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India Golden Ale - Breakside Brewery

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India Golden AleIndia Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 05-22-2013)
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Beerme5

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-13-2014 22:34:34 | More by Beerme5
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ThirstyDutchman

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

07-30-2014 19:35:54 | More by ThirstyDutchman
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beertunes

Washington

3.26/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in 12oz goblet. Poured a hazy pale yellow color with 1/2 inch of white head that had low retention and lacing.

On the nose there was a very light mat scent, but the aroma was dominated by piney hops. On the tongue, the pine notes were very subdued, but citrus, grapefruit in particular, dominated. The back end of the beer was very bitter.

The body was pretty smooth and even, but that bitterness lingered way too long to be very enjoyable. Drinkability was generally pretty good, but that bitter end made hard to enjoy long term. Overall, a solid brew that's probably worth a pint's worth of your time. I'll most likely try it again, if the keg lasts.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2014 23:53:08 | More by beertunes
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

07-18-2014 08:30:32 | More by smekermann
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 5.7.14

A - Pours a hazy dark orange with a fluffy cream-colored head that just sits there.

S - Tropical fruit, mango, melons.

T - Tropical-pineapple, mango, orange.

D - Creammy mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

O - Very tropical fruity and creamy. Nice bber.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 05:36:07 | More by HuskyinPDX
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-16-2014 04:56:12 | More by BurdockBoy
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-08-2014 00:18:08 | More by Niceroad77
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Coji

California

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22682-summer_guide_2014_the_best_double_ipas.html

Agree, anyone?

This is the article that persuaded me to give this a shot. At $6.00 per bottle, it is undoubtedly worth it. Whether the beer is considered in the upper echelon of the DIPA category is yet to be seen, by me anyway. My experiences are limited with this style, with the benchmark serving as Double Jack. For this reason, I ask you all to proved feedback.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 03:26:37 | More by Coji
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rkinney

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-01-2014 03:34:18 | More by rkinney
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BeerBucks

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-28-2014 02:30:41 | More by BeerBucks
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mrkinnex

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-27-2014 15:26:46 | More by mrkinnex
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1%

06-20-2014 06:59:59 | More by IpeeA
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

06-15-2014 23:30:17 | More by bumchilly25
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snaotheus

Washington

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle at 41 F poured into a large mug. Code on the bottle is 4-29-14. I hope it's "bottled on."

Pours slightly hazy golden with a hearty, coarse head and strong retention. Aroma is powerful, detectable at arm's length on the first pour. Smells floral and fruity, grassy, juicy, nice.

Taste is honey, slight pine, some citrus zest. Floral again. Slow, medium bitterness. A bit on the sweet side, but a tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is medium, smooth. Overall, very nice. Smell is great.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 03:59:07 | More by snaotheus
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Braz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-07-2014 01:26:36 | More by Braz
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Goose Island pub glass.

Pours dirty gold with big fluffy and rocky white head that has great retention and leaves behind soapy lacing.

Aroma is major citrus peel, tangerine, lemon orchard, spring grass, and some sweet biscuit and honey malt character.

Taste is more of that honey graham cracker and honey malt sweetness with floral and grassy notes plentiful. Of course all that citrus is in there as well with earthy orange, mandarin, and sweet grapefruit. I want to say this is maltier than most west coast IPAS.

Mouthfeel is heavier side of light bordering light medium. Full carbonation but not spritzy or high. Lingering malt sweetness on the finish and not overly bitter.

A nice IPA from the PNW. Lots of competition up there so you don't expect anything less than a solid IPA from those brewers.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 02:50:26 | More by MarcWP
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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%

06-03-2014 03:26:17 | More by chossboss
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NW_IPAHEAD

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%

06-01-2014 04:15:50 | More by NW_IPAHEAD
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4/5  rDev -1%

05-26-2014 14:54:13 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

05-21-2014 16:11:46 | More by Boozecamel
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JandJMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

05-18-2014 19:37:31 | More by JandJMD
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-12-2014 16:40:39 | More by twelveinches
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stript

Washington

4/5  rDev -1%

05-11-2014 20:29:43 | More by stript
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%

05-11-2014 18:45:44 | More by anteater
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cherche

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

05-10-2014 02:52:11 | More by cherche
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India Golden Ale from Breakside Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.