From Goose Island Beer Company out of Chicago Illinois comes their “Goose IPA”. There has been a few Goose Island beers available in Canada for a few months but this beer signals the full launch into the country. The beer pours a deeper golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of floral hops, citrus, orange and some caramel malts. The flavour is of caramel, earth, mild pine, citrusy orange, orange peel and a mild bitterness in the finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5.9% with an IBU of 55. As standard IPA releases go this is a well crafted English Style IPA and I could see more of this ending up in my fridge for sure. It would be a great 6 pack to have on hand for friends.
Commercial Description: Our India Pale Ale recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result is a hop lover’s dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, and long hop finish.
Food pairing as per brewery: Curries, Chicken, Pork
Cheese pairing as per brewery: Blue, Aged Gouda
As a beer blogger some times you get beers sent to you for review. This has to be the coolest way that I have ever received beer though! It came in what looks like an old school luggage bag.