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RATINGS: 461   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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3.6
jybi (556) - FRANCE - APR 24, 2018
Apollo, Bravo, Citra, Calypso et Eureka...voici les 5 houblons intégrés dans la recette (les trois derniers en houblonnage à cru). Cette Go West IPA tombe dans le travers de ces IPA qui collectionnent les houblons pour un résultat brouillon et des alliances aromatiques pas abouti. En verre, nous sommes sur un blond orangé avec une mousse nappant tout juste la surface. Le nez se porte très largement sur le résineux et l'orange sur un fond de mangue et de fruits exotiques. A l'attaque, le résineux est beaucoup moins présent. Le fruit domine avec en tête l'orange et la mangue, légèrement épicé et avec une petite fraîcheur mentholée. L'alliance est pas aboutie et manque d'équilibre. La deuxième bouche ne vient que renforcer cette sensation, sans harmonie avec menthol, orange, pamplemousse, mangue et un brin de résineux. L'arrière bouche est quant à elle sur une amertume herbacée. La troisième bouche est la plus stable, sur le fruits avec orange et fruits exotiques et laisse place à un final d'une bonne longueur, sur une amertume racée autour du pamplemousse et résineux. Davantage de sobriété serait de bon aloi.

3.9
Wixie (732) - BELGIUM - APR 22, 2018
Hazy golden liquid, average head. Fruity aroma of hops. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is bitter, fruity.

3.7
boubalep (54) - - APR 21, 2018
Bottle, while eating a flammenkuche. Easy to drink IPA, a bit bitter but arôme is nice and not too subtle. Goes well While eating on a terrace. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
BBHansen (1182) - Køge, DENMARK - APR 21, 2018
Bottle @ DØE Vordingborg. Appearance: pours clear orange with ok off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, bread, jam, grapefruit, light pine, grass and oranges. palette: medium hoppy aroma, average carbonation, medium body, medium sweetness, balanced by a medium to notable bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: tasteful IPA

3.4
ERB92 (867) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2018
Aroma of fruits, citrus and a hint of malt and herbs. Deep golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium + bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Slightly dry and bitter finish. Overall an decent IPA.

3.6
Moretum (332) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - APR 11, 2018
Trübe orange gelbe Farbe mit weißer Schaumkrone. Frischer hopfig-fruchtiger Geruch. Geschmacklich hopfig, fruchtig nach Citrus, Pfirsich und etwas Karamell, leicht malzig. Leichte Süße mit mittlerer Bitterkeit, spürbarem Alkohol und aufkommender Trockenheit, mittlerer Körper mit spürbarer Kohlensäure.

3.2
jjsint (3802) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2018
Bottle at the Head of Steam, Leicester. It's a deep gold with a bit of carbonation and not a lot of head. Mild aroma, a bit of lemongrass and soft citrus, with candied orange. Not getting so much pine needle. Fresh astringent bitter taste. I normally dislike medicinal IPAs but this has a certain je ne sais quoi about it, maybe it's the initial hit of tropical fruit followed by an almost umami note with hints of melon. The finish however is too medicinal for me. A mixed bag.

3.4
trompellot (0) - - MAR 22, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2018 cerveza ajustada de sabor sin pasarse. Color de atardecer. buen sabor en boca

4
monkeychugg55 (1134) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2018
Hazy yellow orange with a big fluffy white head.The aroma has tropical fruit, resin, pine, and some earthiness. Nice combo. The flavor is just as tasty. This is a really solid IPA, kudos to Anchor for killing it after all these years.

1.9
ricehobbit (8) - - MAR 6, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2018 bitter saurer geschmach, dunkel und sehr ehrlich - Interessanter würziger geruch


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