John Harvards Golden Spike
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2006
On tap at the Springfield, PA location. I guess Iíll put my rating here seeing that Tom put his here as well. Poured a medium and see through orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel and citrus. Some lacing left on the glass. Thinner body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Had this on tap at the Springfield PA location. Billed as the Haunted Star Pale Ale. Not sure this is the correct beer to add this under or if I should have entered a new beer. But it wasnít that great so Iím just going to add it under here since it is an APA by John Harvards. Pours a golden amber with no head. Aroma of caramel malt, some sweet orange, kind of mellow. Flavor of sweet malts, some very light pine and citrus. Watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
sampler at the pub. clear, golden color with a slight white head. Light citrus, hoppy aroma. Bitter up front. Still a bit light, could use a boost in the malt department. Decent, but not great

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Draft in framingham. Pours a light gold/amber color. Nose is light hopps with some sweet and floral notes. Taste was watery and bland. there is little hopps to be found and more lager qualities arise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2005
on tap. pours very light and golden. aroma is florar hops. the flavor is hoppy, crisp and refreshing. solid beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2005
On draught at the Framingham location, 5/27/2005. Light yellow-gold appearance with hints of light amber and a small white head that quickly recedes to a bubbly film, no lacing, slight chill haze. Aroma has bits of sweaty hay, light grainy vienna-like malt (not that thatís actually in there) and some floral/perfumey hops. Almost smells more like a pilsener than an IPA. The flavor, though, was quite solid, I thought. A good body provided by lightly doughy malt (white bread, honey, light biscuits). Low hops bitterness, but a moderate hops flavor of light lemon, tangerines and grassiness. Herbal finish, with light pale malts and a medium body overall, touch of wateriness, but a pretty solid, low carbonated mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2005
At the brewpub, shared a sampler of five with my wife. None of the beers really impressed me much. This wasnít the worst o fthe bunch, wasnít the best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 23, 2005
Draft at the brewery: poured golden yellow with a small white head. Light chlorine aroma. Light hops and lemon. Flavor is lightly malty with a touch of hops and a corn finish. Lightly carbonated as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Allright so I was told this was an IPA when I ordered it, but very clearly, both in appearance and aroma, such was not the case. Light golden amber color. Has a slightly hopped cirtus aroma. Fairly well balanced pale ale, again on the light side, crisp sweet bready malts, some hop bitterness. Pleasant but standard beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2004
clear. light copper. Lively citrus hops. Some malt flavor. This beer was easy to drink. Could have sat for a few. Enjoyable.

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