Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
5,271 Ratings
Goose IPAGoose IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our India Pale Ale recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result is a hop lover’s dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, and long hop finish.

55 IBUs

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,271
Reviews:
1,351
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
1,623
For Trade:
4
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Photo of krbrevard
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davisrs
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a full 3 finger aromatic head that lasts.
The color is a copper medium light amber.
There is slight aroma from malt but not much from hops.
There is a really nice balance of taste from malt and hops which is more citrusy than Sierra Nevada.
Bitterness is fully balanced throughout the palate with a hint of malt which offers a smooth finish. Very little bitter aftertaste. I love this stuff, perfectly balanced flavor!

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Photo of Nace4
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony-s
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of incognito369
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look -- straw yellow
Smell -- biscuit smell
Taste -- ehhh
Feel -- thin feel
Overall -- Its a decent IPA

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Traymond
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of StanleysCup
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.65/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A mediocre IPA with an excessive bitter hoppiness that seemed out of place and way less pleasant than many 100-IBU beers for me. Perhaps it's the lackluster malt character, the low alcohol, and the one-dimensional hop profile--flat nondescript bitterness with a long finish. Like oily resinous wood finishing (Miniwax, anyone?) combined with some soap, grass and a little wheat and drying grain. Like a nondescript pale ale with the hops cranked up for no reason, other than to throw it out of balance and assault our palates.
But at least we can call it an IPA, right?
I don't understand the deference the IPA is currently given. A beer of any style either tastes good or it doesn't.
This doesn't!

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Photo of beerguy04
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark orangeish golden color with a white head. Smell is mild citrus pine hops. Taste is the same. More bitter than hoppy. Mouthfeel is perfect for a hot day. Overall good IPA.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoohMooh
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden/orange, crystal clear. Tiny head, but a nice foam ring stays strong. Tons of lacing.

Smells of mango and bread, and maybe grain? IPA smell, no surprise here.

Tastes bready and a bit grainy, slight alcohol presence. Honey. Maybe mango or lime, some kind of fruity hop taste, but it's a bit faint. Aftertaste is a bit bitter.

Thin body, light carbonation, super drinkable.
It's good, but slightly-above-average-IPA-good. There's nothing original or interesting here, and nothing really pops.

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Photo of gvickery
1.99/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Glad I was able to buy a single from the mix and match section at my local grocery store. Poured into a clear glass it looks clear orange/gold, smell was strangely sweet, sorta citrus but not right. It was shockingly sweet and the minimum carbonation made it very un-refreshing. I can't fathom why this has such high ratings. It feels heavy and the sweet aftertaste coats your mouth. Not sure why they call this an IPA as I didn't detect much hop flavor. I guess if you like really sweet heavy beer, go for it. Not for me.....

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Photo of mmellow12
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kayakguy
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSFS
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bataylor91
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thesidewayz01
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tucson_brewson
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

6-pack on sale at Fry's, picked it up as I've had others from Goose Island before. Poured into standard pint glass.

L - Clear, golden orange color, a bubbly one-inch head that sticks to the glass and bubbles from the bottom up.

S - Citrus, honey, biscuity malt, orange rind, floral hops, nothing overpowering

T - A very sweet-upfront beer with citrus, honey, and malt. But the bright, hoppy finish holds true. Not too bitter for those looking to try an IPA.

F - Light to medium bodied, effervescent and clean, a slightly sticky finish from the sweetness but very drinkable.

O - A good representation of a west coast IPA. Balanced, bold, and drinkable. A great buy when it's on sale.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice IPA. English style ? I'm not quite sure, it's really west coast style. Really pine and grapefruit forward. Nice balance and bitterness. Quite enjoyable

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Photo of HellBlazerG
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of foundersasap
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SaxmanRick
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
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