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2020 IPA - Golden Road Brewing

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2020 IPA2020 IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BierGiek on 02-06-2014)
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eulerthegrape

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-11-2014 16:49:47 | More by eulerthegrape
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EchoParker

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02-18-2014 21:22:04 | More by EchoParker
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dannydetox

California

3.35/5  rDev -10.9%

Four pack of 16 oz cans dated 2/13/14. Initial aroma was stronger fruity hops, with notes of apricot and passionfruit in front of light caramel malt. copper in color, this minimally carbonated can leaves a faint white head that is all but gone the next minute. second whiff offers less hop qualities - perhaps faint lemon - and more malt. on the palate i find this brew to be balanced between the tropical hop attack and the backbone of the malt. full mouthfeel, but the lack of carbonation is disappointing; that explains the penalty in that category. as the beer warms up it gets stickier, although the finish has the bitterness i'd expect from an IPA; i think i'd have to drink the first '14 custom quickly.

02-27-2014 02:26:46 | More by dannydetox
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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-19-2014 02:29:11 | More by PretzelCity
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trubeernick

California

3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

Pours from can to pint glass. The beer is darker then expected with a sweet smell to it maybe a bit fruity. The taste is a little too malty forward for me as IPA "s go. Overall mouthful is decent though. I like how these guys r experimenting with their IPA though. Overall I think I would try again, maybe on tap since I'm not to far from the brewery.

02-12-2014 02:23:37 | More by trubeernick
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nick_asian

Nevada

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-29-2014 19:34:09 | More by nick_asian
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-13-2014 21:34:58 | More by GRG1313
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Quinnspub1

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-06-2014 02:25:52 | More by Quinnspub1
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BierGiek

California

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

Can (canned on 1-24-14) served in Golden Road pint glass.

A - A beautiful beer, really. Copper, finger white head with decent retention, nice lacing.

S - Pine predominates, with citrus in the background. Also pick up on some earthiness. Alcohol intrudes on what is otherwise an incredible aroma.

T - Similar. Pine and resin upfront, with some earthy sweetness to finish out and balance the lingering bitterness. Alcohol is a little heavy.

M - Medium bodied. Perfect for the style.

O - A good IPA (red IPA?) that delivers for the most part. In all, my only complaint with this beer is that the alcohol is fairly apparent and, while not overpowering, is not entirely pleasant.

2-5-14

02-06-2014 08:02:40 | More by BierGiek
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g_jenkins

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-18-2014 05:26:44 | More by g_jenkins
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Booner818

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-13-2014 05:43:45 | More by Booner818
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RaulMondesi

California

3.61/5  rDev -4%

Kind of like my first date with my baby mama, Raul wasn't exactly expecting all that much, but he became pleasantly surprised.

Malty, coppery, slight caramel... It's smooth enough and doesn't have an oil slick of syrup, so Raul is into that.

Now, in the long run, ol' BM blossomed like a Monarch butterfly; and although 2020 may never get out of its cocoon, it is still decent enough.

05-04-2014 00:52:20 | More by RaulMondesi
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-16-2014 17:25:04 | More by Beerbuddy21
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wethorseblanket

California

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%

Bottom dated 1/24/14.

A: Pours a clear amberish orange under a 1-inch thick off-white head which fades leaving splotchy lace.

N: Citrus (grapefruit, orange), pineapple, floral.

T: Mildly sweet malts, grapefruit, slightly dank, herbal with resiny pine notes.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Mildly bitter and herbal finish.

O: Another nice one from GR.

03-10-2014 03:27:53 | More by wethorseblanket
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hbchrisg

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-12-2014 01:22:14 | More by hbchrisg
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Modernrickk

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-08-2014 23:12:41 | More by Modernrickk
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-27-2014 21:20:33 | More by bostonryan
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Lak9ers

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-22-2014 04:56:32 | More by Lak9ers
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tikk

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-03-2014 06:15:25 | More by tikk
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JohnCassillo

California

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%

A: Surprisingly dark, bronze coloring and a minimal head. Little-to-no visible carbonation.

S: Tangy, hoppy, sweet citrusy notes, mixed with the typical piney hops you'll typical find in a Golden Road offering.

T: Stays true to the aroma -- the piney and citrusy notes come through strongly, with a boozy finish that completes each sip nicely.

M: Warm and filling, while possessing an interesting amount of carbonation (considering that you can't really see it upon pouring).

O: Beyond the noble cause buying this beer goes toward (restoring a stretch of the L.A. river), this is a delicious and rewarding drink. If you're accustomed to Golden Road's offerings, this one should not surprise you -- it's the natural progression from Wolf Among Weeds to a Session IPA. If it's your first, it's likely to have you coming back for more.

02-08-2014 04:50:05 | More by JohnCassillo
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Maillard

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-17-2014 10:59:52 | More by Maillard
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-09-2014 06:30:31 | More by drewone
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02-10-2014 03:13:50 | More by Beermazter310
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JerseyHopHead

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-05-2014 00:07:57 | More by JerseyHopHead
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-24-2014 04:51:39 | More by ralphw56
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2020 IPA from Golden Road Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.