Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

very good
5,270 Ratings
Goose IPAGoose IPA

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

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

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Ratings: 5,270 |  Reviews: 1,351
Photo of T100Mark
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Cool label.

Appearance - Orange color. Slightly hazy. Nice off-white head. Good lacing.

Smell - Hoppy. Citrus. Minty.

Taste - Hoppy (but not overly hoppy). The beer has an herbal flavor to it (mint? Basil?). Crisp. The ale has a nice malt foundation. Nice!

Mouth - Good carbonation. Crisp. Oily.

Overall - A tasty, high quality IPA. Balanced. Fresh. Pretty to look at. An InBev product that doesn't break any new ground but I did enjoy it.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Act25
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Trying to find something above 3.7 for this common IPA... but I cannot,.

A) Small off white head slowly settles into a ample lacing over a clear light yellowish copper body.

S) Weak citrus hops aroma with hay and grasses. Little complexity.

T) Fairway hops taste with bright citrus and grassy notes.

F) . A dry aftertaste that follows a thin feel without much character.

Main stay - found on UA. Prefer the brewers bolder efforts like Sophie etc.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a Clear light amber with a Finger width foamy head. Retention and lacing are both good. Has a more Malty aroma. Slight piney and citrus. Malty taste, piney resin hop, citrus/grapefruit. Fruit flavors are mild. More malty. Mild astringency. Nice bitterness. Not soapy. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Not the best IPA but still good.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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