Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
5,243 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:
5,243
Reviews:
1,344
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
1,610
For Trade:
4
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Photo of JavierGC
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elneely88
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moshealex
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer ever!

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Goose IPA brewed by Goose Island Beer Co., with an ABV of 5.90% This English IPA pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this IPA, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich​ with hop bitterness and earthly grains and malts. There is also a slight sweetness in the smell of this IPA. Goose IPA , has the look and smell of most IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on the hop bitterness and sweetness. Then you pick up on the earthy grains and malts. There is a lot going on in this English IPA. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down, really hard to pick up on the 5.90% ABV in this brew. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a real super nice balance to it. The body of Goose IPA is a soild medium. The mouth feel of this IPA is Bold, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. Goose Island Beer Co., did a real nice job with this brew. If you are a fan of IPA'S you should look this brew up, one of the more smoother IPA's I have had.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light golden, 1 inch white head, good lacing

S: Light hops, mainly floral, pine

T: Stronger in hops in the taste, pine and floral, nice caramel balance mid taste, light resiny hop aftertaste

M: Medium

O: Good IPA, widely available and a quality beer.

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Photo of gtjwilding
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jakeman52
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz bottle into a Stangen glass (in the Olde Stone Mill in Tuckahoe, NY).
A: Golden to amber with a hint of orange and a half inch head. Solid Belgian lacing.
S: Citrus aromas intertwine with sweet maltiness.
T: Similar to nose. Light bitterness contributes to the gestalt.
M: Light bodied and crisp. Effervescence persistent throughout.
O: Really a nicely constructed and balanced IPA. Seems to fit more on the edge of the English IPA category.

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Photo of jkirk546
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very smooth for an IPA.
Not usually a fan of the hoppiness but this one satisfied.

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Photo of Yoann
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a Goose goblet
A - A hazy gold with a thin beige head
S - Grapefruit hops of course but also herbal
T - Balanced, not too fruity and without the sour aftertaste often found in IPAs
M - Nor very carbonated
O - A very good IPA with the characteristics expected but no exaggeration of them!

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Photo of TommyCable
3.01/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Bombelsky
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear and golden. Nice 3 fingers tall frothy foam. Persisting, good lacing.
High aroma of citrusy and fruity hops upfront.
Medium flavor of hops. Medium bitterness.
Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy, medium dry finish, long lasting.

Could be more bitter.

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Photo of atniup
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good IPA. It's super smooth and well balanced. Strong citrus. The hops are kinda flat compared to other IPA's, ?but that's not a bad thing. Maybe not even as bitter as I'm used to with IPA's. It feels light, too, so it would be easy to knock a few down.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured two 12 oz bottles into chilled glass mug. Typical amber / orange colour with a white head. Smells mellow for an IPA, not overly hoppy. Tastes to me more similar to an English IPA, earthy and slightly malty. No overpowering single taste. Good mouthfeel, goes down well. Prost!

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Photo of rliu917
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baldy00
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Redman414
2.25/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of RAFH
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CRIMPS
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eberesford
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft: Gold body with creamy off white head and good lacing. Dominant aroma is earthy hop, some lightish caramel notes. Fruity Caramel flavour again dominated by the hopping, some citrus, mostly again earthy UK style hopping (although more agressive). Full mouth, refreshing. An enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper gold with a white head. Smells of caramel, sweet malt, and hops. Tastes slightly sweet, with mildly bitter hops, citrus, and caramel. Medium body with medium carbonation. This is a pretty delicious IPA although a little sweet.

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Photo of GulDukat88
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADicerni
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look:
Whiskey colour, cloudy with a good head.
Smell:
Citrus hops on the nose.
Taste:
Medium malt taste, some citrus hop and pine. Long bitter finish.
Feel:
Near perfect carbonation. Medium body. Crisp.
Overall one of my favourite IPA's.

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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 5,243 ratings.
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