Paper Umbrella
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
American IPA
3.53 | pDev: 11.61%
Dec 17, 2021
Aug 27, 2018
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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Ratings by babaracas:
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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
More User Ratings:
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 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