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Downtown Joes Golden Thistle Very Bitter Ale

Downtown Joes Golden Thistle Very Bitter Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This amber colored ale is aggressively hopped throughout with heavy additions of five different hop varieties to give a bold and aromatic flavor with hints of grapefruit that maintains asurprising balance from the beginning all the way through to the ever lingering finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (1857) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On tap 3(?) oz. sampler at Downtown Joe's Restaurant & Brewery. Hazy, reddish dark orange with creamy head and excellent lacing. Aroma of bread malt and pine. Taste of pine and bread malt. Medium body and medium carbonation with a foamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Tap at the brewpub in Napa. Amber pour with a nice full white head. Aroma is very mild. Palate is light to medium. Taste is sweet caramel malts, then just a hint of bittering hops late.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1306) - Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Tap - good thick head, dark amber color, smooth dry hopped flavor with a sweet malt backbone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
I had this at the brewpub in downtown Napa. I thought it was a tasty beer, with good balance between hops & malt

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Copper red with a fizzy off white head. Sweet malty and hop aroma with a bitter sweet resin taste. Decent.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. Grassy aroma, biting bitterness. Easy drinking, could be a good session brew.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
Reddish amber body with minimal head. Aroma is caramel and some light grapefruit. Simple slightly sweet and somewhat underwhelming bitteness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear dark orange color. Head was thin and off white. Aroma and flavor of biscuity malt and light flowery hops accented by mild hop bitterness. Pretty standard.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Pours amber red color with offwhite head. Aroma is a bit malty with slight earthy hops. Flavor is pretty bitter and abrasive and not well balanced at all. Overall, not too good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Draft. Rich reddish-amber beer with an off-white head. Rich caramel flavor with lots of bittering hops. Some astringency. Lower hop aroma than expected. This one seemed to have too much bittering hops and no where near enough flavor hops.


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