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Hale's Supergoose DIPA | Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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Hale's Supergoose DIPAHale's Supergoose DIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States
halesbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aggressively dry hopped and rich in hop flavor and aroma, Hale’s Supergoose IPA is nonetheless well balanced and drinkable. If you love IPA’s you gotta try Supergoose.

Added by John_M on 04-05-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
207
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
21.37%
 
 
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Reviews: 62 | Ratings: 207
Photo of gandres
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured to wine glass
amber, hazy small off white yellowish foam that goes away slowly
very fragrant hoppy, some malty aroma
bitterness comes out, roof of tongue and palate, very good IPA
long finish, bitter after taste
very good beer, can be repeat, look forward to, excellent value
drank: 11/3/2016 8:47 PM

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned
Slightly hazy but possibly due to chilling and lack of filings golden body with massively foaming white head
Big beautiful aroma
There's citrus cream cocoa and pepper
Hoppy flavour

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Photo of hreb
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can of Hale's Supergoose served in one refillable Hillard's pint. Amber with lots of white head. Piney citrus aroma. Moderate bitterness, like a big IPA, rather than a double IPA. The can is labeled at 7.0% ABV, and by that metric this is on the edge of imperial booziness. Grapefruit and citrus peel, with a relatively thin and clean mouthfeel. Decent, and for me, quite local, but won't displace Deschutes as my go to PNW IPA.

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Photo of JonCorbett
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Mostly clear copper-tinged orange. Head is fairly small single digit, but light and fluffy with a decent retention rate. Lots of wonderful lacing and spatters of rocky surface foam like to float around.

Aromatics: Bready and sweet caramel are what first come to mind, followed by some mixed orange citrus and sweet north eastern white pine. There are subtle butter toffee notes that appear in and out of the bready caramel start.

Taste: Surprisingly sweet yeast with orange rind and white grapefruit. Once the bitter kicks in, it is earthy, but not pitchy.

Mouth: Buttery rich but with a decent carbonation tickle as well. Wonderful body, and juicy. The finish is pretty dry with that bitter lingering on for a while on the center of the palate.

Overall: A pretty decent IPA. Based on the wide range of reviews I was wasn't expecting what I got. I was looking forward to a mediocre or maybe mediocre brew. And true the flavour is fairly on par with most IPAs I was pleasantly surprised with its appealing aroma profile and mouth texture. Those to me were really well put together. And despite the 7% ABV I'm not getting any indication of that in the nose or tongue.

Pairing: I'm going East Indian with this one. It's bitter finish and buttery texture are dying to be paired with a good butter chicken and jasmine rice, with a naan or paratha bread. And don't be scared to add a little extra hot curry to that sauce, the bitterness will do a great job at balancing that out.

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Photo of imstimpy
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass at the Seattle Taproom in the SeaTac Airport. Color is a light Amber, head is very thin but quite long lasting. Scent is a very light citrus/hop. Flavor is dry hopped hops, barely a citrus note; malt is there but subtle. The finish is just right with a tart bitterness that is balanced and cut well.

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can:

Pours orange-tinted copper. A thin white head leaves lacing.

The smell is of tropical and citric fruit with some pine/resin. Caramelized bread in the back.

The taste is of tropical and citric fruits with pine/resin. Caramel adds sweetness in the back while allowing hop flavor and bitterness to pull through. Pleasant bitterness in the finish.

Smooth, pretty chewy body. Nice aftertaste.

A very nice IPA. Juicy hops with a solid malt backbone. Enjoyable.

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Photo of StoneTSR
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Orange and mostly clear with a bit of haziness. The quarter-inch white head is not too impressive at first, but sticks around for a long time, it’s made of tiny bubbles. Lacing is very strong with those tiny bubbles, full coverage on the back third of the glass. Really, great lacing on this one.

SMELL: A lot of orange on the nose. A little pine and grass along with some grapefruit are also pretty strong.

TASTE: Nice and juicy with lots of citrus flavors; lemon, orange, grapefruit. A bigger grassy character than I would like is present, but it still works. A little minty hint on the end and this one stays bitter through and through.

MOUTHFEEL: Those tiny bubbles don’t mean tiny carbonation, there is a nice sparkle to it. The beer is on the dryer side, but the hop juiciness actually provides a nice, semi-sweet balance.

