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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Served on tap (non dry-hopped) and cask (dry-hop variants). A great session Drop of lotion to oil all the parts. Summer ale brewed all year round. An extremely pleasant, straw colored beer with a gorges fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an ample bitterness, leads to a long, dry finish.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Bubbly head, light amber, just a touch of haze. Aroma is actually not strong, light, lacks bitterness, but the hops are just fruity and the slightly doughy pale malts are probably the best thing about it. Ok, but I was disappointed by this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Experiment_Ale (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
At hogsheads brewery with Chelsia and Garret. Pours mustard yellow. Aroma is dry raw malt, chalky dry. Taste is nice Czech pils mtiness, some old hop notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (1984) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at Hogshead. Pours a golden color with white head. Citrus, hay, bitter flavors. Not my favorite here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Hogshead. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Sweet pale malt, bread, and toasted malt. Grassy hops, a touch of straw, and some floral notes. Flavor is kind of grassy and bitter. Decent malt sweetness of bread, toast, and dough. Light fruit ester and some mild herbs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Half pint draft at Hogshead in Denver, Colorado. The pour is mostly clear yellow golden with a nice 1/2 inch white head that left behind nice lacing. The aroma is lightly sweet malt, a cracker crispness, and a grassy hay hop element. The taste is cracker malt nicely balanced with the grassy hop character. Very light amount of malt sweetness shows as the beer warms. The palate is light bodied, with nice bright carbonation and a crisp clean finish. Another super easy drinking beer from Hogshead.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
On cask and dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings. Light bright yellow-orange, sudsy head. Brief citrus like smell, nice aroma. Flavor is just a solid English ale, malty yet a hint of hops, easy drinking, delicious. I wish I could be more nuanced and descriptive but this was just flat out a good session beer. Serving type: cask Reviewed on: 08-26-2012 02:55:50

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with small white head. Aroma of grain, earth, dough, and light citrus peel. Flavor of grain, light fruit, honey, and bread with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Semi-clear honey golden with a thin foamy head that leaves great lacing. Nice malty aroma with some honey and cereal grains, golden malts, and a nice easy going grassy presence with just a whisper of orange rind. The flavor is nice and biscuity with a firm gold malt and dry honey backbone, balancing grassy bitterness and slightly acidic hop/doughy yeast finish. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Draught at the brewery, on October 10, 2012
Hazy golden color, off-white to yellow head. Hoppy, malty, caramel taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty, caramel scent.


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