Paper Umbrella
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,628
Ranked #26,880
3.53 | pDev: 11.61%
Dec 17, 2021
Aug 27, 2018
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Notes: Tropical vacation long overdue? We’re right there with ya. Save your P.T.O. because we’ve got paradise in a can. Pop open a Paper Umbrella and surround yourself with the refreshing and tropical coconut and pineapple hop character. Cheers!

Style: Tropical IPA
IBU: 38
Color: Golden Sunset
Hops: Millennium, Mosaic, Southern Passion, Azzaca, Sabro
Malts: Synergy Select Pils, Bon Munich, Carafoam
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Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I really enjoyed this...

Drinking this late, it's already Fall, but Fall in FLA, I guess this still works considering it's hot as balls still at the end of September. Aptly named, the fruity an juiciness of this IPA balances the hop bitterness to almost perfection. The smell is pure joy of sweet citrus I spent so long on, longer than I have with a beer in quite some time. The only nit is the mouthfeel, well carbonated but astringent that detracted somewhat from the overall experience. But never mind that - this is good and is worth keeping in mind for next summer.
Sep 25, 2020
Rated: 3.33 by Zaphog from Michigan

Sep 07, 2020
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very hazy, pale, fluffy white head receds to a skim, some lacing; Good mellow IPA smell; Good mouthfeel, nicely carbonated; Flavor is crisp, slightly citrusy, mild for an IPA, good for a session.
Jul 07, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by sherrymj from Ohio

Jul 04, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by trdtercel92 from Ohio

Jul 01, 2020
Rated: 3.61 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jun 28, 2020
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Golden yellow in color with a hazy, unfiltered appearance. Poured with a moderate, bright white foam with medium retention. Light, mellow, fruity citrus aromas with a hint of malt. Medium light bodied with medium high, slightly acidic carbonation. Light citrus flavors with hints of orange rind and pineapple. Medium hop bitterness through the middle followed by fruity notes returning near the end. Finished with fruity notes, light pineapple and citrus orang rind flavors. Easy drinking. As with most low abv IPAs, the hop character is underwhelming.
Jun 15, 2020
Rated: 3.58 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 4.22 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jun 02, 2020
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Reviewed by AmberSpirit from Florida

3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours with a nice white head that reduces into lace. Carbonation is strong.

The beer is light straw in color with a pronounced grainy taste.

The flavor is very citrusy with a lasting lemon and lime aftertaste. Its most distinctive characteristic is that it's very dry and fairly sour. Those who like sour beers would like it.

I'm personally not a fan of sour beer (at least not yet), so it was difficult to rate its taste objectively. I gave it 3.75, but those who like it a little sour can easily give it 4+.

Overall, I'm a big fan of Goose Island with Next Coast being one of my favorite IPAs.
May 24, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by markallmon from Tennessee

May 23, 2020
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Reviewed by babaracas from Florida

2.99/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Lightly hazed light golden color with sudsy white head. Smell: piña colada...that's it. Taste: like dripping OJ into a lemon seltzer. Fleeting. Light body with prickly carbonation. No thanks!
May 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a twelve ounce aluminum can, this brew is a hazy yellow color. The head is medium-sized and fizzy white. Not a bad looking beer. Fruity aroma...a bit of mango and citrus. The taste is a bit dry and just a little malt underneath. Flavorful and interesting, but not outstanding.
Apr 18, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
16oz can, date stamped 09OCT19. Somewhat hazy yellow-orange ale with a thinner off-white head. Tropical fruit aroma of pineapple, coconut, and citrus. Piña colada feel with this one: pineapple & coconut along with tangerine, Mandarin orange, and biscuity malt. Thinner body, ample carbonation, moderately bitter finish. This was decent but the body was too light and the flavors were just ok.
Mar 21, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 3.56 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Feb 22, 2020
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Reviewed by rickyfinn from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Hazy yellow, frothy but not foamy head that retains good lace. Floral/citrus nose with slightly bitter orange peel finish. Very drinkable. A great non-gender specific for strenuous co-ed games like tennis or croquet on steamy nights. Excellent with crushed mint leaves or just a dash of simple syrup. The name says it all. One of my favorites.
Jan 24, 2020
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Reviewed by HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a couldy, light amber color with a moderate head that dissipated rather quickly. There is significant lacing. The aroma is mild with citrus undertones. The taste is nicely bitter and hoppy. Again, I notice undertones of citrus. A nice session beer.
Dec 27, 2019
Rated: 2.95 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2019
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
My can reads 4.5% canned 25 Sept 19. Roughly five weeks old. Pours a slightly cloudy light yellow with a thick white cap. Decent lacing. Nose is fresh citrus. Flavor follows, actually surprising amount of flavor for the low abv. Feel is light bodied with ample carbon. Overall a nice boat beer.
Nov 02, 2019
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Rated by pkalix from California

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i like this! different direction, but....
Oct 20, 2019
Rated: 3.36 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York

Oct 06, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by jtransel from Illinois

Oct 03, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
16 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 12/8/2019. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, coconut, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, cedar, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, coconut, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, cedar, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, coconut, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, cedar, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent session IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish; not aggressive. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome Millennium, Mosaic, Southern Passion, Azzaca, Sabro profile. Very vibrant, and fairly juicy/dank/earthy hops; with a great clean pale/Munich malt backbone for the ABV. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example. They really nailed it. One of the better SIPA I've had.
Sep 20, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2019
Rated: 3.45 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 3.65 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Aug 06, 2019
Rated: 3.72 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Aug 06, 2019
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a straw color with a finger of head. The nose has nice notes of tropical fruits.

I had high hopes up to the point of tasting this offering, The flavor can best be described in one word - WEAK.

Both the body and flavor were disappointingly thin. I generally like GI beers but this one needs to be sent back to the drawing board.
Aug 01, 2019
Rated: 3.34 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 31, 2019
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Reviewed by JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
16oz can into an IPA glass

Look: Clear, slightly pale yellow with a finger-width head with a little bit of retention and lacing down the glass.
Smell: Papaya, guava, pineapple, mango, and some grapefruit. It's all there but muted.
Taste: Much like the nose, tropical fruit and citrus. The finish is clean but almost to the point of being watery
Feel: Thin, small bubbles.
Overall: Light, but almost too light. The flavors and smells that are there are nice, but muted. There's really not much punch here.
Jul 13, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Canned 8/13/18; drank 9/6/18 @ the Yarchives.

See-through urine appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big bright white head; a thick curtain of lace.

Suntan lotion & faint orange citrus notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

This tastes like watered down suntan lotion. How did this hit the market?!
Jul 05, 2019
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Taste: tropical, tangy, hops, semi sweet, fruit sweet, clean finish. Mild floral hop nose. Golden ale, clear, average foam, nice webbed lace. Medium light body. 38 IBUs
Sep 27, 2018
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on September 2, 2018. Notes of tropical fruit, especially coconut and pineapple. Feel is light in body.
Sep 13, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by krome from Illinois

Sep 04, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by snapp1422 from Ohio

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 3 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Aug 27, 2018
Paper Umbrella from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 39 ratings