Paper Umbrella
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,320
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,604
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 13.95%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
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Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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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
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

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Photo of 57md
3.37/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of JediMasterLenin
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
1.75/5  rDev -49.1%
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?!

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
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

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Paper Umbrella from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 19 ratings