Style: Session IPA
ABV: 5.0 IBU: 45
Golden Road Brewing Co. Wolf Pup
What the brewers say
“Hoppy and refreshing, Wolf Pup is our riff on a Session IPA. Highly drinkable with a wildly aromatic tropical and citrus character, it’s the perfect companion to keep on sippin’ for those long, sunny days.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Lemon, grapefruit, lemongrass, mango, pine, grass, and slight dank with some mineral and light bread notes. Fantastic!”
Flavor: “Lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and other tropical fruits dominate, but the resinous pine notes dance beneath and there’s an intense, clean bitterness. The light body is very well balanced with the bitterness. Just a touch of sweetness in the start that is balanced with the bitterness to give it a great dry finish.”
Overall: “Very drinkable session IPA. The lemon, pine, and other fruit notes make for a tasty treat. Very easy to drink. The light body and bitterness work together.”
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