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RATINGS: 106   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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3.9
Travlr (24656) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Clear golden color, medium white head. Grapefruit aroma. Taste is bitter citrus and pine. Nice.

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fiulijn (20491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014
2014-06-26 draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 8-3-8-5-16=40
Cloudy golden color with compact head. Pungent brew, probably with NZ hops, with a lean body, appreciated for showcasing good hops, moderately sweet, and very fruity (mango over all), a bit musky; drier final.
Very good, drink cold.

2014-06-07, bottle from 16th Street Liquor, West Vancouver, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Hazy golden color with medium sized head. The hop aroma is moderately fruity, some malt, and light vegetables; some piney pungent hop too. Lean body, the mouthfeel is lightly oily; mellow malt flavor, and potent hopping, very resiny, but also with fresh fruit character; long and bold final.
There are other strong IPAs with a better aroma, nevertheless this one has the quality of being quite easy to drink.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (19481) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Tap at Breakside, PDX, 25/05/13. Clear golden with a thin white head. Nose delivers a good fresh hop kick, grapefruit, orange sherbet, mineral notes. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, hops, light pine, orange pith, citrus. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. A decent well balanced DIPA - good work !

4
mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma brings out lots of piney hops, zesty biscuity malt, and a little citrus. Flavour brings out loads of juicy piney hops, resin, and dry zesty biscuity malt. Loads of hops, very dry on the palate, and without any residual sweetness. Excellent stuff.

3.5
Oakes (17642) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
India Golden, not Golden IPA, and this is reflected in the character of the beer. Has a dull gold, aroma is very bright with floral, tropical fruit hops. Taste has melon, mango and vinous hops, a fair bit of pale malt and it’s actually a little gluey. Not entirely effective - especially there is some biscuity character getting in the way of the brightness and the alcohol is quite apparent as well, lending harshness to the finished product.

4.1
yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle, 22oz. At Både &. Almost clear in the glass, golden in colour and with a small off-white head. Piney aroma with lots of orange zest, some malts in the back. Lots of bitterness in the mouth, lasting for a really long time. Orange zest, pine cones and a little malty touch in the flavor. Full body, quite dry on the palate, with a nice carbonation. Lasting finish, mostly on the bitter, hoppy side. Delicious and wonderful, sure a beer to repeat. 150821

3.9
brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
On tap @ Breakside. Clear pale golden beer with a white head. Super hoppy! Big time grapefruit, orange, and perhaps kumquat. Pretty pine forward as well. Light tropical fruits, pale malt, and a bit of biscuit. There’s a pretty mild sweetness, which is surprising given the ABV. Great fruity hop flavor and sweetness. Good bitterness as well, but not aggressive. A solid effort.

3.8
Ferris (15236) - 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.

3.7
gunnfryd (14869) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Kick 110815. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, pine, caramel. Flavoir is fruit, pine, grapefruit, malt, hop. bitter finish. Nice beer.

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Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, peach, mango, tangerine, pink grapefruit and melon. Palate was light boded and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, grapefruit, lemon zest, light tropical fruit and a hint of peach with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.


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