Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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IPA - American
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3.59 | pDev: 16.71%
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
United States
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jandawil48 from California

2.29/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Sipping one at SFO airport at Gordon Biersch. Not impressed.

L - Just looks...off. Has a slight orangey hue to it...but almost a mustard yellow

S - Very little.

T - Very thin. Just one dimensional. Tastes like a lager but with an unbalanced hippy aftertaste. Overall one of the worst IPAs I’ve had of late.

Feb 25, 2020
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2.47/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had a draft at the Atlanta airport. Minimal aroma, thin and clear like a lager. It had the bitter finish others described, but no real hops or citrus flavor to it at all. Just an unbalanced bitterness.

Sep 17, 2019
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had in Atlanta airport on draft.

Not a bad offering. Features Centennial hops. Easy drinker with decent flavor. Mouthfeel is good for the style. It did the job during my layover.

Aug 16, 2018
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flagmantho from Washington

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a half-liter pint glass at the Seattle brewery. The menu calls this an IPA-style lager.

Appearance: nice orange hue with just a dash of haze and a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Quite attractive.

Smell: nice hop aroma with a fruity and piney character. Just enough sweetness to elicit a bit of candy fruitiness. I like it.

Taste: rich piney hops atop a sweet and caramelly malt base. Tasty and pretty well balanced.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a decently drinkable IPA-type beer.

Oct 13, 2015
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T-34-85 from New York

3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a glass in Syracuse, NY

A good solid american IPA with a very strong and tropical fruit forward hop aroma. This was well balanced with a good level of sweetness and carbonation.

Would definitely have this beer again. Very well done.

Feb 16, 2015
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BigBry from Canada (AB)

3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draft pint at Phoenix.
Surprised to see an IPA on tap, so had to try it.
Dark yellow gold with short white head. Sticky lace left while the foam kept hanging around.
Aroma of pine and citrus, just as expected.
The taste has lots of IPA bitterness, but not over the top or too harsh.
Some pine, grapefruit and pineapple, caramel malts. All well balanced.
The mouth is thicker than expected, nice dry bitter finish.
Easy drinking, full flavored. A nice surprise from GB.

Nov 30, 2014
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Redrover from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was kind of surprised to find an IPA at GB. The bartender told me the brewers now have more flexibility to brew. I was glad to see them join the party.

Served in the standard GB glass, the beer is dark gold with serious chill haze. You can't see through this one. Nice thick and sticky white head.

It has a nice aroma of pine and citrus.

The taste is bitter but not out of balance. There is pine resin, a hint of tropical fruit, caramel malts all in harmony. This is a nice American IPA

The mouth is coating, oily and borderline thick (these are all good qualites).

It is an easy drinking well hopped IPA. Nicely done GB!

Jul 22, 2014
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