Burning Bush - Golden Road Brewing
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4.47/5 rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Consumed on tap at the Surly Goat in Hollywood:
A golden amber with frothy white head that leaves rings on the glass like a cappuccino might if it were a beer. Citrusy, earthy hops dominate the aroma with a hint of golden baked biscuit. Smoky rye malt takes over the palate leaving you with the hops and smoky aftertaste lingering. The two aftertastes don't battle it out, instead they work together. Both are not overpowering and compliment one another in a surprising way. This felt just like a pale ale should, very balanced.
I went into this not knowing it was smoked, and I'm not sure I would have ordered it if I knew since I don't like most smoked beers. Golden Road really delivered, though. I really enjoyed the smoky flavor, which wasn't taking the whole spotlight. The hops shined in the nose and both were delicate enough to be complimentary. During my SoCal road trip, this is the first beer of which I'd like a growler.
Serving type: on-tap
12-27-2011 22:10:16 | More by Philousa
4.38/5 rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got to try this at the opening night event on tap out of the Firestone trailer!!
A-ruddy brown, nice and hazy, with a very decent head that stuck around for a good while.
S-Had slight wisps of smoke with piny/floral/citric hopping
T-I was blown away that an 8%'er was drinking this smooth...the malt, hop and arbitrary smokiness mingled very very well, and was just too damn smooth for its (or my) own good.
M-Firm, but with a clean finish. Impressive.
O-I had a few of these. It was a great take on a "smoked IPA" which I had never tried before. I'm a huge rauch fan, and this was one of the better examples yet! Cheers to Meg, Ryan and all the brewers and cool staff at GR!
Serving type: on-tap
10-18-2011 06:33:58 | More by slayer3604
4.06/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to APreacher for the extra!
16 oz. can at fridge temp poured into a snifter. "Canned on 9.27.12" stamped on the bottom (making it roughly 4 months old). Smoked IPA... Yes please!!
Pours out deep orange color, reminiscent of a fire, with a bit of haziness. A small layer of off white head that has some decent retention and lots of nice sticky lacing.
Not a whole ton of hops in the aroma, maybe a bit woody hops. More malty than anything. A bit of light caramel malt with a bit of a campfire like smokiness. As it warms the smokiness becomes more and more and seems to take over leaving any sign of hops a faded memory. Also a bit of alcohol becomes present as it warms even further.
Some woody pine hops with a light citrus note balanced nicely by caramel malt and a subtle, but nice campfire like smokiness. Finishes with a nice lingering hop bitterness and a bit of the smoke.
Medium bodied, feels solid for an IPA.
What an interesting beer. The IPA side of things isn't tremendous, but the addition of a little bit of smoke compliments the beer so nicely. I thought the 2 flavors might've clashed, but that wasn't the cause at all. I'd drink this again if I had the opportunity.
Serving type: can
02-05-2013 23:23:47 | More by dogfishandi
Burning Bush from Golden Road Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.