OVERALL: My first sip seemed too bitter, not something I say very often, but by sip number two, I was appreciating it more and more. I like it.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on tap at Roasters by SeaTac. Copper color with half finger of foam. Decently malty with balanced hoppiness. Smooth lingering bitterness. Overall very enjoyable.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Seattle Tap Room at Sea Tac into a shaker.

A: clear copper with minimal khaki head, decent lacing.

S & M: modest nose, caramel and toffee, some pine and a little fruity but nondescript citrus...pretty balanced and modest bitterness...similar to many hoppy ambers in mouthful....a little rough. finishes with a modest amount of bitterness and another blast of caramel sweetness.

all in all, this is okay, but in a crowded field, it doesn't stand out.

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Photo of brandonwnw
2.89/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

In a word, meh. Pretty average IPA with a fairly weak hop profile. ABV at 7% had me expecting a bolder profile. Probably will look elsewhere for my future hop fix.

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Photo of timontheroad
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Seattle Taproom at Sea-Tac. Slightly hazy amber color, one finger head that quickly faded to a thin film with some nice lacing. Aroma is piney and fruity but not too strong. Decent flavor with a good piney flavor and malty sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with very little carbonation. Overall this one was just OK, nothing special.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a finger and half of tight head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma has pine needles and pineapple.
The taste starts with a sharp bitter note, rounded out by a good dose of malt and almost fruity sweetness and finishes with a long dry bitter note. Great profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Excellent.

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Photo of mactrail
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Very attractive sudsy pour in the tall Maredsous goblet. Golden, orange tinted brew with a spritzy mouthfeel. Aroma is a little piney with a gardenia hint in the nose.

Big hops from start to finish. Plenty of bitterness. Toasty malt, a biscuity taste. The hops go through a shuffle of flavors, with the grilled mango and sweet tangerine being followed by the grapefruit peel. Very bitter finish. Not a bad IPA for sipping, but the pain versus pleasure ratio is somewhat lower than many.

From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington. On this newer packaging the label says 7.0 percent.

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Photo of Spikester
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy orange with a two fingers of cream colored head that recedes rather soon leaving nice rings of lace.
Smell is mostly sweet malts. I can't pick out any hops aromas.
Taste is big time sweet malts with a light amount of hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation. Lightly bitter somewhat dry finish.
overall a middle of the road DIPA. Nothing bad about it just too many big competitors.
About 10 to 20% more hops would do it. With no date on the can I can't tell if the beer might be a bit old. If I see it on tap I will give it another try.

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Photo of kadrewparham
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has to be one of the best, if not the best IPA's I have ever had!! It is delicately bitter yet well balanced, aromatics smell like hibiscus, honeysuckle, and earthy tones. The ingredients are high in quality and you can definetely taste the purity and craftsmanship that goes into this bottle of supergoose. A great thing about the company is that you can visit the brewery/pub and see the beer made before your eyes and this is where you will really appreciate the dedication that goes into making such a fine quality beer. I will definetely recomend this beer and others made from Hales Ales to friends and customers, this company has hit the nail right on the head with their brews. If you are considering trying this beer you should definetely try it because you will not be dissapointed.

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Photo of ssteakley
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unexpected Pleasure. Another fine Seattle IPA. From the 1st taste this one stands out a nice lingering grapefruity aftertaste but it is not overkill. This is just a sound, peaceful brew to enjoy by youself. Just enjoy the beer and food later. Take a bottle down to Puget Sound and enjoy the view.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite similar to an American barleywine in the aromas and flavors.

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Photo of Braz
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful hazy amber orange color, with a thick frothy white head. Head dissapates slowly leaving decent amount of lacing.

Strong citrus scent from the hops with subtle floral notes as well. Picking up some light caramel scents too.

Good amount of bitterness and crisp taste complimented by the soft carbonation and full body. Grapefruit at the forefront with slight caramel aftertaste. Long hoppy finish and a very nice IPA.

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Photo of chicagoanbeerone
2.97/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It has a smooth bitter taste. This is more of a hop head beer. It is a double IPA but did not taste like it it only tasted like a regular IPA. Smells like a normal beer did not tatse the alcohol . it had a average apperance on pour. overall good beer but not great i say try it at least once

would not buy again

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery in Seattle.

