kevinator (847) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now that’s more like it. This is a vast improvement on the original, which was very meh. Now this does not act like a blond in many respects. The boquet is one of many hop varieties: citrus, piney, floral. The color looks like a standard golden or blond with a white head. Heavier palate with good carbonation. Taste was more like a pale or IPA. The malt presence provided a nice backbone for the hops, which kept coming. Decent malt note that had some straw flavors, although faint. Great improvement, just not sure how true it is to style.
PigMine (24) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Date on the 12 oz. can. It pours a golden-tangerine, and has extra fine particulates suspended in it. It makes a very dense, rocky, creamy top on it, probably 2 fingers deep of mousse. For all the different hops used, its aroma is a bit subdued. Its not as aromatic as some IPAs, but would pass for one easily with other brewers, it sure is luscious smelling. Fruity, piney, and very tempting. It is a nicely balanced tasting ale. The hops are noticeable, but don’t bite your tongue. The brew has a bitter finish, but it goes down clean and not sticky. The hops do come through overall, and are such an unexpected surprise. When I saw this at the store I did a double take, then my eyes opened and my curiosity fired up. I am so pleased I grabbed a 6 pack of these cans! It is by far and away a top-level ale, and I hope more people discover this example of what a great ale can be!. Real Ale has really been coming out with some top quality brews lately, keep it up!
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Hops on the nose, floral, pine, and some citrus; follows onto the palate. It is really hoppy for a golden ale, but good.
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/27/2014. 12 oz can. Golden color with a white head. Fantastic beer with a fine balance between hops, fruit and malt. Hints of citrus with a dry, hoppy finish.
gkeh (175) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m getting lots of sweet citrus notes on the nose, along with some pine. Believe it or not, it reminds me a lot of Stone’s Enjoy By 2.14.14. Hazy gold pour with a thin white head. Taste is phenomenal hops with a strong bready malt backbone. It coats your tongue with that signature hoppy bitter goodness. Great beer.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Meddlesome Moth. Clear golden color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, citrus and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a hops and citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, yeast, fruit, pine. Flavour is alcohol, malt, yeast, citrus, fruit, pine. Medium body. OK beer.
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can poured golden haze with thick white head. Mild sticky lacing. Nose of citrus, hay/straw and floral... taste is floral, citrus, hops. Fizzy mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish
ilovedarkbeer (2227) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a deep straw color with a medium sized bubbly white head. Notes of grass, resin, honey, flowers, and orange citrus. Really well balanced.
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can:   Straw, cloudy, thin foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Green hop aroma, yet dusty.   Musty straw/hay up front, pale hop bitterness, a touch of citrus peel.   Very mild hop profile, which is fine, but its not a crisp Blonde.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Dull hoppy finish, a touch stale, soft straw/hay.   Tiz okay, but not as crisp or sharp as others.   Thanks Bill!
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Draughthouse, Austin. Golden with thin white head that fades quickly. Light hops aroma following through to flavor. Medium-light body with a natural medium carbonation appropriate to style and consistent with the beer’s other characteristics. This is a lighter beer that does not lack is subtle complexities. Session it. Love it..