Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

very good
5,215 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a classic English ipa with traditional hop characteristics that are appropriate. The addition of the cascade hops helps diffuse some of the English malt mouth feel and brings forth a nice refreshing citrus note at the end.the beer poured a nice lacy head that maintained its bold prescience throughout the consumption.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was one of the first American ales I ever purchased. I purchased it on an impulse from a Tesco, expecting it to be a another beer that would show me how mediocre American beer is. I still remember being blown away by the citrus flavour. I had no idea beer could taste like that.

Goose Island IPA is still a beer I'll come back to, time and again.

Appearance - A light ambery-orange colour. Not much of a head on it with this one. And sadly mine was a little hazey. The head leaves a nice trail down the glass.

Smell - Right out of the bottle there is a wonderfully gentle whiff of pineapple and oranges. A bit like an 'old skool' fruit salad from a can.

Taste - It's gentle and sweet malt up front, but as the beer passes it acquires a sharp bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - This one is creamy. It leaves a lovely feel in the mouth as it goes down. Almost a similar mouthfeel to drinking a good black coffee.

Overall - An excellent introduction to American Ale!

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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 5,215 ratings.
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