Ride On IPA | Golden Road Brewing

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Ride On IPARide On IPA
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3.86/5
Very Good
93 Ratings
Ride On IPARide On IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing
California, United States
goldenroad.la

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ride On IPA embodies what we try to do every day - enhance the journey. The soft mouthfeel and notes of melon and pine deliver southern California vibes in a can. Simcoe, Citra and Cascade hops leave nothing to be desired but the ambition to be present and ride on.

Added by joeyjoey104 on 05-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,134
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
93
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of WoodBrew
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a can of this off the single shelf at a Kroger just down the road from south metro ice in Dayton, OH. It poured a hazy golden with thin fuzzy head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had bitter citrus and overprime flare. The taste was bitter leaning with overprime finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with fizzy carbonation. Overall ok.

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Photo of garrusthegreat
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbw314
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprised by the "West Coast IPA" monikers being doled out by reviewers; to me this beer is more nu-age fruit-forward and hazy than anything I consider West Coast. However, that's just my take, and it's reflective of the environment in which we sip hop-forward beers: if we only define styles by two coasts then everything that falls in between will get pulled one way or the other.

Anyhoooooooow...hazy, orange-yellow pour with a moderate white head.

Aroma is fruit-forward - mango, orange, apricot, melon, light peach- followed by grass and toasted, sweet malt. Fruit of the sweeter variety call out.

Taste is citrus by way of tangerine, peach and melon followed by young pine needles. Low bitterness (too low for my taste) and juicy.

Soft mouthfeel, as is the trend; a beer that resides between the coastal margins of templated description.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spongebob2
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very light color, almost neon yellow. Typical west coast style IPA. No definitive nuances in hops or pop of flavor. Lighter style IPA, again typical of west coast.

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Photo of jtk21351
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raybegleiter
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light golden color with white cap.

Aroma of lightly scent pine, citrus, something herbal and ripe yellow fruits.

Flavor on entry is hop leading but only by a nose. Malt flavor is not strong enough to overcome the hops but is substantial enough to offset them. The hops have a muted roundness, not sharp or overly bitter, which I rather like.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Middle of the pack IPA I think, enough above average to justify a craft beer price but not especially noteworthy.

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Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Like Their wolf pup flavor, much better

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Photo of rsquared59
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, but not like a DDH hazy. Thin head.
Smell is very reminiscent of a DDH IPA with a lot of mango, citrus and some dank.
Taste is juicy with citrus and light fruits.
Overall, this isn't what I thought it would be. I mean that in a good way. This would be nice to have a pack of.

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Photo of Luckydog91
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pink can, canned 9/26/17.

Honey golden color with a tall head of 2 fingers, receding to a bubble after a minute.

Aromas of fresh orange, mango, honey, dank, and light onion.

Fruity rinds come first, followed by pine, vanilla, orange flesh, and woodiness.

Feel is very carbonated, nice and crisp, with a general creaminess. Resiny finish.

Overall, a good but not great IPA. Dunno if I'd revisit. However, Golden Road seems to have some real distinct characteristics about their beers that make them stand out. For this one, it's the pine and vanilla together.

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Photo of burritoh
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanJ1979
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a golden Amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is citrus and hops. The taste follows the nose.

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Photo of golf4collet
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lochef81
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ride On IPA from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 93 ratings