Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine and get 12 issues / year of fresh beer content delivered to your door each month.

Already subscribe? to manage your subscription.

Golden Spike IPA - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

Not Rated.
Golden Spike IPA
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 2
Hads: 3
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PatandDavid on 07-24-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Hads: 3
Photo of Reagan1984
4.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is actually my favorite of the John Harvard's IPA choices. I've only seen it at their Framingham brewery and not sure if they even offer it at other locations.

Bright Golden in color and brighter than most IPA's.

A little thin on head, but lacing is nice.

Smell screams of toasted malt (bread or biscuit) and fresh hops.

Taste is very well balanced and a wonderful finish. Hop character is not overpowering yet lingers quite a bit.

I'm not sure they consider this a West Coast IPA, but it certainly fits the bill for what I consider one.

Get to Framingham if they have it available and try one. (605 characters)

Photo of PatandDavid
3.51/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice change, as this beer when served was a light bright golden. The frothy head did a nice job leaving lace all throughout the glass. Medium mouthfeel. Smell was more bready than hoppy. That extended into the taste as well, but since I am an intrepid beer drinker, I was able to find some hoppy tase in the finish of this one. (327 characters)

Golden Spike IPA from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.