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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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359 Ratings

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 14
Gots: 51 | 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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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Only decent beer I can find at LAX on 5.21.13

A - Served a hazy medium orange with a small cream colored head with good retention.

S - A touch of orange and a touch of pine. Pretty mild.

T - Light orange with some bready malts. Again pretty mild tasting.

D - Good carbonation with a light to medium body.

O - Mild, weak ipa. I guess it beats the Shock Top.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4.74/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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!

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A--kind of a weird hue, very hazy. Doesn't look quite like an IPA, but not unappetizing. I usually drink it out of the can anyway so whatever.

S--strong malts, mild hops. The smell is boring and even sweeter than the actual taste. Probably the least appealing aspect of the beer.

T--very sweet and malty up front, but a fair amount of hops lingering into the aftertaste. Can't taste booze at all. The hop profile is largely devoid of citrus.

M--nice and light, as I want a session beer that I can carry around outside in a can to be. It's not what I would rate highest, but it's what I want this to be.

O--I like this beer quite a bit. It's not great, and I wish it was a little more hop forward, but it's a great go-to low alcohol IPA. Something about the 16 oz can just feels satisfying to hold. Great for picnicking and other public outdoor activities.

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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 22oz pilsner glass

A - Clear copper in color, very little head

S - Grapefruit and pine dominate

T - Piney and grapefruit hops. bitter and sweet

M - sticky, thick, under carbed

Overall - good flavor, lacking other qualities that really bring down the potential

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2/5  rDev -44%

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Point The Way IPA from Golden Road Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.