Wolf Pup Session IPA | Golden Road Brewing

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Wolf Pup Session IPAWolf Pup Session IPA
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
302 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:
#11,037
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
302
pDev:
8.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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10
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112
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Photo of Donkster46
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anon
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tallish boy can poured into pint glass. Appearance is a glowing, hazy yellow with an almost green tinge. Small head with little retention, hardly any lace.

Great aroma for a session - super juicy and citrusy, with hints of pineapple, citrus zest, mango, guava, grapefruit, hops.

Taste follows through with lots of citrusy notes of lemon peel, grapefruit, lime, supported by tropical guava, mango, pineapple. Light pine and dry hops. Malt backbone is minimal, allowing the hop and citrus to shine.

Light bodied, slight dryness and only a hint of bitterness. Real easy drinking. Wouldn't mind having more of these in the future.

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Photo of Skulldragger
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyd
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Hardwood Artisans shaker pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.42
Purchased: July 1, 2016
Consumed: July 1, 2016
Misc.: Packaged on June 13, 2016

Got this one just to review it, but had a good feeling that it wouldn’t be that good. Genuinely I’m a fan of Golden Road (averaging close to a 90 for me on seven previous reviews), but just don’t think this will be that good. It could be Golden Road selling out. I’ll try to not take that against them.

Poured a light, yellow, clear color with three fingers of frothy, off-white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Poor watery lacing. Decent-to-good retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled a nice mix of sharp Citra, grapefruit, unknown spices (Simcoe or rye?), tropical, pineapple, light mango, floral hops, herbal leafy hops, mowed grass and citrus zest. Very nice. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste followed the nose about as well as it could. Very good. Could almost taste pulp. Also Citra, spicy rye hops, tropical, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, hints of nectarine, leafy herbal hops, mowed grass, floral hops and citrus pulp. (Taste - 4.25)

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, citrusy, watery finish. (Feel - 3.50)

Overall this was a really nice session IPA. May have even underrated this a tad. I’d have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.25)

4.19 | 93 | A-

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Photo of Drew_V_dt
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gold colored ale with a tall white colored head.

Smells strongly of citrus. Heavy floral hop scent. Scents of pine and orange rind. Fainter scent of pine board.

Starts out savory with the taste of grapefruit pith. Strong citrus after taste. Medium bitterness the flavor doesn't change much as you drink it.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall not bad for a light AIPA.

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Photo of riotontheroad
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teraflx
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.41/5  rDev +14%
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 westcoastbeerlvr
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit candy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwswigs
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CelticAleMan
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zak333
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alpha309
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightrain87
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wolf Pup Session IPA from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 302 ratings