Category Archives: Goose Island

Goose Island Brewery – IPA

Goose Island Brewery Chicago IL – IPA 5.9%

Goose Island – IPA

This is a golden ale with a good strong aroma of malty hops with hints of pineapple and tropical fruit leading on to rich plum notes. It has a good warming taste of roasted light malts and fruit with a sweet beginning and middle leading to a crisp light hop bitter finish.
This is a great IPA, which is another of my top ales and well worth finding and sampling. 5*

Goose Island Brewery – Honker’s Ale

Goose Island - Honkers Ale
Goose Island – Honkers Ale

Goose Island Brewery, Chicago IL – Honker’s Ale 4.3%
The Brewery indicates that Honker’s Ale is inspired by visits to English country pubs.

This is a darker golden amber coloured ale, typical of an English bitter type. It has a strong hop flowers and malt aroma, with a sweeter taste with a slight underlying bitterness.

This is an excellent English ale type, which for an American brew surpasses many actual English bitters. Definitely scores a top 5 on the NBSS(CAMRA) and a beer I will be looking out for again.