Wolf Pup Session IPA | Golden Road Brewing

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205 Ratings
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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): 4.20%

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
Ratings:
205
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
66
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Brucebeernut
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drhall36
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frykid
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raziel313
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superwho24
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good beer. Great session beer

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Photo of coreypegram
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

DATE: August 4, 2017... OCCASION: a day and night with the Morgans, complete with fireworks to come--a perfect opportunity to test out a new(er) session IPA offering.... GLASSWARE: Abita pint... pours a vivacious, bubble-fueled body that is murky enough to blur one's hand behind it... thick, soapy white head leaves a pocked circle of lacing that banks at the corners... grapefruit, lemon, a dank basement of resin and hops--suggests a profile worthy of an IPA... some spiciness, like curacao... harsh cracker crispness too... medium-bodied, lightly hopped and pleasant in the mouth with little to awaken the teeth... the finish is surprisingly heft, with lemon acidity and malt.... rather balanced for an IPA from the West Coast... somewhat dry at its finish, with a flash of flourish early.... the grapefruit takes precedent, leaving lemon zest, passion fruit, curacao,and cracker to fight for the leftover profile... refreshing, light, and again, still a struggle to buy a "session IPA" as much more than than a cash-in on the IPA craze... but speaking of value, 15 cans for $18.99 sounds just right for an August that should be warm and thirsty...

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeilSilber1
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good IPA with a sharp bite, a bit too hoppy.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy and straw yellow with a small white head and a little lacing. Aromas of citrus and pine, flavor follows suit with a very citrus forward beer that is bright and refreshing. Very solid.

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Photo of Tampalocal5577
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good session ipa! Good citrus and hop notes and easy drinking on a hot day!

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Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 5/30/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lime, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lime, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lime, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a great session IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very vibrant and fairly dank hops; with a nice malt backbone for the ABV. Very flavorful and never watery feeling. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryTow
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tuowl74a
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of grapefruit, pineapple. Taste is the same, grapefruit and pineapple, mild bitterness, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this beer packs a punch higher than it's abv.

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Wolf Pup Session IPA from Golden Road Brewing
3.94 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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