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

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Hale's Supergoose DIPAHale's Supergoose DIPA
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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 ChainGangGuy
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, dark amber body with minimal head formation condensing to only a small, off-white ring.

Smell: Hops dominate the nose here, with scents of citrusy grapefruit and orange as well as zesty, piquant yellow pine, though there are a few scant toasty malt notes buried away in there.

Taste: Pale malts with some bready, toasty tones and an additional crystal malt sweetness to it, though eventually the cumulative bitterness overwhelms this modest maltiness. Hearty hop tastes of just-cut pine wood planks and pithy, oily citrus peelings. Moderate amount of bitterness. Continuous, unyielding bitterness on the dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Well, for me, it was a hop-forward DIPA built upon slender, slackened malts and without the alcohol or tooth-deteriorating bitterness of some. So, it definitely works for some, but extreme hop-heads and malt-mouths might want to look elsewhere.

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Photo of beertunes
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a slightly cloudy medium amber with less than a half-inch of off-white head that had good retention and very good lacing.

A very pleasant piney hop aroma greets the nose, with a little citrus in the background. Across the tongue there is a bit more than average amount of malt to support the hop blast. In addition to the pine and citrus hops there is just a hint of floral hop flavor.

The body is fairly typical for the style, I think it could be a little fuller. The drinkability is above average for this style, relatively smooth and easy to drink.

Overall, a decent example of the style, worth some effort to try.

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Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light grapefruit, with some white head. A little hoppy aroma. Average mouthfeel, could use a bit more, a plus is its not acidic.Good blend of American and British hops, with orangey taste. Well malted down,though a little sugary sweetness, the IBU comes through, but its not a DIPA.

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Photo of blackc5
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a few of these on tap at Fonte Coffee/Wine Bar (great happy hour btw).

A- Pours a fairly dark reddish amber - quite dark for the style. Decent head, although can never be sure on tap how it was poured. Great lacing - lots of superior lacing that really just stuck to the glass.

S - Citrus and pine hops are right at the forefront. Quite strong. Sweet malt is there as well. Quite nice.

T - More herbal and bitter compared to so many citrusy DIPA's I have been having lately. Actually, was listed as just an IPA, so not sure if it is a true 'double' although I guess the ABV supports it. Hale's definitely always leans towards the piney & herbal and bitter over citrus, and this is no different, but it is balanced nicely with a fair amount of malt. Although I wouldn't classify it amongst the flavor leaders for west coast IPAs I still found it quite enjoyable and would order again.

M - Medium bodied and a little oily. Nice overall and an improvement over the regular Mongoose which I am not a huge fan of.

D - Decent for the ABV, I had two pints with light food and feel nicely buzzed. Not exactly sessionable, but it is a pretty respectable IPA especially if you prefer them on the bitter side.

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Photo of woemad
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint consumed at Hill's in Spokane for $4.50. First Hale's beer I've had in a couple of years.

Poured a slightly dark copper color, with a couple of inches of bone-white head. Moderate amount of lace.

Moderately citrusy in the nose, but not to the extent that a lot of IPAs are these days. There was also a discernable malty backbone that lent a slightly caramel-ish scent to the proceedings.

Like the nose, the taste was geared towards the citrusy hoppy end of things, but not to a huge extent. A bready, slightly sweet maltiness was on hand to provide contrast, and in sufficient quantity to make itself noted. Not a huge flavor bomb as IPAs go, but the flavor was well within style parameters.

Slightly oily mouthfeel, with a medium body.

This beer seems like a stretch when it comes to the DIPA style. While it's abv is high for a night of sessioning, neither it's strength or it's flavor would put in anywhere near the front ranks of DIPAs. It goes down rather easy, however, and I would definitely drink it again.

