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India Golden Ale - Breakside Brewery

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India Golden AleIndia Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 103
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ccrida on 05-22-2013

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Look: Opaque and golden. About an inch of fine bubbly head. Very little carbonation.

Smell:Interesting citrus, Light grapefruit followed by heavy passionfruit. Really piney. Smells like a hike through the forests of Oregon.

Taste: Super bright. Very citrus forward. The fruit is there but its not as big of a fruit bomb I was expecting after smelling it. A little biscuity but more like an over wet raw dough than the finished product. A little earthy/piney bitterness on the back end but nothing crazy. At 8.1% (in my opinion) its a little light for a Double but this one is complex and fruity enough to cover the ethanol really well.

Feel: Medium body. Alcohol does have a fun little gum numbing effect. Little oily.

Overall: Really good. I'd strongly consider this if its on tap. Also, cheep enough bomber that its worth giving a try. Thumbs up. (852 characters)

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India Golden Ale from Breakside Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.