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Wolf Among Weeds - Golden Road Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 13
Gots: 38 | 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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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz. can into a pint mason jar. Dated 03/04/14

A - Hazy but bright yellow-amber. Leaves only a thin foam collar and sparse patches of lacing.

S - Musty, funky, fruity, herbaceous...sort of a medium zone between bright and dank.

T - The bitterness hits hard when sipping but doesn't linger, paving the way for the fruity, weedy, grassy, pinesap-esque flavors to dominate. Mild-medium malt backbone. This one's a toughy to nail down but is still quite flavorful. Finishes fairly dry.

M - No alcohol burn. It's a bit heavier feeling than most IPA's, but the carbonation keeps it from being really thick and chewy. Gets smoother as you keep drinking.

Overall - This one drinks real easy if you're an IPA kind of guy. It's a really interesting middle point between the crisp, clean, floral DIPA's and the dark, rich, syrupy flavored ones. Wolf among Weeds is an appropriate name, as its flavor is quite reminiscent of weed, in both the invasive plant and medicinal plant meanings.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Torrey Pints in Whole Foods, in La Jolla for breakfast at about 1045.

My first impression of this beer was, it looks luscious. The strong smell of pine and hops also helped me come to that conclusion. The smell is also sweet and floral. The body was a hazy, light orange. The head was thin and white. Just how I like them. The smell was of pungent hops and pine. It smelled like weed. The taste of this very good IPA was of hops, weed, and pine. Juicy, sweet, and flavorful. It had a nice classic West Coast IPA taste, with weed as the dominating flavor. It had medium carbonation and medium to light density.

Overall, I was impressed with this beer coming out of LA. I will keep my eye out for this in the future.

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Wolf Among Weeds from Golden Road Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.