Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
5,270 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:
5,270
Reviews:
1,351
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
1,622
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,270 |  Reviews: 1,351
Photo of laketang
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured out orange with half inch bubbly foam head

pine and citrus notes, can smell hops

hoppy taste with pine, slight sweetness and medium bitterness

aferage mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, but not bad.

my 22$a case cans go to ipa, have to have a go to, and this is mine,if money was no object, I probably wouldn't drink this often tho.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monticristo23
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vainosuomi
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light golden color. Small head. Smells of citrus hops. Taste is of grassy, pine, and citrus hops, and sweet malts. Not as bitter as most IPAs I've had. Medium body and carbonation. Clean finish.

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Photo of Chickenshack
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
2.91/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chef74
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Krusty71
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Btls64
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScrewBud
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L - pretty light Amber, little head
S - blend of malt and hops, hay?
T - more like a decent Pilsner
F - watery, rough on the tounge
O - guess it's an IPA, Wouldn't recommend

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Photo of Hootie159
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ian_MacDonald
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jfbetten
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevofficiel
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Goose IPA from Chigago brewd by Labbat compagny here in Canada

So the look of it: Yellowish, big bubble about half of finger of head.

The smell of it: Some citrus for sure, a bit of grapefruit.

The taste of it: Definitely some citrus here with a bit of hops. IPA? don't really find this beer as an IPA but there is nothing offencive about that beer. This beer is actually brewed from Labbatt so I don t know if they change it from the Original from Chigago.

So overall would I recommend it? Sure, this is not a bad beer at all. Drunk 3 of them today and I find it alright, nothing bad about it.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall, just a solid IPA. I can't say anything too awful or good about it, as nothing stood out to me. Honestly, I think the whole IPA style has started to become overdone and I can't always distinguish between the decent ones. Would drink again though.

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Photo of Rcterps23
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Had on tap at Wacky Wings in Brantford, Ontario.

L: A golden colour with coppery highlights.
S: A bit of citrusy hops.
T: Grassy hops accented with some citrus hop aromas but all well balanced with the malt character.
F: Good feel, light but not thin/watery.
O: For my tastes, it's too grassy in hop character for me to really enjoy. However, it is well balanced, not excessively hoppy and maintains a pleasant overal character throughout. Enjoyable to say the least.

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Photo of stephenlee
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcCraft710
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Look: Pours a golden yellow with a decent white head that lingers

Smell: Light pine and citrus hops and light malts

Taste: Again, light citrus and pine hops with balanced malts

Feel: Light body with good carbonation

Overall: Nice drinkable IPA, but not terribly memorable

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in a stemmed tulip glass.

Nice looking clean amber color with some caramel tones. A big off-white head left spot and web lacing. Steady carbonation.

Lots of pale malt, toasted and caramelized. There's some mild earthy hop aroma but no hop punch.

Malt forward caramel flavor. Hoppy enough to tame the sweets.

Good body and carbonation. It's clean with a mild floral hop finish.

Not bad for a slightly hoppy English style IPA. It's true to form.

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Photo of barrym56
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miami66
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 5,270 ratings.
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