Wolf Among Weeds | Golden Road Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 08-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
641
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
170
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 641 |  Reviews: 89
Reviews by arfenhouse:
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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden yellow with a white head. Retention is poor.

S: Mainly pineapple, some pine needles, mango, orange peels, peach, and a good helping of sweet malt.

T: Follows the nose very well. Pineapple, a touch of bitter grapefruit, slight pine, and peach. Pine and a slightly sweet peach in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with a light carbonation. Slightly wet, could use some more dryness and carbonation.

O: Lots of tropical fruits, clean bitterness, and a good amount of sweetness. Easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of jkblr
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz canned 1/11/17 poured into IPA glass at fridge temp. Beer is golden turning to yellow in the light. Head is off white and long lasting with fair lacing. Smell is fairly faint tropical. Taste is citrus, citrus rind and earth. Pleasant bitterness on the end of the taste. Mouthfeel is dry, sharply carbonated with some resin stickiness as well. Overall, good, not great. I can buy in state independent beer for $3/16 oz can, so I wouldn't choose this at the same price.

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Photo of SanFranJake
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregmoscetti
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of freshflesh
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Beerswag
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light colored golden. Smell pine, resin, lots of pine needles, a little citrus rind. Taste is rich in pine and grapefruit, not much malt apparency. Mouthdmfeel is light-medium. A good summer ipa, bbq, or pair with spicy foods.

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Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Lofreqwave
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with two inches of creamy tan to off white on top. Moderate lacing. I'm getting a nice floral to faintly tropical hop aroma. The flavor is very floral hop forward with some piney hops in the mix. The mouth is very dry and resinous with a light stickiness.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful straw color with a white head and active carb. Nose is a little muted but it's pretty straight forward citrus. Maybe mango and tropical fruit. The flavor is soft and delicate. Citrusy flavors dominate the palette with some light hints of pine showing through. It's very easy to drink and medium bodied. Carb keeps it light and refreshing.

A solid offering. Dangerous to drink as it goes down way too easy.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Cloudy golden and yellow with a thin, creamy white-head. Fairly sticky with nice retention. Pretty and appropriate.

Very expressive aroma; quite nice. Lots of citrus and mild pine combine nicely. Very aromatic, along with some mild malt sweetness and bread components as well.

Hugely bitter IPA, but it still remains drinkable. Some citrus and pine components mix with the bitterness, along with a little sweetness and bread, but the bitterness is this beer's main calling card. I don't mind the bitterness though, as the complementary flavors balance and linger nicely.

Medium bodied with moderate, creamy carbonation.

Great DIPA in a can. Would be happy to grab this if I was in a pinch and needed some canned hoppy goodness.

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Photo of Jmasley1
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 9/22/16 - Drinking 1/13/17 Almost 4 months old at thispoint . . . I normally wouldn't have purchased this ipa having been canned months ago but it was recommended to me by a trusted source at my local shop so I gave it a shot.
Really nice golden appearance with decent head and retention. Aromas are herbal, grassy and the malts have taken over the nose. Flavors are earthy, floral, herbal, honey and citrus. Malts have taken over the taste as well. Feel is medium bodied, crisp and clean. Overall I think 2-3 months ago tbis,was drinking very nicely. I'm not dissapointed with this considering the age of the beer. I'll have to look for a fresher can for sure. Recommended ipa from me. Perhaps if I had a fresh can I think this would be a solid
4.0-4.25 ipa

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big bright golden body pours into a nonic pint with no problems. Head is off white layered and luscious forms nicely above the glowing golden body. Aroma hops explode on the nares what a great smell, herbaceous herbal, citric hops, with big juicy ripened pineapple. Flavor full of juicy resinous hops, citrus peel, pineapple juice, even mango with tropical fruit. This is something else really drinkable with incredible hop notes, nothing like this exists on the east coast. Mouthfeel is oily and resinous bringing the dank hop oils with the tropical fruit to soften the blow of the hop bitterness, a bit of alcohol warmth but nothing that is too hot for the palate to enjoy this fine creation. Overall, I'm a huge fan of this beer since my first sip yesterday during a sampling session with wvsabbath to this full pint glass full of all the west coast hop glory.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Small to maybe medium sized slightly off white head settles to a quarter inch or less of froth covering a thick but not cloudy honey golden colored beer.

Light but very evident citrus style hops aroma.

Light citrus hops with maybe grapefruit coming through more so in the taste, also seems to be some light fresh grasses in the taste as well.

Dryish aftertaste with some of the citrusy lemon tastes hanging around with this lighter medium bodied IPA.

Decent tasting, nothing overwhelm but it has some definite west coast style hops tastes.

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Photo of acurtis
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of JMS1512
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdilauro
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sorry but I was not very impressed with this beer.
Nothing stands out, just beer

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