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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Hoppy Blond 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 (779) - 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 (10261) - 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 (10336) - 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 (9540) - 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 (5077) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3035) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2011
On tap at the brewery: lemon, light malts, slight tinny, earthy grass, belgian spice, fruit juice, tasty - 7.8

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2398) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draught from RR. Poured a clear gold. Winey notes of course - medium bubbles and sour finish. Very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown, 2011. Clear orange-yellow pour with a thin white head. Citrus hop aroma. Slightly sweet with lots of hops. A bit fruity with hints of banana. Some funk. Bitter finish. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6835) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
Draught at Russian River Brewery. Cloudy gold with a nice lacy head; sparkling. Lemony nose, yeasty, doughy. Rich malt flavor with lemon, dough, bread, a bit funky; very strong hopping goes nice with the sweet lemon. Oily and a bit heavy body. Nice, but a bit too thick and yeasty. Could be cleaner, though good and shows off hops well.


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