Better Weather IPA | Golden Road Brewing

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Better Weather IPABetter Weather IPA

Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by ithacabaron on 11-03-2013

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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by lsummers:
Photo of lsummers
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy rust orange, not much head but looks really sticky. Subtle lacing and alcohol legs.

Smells of a freshly peeled orange with that great mango/pineapple. Nice grassy note mixed in.

Taste hits with that nice caramel malt loaded citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruitiness. Slight grassy/herbal note. Huge hop bite seems to hit midway. It's a really sweet dipa which I feel helps cut that bitterness and mellow it out with the candy malt notes. After taste is grapefruit hops with some slight burnt brown sugar notes.

It's fairly sticky with a medium body. Feels moderately carbonated which lends to this a nice sipping DIPA.

Overall, I can't wait to try this again, especially canned. I will definitely update this review with added thoughts because right now this is seeming to be a great example of a west coast DIPA with that hop bite.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerswag
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of Lofreqwave
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

quick note: whatever happened to writing up a full review on BA? Hopefully this is a little more comprehensive than the other reviews:
Appearance: light golden/orange with 1 finger head

Aroma: slight orangey hops, malts and alcohol heat also present

Taste: hoppy on the front end but not overly bitter. Nice malty backbone however the alcohol is slightly noticeable but given that it's 9.4% it's still very drinkable. A great tasting DIPA.

Light-to-medium body. Average carbonation.

A nice DIPA - surprisingly light yet also nice and hoppy. I would buy this again.

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Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Giesch
1.81/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Ive had better IPAs. 9.4 ABV

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Photo of jxc5
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LakerLeith
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of Jree261
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance-Amber with eggshell foam out of a 16 ounce can.

Smell-Grass, Strawberries, Raspberries, Bitters.

Taste-Follows the nose with a light cream on the end palate. Sort of like a strawberry creamsicle.

Mouthfeel-Nice weight for an IPA. Heavy but not overwhelming. Finish is a good length.

Overall-I wasn't expecting much but I think this is my favorite I've had from Golden Road. I love the shift to a light mouthfeel on the finish. Nicely done.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Christmas Day and a Better Weather IPA.

Pleasantly surprised on this one, my peeps. A decent amount of juice, the bitterness was ripe like a guava picked from the equater... Hell, Raul is diggin' this like the government is digging into your pension!

I wouldn't exactly say that I am "feelin" in, but I'm into it well enough.

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Photo of largadeer
3.12/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fairly heavy and malty mouthfeel. Resinous hop profile that doesn't impress much. Not bad, somewhat generic.

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Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Rock & Brews, El Segundo, CA

A: The beer is slightly hazy light amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left a bit of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops—oranges seem to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with notes of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the pine resin hops seem to stand out a little more in front of the citrusy hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the contrasting citrusy and piney hops in the beer as the smell and taste seemed like mirror images of each other.

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Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Heady_Eddy
2.63/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sixteen ounce can dated 10-26-13.

A: Pours a clear orange with a solid 1.5-inch slightly off-white head which fades to a thin cap and yields spots and splotches of lace.

N: Citrus (mainly grapefruit) dominates here. Floral with some herbal and caramel malty notes.

T: Citrusy with some sweet caramel malts. Perhaps I should have checked the can date more closely.

M: Medium body and semi-full carbonation. Mildly bitter and dry finish. ABV is noted but fairly well hidden.

O: A good and balanced Impy IPA.

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Better Weather IPA from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 94 ratings