Goose IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose IPAGoose IPA
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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
IPA - English
Ranked #40
Ranked #24,991
3.7 | pDev: 12.16%
Tuesday at 02:32 AM
Jun 01, 2002
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 tonystanhope:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
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2.68 by rpw from New York on Tuesday at 02:32 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Drank at MozzaBella, Bologna on vacations so no notes on this one.

Jun 08, 2022
4.34 by Beecham from California on May 17, 2022
3.79 by BTexpress from Georgia on Apr 29, 2022
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3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by dcat151

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
3.12 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania on Apr 02, 2022
3.39 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2022
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3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RyanK252 from California

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
3.83 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Jan 23, 2022
4.14 by aklavall from Canada (AB) on Jan 09, 2022
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3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by barneyrubble from Colorado

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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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by JZH1000 from Colorado

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
3.52 by icemanexit from Indiana on Dec 20, 2021
4.4 by MartyB8 from Indiana on Dec 18, 2021
3.67 by RichardOrmiston from North Carolina on Dec 09, 2021
3.52 by mickyge from Massachusetts on Dec 06, 2021
3.25 by KT3418 from Colorado on Nov 28, 2021
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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

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
3.53 by Chipwells from Georgia on Oct 14, 2021
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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

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
3.64 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Oct 01, 2021
3.18 by lowlyone from Massachusetts on Sep 12, 2021
3.53 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Sep 02, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mike22ne from Massachusetts

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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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jsteez from Utah

Not bad. This is an English IPA? Not really

Aug 26, 2021
3.68 by BeerWasp from Germany on Aug 21, 2021
3.25 by bad_poetry from England on Aug 16, 2021
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3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Lhammer

This beer pours a clear gold color. Leaves a thin head that recedes quickly. Looks nice. Small bubbles fizzle along the sides of the glass.

The smell, to me, comes off as a bright smell. White bread, refreshing citrus (namely grapefruit), and a nice hoppy smell. The smell of alcohol is also prominent on the end. Also a little bit of a malty smell.

Taste is pretty refreshing. It follows the smell for the most part. There is a nice hoppy bitterness, followed by a pretty profound slightly sweet and citrusy grapefruit flavor. A little bit of a malty flavor in there as well. Nothing “special” about it but it is good.

The feel of this beer is alright. It’s got a nice prickly carbonation. Not the smoothest beer out there but there is a smoothness to it. Not bad.

Overall, this is a good ipa. Not great but good. It’s a nice all around ipa

Aug 10, 2021
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz can - review from notes

A very 'eh' IPA, it drinks more like a poor pale ale. It is English so it is more malt-forward than the American style, but it doesn't excuse the weak flavor on display here

No reason to pick this up

Jul 31, 2021
2.83 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

An IPA alright ! Very hoppy, not crazily so though, but it stays for a while. Subtle sweetness in the background. Not a lot of other flavors. Light head, didn't last very long. Almost clear, golden color. Simple but good.

Jul 25, 2021
2.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jul 18, 2021
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