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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Hoppy Blond Ale.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2011
On tap at GABF, poured hazy orange-yellow with nice white head, aroma brought notes of grass, pine, some slight orange and grapefruit notes, which went into the fruity apricot and pear of the belgian yeast, spice throughout as well. Taste was nice grass, pine, and citrus notes leading into some other fruit and spice notes from the yeast including some pear, finished a touch bitter but not overwhelming. This was nicely done, good version of the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. deep golden pour with a small white head. light spice and lingering citrus hops. big mouth with spices, banana and citrus bitterness. clean bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft pour. Hazy yellow color with a medium white head. Very drinkable and refreshing. Citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
A decent golden ale...golden in color with off white head. A nice hopped golden ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Part of my sampler. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Nice citrus flavor. Belgian yeast. Clean and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Draft at RRBC - Slight head. No visible bubbles. Orange body. Aroma of grapefruit. Flavors of kiwi and grapefruit at first. Folllowed by spices of clove and oranges.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2011
GABF 2011. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy and pine hops, honey and citrus with light biscuit malt. Flavor is malt with heavy fresh hops, dry and crisp with a medium-high bitterness, honey and farmhouse notes. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
On tap at GABF poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aroma of straw, lemon, light earthiness and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw,earthiness, spicy hops and light lemon withg a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Gabf. Slightly hazy, golden appearance with a white head. Moderate earthy hoppy, belgian golden malty aroma. Sweet, belgian yeasty, golden malty, earthy hoppy flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2011
GABF 2011 - not really a Belgian IPA - more like a super dry, flinty and moderately hoppy Belgian ale, which is completely fine with me, as RR excels at stuff like this - as mentioned, it is crazy dry - nice mix of moderately peppery hops and spicy phenols - a bit of flintiness and dry, mineral character - light and crisp - I want to drink a gallon of this stuff.


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