Wild Goose India Pale Ale

Wild Goose India Pale Ale

Rated 3.108 by BeerPals

Brewed by Wild Goose Brewery

Frederick, MD, United States

Style:  IPA

6.1% Alcohol by Volume

50 International Bittering Units

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Wild Goose India Pale Ale (IPA) is English-style ale with roots dating back to the British Empire. IPAs were traditionally brewed to mature while being shipped from Britain to India and were heavily hopped to stay fresh. In that spirit, Wild Goose IPA has a crisp, clean ale with a long, hoppy finish.

ID: 3927 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank30549
Overall Percentile39.1
Style Rank3860 of 5175
Style Percentile25.4
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.121
Weighted Score3.108
Standard Deviation0.557

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  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A hazy rust coloured pour, and a light tan cap greets the eye sockets of this old man. Aroma considered of citrus, bread, and butterscotch. Flavour was well balanced between the malty sweetness and citrusy bitterness, but neither flavour was overpowering

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 2.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    KSBF 08 - Light amber/gold color, hazy. Very little aroma. The flavor was sweet overripe fruit, perfume and cardboard. A nondescript bitterness at the end which was just annoying. Not a great effort.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 3.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured a pale amber hoppy aroma and hoppy taste without being too flowery. Small white had that didn't linger. This was a good choice to pair with spicy chinese food. cut the heat nicely while complementing the flavors.

  • TH3B33RM@N 227 reviews
    rated 2.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Pours a dark gold color with a decent if unremarkable head. Light scent of toasted malt, citrus, and hops. It's a very light scent. Tastes sweet caramel and toffee malts blended with some grass and light earthy hops. Leaves a light bitterness

  • MDSMITH 222 reviews
    rated 3.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Cloudy golden color with a thin head. Smells kind of spicy to me, no citrus at all. Taste nothing like an IPA. I think they forgot to add the hops. Malty and pretty smooth but not even close to tasting like an IPA

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 2.9 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    From a bottle. pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is weak. What is there is slightly hoppy. Flavor is weak as well. Slightly bitter, but not much to it. Definitely don't see this as an IPA.

  • CHEDDERROB 286 reviews
    rated 3.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a clear amber with an average sized beige head. Nose is malty with floral hops. Taste starts with some caramel, then some biscuity flavors, and finishes with a combination of floral and earthy hops, as well as what I think is a lot of sweet crystal malt. Seems like a cross between an American and an English style IPA. Body is light. Carbonation is moderate.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 2.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Pours a orange-amber color with a generous head. Aroma hints of citrus and the hops. Bitterish-hops flavor with aftertaste. Carbonation and bitterness mark this IPA.

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 3.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Shifting gears a bit, next up is this IPA from Wild Goose. Oddly enough, I’m pretty sure this my first Wild Goose beer, especially seeing as how I’ve had a Wild Goose pint glass in my bloated glassware collection for almost as long as this brewery been around….

    But that’s neither here nor there. What matters is what this beer is about, eh? And while I think this is decent enough, I have admit that it seems a little too sedate for what I’m looking for.

    But it’s not a bad IPA, not bad at all. Burnt orange in body, with some rather biting citrus-ish notes in the hop profile. Not shy about the IBU’s – well, at least compared to the norm for East Coast IPAs normally clock in at. Some lemon-yellow-sun East Kent Goldings in the mix too, I’d wager.

    For the malt-bill, not bad, though seems a little basic to be honest. And since I’m firmly in the camp of thinking that a hoppy beer still needs a potent (or at least complex) malt backbone to support those IBUs…, I think the weak link in this beer is indeed with the malt bill and mouthfeel. With the malt coming in on less than six cylinders, the citrusey hoppiness comes across more aggressive than you would think, and my interest in this wanes a bit.

    Not a bad drinker, really. I suspect it might be a more rounded draught vs. bottle. Not something I’d splurge cash on to get a sixer, but one that I could see re-investigating if I saw it on-tap or from a hand-pump….

  • DARKBREW 105 reviews
    rated 2.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    I was suprised by the lack of hops. There is no nose, and barely a flavor of hops. Overall it wasn't too bad, especially if you imagine you're drinking something else, like a brown ale. I was in the mood for an IPA, but am sad to say that this beer fell flat for me. In pains me to say that because Wild Goose is local to me, and I will always support my local breweries, or maybe I'm just used to an over abundance of hops, like from Dogfish Head, Flying Dog and Weyerbacher.

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