Wolf Pup Session IPA | Golden Road Brewing

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3.85/5
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327 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:
#13,426
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
327
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 327 |  Reviews: 59
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 epyon396
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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 CTHomer
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewski
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rick778
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PicoPapa
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Pours a pale straw color with a thin layer of bubbles. No lacing. The aroma is packed with citrus and tropical fruits. Some berries and light dank notes. The taste is on par with the aroma. Pineapple, grapefruit, lime, papaya, melon, and some stone fruits. A bit floral at the finish with light crackery malts. Light body and carbonation. This is probably in the running for one of the top Session IPAs I've had. I will certainly be buying more of this next summer.

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

as much as i think the jury is still out (at least the jury in my head) on the wold among weeds, this wolf pup session is pretty awesome. very pale in color, straw yellow and with a very tall white head on it, creamy and thick, looks rich and robust for a session beer. amazing fresh pineapple nose to it, lots of citrus, limey more than lemons or grapefruit, zesty and fresh, quite a bit going on. it almost has a nitro mouthfeel to it, creamy and fluffy for something so light, taking this element to the extreme, its great. the hops do actually pack some bitterness, but this one appears to be all about the citrusy middle, so bright and clean, with just enough pils type and pale wheat malt character to make it still taste like a beer. this is like a creamier punchier all day, i was quite stoked on it, and it makes me want to revisit their other hoppy beers that i have found less impressive. lots of hops here for such a low alcohol beer, great for what is left of summer here, and one i will be happy to locate on tap again!

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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 calcnerd
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjd315
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey3236
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of reebtaerG
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A friend of mine just sent me a sixer to share with my weekly tasting group. The CANQuest (tm) thanks the Alli Cat & promises to return the favor in the very near future.

From the CAN: "Refreshingly hoppy with a wildly aromatic citrus character".

The Crack! got me a little spritz across the fingers, followed by some light foaming through the vent. Once it calmed, it revealed itself to be another brimful craft CAN. An inverted Glug brought forth two fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head that quickly fell away to wisps. Color was a slightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose was very citrusy with notes of tangerine, grapefruit and lemon as well as a light biscuitiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was more tropical fruit-like than outright citrus. I was still getting tangerine, but now also commingled with guava, passion fruit, papaya & mango. My only knock is that the flavors lacked any real Oooomph! It was a long day at work & I want something that really brings a lingering taste. Finish was dry, but the flavors seemed to vanish as quickly as I swallowed. Oh well.

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

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

Photo of Psg5062
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft in shaker pint glass

Yellow in color,, hazy, whith white head. Good lacing. grassy lemon hop aroma. Not much malt flavor or body. But easy drinking.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wolf Pup Session IPA from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 327 ratings