Golden Road Wolf Among Weeds

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ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Gold in color, this full-bodied IPA is a balanced showcase of the majestic hop species, in Latin, Humulus Lupulus, which translates ‘Wolf Among Weeds’. At 8%, Wolf will sneak up on you from behind the dank earthy hop notes and subtle rye spice.”

Random: I had a Golden Road beer that I never reviewed when I was out in California for work.

The beer poured with a three finger, pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, lemon yellow with a lot of carbonation. The nose was filled with grass and quickly went into grapefruit and apricot. There was a slight note of pineapple as well. The taste leaned more towards citrus than grass. I picked up oranges with grapefruit, along with apricot and peach. The pineapple was more muted in the taste than in the nose. The alcohol was apparent and took away from the citrus in the taste. The body was on the thicker side with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with sticky booze and citrus. A pounder can of this was $2.75, which came to $.17 per ounce. For a craft brewery that was bought out by big beer, I thought I would dislike this more, but it wasn’t terrible. It certainly wasn’t the best double IPA that I’ve ever had, but I wouldn’t refuse it if it was handed to me.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0