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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Five hops and four malts make Hoptober Golden Ale a veritable cornucopia of earth. Pale and wheat malt are mashed with rye and oats to create a medium-bodied ale with creamy mouth feel. Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, Willamette and Glacier hops form a bonfire of citrus notes, fruity cheers and a bold finale. ABV: 6% 40 IBU Available in 6-packs and on draught


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Best by 11DEC11 A: Pours a golden ale with a single finger head that goes down to a sheet of the same. Excellent clarity. Rings of lace. S: Citrusy and pleasant. Really great nose here, distinctly orange and lemon. Nice. T: Sharp hops and sweet malts. Great flavor is just as citrus laden as the nose. M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Semi dry finish. O: Good beer. Easy to drink. Reminds me of fresh Bitter American. Very sessionable. Serving type: bottle 08-20-2011

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light sulfur notes, so-so. In mouth, a sweetish malt with light fruity esters, faint grassy hops, OK. Bottle Oct. 2011.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1595) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
This was a 3 year old bottle, poured light golden. Nose slight sour, syrupy malt, and dank hop. Taste sweet malt and bitter bite, faint spiciness. Mild bitter finish. I realize it was past date, but not too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Rated on 9-13-2009 (Bottle-Best Before: 12Feb2010) This beer forms a small fizzy white head with a short retention, transparent golden body, very little carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is wheat malt, bitter, citrus hops, and fruity. The Taste is bitter, some rye, fruity, and citrus hops. The Palate is tingly and semi-fizzy and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, there is a definite hop presence, but not overly so. This is a tasty beer from this brewery, worth trying, and a beer I would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
September 2011. From bottle. Golden color with a white head. Aromas of malt, hops, spice and light fruit. Good balance, good hoppiness. A bit of citrus on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Rated this beer with an earlier app and unfortunately not able to import my comments. Will add them later if I have this beer again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2086) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice simple golden ale with lots great autumnal flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3119) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Notes from 2012 Fall for Greenville New Belgium tasting session. Plenty of hop aroma.fresh, fruity, and clean. Complex hop mix, with fruity, herbal and floral aspects, but featuring citrus with lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit, in that order. A hint of charred weed. Very pleasant and fruity. T: More hops than malt, for sure, yet balanced only slightly more bitter than sweet. Quite fruity with some orange peel and earthy hops in the lingering aftertaste. M: well carbonated; medium-light body. A bit of dryness in the clean finish. Overall: Definitely better (and fruitier!) than expected, especially for style. Easy drinking and would make for an excellent session beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
A - This beer has a clear golden body with a 3/4 inch tight white head. Small patches of lacing. S - Grassy hops with notes of straw, oranges, honey, floral spice on top of a sweet malt base. T - Starts off with a green grassy bitterness that turns to candy grapefruit sweetness. A prevalent malt backbone adds character that blends and balances all the green together. There’s some tartness towards the end that adds good dimension. Finishes dry and spicy. M - Light to medium body average carbonation. One of the best I’ve had of this style. Love the hop profile and the malt is actually what makes this a winner. The burps taste like leafy green hops. Top of the line. Serving type: bottle 10-25-2010

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Where did this beer come from? I tried it at an Oktoberfest tasting and expected something very different., anticipating an incorrect labeling. The label is correct and this is a pretty solid golden. Dry, with some light citrus sweetness and spices. Golden appearance.


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