Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose IPAGoose IPA
BA SCORE
56.5%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 5,309 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
Ranking:
#26,063
Reviews:
1,360
Ratings:
5,309
Liked:
3,002
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
11.86%
Alströms:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
1,645
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,309 |  Reviews: 1,360
Photo of saboliver
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very clear deep gold. Practically no head. Lovely sweet malty smell – reminiscent of Horlicks malted milk – not really getting any hops. The taste reflects this but with some hops, and is quite distinctive. Very much front-of-the-mouth taste, The flavour doesn't develop much and becomes malt plus bitterness. Beautiful looking beer with an attractive nose that promised much but didn't really deliver. Pleasant to drink but not special.

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Photo of _nickg_
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gsteiny
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of willzy67
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coryk133
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well balanced beer, a definite go to when the beer choices aren't very good, would recommend and will drink again.

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Photo of von_kaiser
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zombiefeynman
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aeroscorp
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texarkansan
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

REVIEW FROM SUMMER OF 2017

Tried multiple tallboy cans of this beer at Fenway and once at home, glad it was iced cold as when it warmed up it was not drinkable at all. This used to be one of those classic IPAs that you could depend on at all times, now it is a hollow shell of its former self. Malt backbone is pretty weak and the forced hop oil flavor doesn't impress. This is what happens when you take a well brewed brand and run it through the ringer, more marketing with sacrificing what the beer truly intended to be. Sad to see this beer in the state it is in.

REVIEW FROM JUNE 1st 2002

4.42/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown twist off long neck bottle with a “Best When Consumed By” date on the back label.

Appearance: Great lacing effect down the glass with a faintly hazed amber colour, the haze is most likely from the large amount of hops this brew has in it.

Smell: Big sweet hop oil aroma, very flowery with a mildly pungent rind. A touch of malt and alcohol in the nose also.

Taste: Medium body with a moderate carbonation that adds some crispness. Flat out there is a lot of hop flavour going on, lots of fresh hop to narrow it down a bit. Bitterness from the hops in not overwhelming but it makes its mark. Again lots of fresh hop flavours, flavours that would come from dryhopping or the use of a hop back. Maltiness is solid enough and leaves a modest dry malt character that gives a quick flash of lightly toasted malt in the mild. Alcohol is present with a clean estery flavour. The finish is long, dry and certainly hoppy.

Notes: Damn good IPA to be had here, clean on the tongue with lots of hop flavour rather than going overboard with bitterness which rests at a substantial 65 IBUs.

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Photo of krbrevard
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davisrs
4.56/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a full 3 finger aromatic head that lasts.
The color is a copper medium light amber.
There is slight aroma from malt but not much from hops.
There is a really nice balance of taste from malt and hops which is more citrusy than Sierra Nevada.
Bitterness is fully balanced throughout the palate with a hint of malt which offers a smooth finish. Very little bitter aftertaste. I love this stuff, perfectly balanced flavor!

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Photo of Nace4
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony-s
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of incognito369
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look -- straw yellow
Smell -- biscuit smell
Taste -- ehhh
Feel -- thin feel
Overall -- Its a decent IPA

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Traymond
3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of StanleysCup
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.65/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A mediocre IPA with an excessive bitter hoppiness that seemed out of place and way less pleasant than many 100-IBU beers for me. Perhaps it's the lackluster malt character, the low alcohol, and the one-dimensional hop profile--flat nondescript bitterness with a long finish. Like oily resinous wood finishing (Miniwax, anyone?) combined with some soap, grass and a little wheat and drying grain. Like a nondescript pale ale with the hops cranked up for no reason, other than to throw it out of balance and assault our palates.
But at least we can call it an IPA, right?
I don't understand the deference the IPA is currently given. A beer of any style either tastes good or it doesn't.
This doesn't!

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Photo of beerguy04
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark orangeish golden color with a white head. Smell is mild citrus pine hops. Taste is the same. More bitter than hoppy. Mouthfeel is perfect for a hot day. Overall good IPA.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 56.5% out of 100 with 5,309 ratings
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