Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the brewpub, PDX, 09/11/14 golden blonde - YAY!
Very lightly hazed pale golden with a decent off white top that dissipates and retains as a respectable covering.
Nose is light floral, citric notes, lemon peel, grassy.
Taste compeises much the same, more lemon/citric notes, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
bpreo (1748) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I’m not a fan of the Hillsboro Hops (Emeralds fan here), and I’m not a fan of the beer either. It has a lot of airiness to it, which is good for hitting a homerun, you want a lot of air underneath the ball, but not when it comes to your beer. This Golden Ale is very light, and yes, full of air. With each drink I feel my lungs filling up with gas, and I can barely drink a
mouthfull to get a proper taste. Too much carbonation, I suppose. I am, however, a big fan of the Hops logo.
DrinkyCrow (45) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2014
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Color, appearance and aroma are fine. Several flavors are present while drinking, none of them good.
Fatehunter (1384) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy pale straw colored body.
The aroma is pine and lemondrops. Nice.
The taste has a mild lemon bitterness throughout, some mild sweetness balances it out well.
The texture is crisp, a little fizzy.
A solid ale.
smallfry (86) - - SEP 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 (Tap) Hmm. The taste goes through 3 stages: first is light and simple, then a nice slightly rich sweetness, but finally it finishes kind of gross. Not a good beer.
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Bridgeport, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Aroma of dry citrus hops and dry crackery malt. Flavour is rather dry and bland, with bland crackery malts and a little dry hops. Boring as fuck but okay.
Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber bought from Winco in S.Salem.
Pours a nice bright gold ,slightly hazy with a nice thick and frothy slightly off white head.
Nice hoppy beer aroma. Typical but nice., mainly nice floral and piney hop. Slight caramel malt aroma.
Taste is well balanced between the caramel malts and the hops with the hops slightly ahead. Pleasant taste .
OK mouthfeel average for style. Rolls easily across the tongue.
Nice drinkable blonde ale.
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Typical golden ale, something light that you can wash down food with.
pushkinwow (2098) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pale yellow with a creamy white head. Bitter hopiness, somewhat tropical and lemon zest, moderate+ carbonation, mild body and thin on finish.
pictoman (608) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the tap. Slightly hazy pale yellow with minimal white head. Very citrusy lemon aroma and flavour with some mild yeast. Light body.