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Golden Road Heal the Bay IPA

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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The two-row pale malt body takes a back seat to the Citra, Centennial, and New Zealand hops for a bright, citrus forward, summertime drinking IPA. Part of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to our hardworking friends at Heal the Bay - an organization committed to restoring and protecting the Southern California coastal waters and watershed.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TylerGreenDC (265) - - JUN 27, 2014
On draft. Lager colored. Faint hop presence, mostly orangey. Not much else. Pretty thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (810) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Nice citrus hop aroma, tangerine, biscuit, mango and floral. Lighter color IPA with a golden appearance. Taste is light tangerine, floral, orange and biscuit. Overall, not really bitter. Not really full bodied. Pretty watery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Tap. Pours crystal clear pale golden amber, medium white head, creamy, good lacing. Quite nice aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit, pine, dank forest floor. Flavor is lightly sweet with a bit of caramel, medium bitter, quite dank, a little harsh. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Can from Trader Joe’s in Davis, CA. Pours clear gold with a transient white head. Aroma is a lot of grapefruit rind. Med body or nearly. Flavor is a lot of grapefruit rind, but there’s not a lot of caramel. Malt, but rather pale. Very interesting and unusual. It’s quite hoppy and bitter in the finish. Working very well for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Clear golden yellow with a solid two-finger head that left a smooth film and very nice lace. Big grapefruit aromas up front, with biscuity malts and strong pine note coming later. Taste is mostly hop bitterness, with enough of a doughy malt presence to create a nice balance, though the hops certainly win the day. Medium to full body, generous carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Can thanks to jdurdz...Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is soft, biscuit , soft floral hops, floral, spice..Taste is spice, soft hops, floral, alcohol is very well hidden..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Thanks to jdurdz for sharing this can. Clear golden pour with a white head. The aroma has some heavy pine and orange citrus notes as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get some nice bitter orange and resinous pine notes as well as some sweet biscuit malt. Medium bitterness and lots of hop flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is super citrusy with some mild dank notes and butterscotch. The flavor is citrusy and dank with some butterscotch sweetness. It finishes dry and bitter. Nice, but I could do without the butterscotch.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Gold pour, wHite head. Nose is fresh hops, bitter, and crisp. Easy palate, light hops, crisp, bright, Very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (206) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 A decent IPA, one of Golden Road’s better offerings but not quite top-notch. I prefer this to both the old and new Point The Way. Nice grapefruit aroma. I’ve found it to be a bit better on tap than canned, but perhaps that’s a freshness issue.

2014 update: Drinking a can, about 2 weeks old. Seems like a nice improvement over last year’s version. Bigger, fresher hop flavor than I recall. Citra, Centennial and Nelson come through. Pour is light gold, very transparent. The last time I revisited Point The Way it was also pretty good and I feel like Golden Road might be stepping their game up.


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