Wolf Among Weeds | Golden Road Brewing

Wolf Among WeedsWolf Among Weeds
BA SCORE
80.2%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 676 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
Ranking:
#5,004
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
676
Liked:
542
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
9.87%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
179
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 676 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of igamez
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice double, citrus, piney and sharp.

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Photo of thebooyakid
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluecrow
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Radome
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reradford
4.67/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vism
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Gregaroo
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

3-10-16 - Served from a tall boy can at our hotel lobby bar in San Francisco. 16 oz can poured into a pint glass. Nice and tasty double IPA that I'd like to try again sometime. Good beer with Brendan and Carm....then Cap called and we joined up with him.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeeMoe
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopSavant
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From can, Pours a light hazey golden yellow with a small head. Aroma sweet malt and tropical fruit. Taste apricot, peach, mango and pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, very tropical and stone fruity. Very nice.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear light straw body.
The aroma is bright citrus with an earthy background.
The taste is moderate lemon and grapefruit bitterness, a little sweet note, then dank pine finish.
The texture is thicker.
Enjoyable.

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Photo of okono
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doktorhops
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It seems we have a wolf among weeds, a git amongst the pigeons, three bob short of a ten quid note, a turd in the hamper*, etc... So yeah, pop-culture reference out of the way yet another American Double IPA to win me over with a bag of hops and a humulus lupulus grin on its vast green face. Boy am I not getting tired of hoppy beers [no, really I love them!] however my point of reference in this sea of hops is making it difficult for me to bring to mind the best DIPAs from the masses. Lucky then I keep detailed notes and scores on almost every beer I drink, yay.

Poured from a 473ml can into a Duvel tulip.

A: Cloudy pale jonquil body with a 2 cm white head that soon dies down leaving some impressive lace on the side of the glass, good head proteins there. 9/10.

S: Sweet pineapple, piney, citric notes on the nose. There is a touch of a herbal cannabis note in the background as well - Wolf Among The Weed may have been as appropriate a name as its current appellation. The aroma is quite juicy and moreish, however it could benefit from a tad more complexity, but I’m splitting hairs here - it’s still pretty damn good. 8/10.

T: Quite grassy and herbal towards the front, mixes in some light tropical and juicy fruit chewing gum mid-palate, and finish is a medium herbal bitterness. It’s all very restrained given the style and the 8% ABV, I could see myself knocking back a few of these cans. Flavour hints at some dry-hop torpedo action, in fact it reminds me a little of Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo Hunter (aka my mixing of SN’s Torpedo IPA and Hop Hunter). Tasty drop this! 9/10.

M: Medium bodied, hop oiliness abounds, with a light and dense carbonation. 8/10.

D: Would. Buy. Again. Another thing I noticed while drinking it was a spicy ginger touch in the aftertaste, this is a DIPA that manages to swim to the surface in the sea of hops and make itself known, and that is a tall order when it comes to the American IPA scene - IPAs are dime a dozen these days and this one goes down a treat. Problem is getting it here in Australia, Sierra Nevada get a few of their brews down here but this Golden Road was somewhat more difficult to acquire, looks like I’ll be sticking with my Torpedo Hunters for a while yet. 9/10.

Food match: Spicy Thai/Indonesian cuisine is your best bet here.

*If you can guess this obscure sketch show reference I will actually leave a turd in your laundry hamper.

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Photo of jscheuf
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mdavydov
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fishthe
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wolf Among Weeds from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 80.2% out of 100 with 676 ratings
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