Wild Goose India Pale Ale | Wild Goose Brewery, LLC

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Wild Goose India Pale AleWild Goose India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Wild Goose Brewery, LLC
Maryland, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 08-16-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 139 | Ratings: 153
Photo of cretemixer
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a white head. Nice hoppy aroma with orange and lemon undertones. Sharp hops hit my tounge right away. There is an earthy undertone that's pungent and not real pleasant. Nice bitterness on the finish but it doesn't make up for this brews shortcomings.

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Photo of astrobrewer
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasant, hoppy, IPA with strong citrusy hop notes. Not particularly strong or full-bodied for an IPA, but a good, drinkable beer. It definitely improves when allowed to warm up out of the fridge before drinking.

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Photo of Jarod
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Wasn't that impressed with this IPA. Have had several IPA's in the past, I.E. Sierra Nevada, and there was no comparison. I could drink a couple of SN's and be satisfied, but for som reason this was not cutting it. I looks good in the glass and keeps a nice head and lace. I am not sure if it was just the sampler pack I got with this in it or what, but it was too hoppy, and too much after even for an IPA. I still have a few bottles in the fridge, and once in a while I break one open for that different taste, but would probably not buy again.

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Photo of ElGuapo
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

kickin hops in the aroma and the flavoring. i don't really like an overload of hops, but the crispyness and quality of this beer made it enjoyable. smooth and very easy to drink. wild goose has some kick ass brews

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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy copper with a foamy white head. Smells like hops, plain and simple. The carbonation made it fizzle a little in my mouth, but the taste is very good. Its very smooth and palatable and the aftertaste is filled with biting hops. A great IPA, especially for a hop-head.

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Photo of StevieW
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden copper color with a decent white foaming head. Smelled alot of florals, and hops. Smooth tasting blend of sweet malty balanced by a big hop explosion. Very smooth, creamy feel. Crisp tasty hop finish that lingers on your tongue. Very agreeable, balanced, example of the style. It's worth a try.....had these at the July 4th, beach grillout.....

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Photo of psugrad98
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber with minimal head. Not much lace to speak of. Smells somewhat floral with trace of lemon. Tastes creamy and smooth and is quickly followed by a hop infused kick in the teeth. Finishes dry and fizzy. A decent IPA

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Photo of inebrius
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't see the haze other BA's mention, but I'm drinking at cellar temp. Deepstraw gold to orange with a decent lace. Earthy hop malt nose. Good English hop bittering and flavor with plenty malt spine. Very smooth. Not a fantastic brew but it holds to the modern English IPA style. I could drink a few of these, no doubt. If you find yourself with a sixer of Wild Goose IPA let it sit awhile and warm a bit. Or not. Who the F#$% am I to tell you how to drink your beer?

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Photo of Murph
3.66/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a great deep golden color with a nice sticky head and great clinging lace. The smell is of earthy/floral hops. The taste starts off a little bit malty but the hops work their way into it. A very nice balance in this beer and not as super hopped as most American IPAs. The brew is slick and dry on the tongue and is nicely drinkable. Not an exceptional brew but not a bad one either. Great for some nice session drinking when I don't want to think about my beer that much.

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Photo of Viking
3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy (a bit too hazy) golden-orange beer, with a wonderful thick creamy head - lasts longer than the beer! Nothing special, but a solid IPA (perhaps a bit too much citrus flavor from the hops, but still nice). Very easy drinking.

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Photo of John
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this from the bottle and on tap at Camden Yards (yeah, I still love the Os even though they suck lately). An average IPA, a good session brew and perfect for an afternoon ball game.

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Photo of beerluvr
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was off on a toot on this one for a while a few years back, it was relatively cheap, well made, and tasted damn fine...the store had a fresh shipment, and I took advantage of a good thing! A nice IPA...not hop juice, but still pleasantly bitter.

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Photo of Todd
3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. Freshness date stamped on the side.

Appearance: A very pale orangy-gold coloured beer, but with some chill-haze. Head settles very quickly to a very thin white whispy lace.

Smell: A bit nutty(?), with musty grains and a floral hop aroma.

Taste: Very smooth and creamy on the old palate, which quickly gets cut by a raw and sharp twangy bitter hop sting -- compised of citrus, rind and salty characters. Very crisp at this point, drying and puckering. Grain flavours follow the attack, along with a balancing fruity / malt sweetness and body, and some light biscuity flavours too. Then the hops return and linger throughout the finish with a grain dry feel and a sweet roundness that brings it all together.

Notes: A very decent IPA. Nothing crazy (like we all expect from US IPA these days), but quite drinkable and balanced overall. I'd let it warm up a bit to enhance the malt characters and the aroma.

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Photo of Brent
4.58/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy for an IPA. Mellow with a hoppy middle and a long, mildly sharp hops finish, which was very clean. Well-mannered, and a good match with food.

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