Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
5,237 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:
5,237
Reviews:
1,342
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
1,608
For Trade:
4
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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jakeman52
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -8.7%
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 +2.6%
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 -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Bombelsky
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +9%
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 +1.3%
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 +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baldy00
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Redman414
2.25/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of RAFH
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CRIMPS
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eberesford
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +2.1%
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 -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADicerni
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Photo of NickFry9
2.23/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Curt3
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czy
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.94/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my clear beer stein. Low carbonation and nice head, yellow body.

Smells absolutely fantastic with an explosion of bitter hops and piney aromas. There's an incredibly strong hoppy spiciness in taste and washes the mouth very well with a firm texture. Also a hint of a citrus peel and a type of mint of the sorts that balances the intensity of the strong hops.

Pretty good.

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Photo of emeyer
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rebrown221
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 5,237 ratings.
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