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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Heavily dry hopped with Australian-grown galaxy hops; semi-dry & quaffable with bold passion fruit, peach & mango aromatics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2016
From draft at the brewery. It’s a one-dimensional lemon-focused hoppy golden ale with little malt character, whatever is there is overwhelmed by the raw pellet bitterness, the effect in the mouth is bitter and pointed and parched.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (3531) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2016
On tap at Bluejacket. Not feeling the love that’s been dished out for this. Lacking the crisp bite and frothy, lively nature of the original. Soft, grainy aroma and taste, dry finish, but could use a little "pop".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (939) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2016
750 mL bottle. Clear yellow. Big white head. Smells tropical. Light grain. Taste is equally tropical. Really nice hop flavor. Masks everything else. Faint grain flavor behind it. Light body. Pretty crisp. Low bitterness. It’s really hardly a Kolsch, but that’s ok. I was looking for a little more bitterness and maltiness. Maybe I just can’t taste it because of the dry-hopping.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1974) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Is it true to style? Not really. This is basically an IPA with how post-2009 varietal hoppy it is, but it smells great, tastes great, and drinks great, so it’s a great beer regardless of what you call it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (271) - Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Light straw color. Aroma is strong peach. Maybe some hay. Taste is also strong peach, a bit hoppy. A distinctive and tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
Best I had so far. Really good fresh dry hopping. Deep yellow with a little head. On tap at the brewpub.not really a kolsch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9049) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Soft musky grain on the nose with some dusty melon and hops. Medium bodied, light sweet grain, musk and melon, definitely has that Galaxy hop flavor coming through nicely. Slow sweet finish with some bitterness and a hint of tropical fruit and melon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2675) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2015
On draft. Pours a brilliant golden color with a medium size white head. Notes of fresh air, tropical fruit, butter, and earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
Pale slightly hazy pour. The nose is really bright and floral. Some lemony citrus as well. Noble hops, grass and hay with just a perfectly balanced bitterness. Flinty dryness. Damn. Perfect after a long walk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (7775) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Clean malt profile, with pale and light bready notes, mild bitterness, and fruity melon-like hoppy notes. This is awesome. Obviously too much of a hop profile to be considered a true-to-style kolsch, but who cares. Balanced and immensely drinkable.

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