Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Demolition | Goose Island Beer Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
DemolitionDemolition
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
447 Ratings
DemolitionDemolition
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,473
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
447
pDev:
11.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 268
Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste 2, nice

13 characters

Photo of FreeBeer_Score99
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4oz sample pour in a 6oz taster

It is a bright, yellow gold with a bright white soapy head.

Smells yeasty with some banana, a little bit of citrus, and semi peppery.

There is a decent amount of banana, but not like a Hefe, some spicy white pepper and coriander, and a subltle crisp bite of orange- lemon with a lot of grainy backdrop. A bit of bitterness at the end.

Not sure about Belgian Pale necessarily, but a good Belgian beer either way.

 450 characters

Photo of Gregf51
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: yeast bread, banana notes with subtle coriander, peppery ,piney hops. Mild spice bread nose. Gold, slight haze, with a white head and broken lattice of lace on glass. Medium/full body. A meal in a glass. 40 IBUs

 218 characters

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurphDog14
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hadn't seen Demolition for several years. Glad to see it back. Bought as part of GI's sampler pack for Costco.
Looks to be the same, a nice Belgian Blonde. Smells subtle, but not distinguishing.
Had it a bit cold so the flavors (mostly spices) didn't emerge until mid-bottle. About then, appetizers started and this Pale went well with a food medley... in part because it was dry enough in the finish. Re-rated upward slightly on 3/5/17.
Overall, Have it again when you can find it.

 482 characters

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2010 vintage. Rating set to current average.

Aroma is pear ester dominant, with notes of clove and banana. There's a fairly strong cardboard character that fades and really lets the esters shine.

Flavor has really held up well, very pear ester dominant, with clove and green apple to accent. Impressive.

 305 characters

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy, golden beer, 1/4" white head. Aroma was muted belgian spice rack, but plenty of toasted pale malts too.

Taste was more pale malt, a little bit of coriander, black pepper, banana. Definitely a yeast driven beer flavor wise. Carbonation appropriate for the mouthfeel. Nowhere near as much citrus as Sofie.

Its alright, nothing groundbreaking.

 356 characters

Photo of tsauce2
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyShaker1
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kidzord
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This pours hazy orange to amber under a thin cream colored film of foam.
S: this has esters and bread in the aroma
T: Yeasty with some peach and faint biscuit.
F: The body is medium and the carbonation is low for the style.
O: This strikes me as a little uninspired which is suprising because Goose Island can do better than this.

 337 characters

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NappyB
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 Pint, 6 oz bottle poured into a glass.

A: Cloudy yellow color, thick head.

S: Smells mostly yeasty, some alcohol scent.

T: Strong yeast taste but there is definitely some fruity hints to it as well. Not as good as I'd hoped from a Belgian Pale Ale.

M: Fairly smooth, not overly carbonated.

O: I'm not big on yeasty or wheaty tasting beers but it was definitely drinkable.

 378 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Demolition from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 447 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.