Wolf Among Weeds | Golden Road Brewing

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3.94/5
Very Good
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by womencantsail on 08-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,371
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
733
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
205
Trade:
1
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Photo of IDABEERGUY
2.93/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

$ 4.00 (Including tax)/16 oz can ($ 0.25/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. Reviewed 11/26/18.
“PKG on 08.15.17” on bottom of can. Stored upside down at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Light yellow, hazy, translucent.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.3 cm, aggressive center pour), white, low density froth, good retention, slooowly diminishing to a zero to 10 mm jagged ring and a thin partial layer reminiscent of pond scum. Multiple pieces of torn lacing remain as the head retracts.
Lacing – Good. As the level drops, a complete ring of tiny to small bubbles remain.
First pour – Light yellow, hazy.
Aroma – 4 - Citrus flowers.
Flavor – 3.75 - Begins surprisingly bitter with a bit of orange or tangerine. The malt backbone is obvious, probably because of the age. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4 - Despite being over a year old, this is still a decent IIPA. One can only wonder how much better it was when fresh.

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Photo of DannyBigs
2.41/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Oysterhaven
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkazemi
3.22/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zanico
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SargeC
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nathan419
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTHomer
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; pale gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a splotchy cap; OK lacing;

S: pineapple and peach;

T: floral and peach up front; pineapple and peach build from the middle and dominate the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish; no hint of alcohol;

O: frightenly smooth; not special otherwise; light bodied for the style;

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Photo of Whatuptho
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of garrusthegreat
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snift_the_juice
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When pouring I was surprised at how it looked. Thought I got hosed and it was miller lite. But as soon as I went to take my first sip the smell of citrus punched me in the nose real quick and followed up with a little dank smell. The taste is strong and piney, but light for an 8% which is great. Easy drinker, great taste, and comparably priced. I'll be getting this one again for sure.

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Photo of AleManDan
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a true go-to ale for me. It’s big on everything I love about an IPA and although it’s technically an Imperial IPA, it drinks like a very strong single IPA.

Look: golden, yellow, glowing in the glass.

Smell: lemons, orange, apricots, creamsicle, piney/dank. A burst of West Coast fruity, bitter flavors. However, strangely all of these elements are muted and integrated and no single entity stands out. Truly a balanced but hoppy experience.

Taste: follows the nose with sweet, tingling juiciness upfront and a soft middle of the mouth followed by a dry but smooth bitter finish. Not overly sweet or malty like some (most) IIPAs.

Overall: this is one of the best IPAs out there and it uses a variety of hops to get this amazingly complex hop aroma and flavor. Truly a standout in my opinion and for about $11 a six pack for me here near LA, it’s truly a go-to.

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Photo of osocave
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Try-em-all
3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of izraelc
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pale yellow color. Lighter than I thought for an imperial IPA. Nothing about it is overwhelming. Slight hoppy citrus flavor. Alcohol finish. It'll go down fast and smooth.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.09/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had this on tap at Boston Burger Company. Very pale amber color. Smelled like grass or fresh cut hay. You can taste the hops making it a too Earthy for me. The mouth feel is pretty good but leans toward the thin side. Overall, I'm just not as impressed. There are some flaws I can taste right away. It's just that feeling you get when you know something is just not right. I feel bad, because it's not a bad beer, it's just trying to stand out in a market that has so many great ones.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours yellow-gold with a moderately low amount of haze. It has a slightly off white head with moderate head retention.

Smell: There are plenty of citrus aromas. There are stone fruit notes and a low level of pineapple.

Taste: It has hoppy flavors of stone fruit and pineapple with floral.

Feel: It has a moderate body that is creamy. The bitterness is moderate with a slightly sharp finish.

Overall, a fairly decent combinations of hops with the malt being barely noticable.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FlaS4
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlvinLin
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Wolf Among Weeds from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 733 ratings