Golding India Pale Ale | Brasserie Bièropholie

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Golding India Pale AleGolding India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Brasserie Bièropholie
Quebec, Canada

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 08-18-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Phatz:
Photo of Phatz
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

much thanks to jasonm for the opportunity to try this beer.

Appearance: pours a nice dark cloudy brown with a frothy light beige head and moderate lacing.

Smell: It is quite malty and fruity with a touch of cocoa and butterscotch. There is a bit of a strange soapy aroma. Did my wife fail to rinse the glass thoroughly ...? Unlikely but possible. A touch of diacetyl. Toasted caramel and more dark fruits.

Taste: It is quite rich with fruits even for an English IPA, and these are more dark fruits than you'd expect. Caramel molasses and toffee with a earthy hop element make for a unique dark beer more like a hoppy double bock or malty amber than an IPA. Sweet. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: smooth creamy medium full mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation with sweet smooth body dry aftertaste.

Drinkability: It is actually a very tasty beer but not what I expected. It is not really a session beer as it is a tad too sweet but one was a real delight.

Thanks Jason.

Hope this is helpful.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big pouring foam, dark colour. Citrus hoppy aroma. Smooth medium mouthfeel, appropriate and significant carbonation and hoppiness. Chocolate malts. With some roastiness! had 10 weeks later and found maltier with mollasses, even more drinkable. Ten months later and big bitterness and real substantial golding.

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Photo of BJCPCO557
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice carmel aroma, hops in balance good beer. Great food beer, with a beefy stew or pot pie. This beer had a small amount of cabbage in the aroma, but not disargreeable. Caramalt flavor was intense, finishing with a nice hop beltch. Bitterness was not high but I thought was an IPA by the label. but the beer was not an IPA.

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Photo of Orrshow
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this in a trade with Goldorak. Always appreciated Martin!

Appearance – Pours a very deep reddish brown with plenty of very frothy dark beige head. There is tone of sticky lacing on the glass as this one goes down.

Smell – I can smell some nice floral hops from the get go with sweet caramel and toffee malts to follow. There is a bit of citrus as well with a touch of alcohol. This one smells sweeter and maltier than most India Pales I’ve tried.

Taste – Very strong of hop to begin. It’s a more floral and earthy feeling as opposed to citrus though. These flavors are balanced wonderfully with caramel, toffee, and bread malts. It finishes bitter just as I like it. Overall the flavors in this beer are very nice.

Mouthfeel – Creamy with a slightly oily feeling. The carbonation is noticeable but not overpowering.

Drinkability – Pretty good. It’s smooth and balance which makes for an enjoyable experience.

I would never turn this down. Too bad it isn’t available out west cause I would keep some in my house all the time.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a huge foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of floral hops with some significant bitterness but less aggressive then the Bièropholie Casdcade. Taste has nice mix between floral hops, mildly sweet caramel malt and dominant bitterness at the end. Overall, less heavy then the Cascade and I think it has the edge.

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is by far, one of the best IPA I've had.

Just enough hop to make me feel good. The beer is dark amber with a very nice head that is cloudy. The head stays there and stick on the glass. The carbonation is good.

Taste is very hoppy (which is very good). This is, I guess, typically IPA taste. Nice! The end, to me, is very good. I like this bitter finish.

Gotta love that golding taste!

Easy to drink. Got to make a note to get more...

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Photo of IronDjinn
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 341 ml brown bottle, nice font with simple but classy design on the label. This IPA is a hazy deep ruddy copper hue, large thick creamy off-white head with fantastic retention, with lots of lacing. The nose is quite complex: honey, flowery, grassy, earthy, with hints of dark chocolate, nuts, the citrusy presence of tart oranges, grapefruit rind, and to my surprise some peaty scotch maltiness. The flavour starts out mild, with toffee malt and some orange, but it takes a straight shot up from there into intense piney, grapefruit rind hoppiness. Chocolate becomes more apparent in the beginning as it warms, with a more pronounced grassiness on the aftertaste. Velvety mouthfeel, this stuff is smooth, with only a bit of a resiny texture on the aftertaste. Fantastic stuff, I'll be sleeping well tonight after this, with a big grin on my face. 3Vandoo has nearly attained sainthood after providing me with a sample of this IPA. Every beer I try from Bieropholie only impresses me more and more, they are a gem of a microbrewy in Quebec that deserves far greater distribution and louder praises.

