RateBeer
overall
87
73
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braden99 (25) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
A really nice, refreshing IPA - lager look with a nice variety of citrus tasting hops - gives it a on the beach smooth taste and clean finish. Would recommend this over their Point the Way IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
talk2kurt (3) - - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
Got to try it on draft at the brewery abd I definitely smelt and tasted the awesome citrus aroma. Much smoother than point the way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rick_91709 (152) - USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours a cloudy, pale orange with a short-lasting head. Lots of lacing. Big, citrusy aroma and taste. Golden Road's best so far. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (838) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours a light orange with a small off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, and sweet malts. Taste is the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter finish. Overall, a pretty nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1214) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10777) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Golden pour with a foamy white head. Grapefruit sweet nose with really clean hoppiness. tastes sweet up front, malty body,lots of Grapefruit and piney fresh hops. Really clean and crisp. Long bitter finish that keeps you coming back for more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (220) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5549) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1512) - 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..


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50