benfergy (184) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. Itís a quite smooth beer. I like it. This would probably be a great beer for people trying to transition to pale ales who arenít quite ready for the bitterness of intensive hops.
drsordr (570) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Beergeek23322 (1709) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BOSSbrewer (1030) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a nice simple golden ale with lots great autumnal flavors.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. Thereís some tartness towards the end that adds good dimension. Finishes dry and spicy.
M - Light to medium body average carbonation.
One of the best Iíve 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
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
kiwianer (2955) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is ok, the nody dark brown. It smells hoppy and a bit grassy. The taste is very hoppy, bitter-aromatic, malty, a bit grassy-dry. Nice one! 11/12/12/12/11/12
Jethro6191 (372) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a beige head. Malty aroma with citrus and pine notes. Smooth malty flavor with nice hop bitterness. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation.