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Wolf Among Weeds - Golden Road Brewing

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87
very good

244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | 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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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
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Shogun730

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-17-2013 18:44:16 | More by Shogun730
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-15-2013 00:41:47 | More by Cyclone8
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

06-13-2013 17:33:55 | More by CEDAMA
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Rickstar

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-12-2013 06:34:13 | More by Rickstar
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BRANDY818

California

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's all hops! Fresh green hops that leap out of the glass and into your nose and mouth. If you love hops like I do, this is the beer for you. The bartender described it as 'dank'. To me dank means a moldy basement so I don't know wtf he meant by that. All I know is as soon as I finished drinking my first I ordred another and then I bought some to bring home. It is just as good in the cans as it is on draft.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 05:56:29 | More by BRANDY818
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BucannonXC5

California

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $12.59 for a 4-pack
Purchased: June 4, 2013
Consumed: June 7, 2013
Misc.: Born on date of April 30, 2013

Poured a golden orange hazy color with two fingers of off-white foamy head. Decent amount of layered lacing along the sides. Above average retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled a potent whiff of grapefruit citrus hops. Also tangerine, orange rind, orange, mango and pineapple. Also some floral hops.

Tasted a bit different than I expected. Much more tropical than citrus. Mango, melon, pineapple and some other tropical hops. Also those citrus hops of grapefruit, tangerine, orange and orange rind, but more tropical than anything else.

Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, watery finish. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

A very nice, atypical IPA. Lots of tropical notes. I’d have it again.

Serving type: can

06-08-2013 06:56:28 | More by BucannonXC5
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BigLittleHokis

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-07-2013 00:37:33 | More by BigLittleHokis
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JoshTellez

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-04-2013 02:41:44 | More by JoshTellez
Wolf Among Weeds from Golden Road Brewing
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