Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow with a white head. Lemony sweet aroma with nice light bread malt. Flavor has that lemon sourness without being puckering. Sweet background with a super crispy finish. One of the more flavorful and enjoyable Golden ales Iíve had. Tops. (#2200 completely by accident)
DedicatedToFun (3566) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are lemon, smooth, mild, citrus, okay
Garrold (2234) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Murky, grey gold colour. Scum of off white head. A looker it ainít. Smells good, though. Some pink grapefruit. Melon skin. Some mineral. A little lemon tang. Something like lavender in there, maybe. Taste is light bitter. Soft sweet. Palate is zesty, and fairly crisp. A little of the lemon. Finishes minerally dry, with a short, zesty bitterness. A bit unusual with the tang thing going on, but very chuggable.
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (1916) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Iím not a fan of the Hillsboro Hops (Emeralds fan here), and Iím 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 (93) - 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 (1521) - 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 (154) - - 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 (8402) - 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 (2028) - 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.