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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

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.64%
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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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-27-2014 02:24:05 | More by Hopmodium
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Washington

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with fine two finger white head that keep building after pouring; leaves thick lacing. Aroma of herbal, almost dank hops, mild bready malt, lots of tropical and other unusual fruit, intriguing fruit smells. Flavor is very hop-fruit forward with the same exotic fruit flavors that lean toward tropical, but also orange family citrus, citrus hops, mild almost neutral hops. Finishes with herbal, resiny hop bitterness; more flavor than tongue numbing. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A very unusual hop profile that has great and interesting fruit flavors, light resin and herbal qualities. The malt really stands back to let the hops take the fore; I usually like strong malt support in IPAs, but this has so many somwhat exotic, interesting flavors that it works well. A bit on the sweet side, but that's fine with me. Possibly the most hop flavor I can remember with a relatively low bittering component. I liked this a lot.

04-20-2014 04:18:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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ThirstyDutchman

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-30-2014 19:35:54 | More by ThirstyDutchman
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-26-2013 16:14:22 | More by claspada
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08-15-2014 23:51:10 | More by jakewatt135
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-28-2014 02:30:41 | More by BeerBucks
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06-07-2014 01:26:36 | More by Braz
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SMITHAND

Oregon

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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alexrichman

Oregon

3.76/5  rDev -7.4%

Poured from a 22oz bottle, this brew lives up to its name with its color. Perfectly clear and a rich golden. A thick 2 finger head that left lots and lots of lacing. The bottle also has great art work.

The smell has hints of sweetness that are countered by an assertive hop aroma that displays pine, citrus, and tropical fruits.

The taste starts with a straightforward and subdued malt profile that puts a bit of sweetness on the tongue and then the hops grab the tongue and take over the show. Spicy, citrusy, a little tropical, a little cheesy, some earth and some pine. A very interesting hop profile. Not sure if I am in love with it but it sure keeps my pallete intrigued. A little bit of sweetness comes back into the finish to balance things out.

Very drinkable for a IIPA with a nice medium body that has just a touch of oily hop resin. It is just a bit too sweet on the finish for me to consider this sessionable but a glass or two would be fine.

Overall this beer is pretty interesting. I think Breakside just decided to get the malts out of the way and let their unique hop profile take charge. Good stuff and worth a try.

04-18-2014 04:25:24 | More by alexrichman
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Wisconsin

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

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India Golden Ale from Breakside Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.