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Golden Road Point the Way IPA

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Available on tap and in 16oz cans.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1126) - - APR 10, 2014
Can. Clear dark gold with a big fluffy white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is pine, melon and some caramel malt. Taste follows suit pretty directly and adds a citrusy finish. Creamy mouthfeel with moderate carb. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (761) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Drank at LAX. Golden with fluffy white head. Citrus hops aroma. Taste is piney citrus, kind of resinous. Dry finish. Good but not great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
andyhwcinc (1347) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Purchased at a Vonnís in Los Angeles, CA; enjoyed after walking around Culver City. Meh, not very good, their Weiss is better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
16 oz. can. Hazed orange pour with thick white head. Aroma is mostly lemon and orange peel, with some herbal and grassy hop notes. Firm, bitter flavor with somewhat crackery and pale malt bill. Flavor, overall, comes off clunky. Hops arenít all the clean, malt profile isnít all the clean. This is fine, donít get me wrong. Medium bodied, with average carbonation. Average mouthfeel. Itís a fine IPA but nothing you really need to seek out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2053) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap in LAX right across from our gate. W00t! Drinkable and light in body. Session able. Heavy grapefruit nose and citrus taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Can acquired via an extra in trade. Thanks! Pours a well hazed orange amber hue, a goood murky body, nice carbonation in the body and some darker orange glow overall. A frothy loose whitish head atop stays as a filmy layer, laces small and sticks around as a smalll soapy film. Aromas show some firmer oranges and zest, florals and earth, gentle spice. Some grapefruit, more florals, spice and zest. A bit bready, a touch biscuity and oxidation. Citrusy and hop driven fruit elements, orange juice and florals. Solid. Initial is medium bodied, a bit biscuity and floral. Bread, soap and some citrus elements. Well carbonated, a bit spicy and fizzy up front. Some firmer bitterness hits the palate. Firmly bitter, dry, and hoppy, but that biscuity and toasty malt body peeks through firmly even through all the bitterness. Touches of fruit, distinct carmelized and toasty feel. A bit dry, bitter as we start to taper out. The hop element isnít that complex or vibrant, but it is bitter. Still the firmer malt base beneath takes away from the better good here. A bit toasty, some oranges and citrus taper out, a bit more dry and floral, decent biitterness still with that distinct toasty/biscuit appeal. Meh. With everything else coming out right now, I can think of some lighter malt bill and more vibrant hop options Iíd much rather drink. Not my vibe. Nose was solid, beer looks good, flavors and palate scores suffer a bit from me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itzjerm (998) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Very basic ipa not best here. Weaker version if their wolf. Light sweetness. No hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tongan77 (114) - Ventura, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
From can to glass! Pours a cloudy gold with a nice head. Aroma is of citrus. Taste is not what I expect from an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (164) - Belmont, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Good retention with some decent lacing. Smells of citrus fruits, hops and sweet malt. Tastes of grapefruit and some pine. Finishes with a mild bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dcbeerslinger (28) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Not terrible, but totally average. Mild aromatics and very lean, with an almost thin character to it. With all the IPAs in California, Iíll pass.


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