Heal The Bay IPA - Golden Road Brewing

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Heal The Bay IPAHeal The Bay IPA

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87
very good

197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: gregmoscetti on 05-09-2013)
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Reviews by zhanson88:
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3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours out an extremely clear golden straw color. What strikes me pretty quickly following the pour is the lack of head formation. Probably only about 1/8" of eggshell white head forms, which reduces pretty quickly to a white ring around the edges of the glass. The culprit behind the lack of head is definitely the carbonation. Only a bit shows. To sum up, great clarity and color, but a lack of carbonation and head characteristics.

Smell: Pale malts, clean citrus, and florals. Probably the defining characteristic on the nose is the cleanness. Not terribly expressive in any way, but very clean.

Taste: Pale malts make up the backbone o the beer, with perhaps a touch of caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind hits next, followed by florals and some bitterness. More expressive on the palate than on the nose. Still very clean, and quite drinkable as well. Drinks like it's less than 6.8% ABV for sure.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: The feel is very light and the carbonation is low for my taste. Finish is mostly just lingering bitterness, but seems empty and a little watery. Overall, I wasn't in love with this beer, but did not hate it either. Good for barbecueing on a hot day due to it's easy drinking characteristics. Borderline sessionable if you enjoy it enought to do so.

More User Reviews:
Photo of gregmoscetti
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale straw yellow and a wallop of New Zealand hops is my short hand description. This beer has a gorgeous nose of citrus, bubblegum and love. It's a nose that a lot of these kiwi hopped beers have been chasing, but few have achieved. The taste is similar. If this beer had the back bone of Nelson, it would be a force to be reckoned with. Alas it doesn't, which is the only area it falls slightly behind.

That being said,I could crush cans of this in the California sunshine...and allegedly will get to come June.

Goldenroad's Drakesification has been a huuuge win for the home team

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Heal The Bay IPA from Golden Road Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.