argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, best by 8-30-05) Lightly hazed golden body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pastry, caramel, some grapefruit/floral. Taste is medium sweet, bread, caramel, some grapefruit, light orange. Light-medium body, light acidity. A bit bitter for the style, very nicely balanced.
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a thin rich white head with some lacing and gold color. Aroma is mild citrus-lemon/earthy/spicy (EKG, Saaz&Amarillo?), secondary grain/medium malt. Taste is earthy/spicy hops (more EKG/Fuggle&some Saaz-continental), most of the citrus disappeared from the aroma, grainy/husky. Enjoyable. Good carbonation.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a nice golden colour. Sweet caramel and fruity aroma. Nice refreshing malty and a bit fruity flavour. Bit dry hoppy aftertaste.
Dogbrick (9344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Located at a liquor store in Brookline, MA. Pours a clear dark yellow-gold color with a thin bone white head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing. Aroma of grassy hops with touches of sweet fruit. Light, crisp body with bready malt, grain and some hops flavor. The finish is dry and mildly bitter and does not resonate with much flavor aside from some weak hops. Average all around.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Hazy canary dark straw color, with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy tropical fruit, hops, citrus, bready pale malt, apricot. Tastes pale malty, with some hopcitrus notes and a dry apricotty fruit presence, and some tangerine as it warmed. The taste was a minor letdown after the aroma, but this is one I’d definitely buy again.
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with an off white head. Hoppy aroma, floral with fruity notes. Balanced flavor with more floral notes. Not bad.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of citrus, dough, wildflowers. Taste is of caramel, citrus, some light peppery notes in the background.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (thanks Sue!) Golden? This poured more an amber color with a thin yeasty white head. Moderately crystaline hoppy aroma. Nice well-rounded hoppy beer, no like an American Pale or anything, but well-rounded "beer" ... not overpowering in any ay, bu it’s got just enough of everything ... little hoppy click, nice malty base, little apple fruity twist. Nice. (#2645, 1/12/07)
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: Aroma of floral hops and generic fruit. Poured golden in color with a small white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Very sparkling. Fair lacing. Medium sweet flavor. Tastes of floral hops, butter, bitter hops, wheat, grains, lemon, and a hint of citrus. Medium body. Very slightly sticky texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet hoppy finish.
cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A mildly hoppy ale like many APA that wants to be an IPA. Accepatble to the lager lover. Aroma is dull hops and this carries over to the finish. Looks like a pale lager with a decent white head. I’d say this is more than a simple golden ale as specified here.