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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The California Gold Rush compelled thousands to Go West! “to see the elephant,” a metaphor for the doggedly optimistic risk-taking linked then and now with America’s intensified pursuit of happiness. As early as 1849, India Pale Ale—prepared by British brewers for export to India by adding dry hops to barrels of hoppy ale—was also going west, from England around the Horn to San Francisco. In 1975, Anchor—America’s first craft brewery—led the modern revival of dry-hopped handmade ales.

Fast-forward to Go West! IPA™, made with 2-row pale barley malt and dry-hopped with a unique blend of 4 American hops. Its mouthwateringly complex aromas of citrus, pine, and the tropics; spiky bitterness; gleaming golden color; and clean finish unite to create this singular 24-karat IPA. Go West!, where the impossible is possible.

This brew pours bright, clear golden color with light tan head, has strong tropical and citrus fruit aromas balanced by the spiky freshness of pine needles. You get bitterness up front followed by subtly sweet maltiness, a light body and very smooth finish. You get hop bitterness, clean and fresh, and a hint of sweetness creates a complexity that leaves you wanting more.

Malt: 2-Row Pale
Hops: Apollo, Bravo
Dry Hops: Citra, Equinox, Calypso, Eureka!

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3.5
Rei00 (136) - CHILE - JAN 15, 2018
Color anaranjado turbio de escasa espuma. Aromas a lúpulo, pino y durazno. Sabor a eucaliptos y lúpulo con notas de pomelo y final cremoso. Amargor muy amable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
quini (8) - - JAN 14, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Buenísima, una cerveza con un punto amargo excepcional, una espuma consistente y un color ámbar que hacen de esta IPA una gran cerveza.

3.3
rand (1920) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle 355 ml / Amstein - St-Légier (CH). Amber with a pale ochre head, compact ans with laces. Fruity aromas, peach-apricot, mango, spices and caramel. The taste is bitter-sweet with perfect balance, with complex fruity tones, tropical and citrus-orange on a creamy malt, notes of caramel-licorice. The bitterness always takes more place, with pine and citrus-zest for a slight final imbalance.

2.5
balloonbuffoon (737) - - DEC 28, 2017
12floz bottle BOD: 05.05.2017 (I always need to reference their bottling, sigh), $1.75, nonic glass. Looks good: golden shades of yellow with off-white head. Smell is pretty standard, which I'd put as hard candy citrus - something about this aroma annoys me. Blah lemony-clementine and medicinal flavors blazen the palate with undesirable qualities. I don"t enjoy this beer very much.

3.4
patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2017
bottle - Hazy gold pour. Aroma is of citrus and resinous hops. The flavor is quite bitter with citrus and pine and some underlying bready malt. Medium bodied.

3.5
teddybeer (4249) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2017
On tap @ Lambic (Alcalá de Heneres)
Light orangish color, white head with good retention, Aroma is slightly citrus and some resin notes. Flavor with a decent bitterness, notes of oranges and tangerine. Fruity final wit mild bitterness.

3.3
Wim (4226) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2017
Together with Yves at my home hazy amber colored body with a white head and with a spicy yeast citrus hop aroma a spicy yeast citrus sweet hop bitter taste with a bitter finish  

3.3
Calisky (3150) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 14, 2017
Couleur orangée trouble, bonne petite mousse. Nez houblonné exotique et caramel. Gout houblonné fruité, note de menthe, avec malté caramel. Bonne amertume en fin de bouche. Pas mal mais très classique.

2.9
obguthr (6824) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Orange aroma, onion highlights. Hazy amber, thin head. Orange, grass, chives. Light body, moderate carbonation. Different, but not necessarily enjoyable.

3.6
Wolfbass (1211) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 9, 2017
Direi assolutamente una bella bevuta accompagnando un ottima cena, pulisce bene la bocca e risulta molto gradevole...


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