Golden City Brewery Reviews


Ratman197
Golden City Wassail 4
Bomber 2014 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, clove, allspice and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, caramel, cinnamon and ginger with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

ajnepple
Golden City Belgian IPA 3.3
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, floral notes, light peppery spice, herbs, piney hops, grass and earth. Similar flavor, moderately bitter with a medium body and a lingering finish. OK for an IPA.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ajnepple
Golden City Amarillo Honey 2.9
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden appearance with a lingering white head and light lacing. Mild aroma of pine, grass and light honey malt. Similar flavor, somewhat bland with light to mild hop bitterness. Easy to drink but a little boring overall.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ajnepple
Golden City Table Top Dry Stout 3.3
On tap at the brewery. Deep, dark brown, almost black appearance. Aroma of cocoa, bitter chocolate, roasted grain, light coffee and light earth. Pretty similar flavor, roasty, toasty and earthy with mild bitterness. A little thin and light but easy to drink overall.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ajnepple
Golden City Ichabod’s Pumpkin Ale 3.1
22 oz bottle shared, purchased at the brewery. Orange and light hazy appearance with a beige ring of foamy head. Aroma of pumpkin spices, toasted malts, light toffee, cereal grains and a hint of caramel. Similar flavor, mildly spiced and moderately sweet. Overall: OK.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

snoworsummer
Golden City Table Top Dry Stout 3.1
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like burnt malt, burnt coffee, burnt toast, and dark chocolate. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like burnt malt, burnt toast, dark chocolate, and dark coffee.
Monday, November 09, 2015

snoworsummer
Golden City Evolution IPA 3.4
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like grapefruit, resin, citrus hops, and creamy doughy malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like citrus hops, doughy malt, some resin, and grapefruit
Saturday, October 31, 2015

snoworsummer
Golden City Belgian IPA 3.5
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like bubblegum, citrus hops, sweet malt, and herb. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet citrus hops, bubblegum, sweet malt, and a light herb.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Theydon_Bois
Golden City Evolution IPA 3.5
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15. Golden copper with a moderate off white covering. Nose is earthy hop, caramel malt, light pine, melon. Taste comprises citric masg, mango, pine, straw, orange squash, bitter grapefruit. Medium bodied with a little bite, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a good clout of hop bitterness. Decent enough IPA.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

onceblind
Golden City Lost Keg Barleywine 4.3
Clear copper-golden with a thin white foamy ring around the edge of the glass. Delightful stone fruit and English strong ale maltiness, so there’s some raisin and cherry and light cinnamon toast. Smooth flavor with some raisin and date and cherry, but also with a boozy deep English maltiness like a Christmas ale. A little toffee throughout. Pretty nice, tastes boozy but without the burn.
Monday, September 07, 2015

onceblind
Golden City Prospector Pale Ale 3.8
Clear brilliant golden with a thin sticky white cap. Lovely earthy floral and bright leafy/citric aroma. Clean and hoppy floral flavor with some clean pale malt tones, some body, a touch of yeastiness, grassy and floral hops, a bit of leafy and light orange rind flavors. Really nice.
Monday, September 07, 2015

onceblind
Golden City Belgian IPA 3.6
Hazy golden with a thin foamy white head. Belgian fruity and yeasty esters with some apple skin and banana and leafy bitter hops. Clean and estery flavor with loads of Belgian tree fruity esters and some mild yeasty flavor, some leafy bitterness, a little grassy flavor and a little dry orange peel. Decent.
Monday, September 07, 2015

onceblind
Golden City German Pale Ale 3.2
Clear pale golden with a thin white cap. Grassy and slightly bubblegumy aroma with some pale German wheaty malts. Clean and lagery biscuity flavor with a bit of noble hop and a wee touch of that same bubblegum tone from the aroma. Grassy and biscuity finish.
Monday, September 07, 2015

Ratman197
Golden City Flemish Red 3.6
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness, oak and light lactic notes. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of caramel, fruitiness, light earthiness amd light oak with a crisp dry tart lingering fruity finish.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ratman197
Golden City Honey Don’t Be Sour 3.3
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a hazy gold with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of wheat, honey, citrus and funk. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a lightly tart finish. Flavors of wheat, honey, citrus and funk with a smooth lightly tart funky finish.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ughsmash
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA 3.3
Draft. Poured deeper amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up nutty and biscuity malts topped by herbal hops. The flavor found sweet caramel and biscuity malts at the core, with a solid dose of buttery character.. mild-moderate, fairly non-descript bitterness around.. finished a touch spicy, again with some butter. Medium-bodied with good carbonation.. some odd stuff in there.
Friday, August 21, 2015

