Golden City Brewery Reviews




ajnepple
3.2
Golden City / Holidaily / Barrels & Bottles The Beard, The Fro and The Ponytail
On tap at Hops & Pie. Clear golden appearance with a white ring of foam. Aroma of citrus fruit, zesty hops and mild grains. Similar flavor, adding pine and hop resin, mild to moderate hop bitterness and a hint of butterscotch. Medium body with crisp carbonation, a dry feel and a lingering bitter finish. OK.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

onceblind
4
Golden City / Holidaily / Barrels & Bottles The Beard, The Fro and The Ponytail
Clear golden with a thin white rocky cap. Brisk orange zest and slight vanillin undertones and gentle citric bitter hops on the aroma. Nice bright pale malty base on the flavor with a nice grassy bitterness and gentle orange rind tones, with a subtle vanilla cream undertone, but very faint. Mostly just a crisp semi-citric pale ale.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ratman197
3.7
Golden City The Beard
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, orange zest and pink grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, citrus and earthiness with a crisp dry moderately bitter finish.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dogbrick
3.6
Golden City MMMperial
Sample at the taproom. Brown-black color with a medium tan head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and a bit of dark fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of roast malt, bittersweet chocolate, anise and fruit. The finish is roasty coffee and malt. Decent overall.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dogbrick
3.3
Golden City Lookout Stout
Sample at the taproom. Flat black color with a medium creamy tan head that recedes gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing. Roast malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. Light-bodied with a roasty malt and coffee character, with cocoa in the background. The finish is mild coffee and malt. Decent overall.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dogbrick
3.4
Golden City Evolution IPA
Sample at the taproom. Clear bronze color with a thin off-white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Short stringy lacing. Citrus, hops and malt aromas. Medium body with flavors of herbal hops, stone fruit and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a melon and hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dogbrick
3
Golden City Mad Molly’s Brown Ale
Sample at the taproom. Clear mahogany-brown color with a thin light beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Roast malt, caramel and fruit aroma. Light body with flavors of roast malt, caramel and fruit. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Average overall.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dogbrick
3.2
Golden City Legendary Red Ale
Sample at the taproom. Clear reddish-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes quickly to a wispy film. Short strings of lace. Roast malt, fruit and hops in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hop and fruit. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dogbrick
3.5
Golden City Clear Creek Gold Pale Ale
Sample at the taproom. Clear golden color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to a wispy film. Spotty lacing. Grassy hops, fruit and malt in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of floral hops, citrus and biscuit malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hop aftertaste. Decent overall.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dogbrick
3.5
Golden City Fruity IPA
Sample from cask at the taproom. The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily to a wispy film. Short stings of lacing. Tropical fruit, hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of citrus and melon, hops and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ratman197
3.4
Golden City Lookout Stout (Bourbon barrel aged)
On tap at Colorado Plus poured aclear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, licorice and light bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, dried fruit and a hint of bourbon with asmooth lingering fruity finish.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

ajnepple
3.2
Golden City Brewmance
On tap at Hops & Pie. Amber to brown and clear in appearance with a tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, toffee, light earthy hops and a hint of alcohol. Similar flavor, adding medium malt sweetness and light hop bitterness. Medium to full body with hints of butterscotch at the finish. OK.
Friday, January 27, 2017

Ratman197
3
Golden City MMMperial
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, fruitiness, cocoa and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bakers cocoa, roastiness and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering bakers cocoa finish.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

madmitch76
3
Golden City Titanic EIS Brown
11th August 2016
GBBF Day 3. Cask. Clear amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, good fine minerally carbonation. Nice condition. Light malts, mildly sweet. Little ripe fruits, trace of berry fruits,. Light finish. Okay.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Ratman197
3
Golden City Heritage Honey Wheat
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, light honey and light fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat and light honey with a smooth finish.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ratman197
3.5
Golden City Brewmance
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry bitter lingering caramel finish.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.5
Golden City Titanic EIS Brown
Cask at GBBF day 3 11/08/2016. A reddy nut brown coloured pour with a a lasting beige head Aroma is earthy nutty malts, dried apple, hazelnuts, . Flavour is composed of sweet nutty mlats, pecan, sweet choccy, roast, earthy toast. Palate is grainy, moderate carbonation, decent.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

