Golden Road Brewing "Heal the Bay IPA"

 Golden Road Brewing "Heal the Bay IPA." 

Golden Road Brewing "Heal the Bay IPA." 

As promised, I celebrated IPA Day with Golden Road Brewing's "Heal the Bay IPA." While not a fan of the cutesy rhyming that Golden Road employs in naming their IPAs (Point the Way IPA, Heal the Bay IPA, all brewed in LA, you get the idea), I have become quite enamored with their beer and Heal the Bay doesn't disappoint. Heal the Bay is a light-colored, near golden IPA with a hop forward nose and pleasant up front bitterness. There is just enough malt to balance the hops without being too sweet. Citrus hop flavors dominate throughout, leaving a enjoyable grapefruit/lemon after taste. Overall, a perfect beer for summer in LA. Plus, the more you drink the more you help the environment; a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this IPA supports Heal the Bay, an important and worthy organization who care for California's beaches, rivers and waterways.