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Heal The Bay IPA | Golden Road Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by gregmoscetti on 05-09-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
252
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
36.98%
 
 
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7
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3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

More on the golden side of amber. A brief head poured in the St. Bernardus globe. Very fragrant with flowery and piney hops, even more than the flavor would suggest. This is one of the benefits of cans-- pull the tab and you get that jet-powered puff of hop oils right up the nose.

Light bodied and fairly refreshing, if you're looking for a bitter quaff. More grapefruit than anything else. Quite bitter aftertaste. This seems to be the standard powerfully hopped IPA style, whatever coast or brewing hot spot you care to name. Malt is insignificant. It's just a really big Blonde with a resiny and pine-soaked mane. From the 16 oz can bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gregmoscetti
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale straw yellow and a wallop of New Zealand hops is my short hand description. This beer has a gorgeous nose of citrus, bubblegum and love. It's a nose that a lot of these kiwi hopped beers have been chasing, but few have achieved. The taste is similar. If this beer had the back bone of Nelson, it would be a force to be reckoned with. Alas it doesn't, which is the only area it falls slightly behind.

That being said,I could crush cans of this in the California sunshine...and allegedly will get to come June.

Goldenroad's Drakesification has been a huuuge win for the home team

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Heal The Bay IPA from Golden Road Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.
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