Goldings (IPA Is Dead) - BrewDog
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Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
3.83/5 rDev +9.1%
330ml bottle 6,7% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in a wine glass.
Best Before 21/03/2014
Appearance: Goldings pours a lightly hazed bright golden-orange, topped by a large off white head. The head displays good retention and leaves some nice thick sheets of lacing as it recedes.
Smell: Ah yes, that’s pure Goldings hops – one of the most under-rated hops in my opinion. The nose here seems a lot better and a lot fresher than the other beers in this IPA is Dead pack. Herbal, leafy, English hopes dominate, with light notes of bitter orange peel, miscellaneous citrus notes and an underlying sweetness from honey malt.
Taste: As with the nose, the flavor is not quite as faded as the others in the series. Notes include: Herbal, leafy hops, slightly musty notes, some pithy citrus, orange and some sweet honey notes. There is a reasonable bitterness in the finish, but still nowhere near 75IBUs.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a medium-high level of rather smooth carbonation.
Overall: This is easily the best in the latest IPA is Dead series. It helps that I love Goldings hops, but for some reason it also doesn’t seem quite as faded as the rest.
12-20-2013 19:27:46 | More by Thehuntmaster
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev +9.7%
330ml bottle, the last of this neat 4-pack of single-hop offerings, dubbed 'IPA is Dead', in Brewdog fashion, of course.
This beer pours a cloudy, murky medium apricot amber hue, with two fingers of wanly puffy, loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some loosely webbed lace around the glass as it duly recedes.
It smells like a veritable ESB - not surprisingly, I suppose, given the hop we're dealing with here - pungently leafy, a bit citrusy, and certainly edgy, with a decent supportive caramel-tinged pale malt backbone. The taste is more sassy, almost astringent leafy hops, with a dry rind orange and lemon citrus twinge, a touch of wet pine needles, some faint flinty mineral notes, and an understated, but still prominent pale grainy maltiness.
The bubbles are a tad frothy, but pretty much understated, the body a so-so medium weight, and smooth enough, given the pricks and prods of the heady hop(s). It finishes off-dry, barely, as the malt makes a bit of a comeback, but not enough to overtake the floral, citrusy, leafy hop headliner.
By far the best of this particular lot - the hops actually, um, tasting good? Beyond that, they do represent a familiar beer meme, that of the aforementioned ESB, but one obviously coincidental in nature, as Goldings must be a part of that venerable style (which, by the by, is not the proclaimed IPA here). And even further, everything else just seems to work together, unlike the rest of its single-hop siblings thus far.
08-15-2013 01:52:37 | More by biboergosum
3.26/5 rDev -7.1%
Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows earthy, spicy and herbal hops along with some sweet clean malt underneath.
Similar flavours. Earthy herbal hops in abundance with some soft malt underneath that fails to match the bold, sharp bitterness.
Carbonation seems a little sharp.
09-18-2013 09:04:33 | More by CrazyDavros
3.55/5 rDev +1.1%
On-tap. Nonic glass @ Animal Bar (Madrid). Brass color, veiled appearance. White froth creates creamy crown leaving rocky spots on sides. Earthy & floral aromas rounded by slight citric hues. Malty mouthfeel & kind but intense bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Sharp hoppiness lingers into a long bitter finish.
09-23-2013 20:16:32 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.81/5 rDev +8.5%
330 ml. bottle, Pretty deep and a bit hazy golden colour, with a big head that leaves a compact lace and a cloak on the surface. Smell of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, apricot. Medium body, oily and lively palate, with bubbles playing in your tongue. Taste of tropical fruits, some citrus and caramel, earthy with a dry but with a hint of sweetness finish.
02-10-2014 17:11:37 | More by janubio
3.31/5 rDev -5.7%
The colour is gold-orange (27 EBC), the liquid sis hazy. The finger thick head quickly sinks down to a thick off-white lid, leaving no lacing.
The smell is a bit chemical with notes of hay, grass and buttery flowers. Some (semi-tart) bitterness, hints of plastic and rubber. Strong candy-like sweetness, hints of chloride.
The taste is bitter, it is more powerful than I had expect. Grass, hay, straw. Buttercups, dandelions and other floral flavours.
The aftertaste is smooth with notable alcohol, bitter hops, dandelions and hay. The finish is semi-bitter with even more flowers and a touch of bitter herbs.
The carbonation is medium strong, the small long-lived bubbles are sharp. The liquid is mid-smooth.
More bitterness than expected. Apart from that, this one got the expeted Goldings flavours.
09-04-2013 17:16:15 | More by bark
3.94/5 rDev +12.3%
Pale bronze with loose white froth that speckles.
Typically English hop nose: woody and orangey.
Toffee and orange with surprisingly oily rind hoppiness.
Aromatic oil finish and tingly rind linger.
Med-light, chewy, good cling.
Nothing shocking, but as good an example of Goldings as you'll find. Ramps up to the higher IBUs well, though I'm not sure I believe 75. Job done.
05-20-2013 18:31:41 | More by StJamesGate
3.75/5 rDev +6.8%
330ml bottle poured into tulip 18/8/13
A murky dark orange liquid with enough clarity to see a few bubbles and chunks of sediment, finger of foam stick around for a few sips leaving lots of random lace
S herbal and citric, some bread and toffee with just a hint of booze
T rind comes out and more toffee, herbal notes are still there and some spicy notes join the mix
M medium bodied with enough bubbles to fluff it up, rind and toffee on the finish
O not a bad single hop and probably my favorite for my mixed pack
overall I'd say my IPA is Dead mixed pack was a little disappointing, I had to buy on but its expensive and I wouldn't buy another
08-18-2013 17:10:21 | More by wordemupg
3.95/5 rDev +12.5%
330ml bottle purchased from the brewery with the rest of the series.
Pours a noticeably hazed burnished golden colour (interestingly, there has been some considerable difference in the level of clarity in the series), with a filmy top of off-white that stays persistent at the edges, but mediocre otherwise. Lacing is good and the carbonation is fine. Overall, it looks good, but certainly inferior to some of the other ones I've had.
Smell is very pleasant. Herbal, tight and clean, with a vegetative overtone and pleasant crisp, oily hop character. Malt provides a slightly powdery sweetness that mingled with the vegetative hops reminds me of poster paint. Some bright carbonation and mineral characters complete the picture. It's really quite pleasant.
Taste is also good. Slight biting citrus character (surprisingly, I'm getting mandarin on this one—as I've done with others in the series), slightly peppery, with a chewed eucalyptus bite, a little more vegetation and a vaguely medicinal finish. Feel is very smooth, but light, working with the subtle fragrances of the hops.
Very good stuff. If anything, it just underlined that I'm a big fan of EKG—the EKG Mikkeller SHIPA was my pick of that series. I think this is pipped in this series by Waimea (and potentially El Dorado as well), but it has a lot to offer, and it really showcases what an excellent hop Goldings can be.
07-02-2013 06:01:55 | More by lacqueredmouse
Goldings (IPA Is Dead) from BrewDog
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