Lost Palate
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,953
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,088
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 12.53%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
68
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 19, 2022
Added:
Jul 08, 2019
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  13
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: This release is dedicated to Jonny, a long time Goose Island employee. Jonny, and Brewer Quinn, came up with this recipe after Jonny’s recent victorious battle with cancer. Jonny lost the ability to taste many flavors, an unfortunate consequence of battling cancer. He almost completely lost his palate and mangos and cinnamon were two of the few things he was still able to taste.

We’re happy to say that Jonny is now a cancer survivor! This beer pays tribute to the flavors that were never lost.

A portion of proceeds from this beer will go to support the life changing research at the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University, where Jonny was treated.
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the tap at a Goose Island taproom at ORD airport. The beer is a hazy pale gold color with a foamy off-white head.

The beer's smell is noticeable from a distance. Juicy tropical aroma of mango and pineapple, orange, but also green apple. Slight peppery spice underneath but you have to dig a bit to find it.

Taste is a bit more subdued. Same notes are there, but the citrus is a bit more on the peel side. Mango is there but not as juicy. Not much spice here. A bit of a let down after the strong nose.

Overall: Very drinkable, but a bit thin. There are for sure better hazy IPAs out there but this is fine.
Jun 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a pale gold with an off white head.

Smells of sweet and sour fruit with brown sugar malt notes.

Taste of tropical fruit - mango, star fruit, guava - with a sweet sour candy malt. This one is interesting but all over the place.
Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
27MAY22. Opened and reviewed on 4/9/22

This was a quick supermarket grab in a pinch. That's what you get for not reading the info on the box....

Holds up as a hazy IPA NE style. Dense and creamy dome. Whipped style.

Cinnamon and mango aroma is definitely up-front in the nose. Sweet creamy grains, with a distinctive generic ale thing too.

Never been a fan of weird adjuncts, cinnamon is high on the... "Hell no" list. Fruity adds, mango included, I see as unnecessary at best, let the hops themselves do the talking.

Feel is smooth, light, airy, maybe just too much malty slick leftovers but otherwise alright.

What can I say?? Perhaps some of my millennial friends will be thrilled to help me with these.
Apr 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy pale yellow with a 1.5" white head, which lasts. Moderate lacing. A bit of suspended yeast particles.

Aroma is cinnamon, mango, tangerine.

Taste follows nose: Cinnamon, mango, tangerine.

Medium body, light carbonation. Semidry finish.

Cinnamon and mango come through nicely. A good NEIPA.
Apr 02, 2022
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Rated by edthehead from New York

3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very subdued on the nose and palate. Tastes flavored.
Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Mar 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.57 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Feb 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by imperialking from Illinois

Feb 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.63 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Jan 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Jan 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jan 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by Gerred from Missouri

Dec 26, 2021
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Rated by lflotron from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Excellent just enough mango with a little too much cinnamon. Regardless it is still an excellent beer.
Dec 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 17, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i dont know why i am surprised this is excellent, these guys still make a lot of good beers, maybe its just not the standard anymore. i am really enjoying this, a cool concept for an ipa, not sure i have seen cinnamon in one before, and its somehow real compatible with the hops, unexpected and groovy. a little hazy and fizzy like a soda from the tap but without a lot of head, huge bubbles though and a low glow. the nose is fun, clean citrus from the hops, maybe tangerine, and vanilla with the cinnamon, whether its added in or not, i get it. the cinnamon is natural and distinctive, but its not hot or dominating, crazy enough as it sounds this is ipa first. the flavor is great, grapefruit and clementine from the hops, a little bitterness all the way, a mango tropical smoothie note but not with that much finishing sweetness, great interplay there. the cinnamon is present most of the drink but climaxes late, rushing back after the swallow, but the thing that stands out the most is how compatible it is with the hops, never would have thought. a little fuller feeling even with the soda bubbles, not too heavy, but its not a total ripper. a tad sweet and summery, unique in this space. overall this is impressively good, cool story behind it too. among the best goose island beers in recent memory for me! i imagine its a love it or hate it beer, but i love it...
Dec 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.62 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Draft at Fins in Bethany Beach DE. Pours an opaque yellow-gold with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is heavily skewed toward mango, with hints of grapefruit and cinnamon in the background. Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing. Finish is clean and refreshing. Overall, a decent but not remarkable NEIPA.
Oct 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.48 by NastyNorseman from New York

