Point The Way IPA - Golden Road Brewing
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Reviews by slayer3604:
4.33/5 rDev +20.9%
A-Golden amber/tad of burnt orange, tightly packed but moderately thin head that stuck around and stained the glass a bit!
S-I love me some citric hops...I love me some malt to support the citric hops, and I love when there is a promise of bitterness to follow this portion of the review...
T-....Yup...got some orange to match the appearance, some pine, grapefruit, and...wait...this is a borderline session IPA...awesome! So you get this nice little bight at the end that would usually accompany a higher ABV IPA but this one has a nicely packed malt sweetness that punches right after the bitter finish. COOL.
M-Relatively lighter than Burning Bush and the Hefe if I remember correctly, but we're talking a 5.2%'er against an 8%er and a hefe, which has a nice bit of diastic enzymes giving the 'pillow' for your palate. I'd say its a damn fine beer and it will be revisited.
O-As mentioned before, nice and low in alcohol. I've been tending away from stronger beer lately and have been looking for an IPA that can hang with my hop addiction. Here we go.
10-18-2011 06:45:05 | More by slayer3604
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3.88/5 rDev +8.4%
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
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.
01-08-2012 00:00:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.58/5 rDev 0%
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
O: A decent hop forward IPA and I do love those tropical and fruity IPAs but it's thin and doesn't quite finish like I would hope
04-12-2012 20:20:20 | More by dbossman
3.71/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
06-20-2014 02:53:22 | More by Fatehunter
Point The Way IPA from Golden Road Brewing
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