harrisoni
3.2
Golden City Titanic EIS Brown
Cask gravity at GBBF 2016. Some malt some malty fruit. Some dryness on the finish. Ok just not very interesting.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ratman197
4
Golden City Wassail
Bomber 2014 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, clove, allspice and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, caramel, cinnamon and ginger with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

ajnepple
3.3
Golden City Belgian IPA
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, floral notes, light peppery spice, herbs, piney hops, grass and earth. Similar flavor, moderately bitter with a medium body and a lingering finish. OK for an IPA.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ajnepple
2.9
Golden City Amarillo Honey
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden appearance with a lingering white head and light lacing. Mild aroma of pine, grass and light honey malt. Similar flavor, somewhat bland with light to mild hop bitterness. Easy to drink but a little boring overall.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ajnepple
3.3
Golden City Table Top Dry Stout
On tap at the brewery. Deep, dark brown, almost black appearance. Aroma of cocoa, bitter chocolate, roasted grain, light coffee and light earth. Pretty similar flavor, roasty, toasty and earthy with mild bitterness. A little thin and light but easy to drink overall.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ajnepple
3.1
Golden City Ichabod’s Pumpkin Ale
22 oz bottle shared, purchased at the brewery. Orange and light hazy appearance with a beige ring of foamy head. Aroma of pumpkin spices, toasted malts, light toffee, cereal grains and a hint of caramel. Similar flavor, mildly spiced and moderately sweet. Overall: OK.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

snoworsummer
3.1
Golden City Table Top Dry Stout
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like burnt malt, burnt coffee, burnt toast, and dark chocolate. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like burnt malt, burnt toast, dark chocolate, and dark coffee.
Monday, November 9, 2015

snoworsummer
3.4
Golden City Evolution IPA
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like grapefruit, resin, citrus hops, and creamy doughy malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like citrus hops, doughy malt, some resin, and grapefruit
Saturday, October 31, 2015

snoworsummer
3.5
Golden City Belgian IPA
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like bubblegum, citrus hops, sweet malt, and herb. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet citrus hops, bubblegum, sweet malt, and a light herb.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Theydon_Bois
3.5
Golden City Evolution IPA
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15. Golden copper with a moderate off white covering. Nose is earthy hop, caramel malt, light pine, melon. Taste comprises citric masg, mango, pine, straw, orange squash, bitter grapefruit. Medium bodied with a little bite, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a good clout of hop bitterness. Decent enough IPA.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

onceblind
4.3
Golden City Lost Keg Barleywine
Clear copper-golden with a thin white foamy ring around the edge of the glass. Delightful stone fruit and English strong ale maltiness, so there’s some raisin and cherry and light cinnamon toast. Smooth flavor with some raisin and date and cherry, but also with a boozy deep English maltiness like a Christmas ale. A little toffee throughout. Pretty nice, tastes boozy but without the burn.
Monday, September 7, 2015

onceblind
3.8
Golden City Prospector Pale Ale
Clear brilliant golden with a thin sticky white cap. Lovely earthy floral and bright leafy/citric aroma. Clean and hoppy floral flavor with some clean pale malt tones, some body, a touch of yeastiness, grassy and floral hops, a bit of leafy and light orange rind flavors. Really nice.
Monday, September 7, 2015

onceblind
3.6
Golden City Belgian IPA
Hazy golden with a thin foamy white head. Belgian fruity and yeasty esters with some apple skin and banana and leafy bitter hops. Clean and estery flavor with loads of Belgian tree fruity esters and some mild yeasty flavor, some leafy bitterness, a little grassy flavor and a little dry orange peel. Decent.
Monday, September 7, 2015

onceblind
3.2
Golden City German Pale Ale
Clear pale golden with a thin white cap. Grassy and slightly bubblegumy aroma with some pale German wheaty malts. Clean and lagery biscuity flavor with a bit of noble hop and a wee touch of that same bubblegum tone from the aroma. Grassy and biscuity finish.
Monday, September 7, 2015