Pours a golden hue, with some orange hints to it. Head is a good fine ring of offwhite that leaves creamy rings of lacing. Body is very solid, with decent hazing. Looks good.

Nose is pretty standard IPA fare. Some light citrus characters, reminding me a little of orange pith. Some light caramel or butterscotch undertones to support it. It has a whiff of Simcoe to it. Not bad.

Bright, fruity entry levels out to some husky grain characters on the mid-palate. There's a pronounced hop flavour here: just the fragrant taste of hops, but not the bitterness. By the end, the hops have dropped to a pellety consistency, which does bring the bitterness, along with a lingering sweetness like lemon butter. It's a robust-flavoured beer, no doubt about it.

Feel is smooth and clean, and the bitterness almost provides a textural element of its own.

Overall, this is good stuff. I feel like 7.5% ABV is a bit weak for a DIPA, but this has amped up the hops to an unreasonable degree, so I feel it's earned the title. Good stuff.

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Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into an American pint glass @ Wing Dome, Seattle. Pours a clear copper, leaves behind some sticky lacing.

Aroma is classic citrus and pine combination.

Taste is citrus, pine, and hop resin. Biscuity pale malt holds it together but the focus is the hops.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, drinkable.

Overall a good IPA, pretty standard but tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of jmarsh123
2.89/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours hazy bright orange with a few fingers of foamy head. Good moderate lacing down the glass.

Aroma is a little malt forward for the style. A lot of sweet bread aroma along with a pine forest of hops. Maybe a touch of citrus, but the aroma is pretty one note hop wise.

A little more citrus in the flavor, but still drowned out by a lot of pine. Not a bad flavor, but not complexity either. The malt sweetness cuts through and it creates a somewhat metallic finish. A little awkward on the back of the tongue.

Finishes pretty dry with the resiny hops lingering and unfortunately the off flavor lingering on the tongue.

Mediocre IPA. Some good things here, but a few flaws too and the flavor profile is a bit too one note for me.

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Photo of thatruth
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a bright copper-orange into a bold amber with a subtle gold tint in the glass. one finger head that frothy, lightly coated lacing, both which stick around a while. slight haze.

smells like somebody dropped me in hops and pine cones. some evergreen shit here. overtones of a a sweet bread, almost like raisin. can slightly smell the higher alcohol content.

tastes hella piney and citrus-y. your basic american IPA with its own kick. just of a different nature, can't really place it. but this was compared to Stone IPA and Lazy Boy IPA on tap when i first had it, it kicked both the others teeth in and i never looked back. just a superior brew.

frothy on the mouthfeel. dry finish leaves a moist feel that cries for more.

my go-to bar beer anywhere in seattle that has it, namely my old neighborhood pub: a terrible beauty in west seattle.
taste holds up surprisingly well in a 24 oz. bottle compared to its god-tier on tap counterpart.

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Photo of harrymel
2.74/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled: unk

Update: this is not a limited release, it's brewed year around as far I can tell.

Pours a rather dark amber with a solid sheet of light yellow foam. Ruddy. Smells like grass, grapefruit, resin, mint and sweet crystal malts. Flavor is very balanced, more so than I would prefer in a DIPA. Malts up front with dry bitterness and some grapefruit rind. A bit of oxidation on the malts. Medium on full bodied with moderately hi carb to boot. This is a below average beer. I've got a couple friends to I recall really digging this beer, but I can't really subscribe. Not likely to reinvest here.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out slightly hazy amber with only the barest amount of orange tint around the edges and a two finger white foamy head with amazing retention time, but only average lacing. Has some fairly large chunky bits of sediment floating around.
Smells and tastes like a fairly well balanced blend of caramel malt with mostly pine resin notes and grapefruit peel with plenty of grassy and herbal hop tones in the middle. Finish is only mostly-dry but has a decent sustain to it. Body and carbonation levels are both medium.

While it may be a well-balanced IPA, I have tasted many IPAs just as well balanced that had more complexity to them. Still, it's in the right zone to be accessible and quite drinkable even if it won't bowl you over like a "masterpiece" beer would.

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Hale's Supergoose DIPA from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
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