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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale brewed with Lemon Peel and infused with Espresso
Giddy Up is a delicious juxtaposition of coffee, sustainably grown in Brazil and espresso-roasted locally, pressed into an ale with the deep color of a copper cowboy kettle. First whiff is full of sweeet caramel, toffee, latte. Then, a hint of lemon scone flavor from the addition of lemon peel. Body is creamy, resonant of espresso, yet the finish is bright, even a bit frisky. An ale to git along with...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pours a translucent brown with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and lemon peel. Flavor is primarily watered down espresso, with some sweetness and a little citrus adding sweetness and a lingering bitterness in the finish. Interesting brew, quite refreshing for a coffee beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 Draft at the Freakin’ Frog completing a trade. Wow, was this nice. Huge coffee and citrus in the aroma. Honestly did not notice the creamy mouthfeel from the description. Seemed to be a really easy drinking coffee enhanced beer. Update in bottle. Prefer the draught because the coffee in the bottle seemed overly bitter and a little flat in the palate. Still good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
On tap at Pizza Port. Hazy light brown with a fluffy head. An odd combinations of tastes, but not bad. Caramel, butter, and citrus tastes; I didn’t notice the coffee so much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
draft @ Najas - muddy yellow with thin white head; coffee aromas seem strange coming from such a light beer, but somehow it works; aromas of coffee, fruit, lemons and yeast; pretty tasty going down and i hope this heads to the PNW at some point

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Sample draft at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City, Missouri. Pour is clearish orange golden (look for notes from others) without much head. Aroma of coffee peel and lemon citrus. Taste is the nose, pronounced coffee and lemon sharp citrus. Only a hint of tart sourness. Palate was medium, mouth coating, with the espresso coffee taste lingering. Interesting, but not all that enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonkeyBra (3275) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Kind of a dark amber. Smells like coffee. Tastes like coffee. Has no real character other than coffee. The nose is nice, but if i wanted coffee I would have gotten some.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Sampled on tap at 1702, Tucson AZ; October 2008
Arrives in the New Belgium Globe glass with a dark, brown color that shows a clear, rich, roasted red color when held up to the light. It is topped by a frothy, light tan colored head that has great staying power and never recedes past a full layer of froth. The aroma is so expressive of coffee, in fact this is the best expression of the coffee been that I have ever experienced in a beer; nutty, dark chocolate notes, even berry-like coffee derived notes are all noticeable and all distinctly derived from the roasted coffee bean. If you like coffee (especially something like a lighter city roast with a touch of roast), then the nose on this beer is just fantastic. It is quite one dimensional (you won’t see me complaining about that though) and I don’t even get a hint of any lemon zest.

The flavor is not quite as coffee focused, or really intense, as the aroma was, but it is still dominated by the coffee notes; flavors of toasted nuts and cocoa definitely stand out here. This beer is lightly sweet, which accentuates the cocoa notes a bit. Light and quaffable, but with enough body to keep things interesting (just a hint of a viscous heft). The roast notes add some bitterness to the finish. As the beer warms some berry like fruitiness mixes in with the coffee notes, but I still can’t pull out any citrus. Objectively, this beer has lots of roast character for a beer of this color, it is a very smooth roast character though. This was definitely enjoyable, I easily drank two pints of this, but the aroma is clearly heads and tails more appealing than the flavor to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1826) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2008
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Deep amber colour, heavy roasted coffee and faint citrus aroma. Upfront coffee flavor, sweet dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (6782) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
Draught. High and long lasting creamy off-white head. Beautiful clear red brown body. Lovely coffee caramel aroma and flavor with spicy notes. Low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Draught at the brewery. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of coffee and spices. Fruity flavour dominated by coffee with notes of spices and liquorice. Fruity finish of coffee.


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