Goose IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose IPAGoose IPA
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IPA - English
Ranked #49
Ranked #36,903
3.72 | pDev: 12.1%
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Goose IPAGoose IPA
Notes: 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
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gandres from Philippines

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sunday, March 15, 2020 6:03 PM
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: light amber, very hazy, big of white foam that slowly goes away
Smell: good, fragrant, hoppy, some grains
Taste: very good, bitter
Feel: very good, lively carbonation, long finish, bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat

Monday at 07:32 AM
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Martin194 from Iowa

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Clear, slightly pale gold with about a half inch white head.

Smell: Hops and citrus, very "clean" crisp scent.

Taste: Taste follows smell; pretty smooth, not overpowering. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

Feel: "Spicy" carbonation, medium body.

Overall: This is pretty good, I'd say it's a very "normal" IPA; probably a good one to start with if you've never had an IPA before (don't be like younger me and jump straight in with a double IPA when all you've ever had before is Keystone, haha).

Nov 15, 2020
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vi11am from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden color, smells of citrus, taste is citrus and slightly bitter fishing is clean almost acidic, mouth feel clean lingering bitter aftertaste. Goose Island makes lots of yummy beers - this is no exception.

Oct 02, 2020
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

clear gold body pours a soapy fluffy white head with low retention that settles to a patchy foam cap and leaves a lot of sudsy lacing

smells of floral grapefruit citrus, and an additional layer of herbal hop. very green and crisp. mild biscuit malt.

follows the nose; staunchly herbal and "green" tasting. leans hard into the bitter within the bittersweet of the grapefruit, with a crisp dash of citrus that cuts clean through. slice of pepper in there. a biscuit malt with tinges of light caramel lays down a solid base in the background.

medium carbonation, medium-to-light body; dry finish that leaves a resinous, nearly metallic coat behind.

on the fence with this one. three glasses in, my first being the night before, I still can't tell if it is enjoyable enough to go back to another pack later at some point. it does stand out, being very herbal, and focusing on more of the bittersweet of the grapefruit aspect than the citrus, and coupling with a biscuit forward malt. the feel of the brew really makes me reconsider the brew in a negative way though. maybe it's the startling revelation that I have neglected a subgenre here. it just wasn't complicated enough of a flavor to sit through a rather less than enjoyable finish.

Sep 09, 2020
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MrOH from Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold, thick white head, good retention and lace
Aromas of grapefruit, flowers, and herbs
Light bread and caramel malt, soft grapefruit hop flavor
Medium-light body, good carbonation
A nice easy drinker.

Aug 11, 2020
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Steve555 from Wales

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Attractive light amber body with a lasting fluffy head, medium carbonation. Smell is a very inviting fruity hops semll. Taste starts out as a great fruit hop bite with a generous maltiness but sadly finishes a bit sweet with a slight metallic tinge which lasts on the palate.

Jul 22, 2020
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Amendm from Rhode Island

3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An easy pour yielded a fat finger of creamy white foam with long retention and small blotches of lacing.
Clear golden straw body, a few small bubbles rise in support of the lasting island and ring.

Mild smell of biscuit and bread with very faint herbal and citrus hops.

Semi-dry with low bitterness, citrusy hops (featuring grapefruit) keep it from being too dry. Pale malt is forward in the taste with some toasted bread and wheat. Alcohol is well hidden minus a slight astringency and pepper. The finish is fast and Lager-like, crisp and clean. Grapefruit tasting hops linger a while with peppery spice.

Medium-light body with plenty of carbonation, smooth and balanced. Nothing unusual to report, true to style.
Great looks on an unpretentious and reasonably priced Beer. BB 10DEC20.

Jul 16, 2020
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BJB13 from Maryland

3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a nonoic style pint glass.
Best by: 21OCT20

I haven't had many English IPA's but I consider this one solid for style and at worst a pretty good ale. I feel like it may be underrated due to being mistaken for an American IPA or people not considering how far American IPA's have pushed the limits. As it is a subtle, more balanced ale it does seem a bit lack-luster next to a typical AIPA which is what makes this and other decent representatives of the English style great if you are in the mood for something a bit more mild.

Jun 16, 2020
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OrdinaryManDrinks from England

2.36/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not a fan of IPAs in general but always on the lookout to try something new. This one looks very good when poured, a rich and clear gold color. Lots of hops on the nose, which smells a bit soapy to me. Pleasant but unexciting taste, medium carbonation. Overall an ok IPA.

May 29, 2020
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ColoBash from Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

When comparing this to the vast amount of amazing IPAs that are found in Chicagoland area this is a step down, but is still a great hoppy treat. Yes it's a step down, but minor. The taste is not as potent, the hops aren't sharp, and the best part of this choice of IPA is the price. It's an bargain IPA compared to others. It's still enjoyable, but due to it being a step down it is to be served at 40-50 degrees. Throwing it in the freezer to chill or serving over ice really kills the taste.
Overall, this beer is part of my rotation for hot days when I'm feeling frugal and is always found in either my trunk or fridge.