Oct 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.38 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Sep 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.41 by markallmon from Tennessee

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.35 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Sep 05, 2021
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Reviewed by perikson7 from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Great story behind this beer. The cinnamon is pretty subtle and there’s a nice hint of mango up front. Very easy to drink. This would be incredible if there was a bit more hopiness and carbonation. Still enjoyed this.
Sep 04, 2021
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Rated by Johnnyc3 from Florida

2.4/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5
Nope!
Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Sure is a pretty looking pour, opaque blonde with white lacy wisps....smell doesn’t do much for me, smells almost like weak applesauce. Tastes kind of the same really. Super easy to drink there’s no fizz or bite at all, it’s pretty much flat. Missing the hoppy citrus flavors I love this style of beer so much for. I think it’s a stretch to label this NEIPA.
Aug 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Balrog

4.84/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
One of the best beers I have ever tasted. It seems to strike me as the best beer to drink when you are hot and sweaty. I didnt catch the cinnamon until i held in my mouth for a few seconds before swallowing. Then it came home. On my shopping list. Wife keeps stealing it from me.
Aug 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.68 by Mikeking99 from Florida

Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Taste: semi sweet, mango fruit, juicy hops, cinnamon notes. Same with the nose. Pale amber/orange hue, Hazy, white head with webbed lattice of lace. Medium body. Refreshing. 14 IBUs
Aug 13, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
If you look into the origins of this beer, it was created for all the right reasons. God bless cancer survivor Jonny--I raise my glass to you and yours. Lost Palate looks bright and hazy in the glass, with a nice white foam head. The taste--unusual. Don't know if I ever mixed mango with cinnamon. It's not a combo that works for me personally, but if it supports Jonny, I'll tough it out.
Aug 06, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
93 oz can, best by July 21st, 2121, into Pipeworks Willy.

Super cloudy hazy blonde with a creamy stable finger of head. Agitating it only escalates things. Wait, I mean, it leaves some lace on the sides.

Aroma brings forth a clean profile, with biscuit and pale malts, evergreen, mango, cracker, pineapple, and I'd guess Citra hops. Slightly lemon-y, slightly orange-y. It's clean. I'm struggling to rate this lower.

I can't complain. The flavor is here. It's crisp and juicy, and hits some really fantastic markers for me. I'm not getting the cinnamon, but I am getting the mango, and it's more in the form of hops than fruit and that's perfect. Great pale malt flavors underneath, almost doughy, and some slight biscuit as well. Light pine, crisp citrus, slight pineapple upside down cake. Reminds me of Bearded Iris Homestyle. It's just a really clean, fantastically brewed IPA.

Feel is crisp, it's carbonated, the heat is nowhere to be found, and doesn't leave any unnatural starches or cling. No hop resins either. As stated numerous times, clean.

Overall, this is a killer beer. I'll go buy more, that's almost certain. There's literally nothing wrong with this beer to me, and it drinks really easily.

Probably the best Goose Island beer I've had outside of BCBS (and their variants). I mean that.

Maybe the trick is to have it after the BBD, I'm not getting any funky flavors like the rest of the review section is getting. Maybe I got the one can that worked. Either way I'll find out, I'm grabbing more when I find it.

$2.49 @ Fogey's
Aug 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.53 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jul 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.21 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois

Jul 16, 2021
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

1.46/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
garbage, a total mess. wish i never tried it. hope to give the others away. bless the guy, but this sucks worse than any other beer ever. a few more reasons to never buy goose island bullshit of any kind. dump this shite
Jul 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.69 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Jul 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Jul 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.84 by Eman17 from Illinois

Jun 26, 2021
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a murky apricot color with a thick white head. Okay retention and lacing. Aroma is orange and cinnamon. Flavor follows the nose, cinnamon is the prominent flavor, sweet with a little hop bite in the finish. Feel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Overall an interesting beer.
Jun 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.29 by CruzinCooler from New Jersey

May 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by dexterk1 from Illinois

May 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by evostudios12 from Florida

May 15, 2021
Lost Palate from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 105 ratings