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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Formerly a collaboration with Ninkasi Brewing. IGA highlights the route that lots of new hop bombs are headed: light in body, lighter in color, and HUGE in citrus flavor and aroma. India Golden Ale or "I.G.A." is a showcase for two relatively new hops, Mosaic and Eldorado. Mosaic gives the beer a bright mix of stonefruit and tropical flavors along with a big piney backbone. Eldorados are fruity and soften the finish. Breakside keeps the malt bill incredibly simple to allow the hops to take center stage in this elegant and beguiling beer. 8.1% ABV 60 IBU malts: 2 Row, British Munich hops: Mosaic, Eldorado, Chinook


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014
2014-06-26 draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 8-3-8-5-16=40
Cloudy golden color with compact head. Pungent brew, probably with NZ hops, with a lean body, appreciated for showcasing good hops, moderately sweet, and very fruity (mango over all), a bit musky; drier final.
Very good, drink cold.

2014-06-07, bottle from 16th Street Liquor, West Vancouver, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Hazy golden color with medium sized head. The hop aroma is moderately fruity, some malt, and light vegetables; some piney pungent hop too. Lean body, the mouthfeel is lightly oily; mellow malt flavor, and potent hopping, very resiny, but also with fresh fruit character; long and bold final.
There are other strong IPAs with a better aroma, nevertheless this one has the quality of being quite easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
On tap at Tangent Cafe in Vancouver. A pale golden beer with a bit of white head. Big citrus piney hop flavour. A bit of malt in the background. Medium length hop finish. Very nice! 3.7.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2489) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Fruity hop aromas. Tropical fruit and citrus hop notes. Good balance with a nice caramel malt backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (948) - Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2014
On tap. A: Shiny gold with a thin white head. N: Pine, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, toffee, biscuit. Earth an don’t leaf. T: Quite sweet, sharply bitter. M: Big alcohol burn. Resinous and medium bodied. O: A tasty beer. Very fruity with a pleasing minerality.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6263) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Draft at sb. Pours a hazy medium amber with a loose white head and tons of lace. Big fruity nose, light floral notes, almost some ginger. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel with grapefruit, floral notes, and some mild dry sunflower seeds near the finish. Long dry grapefruit finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
A very nice double ipa, and the only one of the day so it was greatly appreciated .. . deep gold .. medium head, strong lacing .. . crisp and sweet, with a solid bitterness .. . full body and lively finish .. . i enjoyed this one .. . . i used to play sports; then I realized you can just buy those little trophies.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3516) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly and laces well. Aroma is nice and dank, citrus, passionfruit. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter, lots of dank citrus flavors that I love. Medium body, a touch oily. Nice effort!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobaink2 (103) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2014
It’s a very light double ipa. Some mango and citrus. Ia bit on the dry and waterey side for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a clear gold with medium frothy white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is pine and honey. Medium mouthfeel with fruit hop and sweet with nice light bitternes. Easy to drink, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Draft. Sure enough it’s golden yellow. Aroma is pretty straightforward citrus and tropical hops. Flavor is much of the same and quality hopping at that but the alcohol also floats over top and lingers.


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