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Wolf Among Weeds | Golden Road Brewing

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3.95/5
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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
Ranking:
#5,267
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
689
pDev:
9.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
183
Trade:
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3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Texasfan549
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 7/30/12.

Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and lots of earthy, herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with some slight onion flavors and an alcohol presence. There is a fairly mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is really earthy and herbal in the aromas and flavors.

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

surprised to hear folks digging this so much, i thought it was well done but pretty generic on the hop side of things. i always enter things a little skeptical after the recent business deal and such, hard not to have a slightly negative view of it, but even with a fully objective approach to this beer, it tastes like just another ipa, maybe not something quite worthy of the national distribution they are obviously pushing for here. i wonder if its like when everyone says the alpine stuff went downhill after green flash started making it, but i just am not getting the awesomeness here. its pretty crisp as they go, very clean throughout without a ton of bitterness. more on the citrus side of the hops spectrum, but thats nothing new. its obvious the quality is there though, awesome mouthfeel and texture to it, especially for a bigger ipa, its crisp for what it is, not too much malt here at all, and a little bit of late fruitiness besides citrus. im not sure the one i had was the freshest, so i am very open to revisiting this, but i am not overly sold on this beer just yet...

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.93/5  rDev -25.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden with a frothy head; nice retention and some lacing, to boot

Smell: Piney, herbaceous and slightly grassy

Taste: Just a bit of honey in the malt to underpin the bitter hops and bitter they are; piney, grassy and herbaceous right through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A beer that amps up the bitterness but lacks the complementary fruit aspect; decent but not really my style

Thanks, danwho, for the opportunity

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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of pine, grapefruit and citrus. Nice toasted caramel sweetness with a piney bite. Some citrusy sweetness, too.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with TopsecretWaffle. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/22/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, peach, pineapple, tangerine, floral, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt; and good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, citrus rind, pineapple, floral, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops; with a fair amount of malt balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good all around balance and complexity of hop flavors with light-moderate malt; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Wolf Among Weeds from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 689 ratings
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