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Wolf Among Weeds - Golden Road Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-07-2012)
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buzzword

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-08-2013 07:00:33 | More by buzzword
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with TopsecretWaffle. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/22/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, peach, pineapple, tangerine, floral, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt; and good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, citrus rind, pineapple, floral, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops; with a fair amount of malt balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good all around balance and complexity of hop flavors with light-moderate malt; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

08-07-2013 04:10:29 | More by superspak
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topdown

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-06-2013 20:43:04 | More by topdown
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Buick222

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-02-2013 19:24:12 | More by Buick222
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Tom-Peters

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-02-2013 15:22:06 | More by Tom-Peters
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jayhoppin

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-28-2013 01:16:56 | More by jayhoppin
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arfenhouse

California

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden yellow with a white head. Retention is poor.

S: Mainly pineapple, some pine needles, mango, orange peels, peach, and a good helping of sweet malt.

T: Follows the nose very well. Pineapple, a touch of bitter grapefruit, slight pine, and peach. Pine and a slightly sweet peach in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with a light carbonation. Slightly wet, could use some more dryness and carbonation.

O: Lots of tropical fruits, clean bitterness, and a good amount of sweetness. Easy drinking IPA.

Serving type: can

07-25-2013 06:25:09 | More by arfenhouse
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ehammond1


4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Cloudy golden and yellow with a thin, creamy white-head. Fairly sticky with nice retention. Pretty and appropriate.

Very expressive aroma; quite nice. Lots of citrus and mild pine combine nicely. Very aromatic, along with some mild malt sweetness and bread components as well.

Hugely bitter IPA, but it still remains drinkable. Some citrus and pine components mix with the bitterness, along with a little sweetness and bread, but the bitterness is this beer's main calling card. I don't mind the bitterness though, as the complementary flavors balance and linger nicely.

Medium bodied with moderate, creamy carbonation.

Great DIPA in a can. Would be happy to grab this if I was in a pinch and needed some canned hoppy goodness.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 17:13:40 | More by ehammond1
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DoubleJ

California

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden Road goes down the Double IPA road. One pint from the can should be adequate. On to the beer:

The color borders on light orange to a darker shade of yellow. With a change of lighting, the color could swing in either direction. The head on top is modest, retaining at a passible rate and leaving a little lace around the glass. That aroma is very delightful! I smell the milder yet succulent New Zealand hops calling out with ripe melon, juicy passionfruit, fresh grass, honeydew.

Tasty IPA with one major flaw. There's little argument of the quality of the flavor; I'm a sucker for these hops. Juicy, bursting passionfruit, honeydew, cantaloupe, a modest spicy bitterness towards the end. So, what's wrong? Despite its 8% alcohol, the effect feels more that you would expect of double digits. Lots of solvent alcohol cuts through the great flavor of the beer, and makes the drinking of the beer a little slower. It's a full bodied beer that doesn't back down, with gentle carbonation, and some of that alcohol disrupting the peace.

Good IPA as it stands with room to grow. I felt that the alcohol could have been hidden better for its size, and if it were, I imagine some of the score would rate higher.

Serving type: can

07-21-2013 06:38:53 | More by DoubleJ
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EliotRosewater

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-19-2013 04:37:08 | More by EliotRosewater
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-18-2013 04:27:21 | More by 2beerdogs
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nclavio

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-14-2013 07:15:12 | More by nclavio
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-14-2013 00:38:20 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-10-2013 13:52:56 | More by PHBoiler
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N17shelfside

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-09-2013 03:54:24 | More by N17shelfside
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dirtylou

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2013 21:51:34 | More by dirtylou
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-07-2013 21:35:05 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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rawfish

California

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. tall boy can. Pours amber gold with a medium sized cap of white colored head. It's got good retention and some foamy stick on the glass.

Pine, herbal and tropical mangoes and passion fruit hops with strength descending in that order. Also a earthy mustiness that makes some of the herbal tones that bring out the pungent tropical fruit. Good malt backing, bready and mildly sweet and balanced but reserved enough to allow the hops to take center stage.

Malts provide just enough balance for the citrus and herbal pine hop flavor. Slightly bready caramel malts but transitions to being honey sweet before notes of stock IPA grapefruit, pine and a mild bitterness takes over. Alcohol is slightly evident.

Smooth mouthfeel with prickly carbonation. Offers a very drinkable body but doesn't dry very well. Some sticky residue, bitterness is average for a DIPA. Some alcohol rears it's head.

As the battle of west coast DIPAs continues to rage and get more out of hand, Golden Road delivers with a balanced brew that reminds us that keeping the craft in craft brewing is what makes these beers great. As balanced and drinkable as IPAs get, cut down the alcohol taste some and this one would get really stellar.

Serving type: can

07-07-2013 01:27:51 | More by rawfish
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Mitch_Cumstein

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-04-2013 03:59:08 | More by Mitch_Cumstein
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bmmortale

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-02-2013 20:24:59 | More by bmmortale
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-30-2013 05:42:48 | More by eawolff99
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy burnt orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of hops, a bit of pine. Taste is bitter, hoppy, pine, a bit of citrus, pretty good but not overwhelming. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: can

06-28-2013 05:10:08 | More by tone77
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danwho

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-23-2013 04:24:24 | More by danwho
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mactrail

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A different shade of bright yellow in the Crooked Line tulip. Plenty of suds with a coarse carbonation and below average retention. Big hoppy nose with great aromatics. Light bodied in the mouth.

Brewer claims 80 IBUs and lists a bunch of hops: Galena, Warrior, Cascade, Zythos, Simcoe. Overall the flavors are more tropical fruit. It's quite malty as well as fruity, with a nice spicy tang.

Not very drinkable even for an IPA, but hardened West Coast hop fiends may appreciate the hop overload. It's seems to start out less bitter but learns fast. Thin and quaffable. Crisp and sharp, though it gets overly acidic after some sipping. It's more of a Pale ale that got way out of control. From the 16 oz can bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego for $3.19.

Serving type: can

06-19-2013 05:44:49 | More by mactrail
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-18-2013 23:02:40 | More by marine1975
Wolf Among Weeds from Golden Road Brewing
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