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Goldings (IPA Is Dead) - BrewDog

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dgilks on 05-05-2013)
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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

leitmotif, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of janubio
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

janubio, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

joemcgrath27, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Thehuntmaster, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

BrazilianAussie, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

discodoni, Nov 30, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of my preferred choice of hops, I found it nice to have this single hop IPA version at its home country. On tap at BrewDog.
Hazy amber color with a one finger head with medium retention.
As expected, aroma of herbal citrus English hops, licorice and honey.
Flavor of English leafy tea with orange drops, Golding hops, sweet malt, pepper and resins.
Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
Interesting IPA, difficult to find this type of single hop. Worth it the experience.

FLima, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewdog "IPA is Dead" take 3 involves the conservative classic stylings of Goldings (not sure of subtype, East Kent?), and sure enough it looks and smells like English beer. This brew pours a dark golden honey color with ample off-white foam, releasing a pleasing potpourri of rich pale and crystal malts, stone fruits, and a floral perfume almost like dandelions or some other yellow weed. Palate reminds me of a bitter or pale ale with decent malt complexity and the peach/apricot fruitiness and dry peppery spice that dry hopping with Goldings can provide. There is toast and burnt sugar, quite a bit of green leaf, and carrot/parsley flavors lurking in the finish, which is earthy bitterness plus the aforementioned floral notes. Makes me remember tasting dandelion milk as a kid. Moderate body and tea-like astringency almost like an Irish red but make no mistake. There is a persistent sweetness throughout that balances the strong hops. Not too bad at all. No frills brew without bells and whistles. This works and avoids the wonkey flavors showing up in its two stablemates, Waimea and Dana.

CalgaryFMC, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

dcmchew, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Kmat10, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

DWood, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Mattias, Sep 28, 2013
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

GONZALOYANNA, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

SoPeL, Sep 19, 2013
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3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

CrazyDavros, Sep 18, 2013
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Goldings (IPA Is Dead) from BrewDog
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.