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Golden City Evolution IPA

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Potable proof that change is good. IPA was originally a variation of English style pale ale. Its stronger, hoppier character was designed to survive the arduous overseas journey from Britain to its colonies in India. Today, just for fun, American brewers continue to alter the formula and produce bigger, even hoppier renditions like smooth, aromatic Evolution IPA.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear copper color with a very thin white head. Not much from the aroma. Some hops. Light flavor. Hops and some tart with a slight sense of malt. Lacking in the flavor for an IPA. But it has enough to pass.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1672) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Golden amber and clear with a white head. Fresh tropical fruit, citrus hops, caramel and pine aroma. Similar flavor, sweet and bitter, a nice balance. Medium body with a lingering finish.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mfrato (100) - - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at brewery. Very bland pale watery ipa with no hops. Not a good beer. No aroma, maybe a bad batch?

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
@ South Denver Beer Fest 2013. Slightly hazy golden with an assertive aroma of grapefruit citrus and pine. Flavor is a little heavy on pine but has a smooth floral tone underneath. A tad too acidic and west-coasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Tap @ Golden City Brewery. A little hazy, golden appearance with an off white head. Spicy, resiny, grapefruit hoppy, a bit toasty aroma. Tangy, a little soapy, spicy, moderately resiny, bud, orange/grapefruit citrusy flavor. I got an undesirable soap note note I did in the brown but it was otherwise decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A hazy golden beer with no head. The aroma has notes of lemons and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, and lemons, leading to a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity, apricot. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100805]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2011
Cask gravity @GBBF 2010. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hopy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12652) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cask gravity at GBBF 2010. Hazy copper colour. Very decent. Hoppy. It’s a decent hoppy beer with a touch of pink grapefruit on the flavour. OK-ish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Hazy copper pour with a slightly off-white head, good retention. Aroma is hops - citrus, just a touch of caramel, grass. Smooth, almost creamy body, with low carbonation, low alcohol warmth, bittersweet on the palate. Unfortunately turns a little watery and bland on the mid-palate. Dry, bitter finish. Incomplete with that middle part missing... otherwise, a decent IPA. In the overcrowded IPA field, you need to present something much more than this to compete. Beats the Molson Coors, though!


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