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RATINGS: 98   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1888) - 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 (1774) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5710) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2016
(En ft la source): Des malts langoureux, machable et une pression tropicale collante et moelleuse. Dlicieux.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (209) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Pours a very pale straw-yellow with a thin, but sticky, white head. I mean, you can literally see through this beer. It looks like a Miller Lite. Aroma is citrus, stone fruits, grass, faint pine and floral notes. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, light, sweet and tropical upfront, then quickly morphing into a piney bitter swallow, cut from being too harsh by a hint of simple, sweet malt. Very nice; hard to imagine the amount of flavor from such a pale pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2233) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours a semi clear yellowish with a medium size white head and very good lacing. Smell is of caramel, citrus, hops, floral, and some wood. Taste is a little creamy, bitter, some citrus, and a little caramel. Ends nicely bitter and a little bit of citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (2588) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle pour avg gold with moderate white head. Nose grass, weedy, citrus, floral. I dont know if its the pot dispensary on every other corner or if its the Pacific Northwest hops that have been giving these beers that aroma. Taste moderate bitter bite up front, then tropical fruit and resin. Good balancing sweetness. Lighter bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1435) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Gold pour, small white head. Nose is grapefruit. Middle is medium kilned malt, soft fruit. Finish is a blend of hops, malt, and alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (8117) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Draft at Rattle N Hum West with Max. Pours a clear golden body with thin white lacing. Nose is soft citrus. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of honey and a crisp, citric hop profile.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (10051) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle from Nugget Market, Woodland. Pours clear golden with a huge white head and a toffee and citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied pale malt flavor with a bitter citrus finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (924) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
650 mL bottle. Hazed golden orange pour, few fingers of white fluffy head. Decent head retention, Tropical fruit aroma, mango, and a decent amount of pine. Taste follows with big fruit. Moderate bitter finish. Imperial in flavour but not bitterness, real nice and smooth for a big beer.


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