Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
5,215 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:
5,215
Reviews:
1,334
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
1,595
For Trade:
4
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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

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a huge fan, or a fan in general, of IPAs, This one is very palatable as a whole. Great amber color as it should be, piney grapefruit nose, a little muted in the taste, easy breezy drinking on my backporch in early day sunshine. I consider it a steal at $6 for a growler at the little spot down the hill.

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Photo of MichaelGennings
4.67/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Golden to amber colour. Nice white head. Lots of bubbles. Now this I am really liking. 5.9% alc. Brewed by Labatt here in Canada. This is my first time trying it. If you like IPAs this is worth buying. Citrus and pine notes. Medium body. Dry and tart finish.

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Photo of rugene
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srfou
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J_Mueller
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhart96
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a single-serve 16 oz can--and yes, I will admit that hardly seems fair to the brewer--but then--the brewer decided to make it available that way so...

Pours an excellent orange gold color, with a fine pillowy head and excellent persistent lacing. A nice looking beer.

The nose presents with a fairly complex blend of aromas, if you take the time to take them in. The initial citrus peel and pine threatens to overwhelm, but mint and floral notes back the hoppiness up and balance it.'

The flavor is somewhat unexpected, after the nose presented as fairly aggressively hopped. The bitterness is unapologetic and is definitely the first note on the palate, but there is quite a bit of malt sweetness in the background that manifests as a mandarin orange fruitiness.

The brew is solidly carbonated and obviously crisp (it's an IPA...) but not in a way that dries the mouth. A nice finish and balance.

Full disclosure--I am not a big IPA fan--but this is a solid beer regardless. It isn't terribly complex, but it hits all of the right notes and doesn't beat the drinker over the head with bitterness.

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Photo of NeverSettle
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz draft poured into a pint glass shows a bubbly gold colored body and briefly floats a thin white head and leaves spotty lacing.
Aroma is piney fresh with a hint if orange peal.
Flavor is bitter hops and a sense of cracker malt.
Overall, a solid everyday IPA.

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

BOD 12/26/16. Pours clear with a golden hue coupled with a touch of amber. Outstanding head volume, very good lacing and normal retention.

Vey good nose that is a bit subdued. Notes of fruit permeate over a slightly sweet base of malt - both biscuit and cracker. Light rind rolls underneath an orange note with hints of pineapple.

Medium body with a nice slick oily texture that imparts a pseudo-creaminess on the palate. World class carbonation / body balance. The middle is almost rollicking with effervescence that open the flavors up. The finish is a nice finely bubbled tingle that tickles the tongue.

The flavor is very good but lacks complexity versus an American IPA. Versus an English IPA standard, it is outstanding. Like the nose, the base has a subtle contrasting sweetness. Unlike the nose, the malt is solely biscuit oriented and provides a nice nutty flavor from three quarters in through the finish. Bitterness is mild for an English variant, light for an American one. This is a hop flavor oriented IPA versus a bitter bomb. Hop flavors presented are a combination of herbal and very light fruit. The sweet background yields a mango impression not detected in the nose. The finish is slightly dry as the sweetness fades coupled with a subtle clove note.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cjmunyan
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Decent IPA with a nice hops flavor. Not the best IPA I've had but I'm a fan of hops so I certainly enjoyed this beer. Good if your looking for a nice light abv IPA with medium head and a wild hops flavor. Will be drinking again

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Photo of Holly1215
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SlappyMcGee
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drank it from a can. The least favorite of the IPAs that I have tried so far. Has a decent flavor, but the aftertaste was offputting. Would I drink it again? Yes. If I didn't have to pay for it.

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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
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