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Point The Way IPA - Golden Road Brewing

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Point The Way IPAPoint The Way IPA

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BA SCORE
81
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301 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 12
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 10-17-2011)
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On Tap

Golden Road Brewing Grand Opening Party
Golden Road Brewing
Los Angeles, CA

Clear orange and amber with a medium-sized eggshell-white head. Decent retention and lines of lacing left down the glass.

An incredible aroma, especially for such a low-ABV IPA. There's lots of hop character leaping form the glass: pungent grapefruit, tropical orange, and a hint of pine. There's a bit of sweet caramel and pale malt as well.

The taste is just a touch disappointing after such a nice aroma. Moderate bitterness with a bit more bready character than I would have assumed, though there's still a decent amount of grapefruit and pine hop presence.

Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Great drinkability.

A very nice, niche-filling, low-ABV IPA.

10-17-2011 16:39:20 | More by ehammond1
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3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

Had this at Blue Palms a few months back. Standard looking west coast ipa territory here, a lighter orange appearance without more than 1/2" of head to it. Aroma was fairly hoppy, nothing to blow you out of the water, but for a sessionable ipa like this is was decent enough.

The taste and body of the beer takes on kind of a heavier feel, although I have no idea where it comes from, because its not like the beer has a lot of malt, roasting, heft, alcohol, caramel etc. . . it just isn't as lively or light on the tongue as I thought it was going to be. You can momentarily get notes of pine and grapefruit from it, but its kind of sad the way you drink more and more of it, it just kind of fades away and leaves this neutral mouthfeel drag on the tongue. Not a bad beer, maybe it would be better with higher carbonation.

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A: Light golden and bubbly and clear with a 1.5 inch foamy white head; lacing is decent

S: This smells fresh: tropical fruits, floral aromatics; lots and lots of yummy pineapple, mango, and grapefruit; a slight burnt bready undertone

T: Not as hop forward as aromas indicated and though its rather refreshing the hops fade to a fairly thin and watery finish; some bready malty undertones but also fairly muted in general

F: Quite thin and a touch over-carbonated; this is probably the most disappointing aspect of this beer

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Point The Way IPA from Golden Road Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.