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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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2.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
whittleb1 (7) - - SEP 9, 2013
Pours nice golden color with plenty if creamy white head. Very lite in feel and taste. Overall a nice craft beer replacement for light beer drinkers. Good for a hot summer day if served very cold.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Can compliments of Nick... Thanks! Consumed directly from the can, beer appears piss yellow and mostly flat. Aroma is floral hops, biscuit, and buttery. Taste is buttery, some tropical fruit hoppiness, and grainy malt. Carbonation is lacking. Probably. Great session beer when fresh and carbonated, still not bad in the state I had it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2013
16 oz can pours a hazy golden with a white head that fades quickly. Light biscuit and hops in the aroma and flavor. A little hint of butter. Nice, light, and extremely sessionable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit). Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I really wanted to like this...a 4.1% golden quaffer. And honestly, itís not that bad. But it just isnít trying very hard. Aroma is about as simple as it gets...raw hops and little else. Very thin and watery in the mouth, but fairly well-balanced. Seems like a very simple recipe that they just "threw hops at"...for a lot oí folks, thatís probably enough, but this doesnít do anything for me and Iíve never like that raw, resinous, grapefruit rind hop odor. Still, this could have been much worse (or much better), so at the end of the day itís at least average. But perhaps the biggest problem is the ridiculous price...$3.50 per can! For a beer this simple and skimpy on ingredients, thatís just plain highway robbery and diminishes any utility this could have offered as a cheap, thoughtless, session beer. So dumb.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2013
16 oz can poured aclear gold with a small lingering white head.Aromas of bread,spicy hops and light yeast. Palae was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw and light earthiness with a crisp dry finish.


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