Style: Double IPA

ABV: 8.0 IBU: 80

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Golden Road Brewing Wolf Among Weeds

What the brewers say

“This is our celebration of California’s enthusiasm for hops-forward IPAs. At 8 percent ABV, Wolf will sneak up on you from behind the robust citrus and dank earthy hops notes mirrored in its aroma and flavor profile.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Very bright on the nose overall. A bit of a campsite character: Pine sap, fresh pine, very faint smoke. There’s also a bit of lime rind, too. Grapefruit, orange, citrus, fruit character—lots of hops dominate the nose.”

Flavor: “Big pine and citrus notes couple with a superclean malt profile. Intense bitterness lingers long after the beer is swallowed. Nice and dry on the finish to accentuate the bitterness. Pine and citrus complexity—lemon and tangerine. Wonderful flavor—strong but not overwhelming and expands on the nose nicely. Good bitter foundation that anchors the finish. Very mild flash of alcohol warmth at the swallow, but smooth. Fairly dry.”

Overall: “This beer drinks easier than it should. The crisp malt bill allows for none of the hops character to hide. I like the more-ish quality. Quite refreshing. The more I drink it, the more I enjoyed it.”



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