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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:
#27,869
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
5,367
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
1,678
Trade:
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Photo of MADmichael1969
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice I will call it ip lite.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Big_Dog1
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deets
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeckDeanAmbrose
2.25/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Buffalo Wild Wings. Arrived in a standard "Shaker" pint glass. Lots of bubbles streaming. Color was weak tea with a decent head of foam. Very faint aroma. Taste was mild and what I would describe as just okay. Mouth feel was crisp with a very mild after taste. Over all nothing special but better than Bud Light and the like. Paired okay with the boneless wings I had. It was a "meh" beer and one I probably would not order again.

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Photo of KrisLambert
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Frank_Castle
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Tastes really mild. Slightly bitter. Almost like a session ale. Might be a good choice for someone that doesn’t like bitter IPA’s.

I picked this up because my local Publix had a BOGO sale on 6-packs. I wouldn’t pay full price. But $10 for 12 bottles is decent.

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Photo of Zeltys
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gardner254
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsTheBeer
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superwho24
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lardacar
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jesterr44
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had this beer a couple of times. After having it at home, I would have called it a one-off, but there I was - out for dinner the other night at a non craft beer place and this was the one which served me best off their menu. Pours a light amber colour with a decent head & carbonation levels. Hops are present in the aroma & taste, but are pretty mild; light citrus & pine with nothing all that complex going on. Sweet bready malts provide an almost full mouthfeel with decent smoothness. Again, in a pinch this can serve as a beer that's at least trying to be a mild IPA but there are a ton of better ones readily available to me & I don't plan to have this guy again.

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

Photo of hughesm12
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mando31
2.7/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ChazMoe
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WangFire
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1jrheaum
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimplySinister
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured 16 oz can into standard pint glass. Mildly cloudy sunset dark straw colored brew with 1-2 finger snow white head (w/o aggressive pour). Excellent head retention, very pretty lacing. Mild to moderate carbonation. This is definitely one of the prettier IPAs.

S - Muted, dialed back, citrus and hop notes. Not a whole lot going on here.

T - Excellent. Bitter hop and citrus notes on the frontend, slightly lingering citrus/ skunk on the back, and clean finish.

M - Clean. Crisp. Excellent. Dare I say refreshing for an IPA.

D - Very good. For a heavily disturbed micro, it just makes sense. It's what some would call a "starter" IPA. I'm not sure I'd agree wholeheartedly with that sentiment but the observation does have its merits. It's more of an IPA modified to showcase the style and make it more palatable to the average consumer. Nonetheless, it does not take away from its character. I dare the average connoisseur to do a side by side comparison with the more costly IPAs. My hypothesis is that you'll gain a newfound respect for this well-known and well-celebrated IPA.

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Photo of CobraDC23
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 5,367 ratings
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