Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose IPAGoose IPA
BA SCORE
3.71/5
5,327 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:
#26,919
Reviews:
1,364
Ratings:
5,327
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
1,655
Trade:
4
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3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of insouciantx
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pro45
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16ounce can. Pours a light gold. Big white head. Nose is lemon and hops. Some faint pine and citrus. Taste is lemon, lemon peel, grapefruit pith, hops. Light mouthfeel and this a perfect session beer. Very nice. Possibly the best EIPA I've had.

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Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dandy14
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MTone8788
2.8/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nelson88
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkh012
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber, lots of bubbles. Smell is mild citrus, taste is bready with some citrus notes. Comes out a little sweeter with less hops than I think of for an IPA. Easy drinking though.

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Photo of uuoo33
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Expected it to be hoppier but guess what, you got me again with the label design. Also too sweet for me

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

Photo of Rboudreaux85
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spectru
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | 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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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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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 5,327 ratings
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