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2020 IPA - Golden Road Brewing

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2020 IPA2020 IPA

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very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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Reviews by kflorence:
Photo of kflorence
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep amber with hints of orange and copper and a small head that fades quickly and leaves scant traces of lacing on the glass. Carbonation looks mild. Particulates are visible. Decidedly dark for an IPA.

S: Floral hops and pineapple with a strong dark fruit and malt presence. There's an underlying earthiness with a bit of pine.

T: Bitter, piney hops up front giving way to a caramel malt and herbal center and finishing bitter with apple and pine resin.

M: Medium bodied with active carbonation and a bit of stickiness, but a bit thin overall. Finishes bitter but not dry. Not overly drinkable.

O: A decent IPA. A tad more malt forward than I'm used to, but quite tasty. This is my first brew from Golden Road and it didn't dissapoint although its also nothing to write home about.

kflorence, Mar 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of EchoParker
4.5/5  rDev +20%

EchoParker, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of dannydetox
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

dannydetox, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev 0%

PretzelCity, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of trubeernick
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

trubeernick, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of nick_asian
4/5  rDev +6.7%

nick_asian, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

GRG1313, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Quinnspub1
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Quinnspub1, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of BierGiek
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.


BierGiek, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of g_jenkins
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

g_jenkins, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Booner818, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of drepreciado
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

drepreciado, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

RaulMondesi, May 04, 2014
Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Beerbuddy21, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

wethorseblanket, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

hbchrisg, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Modernrickk, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

bostonryan, May 27, 2014
Photo of Lak9ers
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Lak9ers, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of tikk
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

tikk, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of JohnCassillo
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

JohnCassillo, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Maillard, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

drewone, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Beermazter310, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

JerseyHopHead, May 05, 2014
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2020 IPA from Golden Road Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.