Goose IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose IPAGoose IPA
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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
English IPA
Ranked #42
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,825
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 12.16%
Reviews:
1,488
Ratings:
4,403
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 13, 2022
Added:
Jun 01, 2002
Wants:
  162
Gots:
  1,946
SCORE
84
Good
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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Ratings by rpw:
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Rated by rpw from New York

2.68/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jun 21, 2022
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 2.56 by Connor56

Aug 13, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Rank and disgusting IPA.
Aug 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.03 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Jul 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.31 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 13, 2022
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Rated by jkh15 from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Good beer. Got it on sale lol
Jul 13, 2022
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Rated by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Drank at MozzaBella, Bologna on vacations so no notes on this one.
Jun 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.23 by selekt0r

May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Beecham from California

May 17, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.41 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by BTexpress from Georgia

Apr 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TC-Mojo

Apr 08, 2022
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Reviewed by dcat151

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Straw colored with a moderate head that settles nicely. Aroma is floral with a bit of citrus. Taste is reasonably typical IPA with a good amount of grapefruit with some breadiness and a moderate finish. A solid but not remarkable IPA.
Apr 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.12 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Apr 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.39 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2022
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little nice lacing.

S: Grassy, resinous, floral, a little citrus, earthy herbal notes, biscuity bready malt, and a pretty dry finish.

T: Citrus, lemon and grapefruit, floral, resinous pine, subtle fruity notes, apricot and peach, grassy earthy notes, biscuity bready malt, and a dry finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: The first few sips feel more like a lightened up classic American IPA with all the pithy citrus presence, but as it warms up the English side really comes out. Nothing overly exciting, but credit where it's due, it's actually pretty nicely balanced and rather drinkable. Probably never gonna be my first choice, but there are worse options to have around.
Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by aklavall from Canada (AB)

Jan 09, 2022
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Reviewed by barneyrubble from Colorado

3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
L- Good tall light tan head and transparent light copper beer.
S - Bitter grapefruit pith, some resin notes
T- Strongly bitter with grapefruit pith and pine resin notes. Little bit of floral sweetness and light malt do not help tamp down the bitterness for me.
M- Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation and drying bitters.
O- Strong hop bitterness put this out of my favorite zone.
Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz can
Unsure if this is the right place to review as this is just called IPA not Goose IPA but maybe it's just newer AB branding.

On the pour it's a pretty good looking beer with a decent sized rocky head and some nice lacing. Crystal clear straw color with no haze.

Smell is carrying some grapefruit and tropical notes with a fruity sweetness. I cant pick much else up with this sickness, my nose isnt quite functioning.

The taste is bold with bittering hops right in your face and a nice trickle of fruity flavors following behind it. Maybe a tad bit of malt backing it up, but nothing crazy, just firm pale malts standing in the back.

The feel on the other hand suggests more malts than I'm tasting the head comes back to life as you drink especially in large amounts slowing you down. But it does feel relatively seasonable other than that not too heavy on the stomach.

Overall a standard every day ipa for those that love ipas it isnt shy about the hops and the malts are firm enough to keep it steady. No off flavors and seems good enough quality wise. Not a huge IPA guy myself.
Dec 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by icemanexit from Indiana

Dec 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by MartyB8 from Indiana

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Tenebris

Dec 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.67 by RichardOrmiston from North Carolina

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by mickyge from Massachusetts

Dec 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by KT3418 from Colorado

Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear bright yellow, pillowy white head leave a nicely laced glass. Nose gets some piney hops, some cracker and caramel. Taste is citrus and a bit of sweetness. Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Not bad.
Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.53 by Chipwells from Georgia

Oct 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a clear golden yellow with a one finger head that has shirt retention

S- floral and earthy hops with undertones of biscuit, caramel and honey

T- floral hop bitterness up front is countered by some caramel maltiness. Mid-palate brings out some biscuit and a hint of citrus. The finish falls off, leaving only a hint of floral and citrus hop bitterness

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy into the finish
Oct 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by altrio

Oct 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.64 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Oct 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.18 by lowlyone from Massachusetts

Sep 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.53 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Sep 02, 2021
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Reviewed by mike22ne from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle, "Drink by 10 Oct 21", but I got it from a neighbor who was not storing it cool and not sure how long...
Anyways, it's a classic. I haven't had this in years so won't debate how it holds up against its former 'independent' self, and I don't care. It's a fine IPA, clear amber-yellow and classically bitter and malt-balanced, straight up citrus/pine hops and a dry hoppy finish.

I wouldn't have picked it up in a store, but happy to drink these from a friend.
Aug 27, 2021
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Rated by Jsteez from Utah

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Not bad. This is an English IPA? Not really
Aug 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by BeerWasp from Germany

Aug 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by bad_poetry from England

Aug 16, 2021
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