Golden Gate IPA
Napa Smith Brewery

Golden Gate IPAGolden Gate IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,539
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #33,522
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 13.01%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
33
From:
Napa Smith Brewery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Golden Gate IPAGolden Gate IPA
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Photo of Fatty-Lumpkin
3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pub brew on tap in chilled 12oz bar glass. Head was very weak. Lacing left in glass was reminiscent of a urine sample. Color was golden to dark straw. Hop odor prominent, I suspect blend with Idaho 7 being largest percentage. Bitter on back of palate. In this pull I'm getting some butter flavors. Drink it in a pinch

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus and earthy hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with strong flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering earthy hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, while it’s not a hop-bomb but it’s still a solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.74/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on draft at Sunspot in Knoxville TN.

I am having a bad night with beers. Another very average beer. This one is unbalanced as all get out. I usually lean in favor of overly hopped beers, but there are limitations. Really bitter and clean, but astringent rather than just bitter. Not very cohesive. Malt underpinning is being flogged while the hop oils and bitterness are being promoted from cashier to CFO. metallic tasting and not very good.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on tap at the SFO, a last taste of the city before departing. This is a mild, well-balanced IPA. The requisite pine/citrus/malt balance works nicely here. Overall, a tasty beer.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I got this in a bottle from a friend who visited northern California. It's golden in color, not too murky. Fairly thick head that went away fairly quickly. Not too much nose to it. The taste starts off with hops, then almost gets a sweetness to it. Interesting IPA.

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Photo of Eziel
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft pour in Nashville into a shaker glass. Color reminded me of a typical IPA. Nose was very hoppy, maybe a touch of citrus. I thought the taste was right on with the West Coast style - big time hops, full bodied. Overall, I thought this was a tasty pour.

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Golden Gate IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 33 ratings