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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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."


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2008
This is a realy good, smooth, lighter kinda beer. Lightly hopped, but distinct hop presence. Real good and simple.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Good balance of hops and malts.Beautiful gold color, smooth, great summer bbq beer. almost in that hazy area between a pale ale and a lager. citrus is present.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2009
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass a clear yellow with a decent one inch white head. Smell was faint hops, a little earthy. The taste was mild with a little citrus and more earthiness. The drinkability was outstanding as the ABV was low and the beer went down so smooth. Great session beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-18-2007 15:52:37

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2007
From a 12 oz. bottle, no freshness date, short blurb on the neck label, sampled in nonic glass. A nice blonde appearance, clear orangey golden with a frothy white head, fair amount of sticking, settled into a thin lacing. Husky, grassy grains, bready, banana fruity, citric and floral, an appealing nose. Crisp and dry, creamy light body, pale malty tastes, sweet fruity, bready and a dry graininess, combination of orange and lemon peels, softly spicy hops, dry malty finish with a light spiciness. This is an nice summertime seasonal, goes down easy on a muggy August evening, refreshing taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1072) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
Nice lemon yellow looking color. Slightly cloudy. Decent head with beautiful lacing. Wonderful hoppy/floral aroma. Even better slightly bitter lemony taste. Not a bad beer. Paired really well with crackers and smoked cheese. A new session beer for me!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 Bridgeport Brewing Company--Haymaker Extra Pale Ale--Sunshine in a Glass--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.30% ABV--15 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale. 6-Pack--$6.99. BC sediment. Mild lacy white head. Slightly cloudy bright lemon gold color. Mild hop floral front. Crisp mild fruit delicate sweet almost wheat light caramel ester body. Refreshing clean mild hop citrus ester end. Zesty Golden Ale. Sampled 7/21/2008. Bridgeport Brewing Company--Haymaker Extra Pale Ale-It’s A New Day And We Say"Make Hay While The Sun Shines"--It’s Always Summer When You’re Enjoying Haymaker!--Sunshine in a Glass--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 15 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) No sediment. Slightly lacy thin white head. Clear bright gold color. Delicate citrus floral hop front. Crisp tangy dry zesty light caramel fruit hint refreshing body. Crisp light hop end. Delicate balanced smooth flavor. Well made Golden Ale. Sampled 7/15/2010. 6-Pack $6.99.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color with a complex floral hop bouquet. Flavor is clean with hops in the front and the malt taking the backseat. There are hints of orange and a little caramel. An unusual interpretation, but actually very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2009 Golden color with a touch of orange. Big hop aroma, grass, hay, citrus, grapefruit, light golden malt, maybe some wheat? Flavor: citrus, grass, hay, hops. Light but complex malts, pine. Finish is dry, fruity, with citrus hops and grass. Very light, but wonderfully flavorful and refreshing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4299) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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...


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