pricey290483
Golden City Evolution IPA 2.2
on tap at the great british beer festival not for me this one not a big hop i was hoping for would like to try it from a keg rather than a cask
Friday, August 14, 2015

mR_fr0g
Golden City Evolution IPA 3.5
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Mostly cleat golden orange coloured pour eitha fjne white head. Aroma is juicy pine, light dank. Bug caramel_. Juicy doughy pine. Flavour is sweet caramel, biscuit, pine needle. Good stuff.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ratman197
Golden City Prospector Pale Ale 3.8
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, pine and hint of grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, citrus, light pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

ajnepple
Golden City Golden Summer Ale 2.9
On tap at the brewery. Orange and pretty clear appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of light citrus, floral notes, light hop spice and pale malts. Similar flavor, adding a light grainy sweetness. Light bodied and easy to drink. A bit bland, but somewhat refreshing in the sun.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

ajnepple
Golden City Prospector Pale Ale 3.4
On tap at the brewery. Orange and pretty clear appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, toasted grain, cereal malt, light pine and light hop resin as it warms. Similar flavor, adding a mild hop bitterness and light malt sweetness. Crisp feel with a light dry finish. Solid pale ale.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

fonefan
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA 2.7

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA ].
Unclear medium orange amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fuge, toffee, sweet sweet. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, toffee - fudge, sweet sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20140813]

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA 1.7
Tap@ GCB. Clear dark amber with white foam. Grainy pale malt, citrus, buttery aromas. Med body. Citrus, heavy pale malt flavors with a big burnt popcorn butter nastiness ----whoa.....
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Golden City Honey Wheat 1.9
tap@ GCB. Hazy golden with white head. Bready pale wheat, citrus orange, honey aromas.  Medium body. Weak pale wheat, honey, citrus flavors ---weak
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Golden City Evolution IPA 3.1
Tap@ GCB. Clear light amber color with ivory head. Herbal, rosemary, citrusy aromas. Medium body. Grainy pale malt base with herbal, citrus, pine flavors---not bad
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Golden City Legendary Red Ale 3.1
Tap@ GCB. Clear dark amber with ivory head. Toast, caramel, earthy lagered malt aromas. Smooth medium body. Lagered toasted caramel base brew with subtle herbal hoppage ---smooth finish___ not bad
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Golden City Mad Molly’s Brown Ale 3.1
Tap@ GCB.Clear dark amber color with ivory head. Nutty, mild chocolate, dirt aromas. Medium body. Same nutty, light roast, mild chocolate flavors with a dirt finish----decent
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Golden City Clear Creek Gold Pale Ale 3
Tap@ Golden. Clear golden with white head. Mild floral, white bread, peppery aromas. Medium body.  Lagered pale malt dry ish base brew with light fruits, black pepper--not bad
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ratman197
Golden City Imperial Honey 3.3
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a hazy gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of bread, citrus and light honey. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, citrus and light honey with a smooth dry lingering honey finish.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

50belair
Golden City Zeke’s Belly Up Imperial Stout (Buffalo Trace) 4
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Mild bourbon aromas. Lots of bourbon up front with caramel malts, oak, and vanilla notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ajnepple
Golden City Wassail 3.1
On tap at Colorado Plus. Thick, rich, malty and quite spicy with a full body. A light earthy piney hop bitterness to round things out. I remember enjoying the brewers’ Wassail at Ironworks better.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Leighton
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA 2.9
Cask at GBBF 2014 - London. Day 2. Pours clear amber-gold with a few bubbles for a head. Present diacetyl, with notes of toffee, ripe orange, big sugary dough, brown sugar, bread, light leafy bitterness. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Chewy. Sticky sweet on the finish with more dough and some toffee. Meh.
Monday, January 26, 2015

DenverLogan
Golden City Centurion Barleywine Ale 3.5
From a 22 oz bottle, different label than in your stock photo. Poured into a Caracole Saxo chalice. Pours amber-copper with minimum head and lace...in fact there was barely a fizz when I popped this cap. Minimal carbonation and moderate mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, caramel, sorghum, sweet prunes and raisins. Overall big and rich and sweet...bottle may have lost the appropriate carbonation.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

yespr
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA 3.2
From cask. Pours amber, hazy and small white head. Aroma is mild butterish and solid hoppy. Bitter and dry greasy hoppy. Sweet, malty and light fruity. Sweet and almost suggarish finish.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

JK
Golden City Legendary Red Ale 3
On tap at the brewery, GABF week 2014. I did not know exactly what kind of beer this was while drinking it, but i did not think altbier. Mild malt aroma and flavor. Low carbonation, not too heavy on the palate making it easy to drink, but I thought more of a red ale than an alt.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

