RateBeer
overall
66
93
style
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This English-style Summer Ale has a bright golden color as the name indicates. Cascade hops impart a floral aroma that is accented by citrus notes lent from Chinook hops. The hop flavors mingle with with premium pale malted barley to create a flavorful ale that is crisp and refreshing.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Nice golden/yellow coloring. Some citrusy hints on the nose blend with the light hop characteristics to make a nice aroma (peaches?). Hops are more evident to the taste than on the nose. Clean drink but a slightly bitter finish. A good summer pale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2005 3/13/03: Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Light malt nose with a touch of apricot. Flavor: Light sweet tropical fruit start, slightly dry bitter finish with a mildly bitter after taste. 9/30/05: Chuck kicked it up a notch and I re-rated accordingly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Orange gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty. A medium bodied pale ale. Malty and hoppy. Malts are nutty and fruity – mangos, apricots and peaches. Hops are piney and grapefruity. Well balanced. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2003
This one was descent. I was surprised that it wasn't all hopped out like most SD brews. Some citrus notes, the color was a weak yellow, not much head. I look forward to having more brews from green flash

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
A very subtle aroma, a touch of maltiness comes through with a dash of hops in the background. A very nice, long lasting, bright white head gives some interesting etchings on the side of the glass. It pours a bright and clear gold, the color of apple juice. A bit bitey in the beginning, it slides out into a rounded malty end. The beginning hop attack is rather piney, but I could stand a bit more a bit sooner. A good pale with an interesting balance, pretty easy drinking with a good flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2003
Somewhere between passing out and cursing at Paypal i actually managed to throw down som perfectly legible notes on this one last night. The pour is a very straight golden, with a non-existant head and let me tell you i tried to get one out of her..i mean the bottle!!! The aroma was very pleasant with raw malt being the predominant smell. Others include peach, doughiness, chessebread (since i happened to be eating some and compared aromas..ha ha) and maybe citrus. The taste is a peachy, malty combo up front which i really really liked. It was nothing sophisticated, but it possessed a modest candy-like sweetness which carressed my tongue. The finish was a dry bittering of a slight hop character. Call me nuts, i liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2003
I may have to mow the lawn more often. Golden in color, carbonated. Little or no head. Light Citrus flavor. Somewhat bitter for the flavor. Pretty good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2004 Very yellow with a very bright white head..aroma was mango cardboard must...mango bitterness..musty cardboard mildew...fruity apricot /mango/plum finish..with a lemon rind bitter aftertaste..


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 20 21 22  23 


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50