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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

309 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | 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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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +39.7%

05-29-2012 00:57:39 | More by CEDAMA
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vissai

California

5/5  rDev +39.7%

11-16-2011 19:18:35 | More by vissai
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slugman

California

4.74/5  rDev +32.4%

I have gone back to this beer over and over again. My taste has conformed to citra hoppy flavors with that strong special smell. I have a hard time finding beers that give me what I am looking for. It is not even a dollar amount at this point, it is a yearning. Starting off with flavors from Halo, then Double Jack and even lighter beers like Ranger and my favorite limited brew x-114, Point the Way gives me what I yearn. I cannot wait to visit the pub. It is only about 1 hour from home. If you can find it (I get mine at Trader Joes, but randomly) try it. If you like any of the beers I listed, you will enjoy it. Cheers!

05-12-2013 23:31:58 | More by slugman
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bfellows

California

4.68/5  rDev +30.7%

A nice light IPA with a big IPA nose.

a - copper with a thick white head

s- hops all the way, chinook and cascade, maybe some simcoe

t- hop driven over a nice toasted maltiness

m-a little thinner than i expected but a great chugger

o- very easy to drink and delightfully hoppy

05-10-2012 05:44:48 | More by bfellows
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nowhereman47

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-06-2014 02:46:17 | More by nowhereman47
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RexF

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Picked up a six pack at the brewery at their grand opening event on Sunday.

I tried a bunch of beers while I was there and this was my favorite.

The cans are 16oz which is nice.

The beer is exactly what it is billed to be. A west coast style india pale ale with less booze but lots of flavor.

01-21-2012 18:40:26 | More by RexF
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kjlcm

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

02-26-2014 03:49:33 | More by kjlcm
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iskeptopotamus

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

02-03-2012 08:10:16 | More by iskeptopotamus
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-21-2014 03:22:36 | More by BigGingDrinker
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GabrielBelm0nt

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

08-13-2014 21:51:07 | More by GabrielBelm0nt
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bradner

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

02-13-2012 00:27:12 | More by bradner
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OscarO67

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-14-2012 22:53:17 | More by OscarO67
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rainfairy

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

05-03-2013 07:21:37 | More by rainfairy
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BucannonXC5

California

4.35/5  rDev +21.5%

Poured from a pint can into a smaller glass at the Courtyard Marriott in Culver City, Calif. Less than an inch of head. Color was honey amber. Light gray lacing that dissipated very quickly except some light thin spots. Very little film on the side of the glass, just a slight haze.

Really dug the smell. Got a sweet orange citrus flavor up front and then walloped with hops on the back end. Seemed to be some caramel in there. In fact, together it reminded me a bit of the original Sparks.

Surprisingly the opposite of the smell. Got a bitter hops taste right away, giving way to a smooth, orange/tangerine finish. Really digging the taste as well.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish.

Really liked this beer. I love how the orange, tangerine and citrus hops coincide with the bitterness. Want to take some home with me.

05-23-2012 04:57:03 | More by BucannonXC5
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slayer3604

California

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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TCJosh

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-10-2012 23:15:14 | More by TCJosh
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EchoParker

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

07-23-2014 04:04:48 | More by crob3888
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California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-16-2012 03:08:39 | More by ralphw56
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nclavio

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

07-14-2013 07:15:01 | More by nclavio
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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Point The Way IPA from Golden Road Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.