JK
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA 2.9
On tap at the brewery, GABF week 2014. I think this the "Bourbon Barrel Rye IPA" so I will put my rating here. Bourbon aroma and flavor. Bitter hops, and some malt. Unfortunately the bourbon overpowers everything else
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

JK
Golden City Evolution IPA 3
On tap at the brewery, GABF week 2014. Copper color. mild hop aroma nd flavor. Dry, bitter hops and a solid malt base. Well balanced with the malt; I thought it was more of an American Pale Ale.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

JK
Golden City Out at 2nd 3.1
On tap at the brewery, GABF week 2014. Big aroma of pine trees and hop resin. Sweet hop flavor but surprisingly not very bitter at all. Low carbonation; brown color.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

anders37
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA 2.9
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2014. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and grapefruit hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.
Thursday, December 04, 2014

drjay44
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA 2.8
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained, ivory head, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 17) body......nose is sweet, with light toffee/caramel notes, pineapple, herbal, grass, light resin, light berries, hints of sherry.....taste is sweet, with treacle notes, pineapple, resin, citron, other candied fruits, hints of sherry, finishing with a moderate, lingering pine, resin bitterness.....mouth feel, heavy of medium body, sticky, alcohol heat present, carbonation adds light acid, and slight creaminess. This is a very, very sweet representation of the style and may be slightly oxidized. The hops and malts are barely able to balance the sweetness. This need major recipe changes, perhaps a decrease in the malts, a change of the hops and yeast. BJCP 6/2/10/4/5
Friday, November 28, 2014

Ratman197
Golden City Bus to Beelzebub 3.7
Poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, fruitiness, yeast and spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, spice and light fruitiness with a smooth finish.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

fonefan
Golden City Bus to Beelzebub 2.8

[ As Golden City Bus to Beelzebub ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate yeasty, fruity, bubble gum, sharp, paint stripper notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, yeasty, sweet yeast - candy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140516]

Sunday, November 09, 2014

ajnepple
Golden City Mashing Pumpkins 3.3
On tap at the brewery. Light hazy, orange-amber appearance with a sticky white head. Aroma of roasted pumpkins, mild spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee and caramel malt. Similar flavor with a nice, mild pumpkin flavor, not a spice bomb like some. Moderate sweetness with a pleasant, light floral bitterness and a lingering, mildly spicy, lightly bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy smooth feel. Pretty tasty and easy to drink.
Thursday, November 06, 2014

DrunkSanta410
Golden City Lookout Stout 2.7
Pint at brewery. Pours a dark brown, little khaki head. Aroma is malty, slight roasted notes. Faint coffee. Taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate black coffee. Slightly bitter. Palate is medium carbonation, a bit watery. Average.
Friday, October 31, 2014

ajnepple
Golden City Cherry Bomber Ale 3
On tap at GCB as "Cherry Bomber Inspired Ale". A Kölsch + Cherries. Cloudy amber appearance with a small white head and light lacing. Fruity and sweet cherry flavor with light malts and a fruity finish. Not bad, just a fairly one-dimensional fruit beer.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

NachlamSie
Golden City Lookout Stout 3
Pint at the brewery. Pours very dark with a tiny tan head. Aroma is roasty and meaty with sweet chocolate coming through. Flavor is malt heavy and roasty, almost smoky even. This beer has huge potential, but a faint yet persistent green apple flavor throws things out of whack. I thoroughly enjoy the malt flavor. Clean this up just a bit and we’d have a winner.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

slowrunner77
Golden City Centurion Barleywine Ale 3.7
"kinda sorta doesn’t work as a barleywine - the weird mix of citrus and vanilla/caramel/oak makes it not fit the style, per se. but - as an overall beer, it was quite tasty and unique. the feel was excellent."
Friday, October 03, 2014

gunnfryd
Golden City Bus to Beelzebub 2.7
Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is hop, bread, sugar, alcohol. Flavour is hop, bread, sugar, alcohol, malt, fruit, yeast. Full body. Ordinary beer.
Friday, September 26, 2014

rlgk
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA 2.8
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear deep golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Fruity berry aroma, grassy, sourish, strawberries, some citrus. Fruity strawberry flavor, grass, some caramel. Quite strange.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bulk_Carrier
Golden City Evolution IPA 3.3
Thanks for the can, Erin. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing speckling and then sliding into the beer. The smell had a decent amount of light sweet citrus to brighten into a slight bittersweet piney - ness. The taste was bittersweet citrus to include the piney hops and eventually allows a decent light caramel malt to it. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still carried a decent subtle smoothness to it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA that I could have again.
Friday, September 19, 2014