someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours golden with a big fluffy white head. aroma is dominated by mostly hops. taste is citrus hops a some light malts. sensing a slight metallic taste. this is definitely more of a pale ale than a blonde... overall pretty good but hardly impressive.
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours translucent gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is mixed grass/herb/citrus. Med body. There’s a creaminess in the mouthfeel. I’m thinking there’s some Nelson here, but it’s also subtly floral and citric. Pretty nice, though not intense.
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml from Purvis. Very tasty, nicely hopped and well supported with malts. Aromas of caramel, grass, grapefruit, citrus. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, with a frothy head.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is lemon zest-citrus, some light malt. Taste is spice/lemon zest-citrus hops, some light malt.
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose/taste of bread, peach, apricot pit, citrus and resinous hops. Clean. Medium body.
marcus (9148) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours clear blonde with a two finger white head and a light floral aroma. There is a bitter light malt flavor with a chalky finish. Too bitter for a blonde ale.
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml from Bruisin Ales. Orange body. Nice aroma. Lightly hopped. After reading label, not really sure what the collaboration is.
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange-gold with a small, uneven white head. Aroma of pale malts, crackers, toasted sugar, and herbal and grassy hops. The flavor is bitter grassy hops, some soap, minerals, and pale malts- something seemed off, based on what I experienced in the aroma. Light-bodied, with a crisp, dry mouthfeel with high carbonation and a mineral finish. Could be better, but not bad for an easy sipper, and solid for the style. Honestly- and this may be unfair- I thought this would have a much bigger hop character.
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud, pine and grapefruit zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthines and light pinbe with a crisp dry lingering modeatly bitter finish.
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a clear, bubbly gold with a creamy white head.
The smell is decent some citrus but some muddled malts.
The flavor is okay. It tastes like a mash up. Some nice lemony bitterness, some herbal character, but the malt bill is pretty crappy. It tastes like a run of the ill pale ale.
I guess that might be expected.