Goose IPA – Goose Island Beer Company

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.

Full sized photos here.

6 comments on “Goose IPA – Goose Island Beer Company

  1. jeremycbv says:

    You’re right, that’s a brilliant way to receive a product to review! Looks so cool.

    I’ve never had any of their offerings. Any others you’d recommend?

  2. Sara says:

    Amazing packaging from a brewery I have loved long before their foray into Canada, though I am glad they are here now! Lolita, the Belgian Framboise is a great summer beer.

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