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Goldings (IPA Is Dead) - BrewDog

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dgilks on 05-05-2013)
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Photo of SimonTja
3/5  rDev -13.5%

SimonTja, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of bark
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

bark, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

wordemupg, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Ciocanelu, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
3/5  rDev -13.5%

schnarr84, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of lgmol
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

lgmol, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Poupae, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Hazy copper pour with a medium tall off-white head, somewhat compact.

S: Bready malt, semi-sweet, yeasty and spicy. Bitter hops and floral hops. Pine and citric notes.

T: Again bready malt, but the bitterhops are way stronger. The floral hops is there but not as strong as the bitter hops. Floral hops brings pine and citric notes.

M: Long bitter aftertaste. Body is medium to full while carbonation is rather mild.

O: The bitterhops was too dominant, I think that the floral-part of the Goldings hops should have more to offer than this. Unbalanced.

Evil_Pidde, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml Bottle:
Hazy, mild amber colour although the head is marginally better on this one and manages to hold as a quarter cm, bubbly and slightly off-white head.

Floral notes with some spice and fruits plus a little bit of citrus. Tropical fruits & elderflower and a herbal, slightly earthy smell too.

Sweet with some pine hops and a lot of citrus to start, helped out with some orange peel and and bit of peppery spice. Earthy hop taste to this one but the citrus takes over more towards the middle and the end and there is a tropical fruit flavour as well.

Chewy & medium bodied with a strong citrus tang and a sweet, almost pine like feel that is coupled with strong carbonation. The finish is a slightly bitter and hop filled one.

An improvement on the last IPA is Dead offering, Dana but only a slight step up and still not a great beer really. This one is more fruity and has more citrus that the last but the taste is a basic one. A step in the right direction but still not good.

flyingpig, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

lacqueredmouse, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of mmurphy525
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

mmurphy525, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

aztraz, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

fionn13, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Kirk
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of wl0307
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle, not bottle-conditioned; BB 21/03/2014, served mildly chilled in a short-stemmed goblet. Tasted alongside Dana (DN) in the same 2013 series.

Appearance: pours a translucent, bright orangey amber hue with very mild carbonation and a thin sheet of white foamy head.
Smell: aromatically orangey notes, sweet citrus, light lychees, and sweet floral esters, against an assertive malt body mainly of English pale malts with a wee touch of barley candy; the hop elements are pleasant but not so… pronounced as the brewery sets out to achieve, as the malt performance seems to outweigh the hoppiness on the balance. A swirl gives rise to a deeper and richer marmalade-ish aroma.
Taste: mildly sour-sweet yet otherwise quiet foretaste, lightly earthy, orangey, on top of nicely bitter-sweet pale malts… everything you’d expect from a more… English/British take on the style. Mild tannins as in lightly crushed orange/citrus seeds and aromatic lychee shells (as a result of hop- & malt-elements) pair with moderately bitterness at first, edged by a touch of phenolic earthiness, then the more “serious” bitterness deepens to deliver a truly enjoyable, lingering finish as a true witness to the dry-hopping process.
Mouthfeel & Overall: mildly refreshing, medium-plus bodied, less aromatic than DN but bolder and more bitter-hoppy on the palate, the “Goldings” is more like what you’d expect from a more typical take on the style with a traditional hop variety, only that the more rigorous dry-hopping process adds an extra dimension to it. Compared with DN, the enjoyment is just as nice; for a “bitter drinker” like me, I’d never say no to a more pronounced bitterly-hoppy interpretation all in all.

wl0307, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Farnswurth
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Farnswurth, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

StJamesGate, May 20, 2013
Photo of MrHyde1886
4/5  rDev +15.3%

MrHyde1886, May 18, 2013
Photo of innominat
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

innominat, May 16, 2013
Photo of dgilks
4.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden colour with a creamy, offwhite head. Fair head retention.

Interesting hop aroma. A combination of earthiness which is expected of the UK hop and citrus/floral characters which work really nicely in an IPA.

Wonderful hop character that shows off the best of UK hops. Earthy, floral, creamy bitterness (yes, that sounds weird). Crisp bitterness and light malt character. Really good.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Nice.

A really solid IPA. The Goldings are shown off in a fine manner and the beer comes together really well.

dgilks, May 05, 2013
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Goldings (IPA Is Dead) from BrewDog
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.