In this beer blog, we are going to sample the next Limited Release beer, which is Endless IPA, from Goose Island Brewery. If you read my earlier beeer blog posts on Goose Island’s beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read those posts to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a clear dark golden to a clear copper color with a white constant head on this session ale. The aroma has a floral notes. The taste has a light carbonated cirtus notes with a dry bitter finish that disappears quickly. It is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a descriation from their website (www.gooseisland.com):
Long days and warm nights awaken the city. The list of neighborhood festivals is endless. As is the great music that brings us together in parks and parking lots. We brewed our Session IPA to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing, so you can enjoy every encore.Bright note of fresh oranges and other citrus fruit with a mild body that is crisp on the palate.
Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%
International Bitterness Units: 35
Color: Wildflower Honey
Malts: 2-Row, Carapils, C-60
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In the end, I am pretty excited with all the new beers that Goose Island is releasing this year. I love the Ten Hills Pale Ale. When I saw this one being release, I needed to run out and pick up a bottle. Session IPA are a huge and growing beer style in the IPA world. The first one that I know of is from the Midwest came from Founders Brewery. It is their All Day IPA. I have to say when I tried it. I was not too impressed. I figured Goose Island has never really let me down on their beers. I have to say was not impressed. This beer is pretty average. It is a let down from Ten Hills Pale Ale. I will retry it one more time. I just feel I might have picked up a bad bottle. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser