Lost Palate
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #3,129
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
84
Ranked #39,204
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 13.01%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
89
From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  11
SCORE
84
Good
Lost PalateLost Palate
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.
Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 89 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
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
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perikson7 from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +6%
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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cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
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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Balrog

4.84/5  rDev +31.2%
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
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +6%
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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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
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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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
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
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lagrluvr

1.46/5  rDev -60.4%
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
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
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
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold in color with a hazy complexion. There’s a three quarter inch of frothy off white on top. It quickly dissipated to a fingernail over the top. Light lacing. The aroma is of mango with a touch of cinnamon. I’m tasting cinnamon and mango. The mouth is light and quaffable.

Apr 18, 2021
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NeutroMan from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can, with a best by date of 2021-04-09 (just in time!), poured into a pint glass.

A: Very hazy golden/dark yellow color with a minimal head that dissipated rather quickly.

S: Tropical flavors: mango, some peach, coconut cream maybe? Almost like a pina colada,

T: Follows the nose. A sweet creamy treat that definitely has some beach/swim-up bar vibes going on. I would dig it for that situation, but it is appropriate for the style?

F: Full bodied with a creamy heaviness. Not sure how many of these you would want to crush poolside. Maybe wait 30 minutes before getting back in the pool.

O: This is certainly a unique take on a NEIPA. I would like to see just a little more balancing hop bitterness and maybe lighten up the body a bit.

Apr 10, 2021
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried a can of this beer at my friend's house in Naples, Florida. It poured a hazy golden with white head and that did not leave much lace. The scent had tropical fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical citrus presence and a subtle spice highlight. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.....great for poolside.

Apr 03, 2021
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defunksta from North Dakota

4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a medium golden lager color, but with a slightly darker orange hue. 10% haziness. A soft white head. SRM of 7-8. (3.75)

Aroma: Tropical aromas upfront, that quickly follows into an intense cinnamon and peach aroma, but then finishes with more tropical fruit underneath. Smells creamy and sweet. (4.25)

Flavor: The flavor follows with hints of tropical fruit upfront. This quickly dissolves into a strong cinnamon graham cracker and malty cream flavor. Some peach, mango, and tropical flavors within, but then finishes with the lingering citrus and malty sweetness. (4.00)

Feel: Medium to heavier bodied. the cinnamon sweetness linger on the tongue. (3.75)

Compared to Founder's Moon Rambler IPA 3/13/21: Pours an identical color. Stronger cinnamon and peach/mango. Less orange and pineapple citrus.

Overall: Quite a unique beer. Not even sure I would call it an IPA. Often times these one-timer or fundraiser IPAs don't have any notable qualities. This does however. This beer has tropical fruit flavors underneath a strong cinnamon graham cracker sweetness. Even has some brown sugar pop tart flavors to follow too. Tropical and sweet with the pronounced cinnamon. More like a cinnamon, peach, oatmeal. It would be quite a good breakfast oatmeal/wheat beer rather than an IPA. It drinks much better than I was expecting, as I usually don't order cinnamon with my IPAs. This one works and glad I could enjoy it for a good cause. (Final Rating: 4.02)

Mar 13, 2021
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance is a very hazy straw color. About a finger's worth of white fluffy head, with good retention and lacing.

Aroma of citrus, cinnamon, cream, mango, tangerines and oranges, cookie dough, other spices, and grassy and earthy hops. Kind of a unique aroma.

Peculiar flavor, kind of tastes like apple sauce with cinnamon, cream, caramel, and bits of mango. Tastes like a sort of sherbet, dessert or something like that, not really an IPA. Nonetheless a decent, unique take on something. Mouthfeel is medium-light.

