ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned bought from Whole Foods Pasadena. I had this on tap a few weeks ago but this rating is from the can. Aroma- very faint, likely not much dry hopping. Appearance is great, very clear and dark orange gorgeous color. Taste for my palate is more like a Pale Ale (its lighter flavored than Dales Pale Ale), it has a nice hop profile, just not as big/bold/assertive as other WCIPA. I imagine this is what they were shooting for, yet as a freaky IPA hop head, this is more a Pale Ale for me. For a Pale Ale, I’d likely give it a 4.0. For an IPA I will keep 3.4 for now.
I want this brewery to succeed and for them to get ALOT of my business, which I will gladly give them, I need a 7% IPA.
beeroverthere (81) - USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color: Dark amober
Aroma: Refreshing citrus
Body: Hoppy, some hint of malt sweetness
Finish:Dry and bitter
Mouth-feel: Medium CO2, lighter than many A IPA. A session IPA.
Chuckaduck (610) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark green-amber with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus, hoppy, pine, clean and simple. Taste is citrus, pine, yeast; nice and simple. Mouth feel is chewy; well carbonated; not bad.
foamyhead (16) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Point The Way has the taste, smell, look and mouthfeel consistent with top shelf California IPA’s like Union Jack 7.5%, Torpedo 7%, Alesmith IPA 7%, Sculpin 7% etc At 5.2% Point The way delivers on the promise of a satisfying hoppy beer with a lot less booze.
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Nice grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor with spice. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit lingers with light earthiness.
Aux84 (2) - Burbank, USA - NOV 24, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this straight the golden road brewing them self. it was straight fresh which tasted amazing. not alot of hops but the taste is real smooth
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours light copper with a decent off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a mellow caramel malt flavor with a nice hoppy bitter finish. Very well-crafted.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Beer Revolution. This was a really nice surprise. It pours a beautiful golden color with a very rich, creamy white head. The aroma is nicely fresh hoppy with grass and some tropical fruit with a hint of caramel malt. The flavor is nicely balanced yet hop forward for a lower alcohol IPA. I picked up grass, canteloupe, tropical fruit, and just a hint of caramel sweetness. It had a nice bitter finish. This reminded me of Firestone Pale 31, only with a tad more malt balance. I’m impressed.
gd4evr (13) - Mar Vista, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer should be a perfect 5, but it’s hard to give the nuts to a beer with only 5.2%. These guys have done an outstanding job making an approachable IPA. KUDOS
high_on_hops (552) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Mohawk Bend in LA. A nice gold color with a white head and some lacing. It smells like a fresh orange and has a nice hop and citrus flavor. The body is smooth and not very bitter. A very drinkable IPA.