Wolf Among Weeds | Golden Road Brewing

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641 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

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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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -42%

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2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of BrettHead
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of Amos917
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of od_sf
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Bitterbill
2.8/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Canned April 1st. Pours clear straw yellow, goodly amount of foam. Tropical fruity nose with bitter hops. Really bitter and dank hop taste that overwhelms any tropical fruit I got in the smell. Big bread notes from the malt. Good enough mouthfeel, perhaps a bit more carbonation. Pretty average DIPA in my book.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

"India Pale Ale." 8.0% ABV confirmed. 16 fl oz aluminum can with detailed but bland label acquired at a local Vons grocery store as part of a cardboard 4 pack and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger beige colour head of no real cream. Disappointingly thin. Retention is above average (~4 minutes) for the ABV. Body colour is a pale vibrant yellow. Transparent and translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Standard fare for the style; there's nothing unique or special here. No overt flaws.

Sm: Floral character. Grapefruit citrus fruit ester hop character. Pale malts. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. A mild strength aroma.

T: Pleasant grapefruit citrusy esters up front. It's great for the first act, and then we hit the pale malt body. Problems emerge as untamed bitterness surges at the midpoint and takes until the late third act to die. Not real creamy. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. The pale mount foundation is unobtrusive but also somewhat weak. Lightly nectary. Its biggest flaw is by far its lack of balance. Built decently otherwise. Far from impressive.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit biting. Overcarbonated. Thin up front and too tick towards the back end. Bad presence on the palate. Lightly oily. Not well suited to the flavour profile.

Dr: Drinkable for the decently hidden high ABV, but its severe lack of balance really holds it back. The problems get much worse as it warms. Serve this one very cold. It's not bad, but I wouldn't get it again unless it was the only good option at a bar.

Low C+

***
Dry, rough, scratchy, coarse. Terrible mouthfeel that parches the palate.

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of lsummers
2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought some can's straight from the brewery. It poured a golden red brown with a nice head that left some nice lacing.

Smells of a fresh cut hay field mixed with toffee.

Taste is interesting, I get a little fresh cut hay field with a majority of it being toffee and sweetness. I do get a lot of the hops in there which add a lot of piney sweetness.

The mouthfeel is pretty good, it is a higher percentage so I would expect it to be a sipper and the syrupy feeling helps with that.

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 soo many great ones.

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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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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

Photo of NathanJoyce
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of PSanger
3.01/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I don't get the reviews on here. This beer isn't very good at all. This beer is heavy without any nice flavor. I don't get the fruity flavor only the alcohol. Do not recommend.

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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 SebZeb
3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The best beer from the brewery, but still lacking depth.

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Photo of charlzm
3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed at the brewery on March 20th, 2013. Reviewed from notes. This is the "new recipe" version.

Beer is a clear coppery-orange with a two-finger head. Crown recedes to a small white cap and provides very sticky lacing down the sides of the glass.

Aroma is unfortunately sulfuric (sewer-like). There's also an earthy, grassy note.

The beer is thick with a strong caramel malt character up front. Fairly sweet. Hops are balanced with the malt. Somewhat resiny, piney bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is prickly and creamy. A little parching as well.

A respectable strong IPA, but a double/imperial? Not quite ready to play in that bracket.

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3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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Wolf Among Weeds from Golden Road Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 641 ratings.
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