Neon Beer Hug
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,096
Ranked #22,401
3.76 | pDev: 10.64%
Yesterday at 01:50 AM
Oct 19, 2021
Very Good
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Notes: A shockingly easy-drinking 7.0% ABV IPA with an electric bouquet of tropical & citrus flavors. Nugget, Sultana, Citra, Mosaic, and Eureka hops provide the spark that makes Neon Beer Hug shine!
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Rated: 3.75 by kuhndog from New York

Yesterday at 01:50 AM
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Rated by Khocolate from Tennessee

4.65/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Surprisingly good beer, of course I am a huge fan of IPAs!
Jan 12, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. Stamped on can bottom is best by date of '10MAR23'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. One finger of white head, which recedes to an island and ring. Leaves behind some layers of lacing that follow the beer body down the glass.
Aroma of a malt base with citrus and tropical hop smells. Not much of an overall nose expression.
Taste conveys a toasted malt base, with hop flavors that are citrus and tropical fruits. Very fruity and not overly sweet. Just a bit of bitterness at the end and in the aftertaste, along with hop matter.
Medium mouth feel. Very crisp and clean finish. Rather a "sharp" expressing beer. Good carbonation.
Such a clear appearing IPA is seldom encountered these days, along with the crisp feel. Should be good for more than one on a warm summer's day.
Jan 10, 2023
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of citrus and tropical fruit. Tastes of tropical fruit with citrus notes. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a good beer.
Dec 15, 2022
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Reviewed by DougT from Ohio

3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Crystal clear light wheat color with 1 finger head. Effervescent enough to keep a nice foam layer. Smells of citrus fruit and malt like many American ipas. Good flavor, hoppy with sweet on the back end but a bit weak on the front. Bit thin too, but enough body to hold up. A good American that's easy to drink and worth a try.
Dec 02, 2022
Rated: 4 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Dec 01, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by beerrat from Virginia

Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lightly hazed pale gold with two fingers of dense white head. Rings of lace appear as the head drops.
Smell is floral citrus hops and bready malt.
Taste is floral citrus hops with a strong backbone of bready malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is mildly dry and pretty balanced.
Overall a tasty IPA.

Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 3.51 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by not2quick from Missouri

Oct 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Ricochet from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I haven't had a Goose Island beverage for a really long time. I used to really like Honkers Ale but so many beers have taken it's place. I guess I tried a few of their "later" beers. The "Rambler IPA" was had in 2018 and I liked it but nothing since. So, why not give a new IPA a try.

L: I never say the art on the can gets me interested in a beer but the blue bear in sunglasses with a sign "10,000 Volts Of Flavor" Poured with a huge head that stuck around. Slight carbonation. Light yellow. Lace showed where the head first was.

S: Bright? Yeah, first impression. A mix of tropical fruits. Appetizing.

F: Little cream. Quick wash. Slight to no bitter on the edge of the tongue. Just a non -sweet fruity aftertaste.

T: At 7.0 ABV plus the 10,000 Volts brag, you'd be expecting a hop bomb. Ahh but it's 10,000 volts "of flavor" advertised on the can. Bragging? Yeah. Deserving? Yeah. Tangerine, Pineapple perhaps? I've had several "Tropical" IPAs but they always seem to be reaching for that title. This one has it without being overly aggressive. Not sweet.

O: Goose Island. I think this one is great and subdued enough and true fruity hops flavor. I will get this one again.
Oct 25, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Walnut from Missouri

Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. can, best by DEC 11, 2022. Finally reviewing this one from Goose Island, acquired a single can as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured to Brasserie D'achouffe stemware.
Gold body, semi-clear, appears aptly carbonated. Half finger of thin bubbly white head that dies out quick.
Aromas of grapefruit, mango, bubblegum, some alcohol phenols. Smells juicy & fruity. Some pale bready malts to round things out are buried in there.
Bitter, piney, resinous, bit of alcohol bite,
Smooth, crisp, slightly bitter & resinous finish. Medium-bodied, slick carb. Feels a bit more full than the Hazy Beer Hug I just had. Slightly less "drinkable" or quenching, but it's to be expected with the higher abv, tho this beer is only a mere .20% higher in abv.
Overall, enjoyed this one a bit less than the Hazy Beer Hug, especially after drinking them back to back.

