Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose IPAGoose IPA
BA SCORE
56.6%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 5,314 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:
#26,115
Reviews:
1,362
Ratings:
5,314
Liked:
3,006
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
11.86%
Alströms:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
1,647
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of spectru
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A rich golden color with a high foamy head that recedes to cover the top of the glass and cling to the sides. Nice aroma and a rich but mild taste, not sharp, not too hoppy. A mild pleasant IPA.

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Photo of bluett
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRock7755
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swim
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 56.6% out of 100 with 5,314 ratings
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