Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose IPAGoose IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,759
Reviews:
1,404
Ratings:
5,551
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
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144
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1,789
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Ratings: 5,551 |  Reviews: 1,404
Photo of randyw41
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, nice hoppy flavor, but not over the top. A little pricey, but goes great with almost anything. The taste lingers for quite a while. Not thick, but enough of a hoppy flavor to make me want to open another one...

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goose IPA. The flagship of Goose Island. This has become one of the most recognized beers in the US since the takeover by AB InBev. This 16 ounce can has a canned on date of March 29th so it is not terribly fresh but it is an English IPA style so it will have more of a malt backbone anyways.

Goose IPA pours a golden hue with a one fingered head that leaves behind a decent lacing.

The aroma is citrus forward with a touch of pine and maltier than most other IPAs I have had.

The flavor reminds me of pine and marmalade. This does have a more pronounced maltiness to it as well. The finish is smooth and somewhat creamy. There is not much of a bitterness.

Overall this is a pretty good beer. I have heard it has gone downhill since the takeover so I really wish I would have tried it at that time.

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Photo of Spaten454
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ckent1987
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tlock
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleManDan
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of justbored1
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rrossjets
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spongebob2
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this warm at the local Sav-a-Lot for 14 bucks a 15 pack and I have to admit I am very happily surprised by the rich hoppy, yet malt balanced flavor of this....especially for the price

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Photo of WTKappler
2.69/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jripley97
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stauffman
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eychung
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iphilo4life
4.81/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brew_ski
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zacckdaddy
2.92/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mintzmeet
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Navin-Johnson
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Xxambersky89
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wildbillpb
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bsimpson91
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This was my first IPA. Overall a nice, relatively good tasting beer. Smell is wonderful, aromatic with a hint of teriyaki-like note. No, I'm not kidding. The taste is smooth and easy to go down. The hops really play a big role in the flavor. Mildly bitter all the way through. The hops get you in the end and stay with your pallet for several minutes after. The top note is sweet and fruity, although I can't distinguish what exactly it may be. You taste the malt very faintly until the end. The feel in the mouth is nice and not too watery. Very smooth mild viscousity. There is a boldness from the hops that reminds me of cough syrup. Im not really a fan of Ipas so far. This beer has at least open my pallet to the character of hops and what role they play in beer. I enjoy more maltier beers. No matter my personal preference for beer, i can tell this is a very well crafted beer. It's enjoyable in particular situations and it has its place. You should try it at least once. Its above most macros in the flavor department. You just might find out what real beer tastes like.

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Photo of Versyficator
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank this from their suggested 350ml glass. It was a very good IPA

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Photo of Spence94
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 5,551 ratings