Msavage235 (90) - - JUL 16, 2012
This IPA is one of the most delicious and balanced I’ve ever tried. Right when you open it and pour, it welcomes you graciously to the party it has in store. It has a wonderful golden color with a burst of bubbles and a light, hoppy head that kicks things off nicely. There is no bitter burst of hops here, just a gentle, somewhat bubbly smoothness. The beer itself is very sweet and creamy, and reminded me somewhat of Three Floyd’s Gumball head with its hints of candy. There is a distinct presence of malt which balances out the hops perfectly, meaning that every sip you take a delightful and balanced. More of a malty IPA with a note of hops than vice versa, which is how most IPAs are. This is perhaps the easiest drinking IPA I’ve ever enjoyed. Perfect representation of the city of Chicago. sawbuck (724) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Smell of hops, pine and mild spices. Beautiful light copper. Hops are well balanced with a nice fruit and spice mix. Outstanding. greenclansman (906) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - SEP 16, 2012
strong blond color. huge tropical aromas. grassy taste,fruits, with a bitter afterttaste. amazing ipa GNeeson88 (19) - Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Very good drinking hoppy beer. Good aroma an nice thick head and a very drinkable good tasting beer.
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35,5cl bottle - Simply superb is selling Goose Island IPA short... by quite a mile! The aroma is spectacular, comparing strongly with Meantime or Brewdog IPA. Beautiful amber with only a very slight bubble, small forthy white head. One of the best IPA’s out on the market.
Cantabrian (1114) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle, at O’Hare brewery pub. Wonderful aroma of sweet grapes, pine, grapefruit and passionfruit. The beer pours light copper, just too translucent, with a beautiful creamy white head. The flavour includes all that fruit basket mentioned above - with that pine resin sticking to the palate - over a honey/malt/biscuit base. Very well-balanced, this is a beer to have at home. I am thrilled that NZ suppliers of craft beer have this one on stock now. Although it has been criticised, I love the presentation/label. The naivity of that near nursery rhymes goose is brilliant, when the original name for the river island was likely based on Canada Geese. gschrade (1084) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours golden with a white head. Taste citrus, sweet, pine. I thought was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 77ships (9632) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2015
355 ml. bottle @ home. Bottled on 03/01/2015 – BBF 03/01/2016. I still cannot believe that I actually bought this in a supermarket (albeit an NL owned one) in Belgium. Hopefully this is one step closer to my dream of buying BCBS in the supermarket. Clear sparkling amber, creamy white head. Nose is oily USA style pine resin hops with a thicker than usual caramel malts, malts overpower the hops a bit. Taste is oily bitter pine resin hops, plenty of caramel malts, oily mixed with still with very American pine resin hops, light floral, flowers, oily tea, lots of oily tea pine resin tea & chamomile grapefruit peel, bitter very oily bark finish,… Oily med. carbonation body. Overall -> I have heard a lot of people say bad things about this beer & I have really no idea as to why? This beer is exactly what it promises on the label and English-Style IPA with USA hops. Nothing spectacular but as an everyday easy drinking beer this is really nice stuff. I really enjoyed, I really do not understand the people hating on this. Hoppy_Luke (1844) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Piwo prosto ze Stanów ;) Dość jasny, złoty kolor i bardzo ładna, biała, puszysta piana. Koronka na szkle wręcz wzorowa. Piwo wygrywało kilka razy w amerykańskich konkursach w kategorii English IPA. Aromat świeży, słodowy, chmielowy. W smaku przyjemne cytrusy, specyficzna goryczka, trudna od opisania, bo z jednej strony intensywna, z drugiej pozostawia lekki, aksamitny posmak w ustach. Ogólnie wytrawne, z lekką słodyczą w tle. Średnie, w kierunku niskiego wysycenie sprawia, że Goose IPA jest ekstremalnie pijalne. Baaardzo fajne piwo! saledio89 (15) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - SEP 19, 2016
From 12oz bottle. Intense smell of hops as soon as bottle is opened. Pours golden-yellow to orange with thick white head. Good retention. Hoppy, citrus aroma with slightly bitter end. Very good IPA.