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Hoppy Blond Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Cool aroma, some citrus, slight hop, and a bright fresh light golden aroma. Very drinkable, some wheat flavor. No Alc noticable. Same Speedway release growler. Got to sample a couple times. Refreshing brew ment for a hot day. Very drinkable, thanks for the sample for the beer knowledgeable guy who brought this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Clear and dark golden in color with faint hints of brandy. A Belgian with some hops, I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Someone brought this to the Alesmith line tasting on 9/26/2008. From the Growler poured with a nice head. Some yeast and hops were present, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Color and body remind me of a light Belgian Golden Ale, with fine clariity. There’s hops and faint salts in the aroma. Beer succeeds in maintaining modest Belgian yeast character and moderate IPA hop taste (Simcoe?), but doesn’t stand out as either nor does it seem like a breakthrough innovation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3503) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2008 I put this one up on Ratebeer as an IPA (there are no Belgian IPAs) because they called it a Belgian IPA on the board at the brewpub. But to me it seemed like a Belgian Tripple I brought it home Saturday (the 19th) in a growler and only got around to drinking it over the last could nights (with some help of course. I will contact RR and see if they think the type should be something else. Contact made. According to RR this is a Belgian Ale. Call it what you want, it was pretty good. The color was a rich gold with a moderate white head and sticky lacing. Nose is very yeasty with banana, grapefruit, and there are hints of spices in there as well. Mouthfeel is excellent as are many RR brews, with moderate carbonation. Flavor is slightly sweet and as befits something called an IPA there is quite a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Overall an interesting brew that was easy to drink, and I am glad I brought home a growler.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Lots of hops in this belgian drink. Belgian notes dominate with a big estery, yeasty component with some pear and banana. Almost cloyingly sweet with belgian sugar sappiness. Hop profile is omnipresent with a grassy and peppery that suits the drink well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2697) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
<i>On tap at the brewpub.</i> Served in a tulip, filled to the point that there was little room for head. Clear dark golden with 1/4 finger off-white head, fading a a thick ring and thin film. Hoppy up front with piny hops and grapefruit. Belgiany yeast, bananas, and some spicy pepper round out the aroma. Flavor has the same hop profile and Belgian notes with some lightly sweet candi sugar. It did turn slightly grassy a ways through the glass. Finish was semi-dry with bitterness peaking around a 5-6. Burps pine and a hint of plastic. Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Very good beer--the girlfriend liked it quite a bit as well. Will grab a growler next time I’m at the brewpub to rerate at home--my schnoz didn’t seem at it’s best when I was there earlier tonight.

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