Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose IPAGoose IPA
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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:
#28,732
Reviews:
1,404
Ratings:
5,551
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
1,788
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,551 |  Reviews: 1,404
Photo of Mississippi
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCPremo
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChristopherOrev
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A very forgettable, but perfectly acceptable IPA.

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Photo of cardfan212
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a shaker pint.

Look - A nice clear golden amber with a tall pillowy head that stays around for a while.

Smell - Like smelling a pile of hops from across the room. A weak and distant smell, but not unpleasant.

Taste - A light bready sweetness on the tip of the tongue followed by a slow onset generic hops bitterness. My first time with an English IPA, it's interesting.

Feel - Medium-thin body with a lively enough carbonation to keep it interesting.

Overall - A fine, mild, enjoyable beer. Nothing revolutionary or too exciting, but it's good enough.

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Photo of BklynBryan
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Adam_stewart
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Speartron
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very drinkable. Got from off tap. Goes down smooth. Hops and floral notes on the nose. Hops and Earth on the tongue.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jykleo
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- Dark amber, slow rising CO2. Pours with 5-7mm off-white heard.
S- A touch of citrus and fruits, quite mild
T- Not simply a yet another mega OTT hop-bomb, hoorah! Yes there is citrus, but there are softer fruits in there too
F- The 5.90% gives it enough [rich] body to counter the hoppy dryness. I'm concluding that this has done an unsually good job of balancing prominent hops, against an appropriately meaty body.
O- So many of the new beers I buy to taste/trial in London these days are tests of palette versus hops. This could be another but unusually it brings enough body to just about balance it. Unusually for this past week or two (and perhaps 20 different beers) I'm enjoying this one and would buy it again. Actually, note to self, maybe I should remember that if a beer markets itself as hops-forward, then I'll likely enjoy it increasingly more if it'sover 5%+ and higher and pref towards 6%. And ditto increasingly less below say 4.5%. and lower

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Photo of generalraider
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDoHo
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PMakowski
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz Can poured into glass
Look - light amber gold colored, very thick head that leaves some lacing. Moderate carbonation
Smell - Unique for an IPA, smells like some Belgian yeast or something, picking some orange rind, malt, only slight spiced hop note, and some grains. Certainly NOT a fruity dank IPA, that's for sure.
Taste - Malt is the strongest flavor and the backbone. Still getting some of that Blue Moon-esque Belgian flavor with some orange peel. Bitterness creeps up the longer i drink it, almost like brussel sprouts...not very carbonated which is nice. Tastes good, not blowing me away or anything. Very drinkable, not heavy. Would like to try it a little fresher next time, this can was about 8 weeks old.

Overall worth a try, it's a good but not great beer and i will give a solid grade of B

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Photo of Dr_Fox
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear amber/ orange color. Around a medium body as well as average carbonation. Aroma is weak, malt, grain/ cereal, citrus and a bit floral. Taste is better than aroma hints at but still not overwhelming. Malt and grain are forward but there is a mild bitter hop, citrus taste. It's ok, probably a good intro for people look I g to try a mild ipa

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Photo of Schmidt07
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregorAu5
2.43/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange body, tall khaki head
Smells caramel, bread, apricot, pine
Tastes more bitter than it smells. A little metallic, a little woody. A little grainy and grassy at the end but drinks more like a lager
Mouthfeel is light-medium, not much carbonation
Maybe I got a bad can? Had it in a bottle and thought it was better than this. Canned 3.5 months ago so maybe too old

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Photo of Rockefellahh
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alskoj
1.58/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

My wife bought this for me. Somehow I made it through the whole 6 pack. Never again...
Horrible. If you like it, good for you. You're weird.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty typical IPA - I know English IPAs are supposed to have more of a malt backbone and while it is certainly present I didn’t find any distinguishable about it. It is fine, not super bitter, mostly just grapefruit / light pine with some biscuit malt

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a light copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit on the malty side. Taste is malts, some citrus, balanced, hints of pine, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of skalten
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 5,551 ratings