Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose IPAGoose IPA
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3.7/5
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5,517 Ratings
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:
#32,886
Reviews:
1,400
Ratings:
5,517
pDev:
12.16%
Bros Score:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
1,779
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 5,517 |  Reviews: 1,400
Photo of Drichman14
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of opd213
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewsome
3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RacerX5k
1.78/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

What has happened to this company? Oh that's right, they sold their business. Having been thru similiar myself when our owners sold out I know every worker lost motivation. Yes we went to work (until they got rid of some of us) but it was never the same, and I can see how that tiny little bit could effect the quality of anyone's work. Because this beer fucking stinks, or maybe it always was this terrible? Either way, it's bad. I don't drain pour anything, but this 25oz (please keep the xtra oz) was very hard to finish, unbearable.

Boring pale color, smells ok but the taste is overwhelmingly bitter (and I prefer dry, bitter with the required sweetness to balance) that gets worse as the 25 goes. Usual citrus but not flavorful. Not the proper malt background here. Mouthfeel doesn't exist. Overall ZERO.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of GJH1959
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It’s a solid IPA - nothing special. There’s a nice lace on the glass. There is a long lasting bitterness compared to other IPA’s

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Photo of BillNeedle
1.06/5  rDev -71.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

There are so many IPAs out there these days and many good ones. This is not one of them. Not by a long shot.

One dimensional tasteless bitterness with an off-putting yeasty smell.

Ubiquitous though - the Coors Light of IPAs?

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Photo of Brendanjames
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damilton5
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LordAinz
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Color- Bourbon

Aroma- Smells Earthy, Grassy, very Hoppy

Taste- Watery Start, some base beer flavor then the hopes kick in. The hop flavor sticks to the end, this beer is great with some spicy food. Intensifies the flavor, a well rounded beer, nothing outstanding but good every once in a while.

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Photo of Butters__
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Canalfisher22
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dataslal
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_Barrows
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have always enjoyed this specific beer and it is one of my all time favorite IPA’s. It has a great taste that isint Overwelming with hops or fruit, but a fantastic combination of both of them. There are many other IPA’s that are better in other areas but this is a great mixture of everything that makes a great IPA beer.

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Photo of rjd722
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of pirateclem
2.06/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured out like a miller-lite. Just a bit darker than a Coors-Lite. Could have read and entire book through it it was so watery and thin. Good head at least which had me thinking this could end up an ok experience. Had just a hint of a citrusy hoppy smell, actually smelled like it might end up ok.

Tasted...well...it tasted like someone took a Coors-Lite and mixed in a little bit of an actual West-Coast IPA but only a little. Just a touch of hoppiness on the end, couldn't taste any of the citrusy smell.

Really a complete waste of time unless you're looking for a water replacement for post-work out hydration.

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

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a pint glass.

L---Clear, golden color. Thick head that faded quickly and left just a little lacing.

S---Fruity, floral aroma. Hops & lemony citrus are there as well.

T---Fruity. Pineapple & lemon. Hops are in the foreground, but not overwhelming.

F---Wet & quenching. Definitely one for a warm summer day,

O---Very nice work by a fine brewery. Will get another for sure.

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 5,517 ratings