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Better Weather IPA - Golden Road Brewing

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Better Weather IPA
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87
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ithacabaron on 11-03-2013)
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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BucannonXC5

California

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $3.99
Purchased: Jan. 29, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 1, 2014
Misc.: Canned on Nov. 12, 2013

Poured a honey orange mostly clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy khaki-white head. Above average-to-good amount of semi-layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled sharp bitter citrus hops right away. Also grapefruit, wet Cascade hops, orange rind, pine, floral hops, caramel, lime and tangerine. Very nice on the nose.

Tasted like a toned-down version of the smell. Got citrus hops, grapefruit, caramel, grapefruit rind, orange, tangerine, floral hops, tropical hops, resin hops and pine. Very bitter.

Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

A very good double IPA. I would definitely try some more.

02-02-2014 07:35:22 | More by BucannonXC5
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Better Weather IPA from Golden Road Brewing
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