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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly a collaboration with Ninkasi Brewing. IGA highlights the route that lots of new hop bombs are headed: light in body, lighter in color, and HUGE in citrus flavor and aroma. India Golden Ale or "I.G.A." is a showcase for two relatively new hops, Mosaic and Eldorado. Mosaic gives the beer a bright mix of stonefruit and tropical flavors along with a big piney backbone. Eldorados are fruity and soften the finish. Breakside keeps the malt bill incredibly simple to allow the hops to take center stage in this elegant and beguiling beer. 8.1% ABV 60 IBU malts: 2 Row, British Munich hops: Mosaic, Eldorado, Chinook

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2017
Chucks 85th, Seattle. Lacing thin foam, rich golden body. Rich biscuit malts, banana ester. IPA level green hops. Alcohol note and richness. Interesting construction and idea. Clean green bitter hop finish. Not for me exactly but a nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4731) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle from Brewers Haven. Haxy golden body topped off with a high, fluffy head. Lovely pour. Soft, gentle aroma features some muted hoppiness, slightly bready. Taste gets a bit juicy, citrus, grapefruit. Finishes tangy, biting, slow burn follows. This little number hides a punch under that light facade.S summery essences with winter warmth. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. W cholerę morelowe.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4644) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
On tap at Torst, Brooklyn, 14.5.16.Clear amber with a frothy white head. White grapes, guava, white grapefruit aroma. Tarty taste, oranges, a little dry. Medium body, dry finish, short grapefruit aftertaste and well-fizzed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (6052) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Crisp golden coloured body with a slight cloudy orange glow and a nice, small two centimetre tall off-white head that fades relatively fast. Aroma of resin, earth, grapefruit, pine, alcohol, cleanser and a bit of toffee. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong resinous hop flavour at first with a lot of bitterness and pungency from the hops with a very smooth sweetness from apricots and fruits and a mellow but balanced malt backbone showing some earth and toffee. Aftertaste shows an almost perfect balance of hops and malt with a good sweet finish, a bit of resin and pine bitterness near the end, all with some fruit flavours to wash it down. Overall, a well-structured and fruity beer that shows less hops than I expected (for the style and a PNW based beer) but a better balance and elegance than I expected as well. Nice to try and well worth grabbing if you can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 05-May-2015 for US$6,02 sampled at home in Washington on 27-September-2016.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (14386) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
Draft - Nice fresh citrus hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet and juicy tropical fruit and citrus. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Humlehode (663) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2016
Pours clear golden. Nice hoppy aroma. Orange, pineapple, berry. Medium body. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light tropical fruit aroma with light grapefruit. Tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit linger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1820) - CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fingers of fluffy ivory head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dank resiny pine, caramel malt, tropical fruit, light floral. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Medium slightly slick body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Slightly elderly, perhaps - Im not entirely certain of my interpretation of the smeary date stamp - but still decently hop-forward, with a pleasantly sweet caramel malt base. The fairly high ABV is well integrated, and never intrudes, making this dangerously drinkable. No, its not the most impressive DIPA Ive ever had, and Id probably like it more if it were brighter, but its still an enjoyable example of the style. (15/20)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1763) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2016
22 oz bomber. Pours slightly hazy bright yellow with a big frothy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is lots of dank resiny piney hops.

The flavor is bready malt with some soft tropical fruit and a lot of brash dank resiny and slightly catty hops that pack a big bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I remember liking this more on draft. It was a lot fruitier and not nearly as dank and resiny.


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