next Coast IPANext Coast IPA
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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,304
Ranked #23,894
3.72 | pDev: 9.68%
Jan 30, 2023
May 05, 2018
Next Coast IPANext Coast IPA
Notes: It’s 7%, but totally crushable — it’s not quite like any other IPA you’ve had. Big, bracing, piney hop flavors meet a tropical bouquet of Nugget, Citra, and Mosaic hops. There’s a balanced bitterness that blends seamlessly into the light to medium body. Sip it or rip it. We're not your mom.
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Rated: 3.63 by aklavall from Canada (AB)

Jan 30, 2023
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 19.2 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, light pine. Taste is pine, citrus, malts, mild to moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and decent beer.
Jun 23, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jan 24, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by edthehead from New York

Nov 04, 2021
Rated: 3.18 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Kiiz

3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Look: clear and golden. Long lasting large white head. A lot of carbonation bubbles coming up from the bottom.

Smell: citrus fruits with piney notes. Smells a little artificial but not bad.

Taste: much stronger pine and bitter hop notes than the aroma. The citrus is less dominant but still there. Abv masked well this goes down well.

Feel: medium to heavy feel, a sturdy beer. Quite a bit of carbonation that adds depth to the beer.

Overall: pretty solid overall, seems like a run of the mill ipa that offers a lot of abv for the dollar. I’m not much of an ipa guy but it’s on par with most other ipas I’ve had. Probably won’t get again but not opposed to possibly trying again. I might appreciate it more in season.
Sep 11, 2021
Rated: 3.76 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Sep 09, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by BudLuddite from Connecticut

Aug 27, 2021
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 17, 2021
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Better and drier than Goose. Looks nice, good head, smells great.
Nice body and feel and abv is well hidden. Much better than The Goose, but still not a top tier ipa.
Great cheap crusher
Jul 14, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by JulianaT

Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 3.68 by Walnut from Missouri

Jun 02, 2021
Rated: 3.27 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois

Jun 01, 2021
Rated: 3 by BeerDreadz from Florida

May 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Jaasoares from Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear straw color with a good white head which lingers. Some pine on the nose, but nothing else that’s noteworthy. Taste is of almond, pine and hops without much bitterness. Meh
May 16, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by stanale from Illinois

May 09, 2021
Rated: 3.35 by groleau from Canada (QC)

May 08, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by doctorgary from New York

May 03, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The label on the twelve ounce can mentions "tropical and juicy". The character of a West Coast IPA is often piney and resinous. Confusing, yet the contents are now in a clear glass liter mug for review. This looks like a lower level commercial American lager. It's a light amber and as translucent as almost any you could find. The aroma is just about as thin and not worthy of description. For the taste buds, it does amp up the contribution to enjoyment and defines itself as an AIPA. Although a little light across the tongue, the taste has a good balance of malt and basically nondescript hops. This is neither tropical and juicy, nor piney and resinous. It's a mild AIPA probably geared to a mainstream audience. Yawn.
Apr 30, 2021
Rated: 3.55 by stucat from Illinois

Apr 28, 2021
Rated: 4 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Apr 27, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 3.53 by Zaphog from Michigan

Apr 16, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 ounce can poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Best by date of 8/6/21.

L---Absolutely crystal clear, bright golden color. Big, fluffy head that faded quickly to a ring and left very nice lacing.

S---Nicely balanced between hop and malt notes. A little bitter. Light pine and tropical fruit.

T---Bright & hoppy. pine & tropical fruit follow from the nose. As does the balance. Tasty.

F---Lighter bodied than I expected from the strong nose & taste.

O---A nice IPA. Nothing fancy, but worthy of a buy.
Apr 06, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Solid beer. There was a BOGO, buy one get one, free at my local grocery so I thought what the hell! Glad I did, as it’s a beer I would drink after mowing the lawn or just enjoying with friends.
Mar 22, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the can, it pours a clear golden yellow color with a nice, long lasting white head. Somewhat citrusy in the nose, with an undercurrent of sweet malt. In the mouth, it is lightly malty with a refreshing taste of citrus. Decent.
Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 3.23 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Feb 14, 2021
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Pours a clear golden yellow color with a pure white head of dense foam. Head retains for about three minutes and laces the glass moderately well.

Aroma: The nose is slightly bitter, featuring soapy orange peel, sweet mango and an earthy hop "dankness". There are some notes of pineapple jam but it's very feint as well as some minor notes of toffee.

Taste: Much cleaner than I would have expected. Upfront it's tastefully malty with light and approachable flavors of biscuits and tea cookies. It quickly transitions into dry flavors of spicy, floral hop and pine resin, before going fruity, ending on flavors of passionfruit, pineapple and oranges. A lingering semisweet grapefruit rind bitterness blankets the finish.

Feel: Medium body, low carbonation. Oddly sessionable at 7% abv.

Overall: Solid beer. Fours across the board. I have mixed feelings on Goose Island, I find a lot of their beers to be average but I really enjoyed this actually, it's nothing absolutely phenomenal or anything, but this is just a pleasant beer to drink. Good juicy, hoppy flavor with a dry, bittersweet finish. I can't complain.
Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 3.31 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
7/2/19...bright gold, clear and still. Light fruity nose. Notes of straw too. Snappy citrus flavor with a light pilsy bitter. Lemony. Peppery too. Rinds. Very nice.
Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by yancot from Canada (ON)

Dec 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Lavdog76 from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Good beer for summer occasions. A little aftertaste of sour but has a smooth mouthfeel. Great with pizza or barbecue but it’s not a serious India Pale Ale and is more like a strong ale.
Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 3.28 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Dec 09, 2020
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Reviewed by tigerinatrance from New York

2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
L: Very attractive color if pineapple juice. Nice and frothy looking. Short lived, one-finger barely off white head recedes to the surface leaving moderate lacing within two minutes.

S: Smells like IPA scented soap... slightly tart, bitter, tropical soapy smell. Getting some guava, pineapple, and star fruit on the nose.

T: Taste follows the smell note for note, but the soap is stronger here. Everytime I think "hey, this is actually pretty good!" I get this soapy flavor. I dont know what that's about. There's very little left in terms of maltiness in what I just drank. It's definitely a one trick pony and its trick is juicy hop-forward flavor. But this pony has some work to do, even on it's only trick! Maybe some dankness would round it out and tame the bright notes?

F: the mouthfeel on this is actually really good. Very full, not too much carbonation, juicy, thick... two complaints. You will not get a long lasting, satisfying head on this, and that head contributes a lot to how a beer feels, for me. The other complaint is that this beer seems to cloy to my teeth in an unpleasant way. Beyond that, Next Coast feels good in the mouth.

O: I won't buy this again, but I'll finish the 6 pack. I've got friends who celebrate this stuff. Maybe I'm not an IPA guy. The way I see it, this was a solid effort by Goose Island but the final product does not live up to the ambition. You can't juice load 'er up with juicy hops and expect it to come out great no matter what.

C- for Next Coast by GIB Co.
Nov 25, 2020
Next Coast IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 339 ratings