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Photo of 3Vandoo
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep copper beer with some lights of amber going in, a nice creamy head that stays all the time. A very hoppish smell escorts this beer, golding hops, hoppy oily smells. The taste is very sharp and bitter, a shy maltish is present with caramel flavours that comes finish that beer, but the Golding hop is quite omnipresent. Even if the Golding's hop gives me stomachaches, I don't mind some suffering to taste this beer!

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Photo of the42ndtourist
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a red-copper hue, with a fair bit of foam. This leaves lots of lacing all the way down.

Smell is a little pungent... taste hits hard with bitter goldings hop flavour fronting the sweet malts, followed by a slight sour note, and ending with a long drawn-out dry bitterness.

I really like this. Very drinkable, and it would be nice if I could find somewhere closer than a two-hour drive to pick some up.

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Photo of papat444
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is the April 2008 release.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish body, a little bit clear with a thick 2-3 finger head.

Smell: Herbal, tea-like aroma with a bit of bitter citrus & hops.

Taste: Strong point of the beer. A certain earth, grain-like aspect with a moderate hops flavor. Some citrus in there also. Subdued but flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy malt with medium carbonation. Finishes with a dry, tea-like aftertaste that at first was nice but after a while, i was kind of put-off by the finish. Mouthfeel not the best IMHO.

Drinkability: Drinkability suffers a little bit because of the aforementioned finish but, regardless, still a good drinking brew.

Overall: A well-built, nuanced beer. Very typical & true to the English style. Not my favorite from the brewer but i can appreciate this well-balanced brew.

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Photo of hopdog
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle acquired in trade with tiggmtl (thanks!).

Poured a dark reddish-amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, caramel, and pepper. Taste of the same with light a grapefruit finish. Another solid IPA from this brewery.

Notes from 5/30/05

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Photo of MMansfield
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received bottle from Papat as part of CanBIF3. Thanks as always Patrick.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper, red colour, hazy. Medium foamy off white head. Settles to a thick ring, some lacing left on glass.

Aroma: Caramel, roasted malt, diacetyl, alcohol, raisins, floral.

Taste: Surprising flavour compared to aroma. Sweet caramel, a bit of roasty flavours, quite fruity, molasses, smooth lingering hop bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Good level of carbonation. Good drinkability.

Final Statement: Not the best beer from this great brewery, but it's drinkable. Would like to try a fresher sample on tap. Worth a try at least.

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Photo of DrJay
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one poured a slightly hazy, dark reddish orange. Thin beige head of very fine bubbles that formed a sheet of lace on the glass. Juicy fruity and floral hop aroma is backed up by a lot of malt, including a hint of chocolate and molasses. Same in the flavour, along with caramel/toffee malts in the beginning and a mild bitterness that grows slightly in the finish. Creamy texture with moderate carbonation. Very balanced and quite enjoyable. Thanks northyorksammy.

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Photo of kbub6f
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is Bièropholie's 100% Goldings hops IPA. Three fingers of tan, flat, dense, pocked head adorn an almost clear, dark red-brown, tea-colored beer. Thick, full sheets of lacing. Molasses in the nose with a little tangy chocolate toffee. Chocolate toffee molasses and some milk up front lead to a thick, syrupy (but not sweet) caramel middle. Some chocolate when warm. A very bitter, dry, dark, unsweetened toffee finish. I'm imagining sweetness in the aftertaste: toffee candy with some nuts. This is an interesting, unique, hoppy, darkish tasting beer. Temperature adds milky, malty, chocolatey, nutty flavors. Delicious.

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Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of rodenbach99
3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bouteille brune de 341ml.

version 3

couleur ambrée-rousse trouble, mousse blanche, odeur aigre de caramel, en bouche elle s'avère soyeuse au début et par contre elle est très amère en fin de bouche dû au houblonage à froid. bonne bière. brassée en 2005 cette bière est surprenante de longévité.

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Photo of fisherman34
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Red and amber in colour with a slightly off-white head. Slightly bready nose with spicy and floral hop notes. Strong malt and caramel flavors abound, with a bit of an earthy undertone. This stuff is very heavy in the mouth... one bottle was definitely enough. I liked this one, and it fits well within the English IPA style, but I would expect a bit more of a hop influence from a beer that was named after a type of hops.

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Golding India Pale Ale from Brasserie Bièropholie
4.1 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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