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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Tap in a New Belgium chalice. Chocolate brown color with a thin white head. Green coffee bean aroma. Taste is roasty and slightly sweet caramel malt with a big citrus hop presence. Lemon and like perfume fill the mouth. Medium mouthfeel, slightly creamy. This isn't a golden but they've got it labeled as Hoptober and it's surprisingly good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2012
poured a golden copper no head on this pour. aroma hops, spices, citrus flavor hops, lemon, malts, earthy. this is a nice easy drinking beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2012) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Draft pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, pine and spices. Taste is malt, and the nice bitter hops.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kyledgebhart (6) - - AUG 17, 2012 does not count
Draft. Medium carbonation, dark gold/copper, some lacing. Aroma is nutty/grainy . Flavor, initial malt with medium hoppiness lingering at the end. The mix of flavors is too competative in this beer. If it leaned more in one direction or the other it would improve. Medium body. Nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On tap at Kelly's. Very interesting aroma-very fall-y. Leaves, faint campfire, roasted nuts. Whatever that hop is, it's peculiar and good for this beer. Nutty malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
On first pouring this one, the drinker is bombarded with grapfruit, citrus, and piney aromas. The golden, slightly cloudy ale drinks with a mildly thick mouthfeel tasting of oats and wheat. The finish is medium heavy witch continues to tease the drinker into another full swallow. I love this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Creamy and fruity. Hints of orange and lemon. Very smooth to drink and not overly hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Natai (87) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Light yeasty aroma with hints of citrus and fruit. Respectable long-lasting white head with excellent lacing. Pours a clear gold with light carbonation. Light but surprisingly creamy body with a very smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Originally reviewed: 8/24/09. Nice to see another NB brew on the shelves here. Pours a light gold with a big frothy white head on top. Great retention and it leaves some nice lacing on the glass edge. Smells like oranges, lemons, and candy. The mouth is crisp and clean. Plenty of carbonation on this one. The taste is interesting. Pretty citrusy and hoppy. This is like a tamed down IPA. This is not bad. Itís not your typical "October" beer, but itís good. Refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle with best y Nov 2011 consumed on March 23, 2012. Appearance is gold with visible effervescence and a big head. Taste and flavor are gentle and sweet malt with some honey citrus tones. Very refreshing creamy body. Drinkable as hell several months past expiration!

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