Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,560
Ranked #27,232
3.43 | pDev: 13.99%
Dec 03, 2022
Dec 10, 2019
Low ABV, low calorie IPA.
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: The slightly hazy medium golden body is surmounted by a massive and somewhat coarse snow-white cloud top head with superb retention. Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass wall. Masses of fat bubbles adorn the glass wall beneath the surface. Minute bubbles in small streams drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Mild grapefruit notes dominate the aroma, more of the fruit, than the rind. There are also lemon notes and a bit of pine. Beneath the hops, there are notes of white bread.

Taste: The taste opens with pale malt and moderate citric and pine hops, the latter a little more prominent than the former. The pale malt contributes a little mild sweetness throughout the taste. As the taste progresses, the hops intensify a bit, towards the close the pine hops dominate. Finishes with a mild, lingering pine bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and surprisingly full-bodied, with only modest soft carbonation, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: "So-Lo" presents well beyond what I would expect of a low ABV beer. Very well-done, and an excellent choice for a summer session beer.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a La Fin du Monde tulip. 12/02/2022.
Dec 03, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy light amber. Thin foam. Sweet aroma. Light crisp body. Not a lot of hop flavor. A little bitterness. Easy drinking. Not great as an IPA but excellent as a light beer.
Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.28 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

May 12, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois

Feb 22, 2022
Rated: 2.99 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 27, 2022
Rated: 2.78 by megamick from Iowa

Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can served in a lager glass.
Appearance. Pale, slightly hazy amber body with a good head and decent lacing.
Feel. Light body with good carbonation and a nicely dry finish.
Aroma. Hoppy.
Flavor. Mild for an IPA but, with only 100 calories this can be seen as a bold light beer.
Overall. Good session IPA and excellent light beer.
Jan 13, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I got a can of this beer from a Holiday 24pck that I bought from my local Target store. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had subtle bitter citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bitter citrus presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer.
Dec 28, 2021
Rated: 3.45 by icemanexit from Indiana

Dec 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Shelbs90 from Montana

1.96/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
tastes like citrusy hoppy seltzer. not a fan at all. the after taste is not for me and neither is the feel of the beer. definitely not a big ipa fan but this is one of my least faves
Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
12oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a clear amber color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a film on top

S- stale hops; garlic, onion, grass, hint of pine. Underlying bready malt

T- grassy and vegetal-like hop notes up front with a hint of citrus peel. Mid palate gives some toasted malt and honey. The finish gives more stale hops that continues into the linger

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp finish

O- the hops just come across as stale, it reminds me of Brewdog's n/a IPA's. If you want low abv/calorie, go with Athletic Brewing.
Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 3.27 by Satsuma from Florida

Nov 23, 2021
Rated: 4 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Nov 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Can: Poured a clear yellow color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops notes with some floral hops undertones. Taste is also a mix of citrusy hops notes with some light bitter notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Better than most other low calorie beers out there but nothing to write home about either.
Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
In my opinion, this is the best low calorie ipa out there. It has a warming sensation like a high alcohol beer with only 3 percent alcohol. A great choice if your looking to relax and enjoy your beer without being slowed down
Jun 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a can-shaped glass. Admittedly attractive pale gold, mostly clear with a small head. The nose is subtle grains, faint lemon, grass, mild sweetness. More of the same on the palate, light and watery as expected but also refreshing. Those mild grains carry a subtle sweetness as well as a very light spice character. Faint citrus, earthy, grassy hoppiness. For a light IPA it’s just fine.
May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
So-Lo from Goose Island Beer,

Look: Beautiful golden color, no head,

Smell: Bready, biscuity

Taste: Bready, biscuity, soda water, with hit of hops in the background. You do feel a bit of a salt. Lots of flavor for a 3% ABV. Nice surprise tho

Feel: Light body, with medium to high carbonation.

So overall would I recommend it ? Sure, pretty nice on summer days
Feb 17, 2021
Rated: 3.29 by bncolin83 from Illinois

Dec 07, 2020
Rated: 3.14 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by rugene from Canada (QC)

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Golden color with a very light hop flavor. Not much bitterness and a bad taste in the mouth. You don't have the desire to drink another one. There's much more IPA better than this.
Oct 02, 2020
So-Lo from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 66 ratings