In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Golden Road Brewing Co. Heal the Bay IPA

Aroma: “Lots of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine. Pineapple, lemon, grassy, herbal. Fairly grassy once you move past the citrus notes. The malt is light, subtle, grainy.”

Flavor: “A delicate sweetness with a light body carry through the taste. Sweet notes with grapefruit, lemon, and some dryness of pine. Some onion and tropical fruit. The bitterness is in line with the light body and adds complexity without being overly bitter. Clean simple malt bill below.”

Overall: “Enjoyable mixed aroma with tropical fruit, citrus, and considerable pine. The bitterness is palate cleansing and refreshing without being too harsh. The malt finish is lightly sweet. Dangerously drinkable.”