darbeer75 (395) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: sweet and hoppy, similar to an IPA; Appearance: clear, golden pour with flat head and little carbonation; Taste: interesting combination of a lager and an ipa; crisp and smooth; Palate: light bodied with long, bitter finish; Overall: pretty good but not my favorite style. Might buy again.
andrewje41 (2708) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour pint at the Collective, Woodinville. Pours a clear copper color with a ton of foam head and lace. Lighter body, near absent aroma. Soft banana fruit hints throughout. Refreshing, thirst quenching finish. Relatively plain beer here, but refreshing to say the least. I’d pick a beer like this if I’m drinking from sunrise to sunset.
fakebeersnob (316) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
More copper than golden. Head that disappears to a long lasting lacing. Light grassy smell with bread. Crisp, mild hops, but no real taste. Slightly watery.
Maybe good for a hot day, but for a cold winter day, it leaves a lot to be desired.
PorterPounder (7117) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
San Antonio, Tx - Total Wines & More - 12 oz bottle, Medium golden pour light snow white head, with light lacing. Aroma has some solid spicy ginger-like notes, Solid flavor with some pear-like fruity fruity accents, a touch of ginger-like spice, Nice spritz to the mouthfeel.
jbruner (3852) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy yellow on tap with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of resinous grassy and citrus hops, slight bready grain. Really more of a session IPA to me than golden ale.
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (750) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured in an English Pint glass - someone left this at my house after a party. Thin dry beer with considerable hoppiness. Not a hop bomb, but not enough depth of flavor to accompany the hops. One note. An "IPA Lite". I would call this a Session Ale rather than a Golden Ale/Blond since it pours more Bronze than Gold and is low ABV.
baraciisch (2800) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden in color... Aroma of light hops, honey, citrus, grains... Flavor is earthy and light caramel notes, gentle citrus hops... Solid and sessionable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
By Deschutes standards, a decent beer but nothing exceptional. Bready and crisp at the end. Nice clean finish.
madchemist83 (246) - USA - SEP 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very little to none hop aroma. Clear copper with very small head that dissapears in a jiffy. Light, refreshing, balanced well but missing hops. Little grassy aftertaste. Instead of making good summer beer Deschutes went Blue Moon route. Dissapointing.