Point The Way IPA - Golden Road Brewing
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Reviews by seanpierceCEO:
3.65/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Visited the family this past weekend...so while the ladies went out shopping for dresses (I'm getting married in a few months) I decided to make the 10 minute shlep to Golden Road's pub.
Point the Way has had a bit of hype behind it: being that Golden Road has really pushed itself out there for being such a young brewery and having garnered a lot of support from the local community.
The pub was a great place to try this out: I ordered it with the pretzel and spicy mustard.
My glass was very enjoyable:
- Appearance wise, PTW poured a slight amber hue. Not golden yellow like many classic West Coast IPAs. This color lent itself more to the IPAs or the East Coast and England.
- The aroma again went against the typical West Coast IPA. While there was a definite presence of hops there, citrusy and juicy, the heft of typical West Coasters was not there. Although I enjoy incredibly hoppy beers, this was a nice refreshing change of pace.
- Taste wise I got exactly what I wanted: a crisp bitterness balanced out by a smooth malt backbone. Easy drinking and perfect for the hot day.
At around 5% ABV this borders on sessionable and I could easily see myself drinking several of these with some BBQ. This might even make a great conversion beer for the non-craft drinkers.
Serving type: on-tap
02-14-2012 08:21:00 | More by seanpierceCEO
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3.71/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a finger and half of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice citrus smell. Easy.
The taste is bold but balanced. Lots of lemon and grapefruit bitterness with a touch of pineapple.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a tasty IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
06-20-2014 02:53:22 | More by Fatehunter
3.59/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
A: Light amber coloring and a slight head.
S: Bitter, piney -- not overwhelming at all, but it's there.
T: Citrus and pine, but very nicely balanced. Not at all over-powering with hops or malt.
M: Medium body with a slight bitterness at the end; some mild carbonation as well.
O: A nice, light IPA that possesses some pleasant hoppy bitterness. Not a brew that overwhelms with flavor, but an enjoyable drink day or night. Don't turn this one down, especially lately. New recipe implemented in the past year has really allowed this beer to help itself out in the market.
Serving type: can
06-15-2014 04:54:36 | More by JohnCassillo
Point The Way IPA from Golden Road Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.