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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
In short: A lean, clean and refreshing blond hoppy beer. Good.
How: Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury VT.
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a medium white head.
In long: Nose is quite hoppy, half-floral (dandelions) and half-fruity (pineapples and white grapefruits). The uber-clean body proposes low profile pale cereals, overall rather lean as far as body is concerned. The beer is generously hoppy but there is nothing incisive here, the hops feel fruity-juicy and clean. I got flavors of watermelons, dandelion petals, fresh pineapples, white grapefruits, bubble gum. Ends with a refreshing mild tartness and a bitterness intensity in the low-medium range. For some reason I was left with an overall ‘lager’ sensation about the whole thing (mouthfeel, smoothness, low in fruity esters), like one those new breed of American hoppy lagers. Not super-exciting, malts could have used more definition, but the beer is very refreshing even if a little ‘too clean’. I liked it. And now after many many years of drinking craft beer in pubs I’ve concluded that sitting at a bar with a notepad and writing notes about the beers I drink can appear really pathetic to some people, but not to all people, only to normal people.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
Draught at Good Beer, N.Y., June 1. Pours a hazy yellow with a small long-lasting frothy white head. Aroma of hempy and catty hops along with citrus and something that I can’t place. Flavour’s the same, hempy and a bit catty but also slightly odd, not in a bad way. Moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. I’m at a bit of a loss, like I said, I found it odd...but I liked it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5564) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap at APEX. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. Very sweet fruity nose with big citrus. Clean, quaffable brew with a surprisingly bitter flavor, but very balanced and clean, mostly citrus hops and light toast. Very nice. Craig would love this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2013
Tap. Hazy, pale golden, fine pearling, white lace. Fine citric hop base, a hint exotic fruit. Velvety mouthfeel, citrus flower finish. Fine mellow citrus flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
draft at Blue Monk. lighter golden pour. grapefruit notes, very floral hop presence. pretty bitter & flavorful at 4%. Great summer APA

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Darker golden color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of orange, floral hops, citrus, tangerine, and light grass. Taste of citrus, pine, grass, tropical fruits some sweet malts, and a lightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at Thunder Canyon, downtown
Appearance: Clear straw golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit and melon
Taste: Fruity, grainy and citrus
Nice

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured clear amber orange with a thick forming, fizzy head. Super quaffable with loads of flavor. Danky, pine-like resinous hops with a mild mouthfeel and malt sweetness to balance. Strong citrus with some honeydew melon notes along with a smooth malted grain tone to help the finish. Really digging this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2013
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham, with ucusty. These guys know what they’re doing with all things pale and hoppy, and it’s nice to get a crack at this session brew. Ranks up there with the recent Drake’s offering. Pale gold, well carbonated, with a light cloudiness in there for an earthy look. Grassy and modestly fruity in the nose, hints of a spicy finish. Light and playful mouthfeel, and indeed there’s nice bitterness in the finish. Balanced and bright throughout, very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2013
Tap at Milltown. Lighly hazy yellow straw pour with think foamy white head. Nose is citrus, florals, lots of grass, light cannabis. Flavor is nicely balanced, on the bitter side of things, again very grassy with citrus zest. Wow, can’t believe this is 3.6%. Pretty amazing body and balance if that is indeed true. Perfect lunch beer and another impressive pale ale from Lagunitas. They should replace their regular ipa and Maximus with this and sucks and I would buy a lot more of their stuff.


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