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Better Weather IPA - Golden Road Brewing

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Better Weather IPA
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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
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 lsummers:
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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a cloudy rust orange, not much head but looks really sticky. Subtle lacing and alcohol legs.

Smells of a freshly peeled orange with that great mango/pineapple. Nice grassy note mixed in.

Taste hits with that nice caramel malt loaded citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruitiness. Slight grassy/herbal note. Huge hop bite seems to hit midway. It's a really sweet dipa which I feel helps cut that bitterness and mellow it out with the candy malt notes. After taste is grapefruit hops with some slight burnt brown sugar notes.

It's fairly sticky with a medium body. Feels moderately carbonated which lends to this a nice sipping DIPA.

Overall, I can't wait to try this again, especially canned. I will definitely update this review with added thoughts because right now this is seeming to be a great example of a west coast DIPA with that hop bite.

lsummers, Nov 03, 2013
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Smell-Grass, Strawberries, Raspberries, Bitters.

Taste-Follows the nose with a light cream on the end palate. Sort of like a strawberry creamsicle.

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Pleasantly surprised on this one, my peeps. A decent amount of juice, the bitterness was ripe like a guava picked from the equater... Hell, Raul is diggin' this like the government is digging into your pension!

I wouldn't exactly say that I am "feelin" in, but I'm into it well enough.

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S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops—oranges seem to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with notes of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the pine resin hops seem to stand out a little more in front of the citrusy hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the contrasting citrusy and piney hops in the beer as the smell and taste seemed like mirror images of each other.

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Better Weather IPA from Golden Road Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.