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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15790) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13147) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
India Golden, not Golden IPA, and this is reflected in the character of the beer. Has a dull gold, aroma is very bright with floral, tropical fruit hops. Taste has melon, mango and vinous hops, a fair bit of pale malt and it’s actually a little gluey. Not entirely effective - especially there is some biscuity character getting in the way of the brightness and the alcohol is quite apparent as well, lending harshness to the finished product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11145) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Tap at Breakside, PDX, 25/05/13. Clear golden with a thin white head. Nose delivers a good fresh hop kick, grapefruit, orange sherbet, mineral notes. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, hops, light pine, orange pith, citrus. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. A decent well balanced DIPA - good work !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10037) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Hazed gold, white head. Very hoppy up front with some grapefruit peel and resin, back end has some sweeter malts and honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (8135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma brings out lots of piney hops, zesty biscuity malt, and a little citrus. Flavour brings out loads of juicy piney hops, resin, and dry zesty biscuity malt. Loads of hops, very dry on the palate, and without any residual sweetness. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6704) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2014
Lovely beer. Bomber. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a medium white head. A wonderful nose of fruit, some pepper. The flavor is lemons, crisp sweet malts, bitterness, pine, candied fruit, a bit of dank flavors, really mellow but super flavorful. Pine. The mosaic here is huge. This is an awesome IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6474) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6470) - .....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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bomber. Clear amber color with lasting ivory head. Dank, earthy, spicy, cannabis bud, citrusy aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice spicy, earthy, dank, grassy hoppy flavors with a big lightly dry malt base____very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (4938) - 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.

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