Wolf Pup Session IPA | Golden Road Brewing

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Wolf Pup Session IPAWolf Pup Session IPA
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3.85/5
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315 Ratings
Wolf Pup Session IPAWolf Pup Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing
California, United States
goldenroad.la

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoppy and refreshing, Wolf Pup is our riff on a Session IPA. Highly drinkable with a wildly aromatic tropical and citrus character, it’s the perfect companion to keep on sippin’ for those long, sunny days.

Added by PretzelCity on 01-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,254
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
315
pDev:
8.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 315 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can, dated 1/4/18. Pours hazy dark yellow with a small fizzy white head that goes to a thin film and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is subdued - sweet straw malt and some fruit.

The flavor is sweet soapy straw malt with a little fruit and resiny floral hops. The mouthfeel is thin and pretty watery.

Overall, just OK.

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Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice Golden color slightly hazy. Great flavor and not loosing any flavor due to reduced alcohol. Nice hoopy flavor and aroma without going overboard1

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Santosizer
3.14/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pours a light yellow body. Little to no head, head is sudsy and goes quickly if you throw it hard.

S: Stone fruits, mango, melons, strawberries.

T: This is where the beer goes south for me. This tastes nothing like the nose. It's not bad, just extremely difficult to comprehend. It's like biting into an apple and tasting an orange, this throws off the senses. It's very malty, lemongrass, fresh lawn clippings.

F: Bready, malty, dry, thin, and overly carbonated.

O: This beer is okay, just not great. It duplicates all the problems that I've experienced with Wolf Among Weeds. The nose is heavenly; however, the body is completely contradictory. It's wonderful on tap and stays very true to the nose; however, in cans, it's always the same problem.

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Photo of blognog
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bit sharp but still solid session better than most. Goes well at camp.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilmer
2.82/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the K-1 base lodge at Killington, VT

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Photo of WDWAoT
3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Significant hop bite. Not complex, kind of one note, but it's a good note. Nice West Coast effort. Strong flavor for a session ale. Solid.

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Photo of mush
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jt_thomas18
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wolf Pup Session IPA brewed by Golden Road Brewing, with an ABV of 4.50% This American IPA pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice thick white head. Now there is a slight haze to this brew, so it unfiltered, not saying that is a bad thing. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, citrus flavors and sweetness. You also pick up on a good amount of earthy grains and malts. There is a lot going on in this brew, between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with a nice Hoppy bite at first then a crips citrus flavors at the end. This brew would go nice on a warm summer day. The body of this American IPA is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. This is real nice enjoyable drinking brew. The mouth feel is Hoppy, Citrus, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Wolf Pup Session IPA a solid 4 out of 5. Golden Road Brewing, did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitburger
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice ipa at the att block party at final4

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beershrine
2.91/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tastes sour flavor off the hops. Smells like cat piss. Avoid.

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Photo of ljbonadonna92
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this beer at the Beer Hunter in La Quinta, CA. It poured a slightly hazy orangish with white head that did not leave any lace. The scent had touches of bitter hop. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a slightly bitter beer that finishes clean.

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Wolf Pup Session IPA from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 315 ratings