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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A refreshing extra pale ale, Haymaker features a distinct blend of four malts and three varieties of hops that create a slightly complex ale with a light body and a crisp finish. Its alcohol by volume of 5.3% complements the low bitterness - 15 bittering units - and original gravity of 12.8 degrees Plato. Bright golden in color, it can best be described as "sunshine in a glass."

Murphy's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Pours golden with high carbonation and a small head. Aroma is dry, hoppy, vinous. Initial taste is bland malt, followed by moderate hop bitterness. Balanced sweetness. Mild fruitiness in the finish. Bridgeport continues to slide.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stevesie (336) - - DEC 30, 2012
Decent aroma, white head, virtually no lacing. Hazy body with fair carbonation. Slightly bitter flavor and similar finish. Not much happening here. Very disappointing, considering it’s from Bridgeport.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 25, 2012
A decent EPA. The citrusness is a bit more than I would’ve wanted. Otherwise weak body, light golden orange appearance. Tried this in Taos NM riding in the back of a truck through the S. de Cristos. Could’ve influenced my appreciation of the beer...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
355ml bottle sampled while on vacation in Oregon pours a golden orange color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is hay and some grassy hops. Taste is light malty sweet with some grassy and mild citrus hoppy bitterness. Light to medium body and light carbonation. Nothing memorable about this one, just an average pale ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (5534) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a light clear pale gold with an average white head. Aroma of yeast, grain and some florals. Tastes is similar with some florals added. Nice light beer, not exceptional, but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours hazy orange with a thin beige head that fades leaving something looking like a cropcircle. Aroma of grain, grass, very little citrus. Taste has orange, grain, grass. Medium thin body, pretty forgettable .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Lemon-hay to start. A brilliant straw, yellowish white head. Esters start followed by a clean grainy flavor. Clean and crisp. A good blone - lightly hopped with a creamy finish that is still refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5796) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2010
12oz bottle. Hazy dulled orange color. Soapy, patchy, off-white head. Respectable orange-citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied and quite mild, this is a pretty nice session beer. Low carbonation. Maybe a hint of lemony wheat. A little too tame.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2010
12 oz bottle that Mark brought for band practice - Smells like it’s name. A little hay aroma mixed with some barnyard. Yellow in color hinting toward orange. A bit sticky on the palate. Tastes better than the rest of the categories. Not a great beer, but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gururyan (719) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Light body, lightly bitter flavor initially and finishing. Watery texture, flat carb, no head, medium yellow in color. I remember calling this one "imitation beer" upon tasting this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, golden-yellow-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is grainy straw with some citrusy grass. A bit bready with some stale, yeasty socks. Flavor is a bit better. Doesn’t have that sock taste thankfully. Lighter, pale malts up front with some grainy notes, but there is a light, citrusy grass that balances nicely. The fruity, grassy hop is definitely not exceptional, but it makes this quite easy drinking and refreshing. Finishes dry with a light bitterness before leaving a short-medium length aftertaste. Light-medium body and crisp, moderate carbonation. Overall, a somewhat boring APA from what I’m used to nowadays, but crisp and refreshing with a decent citrusy grass. This is definitely a lawn mower beer.

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