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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
This hoppy summer ale is brewed Grambrinus Munich and honey malts, giving this beer a biscuity sweet backbone to compliment the generous amounts of seasonal hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (2366) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
This 2014 version of Pollination is a Golden Ale called Summer Ale. It was hoppy, but magically perfect for a 90 degree Fehrenheit day!
Earlier Rating: 8/23/2012 Total Score: 3
Sure, it is a Golden/Blond Ale, but it also has an unnecessary amount of hops added to it for no good reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle: Golden, a touch fiery, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing. Mealy nose, pale breadiness, and cereal. Smooth maltiness up front, mealy, cereal, a little husky graininess comes out towards the back. Smooth mouthfeel. moderate body. Grainy finish, a bit of dirty straw/hay. Mild sweetness, not as much as I thought for a Honey Ale. Tiz okay, but could do without the huskiness of this one. In other words, could be cleaner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reid (2235) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2013
22 oz bought from "Lifesource" Salem OR. $3.99 pours a golden yellow with a small yet persistent pure white head. Nice honey/malty aromas..buttered biscuits and sweet poppy honey come to mind Smooth and sweet..indeed honeyish from the malts..i believe there is no real honey in here..OK Nice mouthfeel actually has substance..unusual for style. Nice sweet summer ale..would have like to have seen some real honey though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Smells like a mead, looks like lager, tastes like a pale ale. Honey aroma over a orange yellow, and very pale orange body. Restrained hop flavour with stripes of malty and honey sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2078) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Got brought a growler of this from the brewpub - a shiny, golden ale with a firm and puffy white head. The nose is sweet and crisp with a definite underlying hop character. There is a wonderfully light and floral character to three itself and the sweet honey plays a real part without ever screaming at you. There are plenty of light, grassy notes and a hint of mango or something bringing a fruity quirk. The finish is definitely on the bitter side, and not short-term either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2010
On tap at the brewery over a month ago. This one smelled and tasted like I imagined it would--like sniffing a honey pot and then eating a spoonful, but with an aftertaste of bitter citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Hop Valley Brewing Springfield, OR
Nice golden color, clear with a nice malt aroma light with hops. This was silky smooth and a nice easy drinking beer. Light sweetness from I guess the honey added. Good hot day beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 24, 2009
On tap at the brewery in Springfield. OR. One of the better ones from the sampler. Smooth on the palate with citrus being the dominanat flavor. A little more hops than the other brews from the brewery and something I would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours out bright yellow with a big white head that lingers and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, yeast and honey. Flavor starts out with smooth honey, some light citrus and a bit of yeast and ends with a bitter hop bite that gives the beer a solid snap to it. Not half bad, though not something Id drink regularly.

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