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India Golden Ale - Breakside Brewery

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India Golden AleIndia Golden Ale

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very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: ccrida on 05-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by alexrichman:
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3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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India Golden Ale from Breakside Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.