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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A sessionable pale/blonde ale. <4% abv. 40 ibus. Hopped with Motueka, Amarillo, and Simcoe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pour out of growler, thanks Steve! Nice hazy yellow orange pour with white head, aroma has notes of grass, pine, biscuit, some nice grapefruit, lemon, touch of pineapple, slight grass and floral notes. Taste is a mix of lemon grass, some biscuit, bread, hints of pineapple, mango, some slight orange and grapefruit peel, finishing fairly bitter, drinkable, really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2013 Growler @ Dan’s house. Thanks Stephen! Hazy, whitish yellow appearance with a white head. A bit spicy, floral, herbal, light veggie, a touch fruity aroma. Slightly chewy, a bit dank, floral, grassy flavor. One of my least favorites from HF.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarro (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2012
From a 1L swingtop growler. Walden pours a solid, light-hued yellow. Super hoppy on the nose and very inviting. Lots of pungent hops from lemon to grapefruit and pine. Thin mouth feel with medium to high carbonation. Light malt and blonde ale character on the nose and taste with a resiny hop character that lingers. Nice bitter finish, but some of the amazing complexity of the aroma doesn’t translate to the taste. Still, a very enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
Growler shared with czar and minderbender. Hazy yellowish with a short-lasting white head. Smells like resin, hops and citrus. Very fruity taste, interesting cereals taste. Finish is all citrus, along with a touch of spice. Light bodied, resinous mouthfeel. Excellent pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Growler... Hazy light-golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is a medley of fruity, earthy, floral hops. Light to medium-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor is of lightly bitter, ultra-flavorful hops, a gentle kiss of acidity and virtually no sweetness. Finishes tangy with a diminutive splash of dry white wine. Growler courtesy of the always generous landhoney! Seth’s a player and this is a kick ass blonde ale. A tip of the cap to Shaun and John for knowing their way around a brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammerslammer (16) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2012
growler, not as fresh as could be. blasts the nostrils with fresh hop citrus goodness. relatively light on the tongue given how potent the nose is. little pine, little lemon, little resin, little spring morning dewy. this baby dances on your tongue but something about it tells me it won’t stand out my in mind long term....a tasty treat for now, nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
From growler. Thx Czar. Pours blond with medium white head. Alot of lacing. Aroma is of hops, citrus, pine. Taste is of hops, citrus, pine. Biter finish. Palate: fair body for the style. Overall: Very good. Interesting balance. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6944) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
bottle shared with VT and minderbinder. pours hazy bright golden with a nice white head, good retention, some lacing. fresh citrus, light pine, strawberry-like, spicy malts, peppery-yeast. crisp and breadied malts, hint of sweetness. soft carbonation, light body - oily mouthfeel, very nice citrusy yet herbal finish. very nice session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (6657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Poured from a growler thanks to starrdogg. Poured a really light golden yellow color with a fizzy look and a light white head. Some light malty character to it, some floral notes, and some grassy hop character. Flavor was light hops, with some malt character to it. Sessonable, but that’s about it.

At the risk of sounding like a jerk and getting a lot of flack, and while I love many of the beers from HF, methinks that this beer might not have such a high rating if not for the brewery. Perhaps it’s time for Shaun to secretly brew a few batches under a nom de plume brewery name and see if gets even half the praise some of these entries give.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3327) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Shared by starrdogg. Thanks Matt. The beer is light golden yellow with a soft, white head. The aroma is great, offering some citrus and tropical fruits. The flavor brings a light, biscuit, malty character that gracefully balances the beer. Still a hop forward offering, of course. Lingering hop bitterness and tropical citrus on the palate. Delicious. I could drink a lot of this.

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