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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
good

271 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | 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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seanpierceCEO

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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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Point The Way IPA from Golden Road Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.