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2020 IPA | Golden Road Brewing

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2020 IPA2020 IPA

Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BierGiek on 02-06-2014

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 125
Reviews by kflorence:
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3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep amber with hints of orange and copper and a small head that fades quickly and leaves scant traces of lacing on the glass. Carbonation looks mild. Particulates are visible. Decidedly dark for an IPA.

S: Floral hops and pineapple with a strong dark fruit and malt presence. There's an underlying earthiness with a bit of pine.

T: Bitter, piney hops up front giving way to a caramel malt and herbal center and finishing bitter with apple and pine resin.

M: Medium bodied with active carbonation and a bit of stickiness, but a bit thin overall. Finishes bitter but not dry. Not overly drinkable.

O: A decent IPA. A tad more malt forward than I'm used to, but quite tasty. This is my first brew from Golden Road and it didn't dissapoint although its also nothing to write home about.

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Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing brown/red hue that left amazing lacing the whole beer down. Very fruity hops and very sweet malt almost reminds me of a light barleywine. It starts out very sweet and malty and ends with a crisp fruity hop bitterness. It turns into a piney hop taste on the aftertaste. A plus beer.

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Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very malty might of been an old can almost undrinkable

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Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EchoParker
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of dannydetox
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Four pack of 16 oz cans dated 2/13/14. Initial aroma was stronger fruity hops, with notes of apricot and passionfruit in front of light caramel malt. copper in color, this minimally carbonated can leaves a faint white head that is all but gone the next minute. second whiff offers less hop qualities - perhaps faint lemon - and more malt. on the palate i find this brew to be balanced between the tropical hop attack and the backbone of the malt. full mouthfeel, but the lack of carbonation is disappointing; that explains the penalty in that category. as the beer warms up it gets stickier, although the finish has the bitterness i'd expect from an IPA; i think i'd have to drink the first '14 custom quickly.

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Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of trubeernick
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours from can to pint glass. The beer is darker then expected with a sweet smell to it maybe a bit fruity. The taste is a little too malty forward for me as IPA "s go. Overall mouthful is decent though. I like how these guys r experimenting with their IPA though. Overall I think I would try again, maybe on tap since I'm not to far from the brewery.

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Photo of nick_asian
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Quinnspub1
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of kmoen
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BierGiek
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Can (canned on 1-24-14) served in Golden Road pint glass.

A - A beautiful beer, really. Copper, finger white head with decent retention, nice lacing.

S - Pine predominates, with citrus in the background. Also pick up on some earthiness. Alcohol intrudes on what is otherwise an incredible aroma.

T - Similar. Pine and resin upfront, with some earthy sweetness to finish out and balance the lingering bitterness. Alcohol is a little heavy.

M - Medium bodied. Perfect for the style.

O - A good IPA (red IPA?) that delivers for the most part. In all, my only complaint with this beer is that the alcohol is fairly apparent and, while not overpowering, is not entirely pleasant.


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Photo of g_jenkins
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of m0rgana
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drepreciado
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of czillmer
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind of like my first date with my baby mama, Raul wasn't exactly expecting all that much, but he became pleasantly surprised.

Malty, coppery, slight caramel... It's smooth enough and doesn't have an oil slick of syrup, so Raul is into that.

Now, in the long run, ol' BM blossomed like a Monarch butterfly; and although 2020 may never get out of its cocoon, it is still decent enough.

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Photo of 1424IpA
2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Distributor stopped in dropped off a can. Called it a red ipa. Pours darker than a pale but im not impressed with its smell, taste or feel. Another average beer from golden road. Blue can for a red ipa...really smart.

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Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.15/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottom dated 1/24/14.

A: Pours a clear amberish orange under a 1-inch thick off-white head which fades leaving splotchy lace.

N: Citrus (grapefruit, orange), pineapple, floral.

T: Mildly sweet malts, grapefruit, slightly dank, herbal with resiny pine notes.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Mildly bitter and herbal finish.

O: Another nice one from GR.

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Photo of hbchrisg
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2020 IPA from Golden Road Brewing
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