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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Huge Hoppy Golden Ale


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 22, 2005
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a carbonated transparent light yellow brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was slightly skunky. The mouth feel was all a head shaking hoppy one with an extremely strong tingle to it and a malt hop bite within a acidic malt hop flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. Thick lemony-banana color; big malty corn-sweet nose (3 types, I’m told?), quite alcoholic...thick, malty alcoholic flavor profile, much corn syrup. For something like a malt liquor this was fine, I guess, but county me uninterested in this latest fad.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Draft at Rich O’s in New Albany, IN. Poured a small white head with excellent lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a light orange hue. Aroma was malty, hoppy and sweaty socks. The flavor was acidic and darn right awful. Tingly palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2004
On tap at Mad Anthony’s Octobeer Fest. The guy at the tap called this a "hoppy malt liquor." Golden yellow color with a thin white head and a very hoppy nose. Very hoppy beer with lots of grapefruit rind notes. Almost a harsh hop juice feel to it and not enough malts, but as a hop head I enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2497) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 Draft: Clear lemon. Dense white foam. Round, earthy aroma with hints of herbs and faint must. Soft, tight carbonation. Lovely noble hop flavors alongside the typical floral, bitter leaf textures. Finishes earthy and yeasty with coarse bitter notes. This is sure to satisfy a noble hop craving, chock-full of Spalt, Saaz, and Hallertau.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Germanicly, maniacally hopped, strong, high gravity special. Big 86 IBU lawnmower on amphetamines. Thick but a bit unbalanced, but a cool and different hophead elixer. Somewhat over the top, but a fun beer to experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Tap at Mad Anthony’s. Tasty beer. Not perfect, but well done. In my opinion, malt likka meets strong ale. Sweetish tastes reminiscent of malt liquor and then lots of hops. Alcohol hidden with a large hop addition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2003
I really love the concept of a "lawnmower" beer having over 8% ABV. The clear golden color would trick most into thinking Bush Hog was a sissy, 3.5% lite crap beer. Not this crazy-hoppy (esp after warming past room temp.) Very refreshing citric yeast texture and flavor. Will have to get a growler of this before they run out!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Sampled at Indiana Brewers Guild Brew fest- 7/31/2004. This was a yellowish gold with a sharp bitter aroma and taste. Hops were nicely strong, and it was a great beer for a warm summer day.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2003 Draft Only: A deep, dark yellow with a medium white head. This beer is right up my alley! 86 IBU's in a big, balanced brew - reminds me of Arrogant Bastard in its mix of malt and hops. Each swallow was somehow different. One hoppy, one malty and one sweet. This is an excellent beer and hopefully one that they keep around!


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