Ratman197
3.6
Golden City Flemish Red
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness, oak and light lactic notes. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of caramel, fruitiness, light earthiness amd light oak with a crisp dry tart lingering fruity finish.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ratman197
3.3
Golden City Honey Don’t Be Sour
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a hazy gold with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of wheat, honey, citrus and funk. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a lightly tart finish. Flavors of wheat, honey, citrus and funk with a smooth lightly tart funky finish.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ughsmash
3.3
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA
Draft. Poured deeper amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up nutty and biscuity malts topped by herbal hops. The flavor found sweet caramel and biscuity malts at the core, with a solid dose of buttery character.. mild-moderate, fairly non-descript bitterness around.. finished a touch spicy, again with some butter. Medium-bodied with good carbonation.. some odd stuff in there.
Friday, August 21, 2015

pricey290483
2.2
Golden City Evolution IPA
on tap at the great british beer festival not for me this one not a big hop i was hoping for would like to try it from a keg rather than a cask
Friday, August 14, 2015

mR_fr0g
3.5
Golden City Evolution IPA
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Mostly cleat golden orange coloured pour eitha fjne white head. Aroma is juicy pine, light dank. Bug caramel_. Juicy doughy pine. Flavour is sweet caramel, biscuit, pine needle. Good stuff.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ratman197
3.8
Golden City Prospector Pale Ale
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, pine and hint of grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, citrus, light pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

ajnepple
2.9
Golden City Golden Summer Ale
On tap at the brewery. Orange and pretty clear appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of light citrus, floral notes, light hop spice and pale malts. Similar flavor, adding a light grainy sweetness. Light bodied and easy to drink. A bit bland, but somewhat refreshing in the sun.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ajnepple
3.4
Golden City Prospector Pale Ale
On tap at the brewery. Orange and pretty clear appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, toasted grain, cereal malt, light pine and light hop resin as it warms. Similar flavor, adding a mild hop bitterness and light malt sweetness. Crisp feel with a light dry finish. Solid pale ale.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

fonefan
2.7
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA ].
Unclear medium orange amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fuge, toffee, sweet sweet. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, toffee - fudge, sweet sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20140813]

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AmEricanbrew
1.7
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA
Tap@ GCB. Clear dark amber with white foam. Grainy pale malt, citrus, buttery aromas. Med body. Citrus, heavy pale malt flavors with a big burnt popcorn butter nastiness ----whoa.....
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AmEricanbrew
1.9
Golden City Honey Wheat
tap@ GCB. Hazy golden with white head. Bready pale wheat, citrus orange, honey aromas.  Medium body. Weak pale wheat, honey, citrus flavors ---weak
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AmEricanbrew
3.1
Golden City Evolution IPA
Tap@ GCB. Clear light amber color with ivory head. Herbal, rosemary, citrusy aromas. Medium body. Grainy pale malt base with herbal, citrus, pine flavors---not bad
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AmEricanbrew
3.1
Golden City Legendary Red Ale
Tap@ GCB. Clear dark amber with ivory head. Toast, caramel, earthy lagered malt aromas. Smooth medium body. Lagered toasted caramel base brew with subtle herbal hoppage ---smooth finish___ not bad
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AmEricanbrew
3.1
Golden City Mad Molly’s Brown Ale
Tap@ GCB.Clear dark amber color with ivory head. Nutty, mild chocolate, dirt aromas. Medium body. Same nutty, light roast, mild chocolate flavors with a dirt finish----decent
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AmEricanbrew
3
Golden City Clear Creek Gold Pale Ale
Tap@ Golden. Clear golden with white head. Mild floral, white bread, peppery aromas. Medium body.  Lagered pale malt dry ish base brew with light fruits, black pepper--not bad
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ratman197
3.3
Golden City Imperial Honey
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a hazy gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of bread, citrus and light honey. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, citrus and light honey with a smooth dry lingering honey finish.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

50belair
4
Golden City Zeke’s Belly Up Imperial Stout (Buffalo Trace)
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Mild bourbon aromas. Lots of bourbon up front with caramel malts, oak, and vanilla notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ajnepple
3.1
Golden City Wassail
On tap at Colorado Plus. Thick, rich, malty and quite spicy with a full body. A light earthy piney hop bitterness to round things out. I remember enjoying the brewers’ Wassail at Ironworks better.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Leighton
2.9
Golden City Stand-Up Double IPA
Cask at GBBF 2014 - London. Day 2. Pours clear amber-gold with a few bubbles for a head. Present diacetyl, with notes of toffee, ripe orange, big sugary dough, brown sugar, bread, light leafy bitterness. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Chewy. Sticky sweet on the finish with more dough and some toffee. Meh.
Monday, January 26, 2015