Goose Green Line Pale Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose Green Line Pale AleGoose Green Line Pale Ale
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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,096
Ranked #26,812
3.54 | pDev: 12.99%
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 09, 2010
Honey color, bright American hop aroma, citrus flavor, light crisp body.
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Ratings by defunksta:
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Pours a deep orange color with a strong and lasting head.
Aroma: Very minimal aroma of lemon, orange and mango.
Taste: Mildly bitter upfront. Some light orange citrus, little pineapple, and springy floral hop flavors. Very light. No resin or dankness. Finishes with a stronger honey and caramel malt backbone.
Feel: Light, crisp. Mildly bitter, but also mild sweetness well-balances it.

Overall: Kind of a weird beer here, :/ Mild would be the word to describe it. Almost every aspect of the beer seems attenuated. Aroma, flavor, hops, bitterness, are difficult to perceive. Malts are really the only appreciable aspect. It could definitely use more of a robust kick for a pale ale. Drinks more like an adjunct American lager. Definitely prefer the 312.
May 08, 2019
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.98 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 3.33 by loch8534 from Illinois

Dec 24, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Goose Island Beer Co. “Green Line Pale Ale”
$11.25/20 oz. on tap @ Harry Caray’s Shortstop, Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago, IL

Look: A hazy deep amber colored body is capped by a short head of white foam. The head retention and lacing are both average.
Smell: Bready malt with a limited touch of lightly citrusy hops in the background.
Taste: The taste is far fuller than the aroma suggests with honey and caramel notes within the sweet and bready malt. It’s fruity with apple and a hint of orange, and lightly spicy with some underlying pine. A firm bitterness equalizes the sweetness mid-palate bringing it to a semi-dry finish as the malt steadily erodes to eventually leave bitterness and some dull earthiness lingering.
Feel: Medium bodied and dextrinous with a soft, moderate carbonation.
Overall: Not the best beer from Goose Island. The basic flavor is good but it’s blocky and the aroma is lacking.
Review #8,460
Dec 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by ricknelson from Vermont

Nov 30, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Got dam, this is a 12 year old brand? And I'm only just now having it at Harry Caray's Shortstop in Midway Airport for the first time?!

The barely foggy amber body builds a persistent and level off-white head.

Really malt forward, nutty and only slightly hoppy, it's more amber-like than I'd expect, with a firm carbonation running through its medium body before finishing a tingly semi-dry.
Apr 26, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Draft on tap at midway airport

Brewer Notes: Honey color, bright American hop aroma, citrus flavor, light crisp body.

One finger white fizzy layer over a still gold liquid , skimpy lacings , settles to a thin island

Citrus aroma

Orange citrus taste

Mouthfeel is clean , crisp , hop nibble

Good beer
Mar 06, 2022
Rated: 3.46 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 07, 2021
Rated: 3.82 by QuintusHorace from California

Nov 23, 2021
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Taste: bright citrus hops, crisp crackers, some malt, sharp bite to finish. Toast and citrus dry hop nose. Golden hue, mostly clear, white foamy head, some lace. Medium/light body. Improved from 312 Urban Ale years ago. 30 IBUs
Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 3.82 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by StanleysCup from Maryland

May 14, 2021
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Rated by Sellen from Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by NickThePyro from Washington

Nov 02, 2020
Rated: 3.4 by Jillobean from New York

Jun 18, 2020
Rated: 3.54 by gspirit from Indiana

Mar 07, 2020
Rated: 3.46 by SWChi from Illinois

Feb 19, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 05, 2020
Goose Green Line Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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