Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose IPAGoose IPA
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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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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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden hay yellow with a finger of frothy white foam.

Piney, orange, and grapefruit, citrusy zest.

Notes of citrusy orange and grapefruit and pine come out, but not really much else going on.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, bitter, dry finish.

Overall, a pretty standard commercial IPA, not fantastic but worth sampling if there aren't any other options.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
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 +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 5,465 ratings