Wolf Pup | Golden Road Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
349 Ratings
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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:
#16,651
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
349
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
132
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 349 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of Lonelydad38
2.04/5  rDev -47%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Bizarre front end reminiscent of rotten oranges. Tastes like a wolf pup swam around in the brewing vats for awhile. Finishes with a nice citrus flavor, yet you're left with apprehension, knowing you'll get that same wolf pap flavor with the next sip. It's a lovely looking beer with an alluring aroma of light citrus, but blue ringed octopus also look beautiful before you're injected with their venom. It bills itself as a refreshing summer beer, but it's not worth the higher than average price.

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Photo of austinc94
2.32/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bryan12345
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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 TTripp725
2.94/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of summersrl
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JeffBlue
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3/8/17 (12oz can, Valencia) Great hop aroma and fresh taste at first, quickly becomes pretty boring and one-dimensional after half the beer. The most extreme drop-off I can remember from first taste to finish, 3.00

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

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 oriolesfan4
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Onenote81
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CharlesK
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shehateme
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickStalzer
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dacrza1
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
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 Stofko1992
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Wolf Pup from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 349 ratings