Next Coast IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

Next Coast IPANext Coast IPA
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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,465
Ranked #24,145
3.72 | pDev: 9.68%
Jun 23, 2022
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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Ratings by tonystanhope:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

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
3.88 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Jan 24, 2022
3.65 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania on Dec 10, 2021
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 06, 2021
3.77 by edthehead from New York on Nov 04, 2021
3.18 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Oct 31, 2021
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3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Kiiz

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
3.76 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Sep 09, 2021
4.53 by BudLuddite from Connecticut on Aug 27, 2021
4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 17, 2021
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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by lagrluvr

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
3.68 by Walnut from Missouri on Jun 02, 2021
3.27 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois on Jun 01, 2021
3 by BeerDreadz from Florida on May 23, 2021
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3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jaasoares from Virginia

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
3.79 by stanale from Illinois on May 09, 2021
3.35 by groleau from Canada (QC) on May 08, 2021
3.5 by doctorgary from New York on May 03, 2021
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3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

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
3.55 by stucat from Illinois on Apr 28, 2021
4 by Jotora from Canada (ON) on Apr 27, 2021
3.93 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico on Apr 20, 2021
3.53 by Zaphog from Michigan on Apr 16, 2021
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3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

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
3.71 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Mar 28, 2021
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3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

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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3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

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
3.23 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey on Feb 14, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

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
4 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Feb 05, 2021
3.31 by Danzifer from Ohio on Jan 03, 2021
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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by KTCamm from New Jersey

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
3.5 by yancot from Canada (ON) on Dec 27, 2020
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3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Lavdog76 from Illinois

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
3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Dec 13, 2020
3.28 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Dec 09, 2020
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2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by tigerinatrance from New York

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
3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on Nov 02, 2020
Next Coast IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
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