Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose IPAGoose IPA
5,435 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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Photo of ianmatth
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - This is probably the most beautiful beer, but I'm still going to rate it the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - There are clearly some high quality hops being used for dry hopping as I'm pretty sure I smell Centennial and Simcoe in this beer, that means it has a flowery, fruity, piney aroma

T - The taste mirrors the aroma, but at 5.9% and 55 IBU beer, it is a little lighter than it smells, just lets you know they are not cheaping out on late addition hops and dry hopping.

M - A little light, but very clean and dry.

O - This is my first review. IMO Goose Island IPA is underrated, as I feel it is one of the best commercial East Coast IPAs, and at $8.99 a six pack one of the best values.

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Photo of detrockcitey
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Photo of andyhonig
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of LoFiDave
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of eskimojoe
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Goose Island IPA has a thick, spongy, off-white head, a clear, orange-gold appearance, lots of tiny streaming bubbles, and thick, splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is of faint citrus, pine, and some white bread. Taste is of citrus & pine, walking hand in hand with white bread and white bread toast. One would not guess this is a 55 IBU beer. Mouthfeel is light to watery, and Goose Island IPA finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and drinkable. Overall, this is most excellent. RJT

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jkrug5
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ev4life
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer has gone way down hill over the last 5 years. Lackluster flavor, weak color, and empty feeling. So long it's been good to know you Goose.

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Photo of Suds
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A burnt amber color with a tan head, this is a very enjoyable ale.. The smell is of peppery, spicy hops, and the taste is a solid malt backbone, semi-dry, with lots of hop bitterness. Rugged and earthy, but well constructed. This is a very drinkable IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JohnnyJam
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My bro, Gray brought this over for me to partake. The bottle says it is from Fort Collins, CO and he thought that I might have had it on my brewery tour vacation. No, but let's try it.

A: Poured a 12 oz. bottle with a bottle date of 26 March 2013 into a pint glass and got 1 1/2 finger of head that settled to cover the top of the beer in the glass to the end. Pours a golden orange color. Nice lacing. This beer is about 4 3/4 months old.

S: Not too much but mostly floral and some citrus.

T: It is smooth but not a lot of taste. It's mild on the hops for an IPA. Finishes with a taste of pine and resin. The aftertaste of resin is the big part of this beer and why it is an IPA.

M: Average carbonation, smooth, easy to drink.

O: Not a bad beer and one I could recommend. That being said, it's not one of my favorites and for this style there are a lot of better options. I would drink it again, though.

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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 5,435 ratings