May 15, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A standard IPA. I poured two 12 oz. cans into a clear liter mug. A nice lingering head, yet not overly carbonated. Not much lacing, though. Nothing here to make it a go to, but I'll drink it again.

May 11, 2020
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just1cho from California

4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

*Poured into a Teku glass at 50F from a 12oz bottle for review. Poured rest into a nonic pint glass*

This beer poured a clear copper-orange, reminiscent of orange cough syrup. Had a half finger white colored head with a medium retention to it.

The aroma showed a big hop aroma, reminiscent of syrupy dole canned mandarin oranges, grapefruit, and other vague citrus notes.

The taste more or less followed the nose in that I got a massive citrus and other fruity notes in the front, reminding me of tropical fruits such as lychee, mangoes, pineapple, and grapefruit. Then towards the middle, I was able to taste more of the sweetness from the malt--bready and sweet. Then the flavors finished off with a grapefruit bitterness.

The feel of this beer was quite balanced, as it offered a medium body, carbonation, and a medium lingering bitterness from the hops. It was nice and satisfying, but nothing which stands out too much.

Overall, I felt like this was a pretty good IPA, but it was fairly average and nothing really stood out to me. Though I would probably never buy this again, I wouldn't mind drinking it again if it was in front of me.

May 05, 2020
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SAUbrewcrew from Michigan

3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had 5-6 cups poured from a keg and I was a fan of this Ipa. Not very expensive, a solid Ipa for the price I’d say. Definitely typical grapefruit and other bold, juicy, and citrus flavors. While it was not over powering either. Wasn’t a superior ipa but something I will get again.

Apr 20, 2020
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Nvrmind16 from California

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok to be fair I only started drinking this beer after it lost its independence rating, because it was bought by one of the evil big beer companies. BUT it's an average IPA, not too bad , not too good, I wish I could have had it earlier

Apr 17, 2020
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elnachooo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

De color dorado con una pequeña cabeza espumosa de buena retención. De cuerpo y carbonatación ligera. Aroma herbáceo, lúpulo y malta en menor medida. En boca es refrescante.

Jan 12, 2020
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SNPRVNM from Georgia

2.8/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Relatively Inexpensive for An IPA..

15 pack 12 oz at 16$+Tax (Price Point Purchase) < Felt Good at First

Initial Classic Flavor IPA Profile But Overall Weak-ish Session IPA at Best With a
Highly Metallic Aftertaste, Will Not Revisit Unless Highly Discounted or Free.

Jan 06, 2020
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WilliamGustin from Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold with slight head on pour. It’s just a clean IPA. Nothing especially noteworthy. Taste has a subtle pine/citrus tone. ‘Fruity’ it is not. I’d say a good entry IPA for someone coming from Lager-Land, but there are way more interesting IPAs out there-including from Goose!

Dec 15, 2019
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden straw awith a one-finger, white, fluffy head. Good carvonation.
Good citrus hop sell with malt backbone.
Not an awful taste. Citrus hop with malt balance and spice. A little of a medicine aftertaste. Sightly floral. Not a big taste, but better than I was expecting.

Dec 14, 2019
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chitoryu12 from Florida

4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Clear amber with three fingers of aggressive, foamy white head.

Smell: Piney and citrusy hops, with a slight gummy worm element from residual sweetness.

Taste: Initially fruity and relatively sweet, followed by a medium hop bitterness that fades within seconds and leaves little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Pretty average with decent carbonation. Nothing noticeable.

Overall: I don't drink IPAs, but this is relatively pleasant thanks to balancing the bitterness with the other elements instead of letting it be overpowering.

Dec 07, 2019
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jamesroses from Argentina

3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8 month old bottle but held up quite nicely.

Pours amber, small bubbles head. Herbal, spicy and a bit grassy aromas. Strong hoppy flavour, good malty presence.
Medium mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.

Good sessionable IPA

Nov 22, 2019
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3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lively Amber with a thick foamy head.

Smells quite hoppy.

Strong bitter taste.

Smooth but carbonated.

Overall a very nice IPA. Four pack I bought is not gonna last very long.

Oct 16, 2019
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Jarph0821 from Washington

4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For the price you can't go wrong...

$5.99/4pk of tall boys...

The taste is similar to Alaska icy bay ipa. It is a pretty good ipa for the orice. It is light and crisp. Not filling at all 5.9 abv.

Sep 19, 2019
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jmc65267 from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty mild IPA but still flavorful. Pretty consistent throughout from smell to flavor to color. It’s okay if offered it I’d drink it again but I probably wouldn’t buy it again.

Sep 17, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can at Gillette stadium watching the New England revolution

Clear copper orange color with white head.

Aroma is floral

Taste is floral hops over maltiness

Bitter bite , lingers

Nice beer

Aug 25, 2019
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Max and Erma's with my parents. Good average IPA. Good color. Decent body. Nice bite on the palate. Not bad door a big brewery offering now.

Aug 21, 2019
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