AmEricanbrew (6211) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Kona Bud Brewing. Clear pale piss color with white head. Faint grainy pale malt, floral aromas. Light body. Decent lightly sweet honey biscuit flavors with subtle floral hoppage--
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plastic cup in the lot of Big Save, Hanalei, hiding from a passing cop having snapped the neck off the bottle on a bollard trying to prise it open. Bright streaming gold with a low persistent head. Enticing, slightly leafy hop nose with passion fruit hints. Light passion fruit and lychee hop; hints of nettles, dunked biscuit malts. Tasty, decidedly new wave English TPA in style...prefer it to Big Swell.
poisoneddwarf (1901) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from a six pack bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Pours a slightly hazy deep gold under a nice-sized off-white head with good retention; leaves some lace. Nice hoppy nose for an American golden ale. It’s citrusy, tropical and catboxy like a decent APA or IPA. Taste, also, is more in line with an APA than your average golden ale. This must be a new trend, making these golden ales more hoppy. I like it. I remember the days (not so long ago) when a brewer’s golden ale was the dullest creation in their repertoire, with hops being very neglible. The most recent examples I’ve had are definitely more interesting than the old guard.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours golden with a head that disappears quickly. Slightly hoppy smell, but a little off at the same time. Pretty solid taste for a cheaper beer.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear pale gold with a small white head. Oddly fruity nose with slightly herbal hop notes. Maybe a little pineapple and grapefruit in there. A touch of graininess too. The flavor follows the nose almost perfectly. Light in body with average carbonation. Easy drinking summer fare. Remind me a little of Summer Love.
fluffy (1903) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
honestly a solid middle of the road blond ale. not exciting but decent and refreshing enough to possibly be a gateway beer for megabrew swillers.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
really good clean golden ale. Light bready malt slight earthy citrus flavor. Nothing over powering. All easy drinking but well made.
r464 (2011) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet, tart, yeasty. Some malt and honey, lemon and banana. Smooth and lingering in the finish.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
yellow pout with a hint of copper, little to no head - aroma of hay, slight spruce and citrus - light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation - finsishes with sour grain and light resiny hops
Reid (2044) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz from Roth’s Vista Market Salem,
Typical golden yellow coloured ale but the head is large, thick and creamy.
Very strange and delightful fruit aromas..papaya and pineapple..there is nothing on the bottle to suggest such additives but they are there!
Again lots of light fruitiness in the beer but more trad for a blonde..some cereal malt..but overall very light and refreshing.
Palate is thin as expected.
Overall an strange ale and had it been mid July by the lake ,,it would have got a better marks for its refreshing qualities