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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

378 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 14
Gots: 60 | 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:
Beer added by: ehammond1 on 10-17-2011

No notes at this time.
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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another beer coming my way courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a beige color with a 1 inch head and some floaties. Lots of sticky lacing. Smell has lots of citrusy hops. Taste is hoppy, bitter, some citrus, tasty and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy gold color with generous foam and very good lacing.

Smell: Pine and citrus.

Taste: A good balance of hops and malt. Pine, citrus, and caramel predominate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with only a slight bitter aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. This California IPA is for people who don't like a hop bomb. It's almost more of a pale ale than an IPA. Very nicely balanced, very mild.

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3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This review is of the “new and improved” Point the Way.

I’m a little disappointed. The cans have a date stamp of 04.03.2013, however the box they came in were stamped 4.30.2013. That’s the difference of a month, and a big difference when it comes to wanting to drink something on the fresher side. (I made my purchase and had the first of the four pack on June 1, 2013.)

From the can this beer just doesn’t do all that much for me. But poured a golden color in a pint glass with two full fingers of foam that dies down in minutes this has some life left in it. I actually enjoyed the aroma once it opened up. It's citrusy & piney, with some orange zest and pine needle. The pine dominates the flavor with a rounded citrusy sweetness on the end and a piney, pleasingly bitter finish. More enjoyable than I had expected.

A tall boy of a sessionable friendly 5.2% ABV IPA from Los Angeles? Sign me up!

Only downside was the date stamped at the bottom of the can—1.31.2012—which places this at least 6 months past the bottling date. (Or longer, if it is a “fresh-by” date). Didn’t think to check at the store. Oh well.

Appearancewise this beer looks good. It poured with a generous three fingers of foam that dissipated and compacted into a tight white lace of bubbles atop a clear, bronze glass of beer.

There’s a nice aroma of citrus and pine notes with some orange zest hiding in the back. To be honest, this beer smells nice for a pale ale… I imagine that fresh the aroma is even more spectacular.

The flavor has a light bitterness –pleasing to sip and share with a non-hop head, in fact—and a sweet rounded citrus. Tangerine, perhaps, or some Minneola tangelo hybrid that I can’t place. It’s pretty laid back and mellow, the opposite of a bold, aggressive west coast IPA. But then again, I wonder how much of that has to do with the time this brew has had to chill out.

I’d certainly, gladly try this one again. A surprise pick and a surprise that it’s held up so well.

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3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 4/22/13, sampled 6/2/13

Pours a clear golden straw with a fluffy, long-lasting head which leaves distinct lacing. Scent is muted for an IPA: Some cereal grains and the slightest note of citrus hops. Unlike the nose, the hops are more present in the taste. Earthy grapefruit and lemon citrus are nicely balanced with the malts. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation, a dry finish and a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. This was my first Golden Road IPA. It wasn't the greatest but definitely better than some. I have a can of their DIPA in the fridge so I'm looking forward to trying that one too.

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3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Raul gets this on tap at Staples Center, but today as he watches the Kings game from home, it's out of a can and into the teku.

Aite like a 5 dolla foot long. You take a bite, look around, take another bite, look around... Like said 5 dolla, after you take a sip, there is no real savoring going on. This aint no Sprinkles cupcake - not even a glazed Krispey Kreme - it's an ok slice of German Chocolate cake from your granmama that can kind of cook aite enough.

And you know what? Raul is ok with that.

Peace!

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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
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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Point The Way IPA from Golden Road Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.