Goose Island Neon Beer Hug -----4/5.
Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 3.43 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 10, 2022
Rated: 3.48 by chris826 from Mississippi

Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by evostudios12 from Florida

Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Purchased as a small 12oz can from Ingles for $1.99. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Goldenrod and clear, with a three-finger pale white head. Lacing is excellent.
S - Citron, light pine. Slight dank. Slightly bready, as well. Sweet, in a floral way.
T - Follows nose. Citrus-heavy, and fades into a mellow floral pine tar. White grape and cracker finish. Well-balanced.
F - Medium-full body, with plenty of carbonation. Pretty drinkable for the ABV. Crisp.
O - A solid IPA. Good for the price, and not over-the-top. An excellent purchase.
Sep 16, 2022
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Sep 03, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by freewill35 from Indiana

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a 12 oz single as part of a mixed sixer from the Highland Lakes Ingles market cooler 6-9-22 for $2.00. Best by 20AUG22, consumed 9-2-22.

Beer poured clear gold with a very nice long lasting white head.

Nose is nice, tropical fruit forward.

Taste is a lighter pale malt base that is hopped with light mango, orange, and a touch of gooseberry that lends a balancing bitterness; 5/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and refreshing.

Overall a pretty decent brew.
Sep 02, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can poured into an Epic Brewing pint glass.
Look- Bland blonde with slim white foam.
Smell- Flowery citrus and mild pine.
Taste- Comes in short of grapefruit. Distant hop note, not bitter, not sweet.
Feel- Medium body, medium carb.
Overall- Nothing special at all.
Sep 01, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Sep 01, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Sep 01, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by jchanley from Illinois

Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 3.11 by Jcreek from Illinois

Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a small head of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather fast, leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is strongest of a white grape, apple, and cracker malt aroma mixed with some smells of grain and a bit of grapefruit hop. Along with these smells comes notes of peach and apricot as well as some tangerine and mango.
Taste – The taste starts out strong of a dry and crisp malt flavor that has a little bit of grape and some light caramel. There is a grapefruit and pine hop right upfront, with the later getting stronger as the taste moves forward. All the while, some grainy flavors begin to develop and are accompanied by some herbal hop. Towards the end, the sweeter flavors upfront, fade even more, and with the increase in the hop, one is left with a dry and crisp, somewhat more dank hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is lighter and crisp for a 7 % abv brew with a carbonation level that is medium. The thin body matches the crisp flavors well and makes it a very easy sipper.
Overall – A rather nice crisp and clean tasting IPA. A good warm weather IPA.
Aug 25, 2022
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Rated by Comradepayne420 from Kentucky

4.65/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
One of the best IPAs I’ve had
Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Very interesting beer, wasn’t much to look at, and the mouthfeel was a bit astringent, but it did have a very floral and fruity smell that lightly translated to the palate. Overall, it’s decent, not spectacular or anything, but solid enough.
Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by craigbelly from Iowa

Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Aug 20, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Clear bright golden color with a moderate but lasting white head and some nice lacing.
The aroma is citrus and pine with light sweet malt.
The taste brings out grapefruit and lemon with some hints on mango and passion fruit. The finish is crisp and peppery with some lingering pine resin.
The body is light/medium, moderate carbonation, very drinkable.
Altogether, this is a somewhat peculiar blend of east and west coast approach to IPA, mild bitterness but fairly balanced with sweetness gives an enjoyable summer brew.
Aug 17, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
The last of this pack is the Neon Beer Hug, at an even 7%. As a straight IPA the transparent straw color is a little light but it's close. It pours a thin white head with notes of grain and tropical fruit on the nose. The taste isn't offensive, but it's not outstanding either. It's a little on the light side for an IPA and I'm getting a bit of the overcarbonated mouthfeel.

This should be a lot better, just like the rest of this pack.
Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by animal69 from Louisiana

Aug 03, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a clear and easy drinking ipa, east meets west coast with this one, high hops and dank intensity meet heavy dry hopping fruitiness, but then some bitterness kicks up, and the grain base is light, a bit of a hybrid thing, real nice, and overall i think they did a great job with this beer hug mix box, really gives them a needed facelift in my opinion. love the light golden color on this and the clarity. it smells complex too from a hop perspective, although mosaic does stand out a bit and maybe dull the edges a touch, there is something unfamiliar here that i like, herbal but complimentary to all the citrus swirling in this, and its there in the taste too, not quite challenging but definitely not a run of the mill varietal or mix of varietals, good to see a little weirdness and uniqueness back in a goose beer. tangerine and mandarin, cantaloupe and its rind, lemongrass and lemon, and some gentle botanical brightness. its summer without trying to hard, and its not just the packaging that makes me say that. the lighter body is great, the finishing dryness and clean ferment flatter it, and i can easily overlook a light metallic note when the temperature rises a bit, which a few of them in this box exhibited, no big deal. tasty and original enough to be fun. thankful to have been able to blast through all the beers in this box, a great addition to their lineup!
Aug 02, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by Dkloubec from Illinois

Jul 29, 2022
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