The India Pale Ale is one of the most popular beer styles on the market today. In fact, brewers sometimes struggle to keep up with the high demand for these typically dry, extra-hoppy ales. A common misconception is that the style was initially developed as a way to avoid beer spoilage during the long voyage to India and the hands of homesick, beer-thirsty British troops.
To learn more about the true history of the IPA, read this great article by Beer Church. To learn about great new IPAs available from Goose Island, continue reading!
“The Illinois” Imperial IPA was named in honor of the mile-high skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s also part of Goose Islands’ new series of Imperial beers. This hoppy ale incorporates Chinook, Cascade, Citra and Meridian hops to flavor a big, aromatic and boldly fruity brew that delivers what lupulin lovers crave. Weighing in at 9% ABV and 95 IBUs, this is not a beer to miss. 4NR
Endless IPA is Goose Island’s venture into the “session” IPA category. This Amarillo hopped IPA is bright and crisp. According to Goose Island’s website, it was brewed to be “easy drinking and endlessly refreshing, so you can enjoy every encore” during the long days and warm nights to come.
Ten Hills Pale Ale is technically not an IPA. However, this ale, that’s named after a well-known hop farm in Idaho, does pack a hoppy punch. It has been described as noticeably citrus with good malt presence and a medium-bitter finish. This old school ale is brewed with hops from the “first ten hills” of Elk Mountain Farms and is reminiscent of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. 6NR
Stop by your nearest Payless store to pick up one of these new Goose Island ales. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you decide which of the three you should purchase first—or grab a 6-pack of each! They won’t be around forever.