Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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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Photo of Beric
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle poured into tulip glass
Served: 12 Jun 13

Appearance: A beautiful copper, amber color, with a nice frothy two finger head that rather disappointedly quickly diminishes to a small sheen of bubbles on the top. Laces down the side of the tulip, but this seems to also dissipate as the head goes down.

Smell: A nice smell of hops in this one. Nothing overpowering, but the hops are very assertively there. The beer smells clean and fresh. Smells like an IPA.

Taste: Tastes great. One of the most balanced IPAs I've had. Obviously that is heavily determined by the fact that this is an 'English' style IPA rather than an American hop bomb. The hops are definitely assertive and dominate the flavor profile, but does not wreck your palate as some American IPAs might. Could probably drink a few of these before exhausting your palate. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: This is the only part of this beer that I can find fault. It seems too heavily carbonated. It feels like a soda, almost. I would have preferred just a touch less carbonation, as it makes the beer a little too hard-edged compared to the overall mellowness of the hops in the taste. The harsh carbonation makes this beer finish drier than necessary.

Overall: This is a great IPA, no getting around it. It is wonderfully balanced- it won't destroy your palate, but it also provides a nice kick of hop flavor that you would want from an IPA. I could imagine this would be a good beer for those new to IPAs, or for those of us who want to have multiple IPAs in one sitting and still be able to taste our food and feel our tongues.

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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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Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 5,271 ratings.
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