Pico To Mexico
Golden Road Brewing

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Style:
American Lager
Ranked #279
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
81
Ranked #40,627
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 12.46%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
39
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Golden Road Brewing
 
California, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
81
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 39
Reviews by WoodBrew:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | 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 clear pee yellow with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had faint cucumber and pepper. The taste was crisp and refreshing with cucumber at the front then on the very back end and when you exhale the pepper comes true....very interesting beer. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's not too shabby.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Suds
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew is a light straw color with a thin head and a lot of haze. From a can, it's aroma is very cucumber, with a little pale malt underneath. The taste is clean and fresh, with more cucumber and a little flower/grass flavor. Medium-light in body and very interesting and engaging.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a fluffy head of white foam. It smelled of lime and cucumber. It tasted of pureed cucumber and lime. No habanero at all. It was gross. Cucumber does not belong in beer.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1mrbeer
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can is dated 8 months ago. Not fresh at all…

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden, with a nice head of white suds. No lace.

Aroma: Definite cucumber character with some lime. Actually pretty pleasant. But I like cucumber.

Taste: Curiously fruity — a lively cucumber and lime flavor that isn’t bad at all. Habanero underneath is very subtle and muted, giving only a hint and not actually spicy. Really a solid beer in my opinion, despite being outdated. Refreshing, light, and with a significantly unique flavor profile.

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Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can in at the 2017 Suwannee Roots Revival Festival.
25 July 2017 date stamp.

Pours with a hazy pale golden body and a weak head.
Flavorful for style with a readily detectable cucumber note and, as promised, "a hint of habernero".
Medium-light body.
Nicely refreshing.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 5/22/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of juicy cucumber, lemon, lime, cracker, white bread, light pepper/salt, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, fruit, and light earthy hop/pepper/salt notes; with solid strength. Taste of juicy cucumber, lemon, lime, cracker, white bread, light pepper/salt, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness and slight pepper spice on the finish. Lingering notes of cucumber, lemon, lime, cracker, white bread, light pepper/salt, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt, fruit, and light earthy hop/pepper/salt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Slight touch of lingering pepper heat through the glass. Overall this is a good fruited pale lager. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, fruit, and light earthy hop/pepper/salt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very well balanced between fruit and pils malts; just enough hops to balance the malt profile. Not as much pepper presence as I hoped for; but otherwise a nicely enjoyable, standard tasting, and inoffensive lager.

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Photo of madmaxmedia
1.56/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vejadu
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tastes... summery. Very pale. Little to no lacing. Tastes slightly of citrus with the "cool" of cucumber. Little to no discernible heat. Good for a pool day or mowing the lawn.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is cucumbers, malts and a hint of spices/habenero. The flavor is cucumbers, mild fruit, malts and a mix of slight sweetness and creeping habenero heat.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

One sip was more than enough for me. Cucumber dominates the aroma and flavor profile, habenero is only present in a miniscule amount. Not terrible, just too weird for me to enjoy

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Photo of DanGeo
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light golden yellow, very minimal head and no visible lacing. Aroma is of big cucumber and guava. Taste is a lot of cucumber, a pinch of lime and a very very light sear on the lips and mouth at the very end. Very sessionable !

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an almost lime color, which is breathtaking, and settles to a nice mellow pale yellow. Head is huge and settles to 1/2 finger.

I can smell the lime and the habanero very clearly. The grains underneath (corn/maize and 2-row) are properly situated underneath. The spotlight is definitely where it needs to be.

The flavor starts off with crystal clean lagering, I can't emphasize how clean this beer is. It then brings forth flavors of corn grits, a polite splash of crisp cucumber and delicious juicy lime, and the habanero simply tails in with a nod, leaving a very red, slight, piquant spice burn at the end.

Feel is clean, crisp, and swells up to medium bodied almost, which bumps it up from your average american lager.

Overall, I'm finding Golden Road to be a stellar brewery - even their lower rated beers are impressing the heck out of me. This one is not shy on its contents - but they don't overwhelm either, striking that perfect balance that maybe 10% of breweries in the world actually manage to do. People should really review beers based on their style, contents, and aim...not on whether they stack up to their favorite IPA or Stout. This was executed marvelously.

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Pico To Mexico from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 39 ratings