India Golden Ale | Breakside Brewery

India Golden AleIndia Golden Ale
BA SCORE
4.1/5
185 Ratings
India Golden AleIndia Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery
Oregon, United States
breakside.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ccrida on 05-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,941
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
185
pDev:
6.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
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Photo of tlema1
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: clear, golden, tons of lacing
S: sweet malt, slight candied fruit
T: solid malt backbone, muted fruity hops
F: tons of mouthfeel
O: very well made and very drinkable

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Photo of hreb
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer is dirty golden but still relatively clear, with thin white head. Sweet, fruity aroma suggests peach and apricot. Flavor is more assertive but continues with the fruit-forward juicy NWIPA theme, adding pineapple, booze, and an herbal / medicinal note. And assertive carbonation.

This is my third IPA from Breakside, and fits squarely between Wanderlust and their standard IPA in its deliciousness. It's a well balanced, relatively light drinking double IPA.

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Photo of Sammy
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dark orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of hops, citrus, light malt, and a little pine.

T: Tasted of some mild malt notes, a bit of pine, a good shot of citrus (orange, in particular), grapefruit, a fair amount of hops (not as much as I would have thought), and a bready quality. Very much a typical West Coast DIPA flavor, with a whole lot of fruit and hops. Very tasty.

F: A nice amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: For the most part, this is a solidly made, very easy to drink beer. Not groundbreaking, but drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of baklo
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Atodd21
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erickc
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apf
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stevoj
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Brewers Haven. Haxy golden body topped off with a high, fluffy head. Lovely pour. Soft, gentle aroma features some muted hoppiness, slightly bready. Taste gets a bit juicy, citrus, grapefruit. Finishes tangy, biting, slow burn follows. This little number hides a punch under that light facade.S summery essences with winter warmth. Nice!

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Photo of Beaz18
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonCorbett
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Mild haziness to this darker medium golden amber, with a good thick thumb of white foam - very loose and frothy. Dissipates in uneven chunks leaving behind a few foothills of rocky patches and good dispersion of lacing.

Aromatics: Pretty vibrant and punchy tang of tropical citrus, plenty of fresh pine resin and undertones of sweet honey florals, and biscuity malt.

Taste: A bit crackerish - has the taste of saltine crackers topped with some earthy greens. There is sublet sweetness before the bitter stands up and blocks the view. There is also a decent spice note or two that creeps in at the end of the battle.

Feel: I’d say it’s definitely middleweight body with a decent carbonation that provides a good snappy march across the palate. There is a lingering citrus rind and pine bitter in the finish which is otherwise smooth and dry and nearly imperceptible whispers of that 8% at the tail end.

Overall: It has a wonderful collection of aromas, with the flavour profile straggling behind slightly in delivery. But despite some rather minor shortcomings, I’d have to say a really great DIPA, fairly easy to drink, has a great combination of aromas and flavours.

Pairing : This is a classic DIPA with all the right sweets and bitters in all the right spots and not overstated anywhere. So I’m wanting to fall back on my spices for this one. And it works out well with my meal this evening which is Chicken Fajitas stuffed with roasted jalapeños, chipotle peppers, caramelized onions, and a lightly dressed coleslaw. The flavour combos were fantastic.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of banshlily
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oilcan01
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This pours a nice clear amber orange cross, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like very intense pine and grapefruit, with a small dose of bready malt.

8.1% ABV, what? That's not noticeable at all. It doesn't feel significantly hoppier than some of their single IPA selections, but it's still nice. There's a small amount of bready Pilsner malt present- it helps hold it all together. There's lot of classic grapefruit hops, a bit of orange, lots of bitter pine- prototypical WCIPA.

This is medium bodied, very crisp, especially considering the ABV.

Though this isn't quite as good as the other Breakside IPAs so far- it's still fun as hell. Love it.

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Photo of Oidmoe
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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India Golden Ale from Breakside Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 185 ratings
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