kevinator (1186) - 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.
ZacM612 (279) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with tall, white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Piney with a hint of citrus in the finish. Big improvement over #4.
lownote (211) - USA - MAR 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is malty with some piny hops. Pours golden with a ton of frothy white head. Taste is at first pretty bitter, becoming sweetish later on. A lighter sweetness flavor. Hops are mostly bitter, not super flavorful. Still some piny and something a bit brighter. Mouth is a bit thick with some carb. The bitter lingers a while.
jtclockwork (10313) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours yellow. Nose/taste of alcohol lemon, vegetal, soapy grain. Lighter medium body.
vtafro (4426) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Golden pour with white head. Latex, plastic, malty, other aromas. Flavors are plastic and malt, some herbal and grassy tones.
williamstome (1214) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold, lightly floral aroma, flavor heavy of rose, eucalyptus and other floral notes, slightly bitter finish.
umich03jm (2504) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to my Winter Secret Santa. Mostly clear gold pour with a nice 1 finger head that fades to a thin film and a medium ring. Aroma is very piney. Love it. Some underlying malt smells like sweet, corn bread. Yum. Tastes more bready and the hops take a back seat. Light sweetness and light bitterness. High carbonation gives a nice mouthfeel. Medium body. This is not a golden ale (probably a pale ale). Solid beer.
legion242 (2316) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured medium urine colour with a slightly lacy head. Faint nose. Thin in the mouth. Disappointing.
beastmaster (363) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stole from roomate. Can. Pours hazy ipa orange with little head to speak of. Aroma is peachy, fruity, piney, light citrus. Great nose. Tastes like it might be old. Says best by 11/ 14 its only 9/14 and tastes like it might have lost flavor. Well carbonated medium bodied beer. Grass and pine notes and a bitter end. I want to try a fresh one next time. Still a good beer.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from Errl. Didn’t see it in the box initially. Thanks, Chris! Unfortunately, we used this one as a sacrificial lamb - a palate cleanser after Stone Crime and Punishment, among other big, crazy beers. Pours a pale bright gold with a white head. Light-bodied with medium carbonation and a mouthfeel that is both dank from fresh hops and dry from the base. Notes of herbs, grass, straw, pale malts, citrus and spice. But if I were to describe this in one line, it would be: like a typical golden/blond ale with hop pellets chucked in. That’s what separates my opinion from DrSilverworm’s on this - I wouldn’t call it an IPA because the base and late hop addition are so clearly separate. Interesting beer.
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, thanks to phaleslu for sharing. Best by December 10, 2014. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Good grassy zesty hoppy aroma. Some grapefruit, pine. Bigger bitter taste. Light sweet. Pretty nice golden IPA. Golden ale? This is an IPA..