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:
#13,237
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
315
pDev:
8.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.71/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

suprisingly tasty

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Photo of NickGarrisi
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am constantly on the hunt for a session IPA that can blend choice hop blends, low alcohol content (but not too low) and a refreshing burst of taste. Golden Road's Wolf Pup nailed it for me. Very golden color (almost like a lager). Pine needles, citrusy hoppy smell. Not too hoppy in the aftertaste, no strong alcohol lingering on the palate. You can drink about 3 of these before the "feel". Just moved on from Luponic Distortion by Firestone to Wolf Pup for my everyday "go to" beer. If you are looking for an IPA that you can drink and still be able to finish work around the house, this is the beer. Years ago, before I became a beer snob, I would drink ice cold Coors Light as my lawn mowing beer because it was like drinking water but you also felt like you were rewarding yourself. Since then I've moved onto session IPAs and low alcohol content IPAs as my lawn mowing beer. Wolf Pup has knocked it out of the park for me in this category.

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Photo of ordybill
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a slightly cloudy yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is citrus hops. The taste is a nice blend of mild citrus hops and grass.

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Photo of Kinger22
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy gold color with a slim head. The smell is a subtle balance of hops and citrus, and the taste is deliciously citrus with hop undertones. This is a tasty, somewhat sour and easy-drinking session.

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Photo of corywalston
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerSlaves
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhilGauthier
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours a hazey gold with a fast falling head with very little lacing
S: smell is earthy with floral and citrus
T: taste is just as it smells with the floral notes coming in hot
Overall my favorite session ipa. It’s sophistictaed enough to pour into a tulip glass and enjoy with a meal but light enough to drink straight from the can while day drinking. Well done by Golden Road

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Photo of Tarheel219
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D1noB
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just the right hoppy citrus taste. Great Beer.

Taste Rating in Words: It's being out on the lake, in a boat, at sunset, on calm water and on a beautiful day.

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Photo of coreypegram
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really need to review this for what it is...and I tried

Stellar nose for a session. Citrus, earthy. No malt
Taste is a citrus forward no holds barred profile. Slight grapefruit, some rind, slight pith...earthy. And fantastic overall. Mouthfeel is light, but layered...

Overall, this might be best session ive had. At any rate i ranked it with Easy Jack cans, first iteration of go-to and All day

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Photo of Tampalocal5577
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
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 DJTOBY
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbone1384
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redsoxjim
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
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 warpig372
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a huge fan of session IPA's, but this is an excellent example of the style.

Pours a brilliant hazy golden yellow, aromas are oranges, mango, and pineapple (I don't know if this hopped with Mosaic hops, but it tastes like it), which is expected - but this also has some body, which surprised me in a 4.2% ABV beer.

Well done by Golden Road. They continue to impress me.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbw5009
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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