New England Gold Stock Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This one’s for the beer geek in all of us. The Gold Stock is a cult classic that’s offered up only one or two times a year. If you catch the rare sighting of this “draft only” beer, rejoice. What we did first when we made this was we brewed a full-bodied, golden ale. Then we went absolutely nuts with the pricey German hops. This smooth but biting beer is our own individual take on the pleasant India Pale Ale. It’s one of those beers you have to try. Look for it and order two!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Floral, Mild Citrus, Mild Oakey T: Floral, Citrus, Grainy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, very hoppy and grainy for ’american strong ale’...more like an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2013
Growler in a tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of a lot of floral hops, some pale and caramel hops, and some dough. Flavor the same, with a lot of hops for the hops used. Average texture. A good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Big thanks to woosterbill for this one. Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice, deep golden color with a good white head. Nose brings some really strong earthy, herbal, and lightly-citric hops. Really, really nice. Taste is along the same lines with a bit of earthy and floral characteristics plus a good deal of pine and some slight citrus. This is a cacophony of hops without any one type really dominating. Slight bready notes. Great bitterness levels and a bit dry. I was not at all impressed with Sea Hag, but this showed me that when they try, NEBC can really bring the hop attack. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 10-29-2010

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Had a pint of this at American Craft in Brookline to have with my meatloaf. This was listed as a "hoppy maibock"Nice amber and orange color with a thin head. Very fresh puney hop aroma with some citrus notes. Mild bitter flavor. Medium body. Paired well with the meatloaf that had smokey bacon in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle at the Rosso release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Medium bodied, caramel. Light hop bitterness in the body before a big grapefruit bitterness comes through on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Draft. Murky apple cider body topped by small creamy off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some peach, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, light bread. medium body, low carbonation, some resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Had on tap at Delaney’s Tap Room on a recent trip to New Haven A- Pours a murky golden orange hue, head is white and creamy foam that dissipates, thick swaths of lacing S- Subtle pine hops, grassy tones, crisp biscuit malts, subtle hints of funky mildew T- Initial taste is grassy, almost musty/funky, hops, very earthy, opens up to pale malts, finishes dry and bitter M- Medium-bodied, watery texture, amped up carbonation D- A nice balance of malts and earthy hops, low alcohol presence, but the musty mildew essence detracts from drinkability

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2008
(at Delaney’s)-on tap-pours a rich retaining off white head that laces and yellow/gold color. Aroma is many Northwest sweet citrus hops, medium malt-caramel. Taste is many Northwest sweet citrus hops, medium malt-caramel. Smooth, easy drinking. APA?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1858) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 Sampled at the 2nd Annual Litchfield brew fest. Very light malt aroma with a good amount of Brocoli. Golden color. Mild malts with that brocoli taste coming through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2006
A pretty good offering from these brewers. Pours coppery. Smells of citrussy and piney hops with a nice malt base. Taste is of citrus, pine, some sage and a tangy malty finish. Mouthfeel is peppery and tingly on this one. Worth a try if one ever finds it on draught.

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