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Goose IPA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.71/5
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5,367 Ratings
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:
#27,876
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
5,367
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
1,679
Trade:
4
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,367 |  Reviews: 1,369
Photo of ChazMoe
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WangFire
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1jrheaum
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimplySinister
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured 16 oz can into standard pint glass. Mildly cloudy sunset dark straw colored brew with 1-2 finger snow white head (w/o aggressive pour). Excellent head retention, very pretty lacing. Mild to moderate carbonation. This is definitely one of the prettier IPAs.

S - Muted, dialed back, citrus and hop notes. Not a whole lot going on here.

T - Excellent. Bitter hop and citrus notes on the frontend, slightly lingering citrus/ skunk on the back, and clean finish.

M - Clean. Crisp. Excellent. Dare I say refreshing for an IPA.

D - Very good. For a heavily disturbed micro, it just makes sense. It's what some would call a "starter" IPA. I'm not sure I'd agree wholeheartedly with that sentiment but the observation does have its merits. It's more of an IPA modified to showcase the style and make it more palatable to the average consumer. Nonetheless, it does not take away from its character. I dare the average connoisseur to do a side by side comparison with the more costly IPAs. My hypothesis is that you'll gain a newfound respect for this well-known and well-celebrated IPA.

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Photo of CobraDC23
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zmineau90
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buddy-13
2.3/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

If you like good, flavorful IPA...this not it.

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Photo of MJ64
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ayyshane
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not to be confused with a superior selection IPA like dogfish head or a two hearted ale. Or even a S-Nda Torpedo. It's a starters swig

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Photo of akopczyk
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karl1990
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I’m a German Pilsner/lager drinker normally, but I like IPAs too and this is my favorite one. Clear and carbonated like a pils but very hoppy and still easy to drink. 5/5

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Photo of josanguapo
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Extreme Forklifting 2. Plenty caramelly sweetness with some mineral notes and adequate hops to compensate.Refreshing,clean and light,with lingering industrial feel

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Photo of scottyshades
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JCaweinstein
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillet
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of srubin1392
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of insouciantx
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pro45
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16ounce can. Pours a light gold. Big white head. Nose is lemon and hops. Some faint pine and citrus. Taste is lemon, lemon peel, grapefruit pith, hops. Light mouthfeel and this a perfect session beer. Very nice. Possibly the best EIPA I've had.

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Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Goose IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 5,367 ratings
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