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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A mildly hopped beer with a complex malt character, and a soft creamy head. Soft and fruity with light yeast esters of apricot and orange. It is a refreshing and crisp session beer, with just enough hops to balance and round out the sweetness of the malt. 24 IBU 1.048 OG

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"brewerís description is pretty accurate here. not the most compelling style, but within itís class, itís one of the best iíve had. a fresh summer session beer. great balance and refreshing."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2499) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Sampler at brewpub. Dark gold color. Fruity hop centric beer. Cleanish malt with light fruit yeast. A vehicle for fruity hops with a ight malt backbone. A ncie clean easy drinking beer at under 5%, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skoisirius (1727) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Meh. Not one of Pikeís better offerings, but it serves itís place to hit the first gen craft beer drinkers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (758) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Aroma of malt with a hint of grain. Pale caramel color creamy short lasting head. Light taste a hint of malt and grain with a watery feel and a short lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Bulk_Carrier (2227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 8, 2014
I wish I had a date on this and I realize Iím somewhat apprehensive about saying something, but I figure Iíll say something and hopefully try to get fresher someday. This was poured into a pint glass every time. The appearance was light clear golden yellow to orange color with a nice transparency about it. There was a nice two finger white foamy head that dissipated rapidly into oblivion. The lacing concaves at the top and follows the beer as it goes down. The smell, well, I honestly didnít get what everyone before me got as there really isnít any aroma whatsoever to this beer. Thereís nothing, no hops, no malts, no nothing. The taste once again, honestly, thereís no sweetness, no bitterness, no nothing. On the palate, this is pretty light for the most part and shows a great sessionability. What carbonation - not there whatsoever. Overall, honestly I hate to do this, but Iím not exactly sure what Iím drinking right now, so uh....I would only ever have this again if I could find it on tap or if Pikeís started putting on dates on their beers. Iíve had better Blonde Ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Clear brilliant gold under a nice foamy white head. Nose is delightfully grassy and bitter-forward with a earthy peppery malt backbone. Big full grassy and noble hop character right up front with a smooth earthy pale malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Malt and hops, hops drying out the finish. Clear golden body, with airy head, aroma of bread, crackers, mostly malt characteristics. Taste is malt again, hops kick in on the back plane, drying it out at the finish. Very crisp and clean beer, but not as smooth and velvety as some of the British or Belgian varieties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5063) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
Tap. Pours a clear gold body with a one finger frothy white head. The nose is nice bready malt with some fresh floral hops and a little fruitiness. The flavor is much hopper than expected, nice floral and citrus notes with moderate bitterness and soft pale bready malt. Lengthy bitter finish. Light bodied with a very thirst quenching soft mouthfeel and gentle fizzy carbonation. Among the best Golden Ales Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (223) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours golden with a white head. Hints of citrus in the aroma. Crisp with a bit of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2438) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
9/26/2012. Sampled at the brewery. Golden yellow with a white head. A lot more malt and hops than your regular golden ale. Fruity flavors with a nice bitter finish.

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