Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale

Posted: April 19, 2015 in American Pale Ale, Goose Island, Reviews

It seems like people have a love/hate relationship with Goose Island since they got bought by In-Bev. I understand that macro beer companies buying out smaller ones is less than ideal, but it does make their beers more readily available. In my opinion, if you’re putting out tasty beers, I’m going to drink them. I will say that I despise the new Budweiser commercial though. Anyways, I picked this one up to give it a shot.


ABV: 5.4%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We are from the city that invented the skyscraper. We constructed our Urban Pale Ale on a balanced malt backbone, so the citrus hop aroma and crisp flavor can stand tall.”

Random: My first Goose Island beer was in Chicago in Pizzeria Due.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was an amber color with high carbonation. The nose was really floral with grapefruit and was almost perfume-y. The taste was nice with grapefruit and then caramel malt right after. Despite the malt, it was definitely a hop forward beer. It had a medium body with high carbonation. The finished last awhile with grapefruit and slight malt sweetness. This beer was relatively simple, but it worked and was really drinkable, especially for $1.59 for a bottle. For only $.13 per ounce, this would be a beer that I would stock my cooler with for a barbecue to convert a few macro drinkers. I would have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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