Christmas IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

Christmas IPAChristmas IPA
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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,217
Ranked #23,820
3.69 | pDev: 13.28%
Yesterday at 01:55 PM
Oct 27, 2019
Christmas IPA is a malt forward IPA using 6 different hops throughout the process. Subtle stone fruit and wood notes balance with caramel malt on the palate dry-hopped with Meridian, Ahtanum, and Cashmere. It’s got a bit of an old school feel on the malt side with caramel malt and a lovely red hue to go wit the classic kettle hop backbone. Nicely balanced and dry, this little number dons a big fruity aroma.

IBU: 38
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Rated: 3.73 by Boone757 from Virginia

Yesterday at 01:55 PM
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nicely aromatic brew which I would qualify as solidly above average .... Haven't had a new Goose Island in a while and was satisfied with this variety
Dec 01, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by db9000

Nov 29, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Nov 19, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Nov 13, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Mar 17, 2023
Rated: 3.46 by stanale from Illinois

Feb 05, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Feb 03, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a 12oz can dated 01APR23 (best by) into a pint glass.

Pours a murky copper color with about two and a half fingers of light tan head. Great retention and pretty good lacing.

Smells of sweet pine needles, light caramel and a bit of dirt.

Taste is on the malty side-bready, light caramel sweetness and light piney bitterness.

Medium-bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Light bitter aftertaste. Touch of alcohol warmth. Low carbonation.

This is a nice enough beer. Solid.
Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Bitburger from Vermont

4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Great winter IPA. For me it´s tradition during christmas time to drink this stuff... Nicely integrated cinnamon spice, really good mouth feel and enough ABV to warm you up. Cheers!
Dec 20, 2022
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Reviewed by jameswaldo from New York

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured a 12-oz can, its drink-by date 29MAR23 today, 18DEC22, real gently into a Spiegelau pint glass. Gently as it was clear this ale wants to make a huge fluffy head. A nearly clear, barely turbid SRM 15 reddish orange keeps hosting tiny rising bubbles to a persistent skim of foam that leaves excellent lacing.
Smells of yeasty roasted biscuits, can't find the hops till a mouthfull with rightous carbonation delivers gentle bitter not quite as biting as I like best. But the aftertaste! Goose Island advertises a 38 IBU on the Xmas sweater knit can, with motto "festively smooth," and I figured I'd serve this to guests and drink a more deliciously bittered IPA myself. The aftertaste holds on to a long-lasting tongue-tanning bitter that makes this brew feel better than it tastes. Hops-salivation! Yes. I'll try to upload a photo of the new 2022-style sweater can, and thank the Geese for getting this good party drink to upstate NY.
Dec 18, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can

Pours a mostly clear dark orange golden color, thick cream colored head. Hop aroma of citrus, mint, pine. Similar flavor, with a little mild caramel and fairly strong bitterness underneath. Longer finish. Medium bodied.
Dec 18, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Nunya from Ohio

Dec 11, 2022
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a small off white head. Smells of citrus hops, not too strong. Tastes of citrus and some earthy hop notes. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Dec 02, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Drink by 3/1/23"; drank 11/30/22 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque dull orange/red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge eggshell head; thick, frothy tree-rung lace.

Fruit punch & pine notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Fruit punch flavor up front with a pine bite on the finish.

A nicely done Celebration rip-off that will do if you can't find the OG.
Dec 01, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by Rainintheface from Florida

Nov 15, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

Nov 14, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by jtransel from Illinois

Oct 29, 2022
Christmas IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 117 ratings