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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gold in color, this full-bodied IPA is a balanced showcase of the majestic hop species, in Latin, Humulus Lupulus, which translates “Wolf Among Weeds”. At 8%, Wolf will sneak up on you from behind the dank earthy hop notes and subtle rye spice.

Malts: 2-Row, Malted Rye
Hops: Bravo, Simcoe, Chinook, CTZ
75 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,181
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
738
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
205
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 738 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexsanvic
4.56/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CCutch
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hecklermtbr
4.86/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

In my humble opinion one of the best ipa’s I’ve ever tasted. I only wish it still came in a 16oz. can.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass
Apperance- The beer is served a lightly hazed golden color with a tiny white head. The head fades super fast to leave trace lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is big of tropical fruit smells with tons of papaya, tangerine, mango, and pineapple. Along with the fruit smells come aromas of grapefruit and a bit of pine.
Taste- The taste begins as oneay expect from the nose, with lots of tangerine, mango and papaya. Along with these flavors are tastes of a slightly doughy and citrus hop taste. The citrus is moderate upfront and grows stronger and stronger as the taste advances. These tastes are joined by some dank pine and herbal hop flavors to leave a citrus and dank, but lightly sweetened taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is thick with a carbonation level that is average. For the dank and citrus hop the thick but still livly feel is great!
Overall- A good brew with lots of citrus and a nice dank hop.

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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 yet bitter finish. Not overly sweet or malty like some (most) IIPAs. Simcoe gives it that earthy grassy dankiness which I personally love. This beer is both hoppy and complex but also balanced and easy to drink at the same time.

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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Wolf Among Weeds from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 738 ratings