Extra Pale Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by botham on 12-01-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on cask at the Clybourn brewpub. pours a hazy golden tan with a single finger of tight white head that retains very well and leaves no lacings.

aroma is light and smooth with a subtle but well proportioned hop character balanced by a distinct and unique creamy note that defies definition (like creme brulee without the vanilla).

taste is of light hop oils with a touch of golden malts and some hoppy dryness on the back end. pleasant, but a bit watery in the end. could use a more assertive hop profile.

mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a semi-dry finish and residual pale malts with a bit of hoppy dryness.

drinkability is decent. this is an interesting brew on cask, but it would probably be much better on draft.

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Photo of OttoBomb
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on cask in 16 fl.oz. pint (tulip) glass at Goose Island - Clybourn, (November 24, 2009).

This is a very small run brewed for this location only, and I've been interesting in trying a few more lower ABV craft beers these days. The bartender was quite drinkable, so I ordered it up as my first of the night.

Eyes: A slightly darkish orange with a very creamy foam as expected from the cask.

Nose: Surprisingly hoppy, some good citrus, but not so much pine. There is also the aroma of unbaked bread dough, just a bit sweet.

Tongue: Much less hop than the nose here. A bit bitter, but only just. Dominated by a bready, malty character that is tasty, but exactly complex.

Mouth: Smooth, very creamy, and due to the cask very low carbonation, but it's not a negative. I do think that a keg version might be a bit more lively.

Libation: The full pint went down quickly, and it was a quite a tasty brew for 4% ABV. The mouthfeel and the cask gave this brew shades of a porter, but the mild hop presence kept thing interesting.

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Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Florida9
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Served in a nonic pint glass. A beautiful looking beer: clear orange-amber in color with a very, very creamy, tight-bubbled, light tan colored head that leaves sheets down the side of the glass.

S: Moderately aromatic with heavy orange-citrus hops and light pine notes.

T: Flat and cardboard-like. A light bready malt with a mildly bitter finish. Wood. Flavor is simplistic and quite one dimensional, lacking much in the way of hop flavor.

M: With the understanding that this one was on cask, this beer was flat and creamy, with minimal carbonation. Medium weight.

D: A decent beer. I was exited to see it on cask, but about 1/2 way through my excitement regarding the cask began to wane. As noted in the other review, I feel the cask didn't do this beer any favors and would like to give it another try straight up on draft.

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Extra Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 4 ratings