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Photo of cokes
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy copper hued with a tight crop of beige suds.
Intensly resinous nose with a distinct marijuana notes. Honestly, this smells as much like ganja as any beer I've had. Some pine and metallics (iron) add further hoppiness. Shortbread attempts for aromatic balance, and fails.
The shortbread falls upon the tongue first, terse and to the point. There will be no balance here, although honey notea arise more as it warms. Hops blast in with bitter herbs, pine sap, kind buds, and flowers. It's all types of bitter, and eventually crosses the astringent threshold with its last bursts of minerals, metal, and lingering pine/pipe resin.
Medium bodied, lowly but steadily carbonated. It's built like a higher-proof drinker (and alcohol is never even thought of), but the bracing bitterness gives way to a gruff abrasiveness.
End game: It's too one-sided. This needs more malt to soften and offset its hop assault.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on my recent trip to the Northwest. About 3 fingers of head form in my special Sam Adams glass. Creamy with lots of structure. Excellent retention. Deep Orange/Amber color... More Copper I guess. No visible carbonation. Huge Clumps lacing sticks everywhere. Seriously, looks like whipped cream. Pretty damn good looking beer.

Aroma is fantastic. Fresh, bright citrus, juicy.

Woow, this is a pretty damn good IPA. While it's certainly hoppy, the balance is quite impressive. Initial burst of fruity esters, some light biscuit flavors and a burst of grapefruit both the fruit and the peel. This slowly settles to a wonderful lingering bitterness. Just a touch of abv detected. A brief moment of sweetness in the middle centers the flavor and provides that needed balance. Don't get me wrong, the hop presence is huge here.

Medium bodied and smooth. Just the slightest touch of carbonation.

I find this extraordinarily drinkable and a fantastic. IPA. I am going to have to score this and then see where it fits in among my favorite IPA's. It certainly stands up to some of the top ones.

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Photo of colts9016
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter at 47 degrees.

Appearance: A nice one finger head that has some retention. The head is a creamy foamy mass that is light tan in color.The body of the beer is a rich mahogany color with reddish orange copper hues. The clarity of the beer is fairly clear, although, there is some haze. The head left some lacing on the glass.

Nose: A very ripe floral bouquet with grapefruit, and pine. The malt is slightly sweet and toasted.

Taste: A very rich hop flavor consisting of pine, grapefruit, and floral esters. The malt is slight sweet and toasted.

Overall: The mouth feel is astringent, carbonated, and edgy. The body of the beer is medium and the finish is full. This would be a great DIPA but the malt backbone is being shy. It is a good beer with a good flavor profile.

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Photo of mjl21
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Belmont Station in Portland for $4.99. 22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. No abv info or bottling info is given, but this is apparently a new beer. Notes taken from my phone.

A-Pours a clear dark amber with a bubbly khaki head. A little bit of lace remains in between sips.

S-Get a little of the usual DIPA suspects. I pick up on some caramel, pine, and a touch of citrus. Sweet pine would be a good descriptor.

T-It is balanced between pine, bitter grapefruit, and sweet caramel. It has a decent level of bitterness.

M-Medium bodied and well carbonated.

D-Not a bad beer. It is well rounded and has a nice bitterness to it.

This was my first Hale's beer. I purchased this based on a customer who said it was close to Pliny. While I wouldn't compare it to Pliny, it was still an enjoyable DIPA.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 picked up today at the COOP... didn't catch the price, but I would guess it's in the $5 range... poured into my Delirium goblet... Brenda had some, but she says it's too much, too late.

1" foamy head leaves pretty descent lace... the brew is a polished orange/lite copper.

Nose has a fair amount of citric hoppiness dusted with a little pine.. quite a bit of bready pale maltiness with some toast and caramel.

Flavor begins fairly bitter... a little abrasive for my palate... melts slowly into a thicker than average maltiness with a bunch of citrus zest hops... pine is there, but more on the finish... the malts remind me of sugar cookies... not even close to that sweet, more of an essence.. body is a bit bigger than expected and the carbonation is smooth.

I've had this on tap quite a few times over the last couple of months.. while this is pretty solid, I think I prefer the draft.

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Photo of froghop
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear dark copper with a medium size bubbly beige head, and some lacing.

smell of caramel, citrus, and a touch of pine.

taste is smooth, pine, hops, malt in the back, and caramel, ends dry and nicely bitter.

overall a very nice Imperial IPA.

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Photo of jdense
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle during Hale's tasting at Belmont Station 9/3.

More Orange than amber body, decent head with minimal lacing. Big spicy hop presence in nose from Amarillo and Simcoe. A bit of sweetness in taste, but hops are dominant. Dry bitter finish. A big step up from regular Mongoose. I'll need to do a whole bottle to get a better grasp on drinkability, but this is a pretty tasty DIPA.

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