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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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


3.6
   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. It’s not your typical "October" beer, but it’s good. Refreshing and tasty.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
dumontn (529) - St. Joseph, Michigan, 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1522) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Transparent golden color with a finger of head. Citrus smell, with a backdrop of malt. Grapefruit and sour (good) dominate the citrus. Strong bitter taste throughout, a little sweetness rounds it out. Straightforward profile and enjoyable. High carbonation, light body and crisp. As a golden ale it bring more flavor than normal, which is good. Not my favorite style but definitely worth trying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1027) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
Hop citrus, lemon, mild cereal grain, and mild wheat aroma. Golden with thin white head. Full bodied, medium carbonation, and flavours like aroma. Medium bitterness with dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Light golden pour with a fizzy white head. Nose is orange blossom honey, light grain and flowers. Pilsner malt and honey in the flavor. Nice sipper and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pale straw yellow with a fluffy head that falls away fairly quickly. The aroma is sweet, fruity graininess. The flavor is sprightly lemony hop and a grainy, toasty malt bite. Good drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - FEB 24, 2012
nice hoppy aroma, golden straw in color. light with as much hops as possible without being silly or overpowering. well balanced. not complicated but a light hoppy ale that is a great session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
This ale poured a Clear amber colour with a fizzy, off white coloured head. To the nose there are scents of strong hopps. Citrus and spruce with a hint of celery. First sip was alot more watery than I thought from the smell. Flavours of orange /lemon citrus most prodominant. Other flavours of grass and spruce a close second. Finish is hoppy but not as bitter as you’d expect.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1925) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Bready and light hop aroma. Hazy golden color with a medium white head. Light sweet bread flavor with moderate hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
benfergy (228) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
The aroma, true to the Hoptober name, has some moderately strong floral hops. As I sip, I can also get a hint of wheat. Unlike many beers that emphasize hops, though, this has almost no bitterness. It’s a quite smooth beer. I like it. This would probably be a great beer for people trying to transition to pale ales who aren’t quite ready for the bitterness of intensive hops.


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