Darkmagus82 (1826) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance Ė The beer pours a deep golden amber color with a small fizzy white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell Ė The aroma of the beer is strong of some lighter fruits of peach and pear along with some smells of caramel. Other bready aromas and a hint of grass and floral hops are there as well creating a rather pleasant smell overall.
Taste Ė The taste begins with a nice smooth and sweet bready taste with the sweet being mostly of lighter fruits of apricot, peach and pear. There is a little bit of a brown sugar upfront as well, with this flavor getting slightly stronger as the taste advances. Some orange and grapefruit hop then later develop further along in the taste, and in the end, with just a hint of a floral flavor, one is left with a rather clean and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the style a little higher carbonation may have been slightly more appropriate, but even said, the thicker body did do a nice job accentuating the mix of fruit and lighter hop , so overall the feel was pretty decent.
Overall Ė A tasty brew with a great level of flavor and an easy drinking feel. A good session like style brew.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"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."
beastiefan2k (2525) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh. Not one of Pikeís better offerings, but it serves itís place to hit the first gen craft beer drinkers.
Luvystypotables (792) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Bulk_Carrier (2266) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 8, 2014
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
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.
onceblind (4541) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
stevoj (2330) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
kramer (5095) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
two7offsuit (240) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with a white head. Hints of citrus in the aroma. Crisp with a bit of hop bitterness.