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:
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Added by gregmoscetti on 05-09-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
254
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
36.2%
 
 
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10
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47
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 254
Reviews by zhanson88:
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3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours out an extremely clear golden straw color. What strikes me pretty quickly following the pour is the lack of head formation. Probably only about 1/8" of eggshell white head forms, which reduces pretty quickly to a white ring around the edges of the glass. The culprit behind the lack of head is definitely the carbonation. Only a bit shows. To sum up, great clarity and color, but a lack of carbonation and head characteristics.

Smell: Pale malts, clean citrus, and florals. Probably the defining characteristic on the nose is the cleanness. Not terribly expressive in any way, but very clean.

Taste: Pale malts make up the backbone o the beer, with perhaps a touch of caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind hits next, followed by florals and some bitterness. More expressive on the palate than on the nose. Still very clean, and quite drinkable as well. Drinks like it's less than 6.8% ABV for sure.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: The feel is very light and the carbonation is low for my taste. Finish is mostly just lingering bitterness, but seems empty and a little watery. Overall, I wasn't in love with this beer, but did not hate it either. Good for barbecueing on a hot day due to it's easy drinking characteristics. Borderline sessionable if you enjoy it enought to do so.

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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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.84/5  rDev 0%

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3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying the Golden Road Heal the Bay at Yards in Long Beach. It poured a clear yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is floral with hints of pine and citrus. The taste is also floral with touches of mint and citrus peel. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer and certainly worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Heal The Bay IPA from Golden Road Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 254 ratings.
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