Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose IPAGoose IPA
BA SCORE
56.6%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 5,310 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
Ranking:
#26,083
Reviews:
1,361
Ratings:
5,310
Liked:
3,003
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
11.86%
Alströms:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
1,645
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of PuffySAJ
4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not a bad IPA. Wonderful smell. That makes it enticing. Nice taste of hops. Good flavor. I like a little more carbonation but it has a decent amount. Not as citrusy as I like my IPA's but still a well balanced flavor. I would drink it again.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a clear golden color with a thick foamy head and mild carbonation. The beer gives a nice aroma of hops. You get some citrus, followed by a hint of earthy malts. The beer is sweet upfront, sorta like a sweet punch flavor almost. That is then followed by the bitterness and citrus flavors. The beer has no real carbonation feel to it, drying, and is medium bodied.

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Photo of Jrosso
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zacroyce
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok, here we go; a classic. A fairly clear, light amber in the glass, with a finger of white foam that leaves some mild lacing down the glass. The aroma...I'm one of these people that is not a fan of that astringent quality in IPA's. So, what I smell is Simcoe hops. I also get some peach, and grapefruit. Also, a bit of caramel and bread dough. In the flavor, I get that astringent quality, but, it's more mild. I get lots of different fruit, melon, peach, a little bit of pineapple, and lots of citrus; grapefruit, that goes with the slight overall bitterness. The feel, is, a little sticky up front, and dry in the finish. Medium thin body, but, not watery, and, slightly above average carbonation. Overall, the beer has many flavors to consider, and, although I'm not a fan of the Simcoe hops, this is one brew that I could see buying again. It brings a lot of dimensions to the table.

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Photo of Chackman151
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riff
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, straw yellow color with about two fingers of white head that slowly fades away. Smells bright, with citrus notes up front, then an earthy, malty nose. Taste is sweet at first, earthy, with more of a brown sugar/caramel malt note that transitions into a slightly citrus flavor, lemon being most notable. Minimal bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Overall, it's nice, a little maltier than I usually like but it's pretty solid.

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Photo of EMH73
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, deep golden color with a well retained half inch head that left lots of lacing. Smell is rather muted with citrus, honey and malt elements. Tastes of orange, honey, caramel, bready malts and a hint of mango. Very dry mouth feel, moderate carbonation, quite bitter.

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Photo of Johncnh
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnct
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of I_Like_Beer
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmcgar01
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

$10.25 on tap at Fenway, enjoy! Just OK.

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Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ewpass
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange with good head and lacing. Fruity, floral nose. Medium body with crisp carbonation and a little sourness on finish. Average flavour.

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Photo of artf
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice IPA, OK hops and mild bitterness, but not a bit middle of the road taste

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Photo of DreamDeath
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cramshawbar
2.7/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was recommended to my wife at an LCBO in Toronto, as they didn't have Collective Arts' IPA 3. They told her (she doesn't drink at all) that this was a nice, refreshing beer.
They were wrong.
Any beer that wins medals at beer festivals is somewhat suspect, as festivals rarely have the best available brews. There is a non-too-hoppy bitterness here and other than maybe (maybe!) a slight apricot, there is no fruit to be detected either. It's weak, earthy and completely forgettable. I will never have it again.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
2.23/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Golfontap
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwood06
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I decided to take advantage of an offer at Binny's (a rather large liquor chain in the Chicagoland area) and picked up a variety six pack of several beers that I had not tried to date. This is one of those beers, which is somewhat shameful of me that I had not tried it yet considering how long it's been brewed.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, light amber hue that seems to glow and shows off moderate carbonation. The head is frothy and white, dissipating moderately paced to a moderately thick lacing with a bit of rockiness and a neck. 4/5 The aroma is very citrusy and fruity with notes of lemon peel, papaya, tangerines, and pineapple that work alongside a sweet, caramelly malt base. The fruit is the big hitter here, but the aroma is surprisingly nice and balanced between hops and malt. 3.75/5 The flavor is a bit different than I expected. It comes off much more sweet than I expected a lower abv IPA to be. Caramel and bready malt comes out right away but quickly transition to the hops that come off as lemon peel, pineapple, and tangerine, with a bit of earthiness and grassiness on the back end. Bitterness is moderate and lingers for a good while after swallowing. The sweetness from the initial hit of caramel really seems to pervade throughout the profile, actually bringing out the fruitiness much more strongly than if that sweetness wasn't there. 3.75/5 This is a medium bodied beer that is quite dry, especially from the middle and on to the end, that has light carbonation and is a bit astringent. Dryness is significant, almost parching, and sticks around well after swallowing. 3.5/5 I really enjoyed this IPA, especially as lighter IPA that is not quite as light as a session IPA. The aroma and flavor profiles work well and are well executed. This beer is not overly complicated, but it is not overly simple either. 3.75/5

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Photo of louislouis91
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 56.6% out of 100 with 5,310 ratings
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