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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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
ALIBALI (1988) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2017
Getreidiges SoftHopIPA mit dem lockeren Moosbefall.... Probierschluck von Micha. Buddel Stuff.

3.7
Sircatis (283) - FRANCE - JUN 15, 2017
Achetée chez Hopla Boisson à Sierentz par Jess. Bière orangée au nez très fruité. En bouche elle a de l’amertume, du houblon. Belle découverte. Bonne bière.

3.3
johnnnniee (4236) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle from Jcwatts, thanks for the opportunity! Hazy golden orange with a decent sized frothy white head. Bready caramel with citrus and orange on the nose. Earthy minty bread and caramel Not horribly hoppy, not sure how old the bottle is not bad.

3.3
tommann (3713) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
355ml can. Pours dark orange gold with a large head. Aroma is subtle mango and banana hop & caramel. Taste has caramel up front a bitter grassy finish.

3.8
VamboladeTolly (1937) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with nice medium yellowish firm head. Aroma: sweetish, tropical fruits and berries, caramel, citrus, peaches,hay, maple syrup, Taste: medium bitter with some sweetness, pine, citrus, honey, resin, Medium body. Bitter finish. Nice

3.7
SNL (758) - - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle Slightly hazy golden pour, small white head. Nose and taste are both nice and hoppy. Finish is medium bitter, with an abrupt finish. Average carbonation.

3.4
tanel025 (119) - ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2017
Aroma is mostly hops. Taste is malt, hops. Little sweetness, medium bitterness. Very simple beer, no complexity but easily drinkable and not bad at all. Simple and good.

3.6
kustie (1154) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle. Amber color with off-white head. Aroma has citrus, tropical fruits and grass. Taste is malty with long bitter and quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, needles.

3.8
eXORRO (241) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2017
Tap @ 33 Krany Białystok. Sweet aroma of hops, fruity candies. Taste rather sweet, full of hops. Nice, hoppy, high leveled bitterness. Tasty IPA

3
oobawa (1301) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Big on malt and pine, Go West! feels a bit of a missed opportunity, citric and resinous but too sweet and packing an unexpectedly abrasive finish. Starts okay, an outsized caramel malt front fading into a tropical hop middle, yet the back end skews bready and somewhat medicinal, an unnecessary tartness mixing with a harsh, astringent fade that ruins the brew. Expected a better West Coast IPA coming from Anchor.


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