Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Beers with Chuck: Goose Island IPA

by Chuck P

For those of you that know me, when it comes to craft beer my heart lies with delicious porters and stouts, especially the barrel-aged variety. However, over time my palate quickly became accustomed to other beer styles and soon I began to fall in love with all things hops related.

Pale Ales and IPA’s are definitely not for everyone, but for those who do embrace its tastiness it becomes an obsession to find the juiciest, dank beer out there to quench their thirst. 

Goose Island IPA
Goose Island IPA

One of my favorite IPA’s on the market is from Goose Island Beer in Chicago, Illinois and it’s simply named Goose Island IPA. Recently during an On Tap segment of the Bite & Booze Radio Show I got a chance to review this delicious brew along with Jay, guest Jacob Talley, Craft Brand Manager of Mockler Beverage here in Baton Rouge and Josh Anderson from the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

The beer comes in at 5.9% ABV which is pretty normal for an IPA with around 55 IBUs. Pouring this one, the copper color shined in my pint glass with a bit of transparency. I inhaled a good bit of citrus notes on the aroma. 

The malt backbone on this was subtle and in no way overpowering the the hops. I liked some of the grapefruit notes I was getting on my first sip. You get a bit of that bitterness on the backend that lingers for a bit but still I thought it had a nice, clean finish.

This is definitely a beer I’ve had a few times before and we all agreed that we’ll surely be drinking this one again on a regular basis.
To hear us talk more about the Goose Island IPA check out The Bite & Booze Podcast below and enjoy!

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