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RATINGS: 538   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 17, 2009
This beer gets a bump to 4 rating because of the artful brew formulation. When is the last time you had a golden ale made with a basket full of cascade? Delicious. It has a light, refreshing body that brings you thirst quenching hoppy goodness followed by a decently bitter finish that slowly fades to floral. This is where it gets the bonus points. I am assuming that the slow fading aftertaste was intentional, and makes this beer very unique. The best seasonal I have had so far in ’09!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (454) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a clear golden yellow hue with a chunky 2 finger head. S- Light fruits, hints of floral hops. T- Nice light fruit flavor, slight citrusy tangerine notes, lots of hops all the way through. M- Medium bodied with a good deal of carbonation. D- This is definitely a solid NB seasonal thats simplicity is what makes it great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
bottle. golden with small head. light body and moderate hops in the finish. grassy.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Old tick, NB’s attempt going against amber ales and oktoberfests, it doesn’t delvier hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1448) - 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 (9428) - 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 (891) - 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 (3941) - 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 (2024) - 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 (1313) - 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 (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice simple golden ale with lots great autumnal flavors.


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