White Pine IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.

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American IPA
Ranked #6,131
Ranked #38,726
3.55 | pDev: 20.85%
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Thorpe429
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a nice copper color with a thin white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries a bit of citrus peel and light amber caramel malt. Flavor is somewhat bitter with some pine and citrus. Medium body. Good carbonation and fairly bitter. Pretty good.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in an imperial pint glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

Always a new cask offering at Clybourn whenever I stop in. Lovely. This one pours a clear sunset copper-amber topped by a finger-and-a-half of cream-white foam. The nose comprises soft pine needles, light orange zest, mild caramel, and a nice hint of mint. The taste holds notes of mild toffee, pine (going from needles to resin as things progress across my tongue's surface), light balsa, and that nice bit o' mint again. The body is a light medium, with a cask-induced lack of perceptible carbonation and a subsequently smooth feel. Overall, a highly enjoyable little IPA. Good times.

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Photo of thain709
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I shared a growler of this at Ffej of July

A - The first few pours were a bright golden color with the next few becoming more on the copper side of the spectrum...carbonation level was great with bubbles racing to form a huge, white head...nice retention and lacing

S - All the hops have faded...granted at the Clybourn Brewpub the hops weren't at the front of this beer to begin with...the nose now is very earthy, herbal (mint tea), grainy, and sweet

T - Again the hops have diminished and the malts have taken over...they are very assertive in the sweet department...the caramel lingers throughout the entire beer...there is a bready/grainy middle...the beer finishes with an herbal tea astringency...the hops try and come to the end as grassy but they are kept at a minimum

M - Medium bodied...the carbonation held up great but the sweetness and tea-like finish just wasn't right

O - At the brewpub, fresh, this beer was probably a B- to a B...albeit letting it set for two or three weeks just sweetened it up a bit and let the hops (they weren't prevalent to being with) fade...although with all the great stuff at Ffej of July, I'm glad I had something to bring to the table

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Photo of orangesol
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Thain709 aka Tristan for bringing this one to Ffej of July IX

A - Pours amber orange with a nice pillow of two finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Lots of sweet caramel malt aromas up front, dominating all other flavors. You get some hints of muted grassy hops and some biscuity yeast but this one is mostly just malt.

T - Starts off with a huge blast of sugary sweet caramel malt that permeate all corners of this beer. As the sweetness begins to wane you can detect a bit of muted grassy hops and some biscuity yeast but just like the nose, this one is all about the sweet malt at this point. The finish is fairly sweet, lingering for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sticky sweet feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish.

O - I am glad I got to try this one but I think it was a bit past its prime. I could see what they were going for here and I think I would have enjoyed it had I had it from the source.

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Photo of akorsak
2.76/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Tristan for sharing this growler.

A: The IPA is an amber color, brown and orange both prominent. Still translucent, the ale generates a decent sized head (it's been sitting around for a few weeks).

S: Malty sweet, caramel syrup aromas dominate. Hops aren't as nearly as strong as you'd expect from an IPA. Bready and biscuity, there is more depth than just the strong caramel; hops are nowhere to be found though.

T: Meh... The syrupy thickness, all malts, continues in the taste. Hops are practically nonexistent, or at least gummed up by all of the grains. I'm not sure that the twist is on the ale; I just know that it comes up short.

M: Too sweet, too malty, too gooey. Goose Island IPA has a nice bite, this one doesn't.

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Photo of largadeer
2.15/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Handpump at the GI brewpub in Clybourn. A beautiful IPA, clear auburn with a sticky, lingering head that leaves plenty of lacing behind. Smells like biscuits and tea; normally I'd find that pleasant, but it's not what I'm looking for in an IPA. Also smells like caramel and herbs. Tastes like caramel, butter, butterscotch, and other buttery things. Also more caramel. The hop character, faint as it is, is quite tea-like. Tea-like astringency in the finish, along with more caramel.

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White Pine IPA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 24 ratings