Dec 14, 2020
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goose Island Beer Co. "Lost Palate"
12 fl. oz. can coded "17DEC20 1629"
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: "Lost Palate" doesn't necessarily seem like a very good name to me, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic where losing your sense of taste and smell can be one of the symptoms, but that's just me. It's poured a cloudy golden colored body beneath a short head of bright white foam. The head retention isn't that great, nor do I expect the lacing to be very good. The aroma is definitely fruity, loaded with orange, guava, and mango. There's some basic sweetish malt there as well. Ahhh... unfortunately the taste is thin, falling far short of the expectation given by the aroma. Disappointing. It's like a watered down NEIPA. The mango remains, however, and in checking the label I see that it's brewed with "mango and natural cinnamon flavor". I'm guessing that's real mango...? Or is it mango flavoring? It's a little hard to tell. I didn't really get the cinnamon until I knew it was there, which is neither good nor bad, but I like it now that I've found it. It helps to round out an otherwise very basic and one-sided brew. Not that that's such a bad thing in itself, but I'm usually expecting a pretty fair amount of variety in a NEIPA. It's not that bitter at all, and yet it remains balanced. It's juicy and refreshing, and the cinnamon flavoring gives it a little bit of spiciness that helps to balance it. In the mouth it's medium bodied, and gently crisp. As a NEIPA I find it a bit lacking in that respect. Overall it's a decent beer, and I think it would be great for the summer. What's the ABV on this? 6.9%... ah, well, that pretty much cuts it off as a session beer but I'd still like to have one, or maybe two, at a ballgame or backer BBQ.
Review #7,091

Nov 26, 2020
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brownish orange with spotty lace. Smells like the advertised adjuncts, dried mango and cinnamon. Yeasty. Thin and bland besides the dried mango and cinnamon flavors. Body is nonexistent, this is basically a fruit beer in NEIPA clothing. I wouldn't drink again no matter what. Awesome cause to donate to, why not donate a portion of BCBS proceeds or a more profitable beer?

Thanks to Lee for this one!

Nov 26, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lovely back story, and I'm sure Jonny loves this beer because it has ample cinnamon and mango.
a) great looking hazed IPA.
s) odd aroma from the cinnamon.
t) Odd, strange flavor continues along with some mango, fleshy fruit - lost in space?
f) nice feel but finishes on that odd, medicinal, spice cabinet note.

Oct 29, 2020
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If you read the brewer's notes, you'll understand the back story.... How cool! Had on tap at the Trailside in West Newton after a brief 16 mile afternoon bike ride on THE TRAIL. Right after a stop at Bloom Brewing. Definitely mango and cinnamon. Low ibu.... Sweet overall.

Aug 08, 2020
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izraelc from New York

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WTF is all I can think of to say when I tasted this one. Pours hazy orange. Has a tropical aroma. Then you taste it and WTF was that. Tastes nothing like an IPA. It's very spicy with a cinnamon and malt finish. Pulled this one right out of the gooses ass. Silky smooth. Worth a try I suppose.

May 31, 2020
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bbtkd from South Dakota

3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Goose Island Lost Palate NEIPA, 6.9% ABV. Pours hazy orange with a 2+ finger white head that left decent lacing. Nose is not smelling much here, maybe slight citrus. Taste is slight citrus, lactose, some cinnamon, slightly sweet, no bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, overall good, though pretty bland. If they didn't tell me it was a NEIPA, I'd have guessed a cream ale or something equally boring. Inoffensive is the best I can say. Oh well, it was a free sample.

May 03, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled in a taster glass from draft at O'Toole's on November 1, 2019. A portion of the proceeds from this beer will go to support the life changing research at the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Good beer, great cause.

Mar 08, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Best by 5/5/20"; drank 3/7/20 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dull orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big white head; frothy lace.

Cream, cinnamon & mild mango notes in the nose.

Creamy, medium mouthfeel.

Cinnamon, cream & mild mango flavors; not really an IPA, and not my bag, but drinkable.

Mar 08, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of cinnamon, tropical fruits and caramel. Sweet caramel taste with citrus, pineapple and cinnamon.

Mar 07, 2020
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Wanzuki from Illinois

2.99/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is the lowest I’ve ever rated a Goose Island product. They are experts, but this recipe is barely in the category, which would be OK if the variation was a plus. But this variation is a minus.

A N.E. IPA is not a shandy. It’s not half brew, half juice. And if the juice you pick is nearly grapefruit, you’re gonna have something that tastes like there’s bret in it Maybe it should be billed as a shandy-sour. But it ain’t a N.E. IPA!

Feb 20, 2020
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Hazy blonde. Lively carbonation. Short white head.

Nose
Mango, cinnamon, cookie dough, and citrus. Fairly light aroma.

Taste
Cinnamon, ginger snaps, and light mango juice. Light bready and citrus character. Most of the flavor is lost beneath the spices.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, effervescent, and off-dry.

Overall
The cinnamon spice is upfront and blends well with the IPA base. Reminiscent of a holiday spiced beer.

Feb 11, 2020
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 89 ratings