It’s Fall right? Well according the beer world the Fall season started in late August, which is when we started to see autumn themed seasonals. Just in time for the season (lets just call it rainy season for Hawaii) is Goose Island Rambler IPA.
It seems that the must brew Fall seasonal style is now the red IPA. The craft beer world is filled with trends and a lot of marketing, so when a couple of big brewers start making a style it seems like everyone else follows along. Normally this doesn’t work out well for us the consumer, as the market gets flooded with so-so beer just to try and capture the latest trend.
So, when I got an early sample of Rambler IPA I didn’t have high hopes. Now don’t get me wrong, Goose Island makes some amazing beers, but this is a new seasonal and honestly most red IPAs that I’ve tasted lately caramel bombs with a ridiculous amounts of hops to attempt to balance things out.
Rambler IPA actually achieves balance and has a unique and alluring hop mixture. Compa
Source: Beer in Hawaii
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