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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This beer is named for anyone who has done electrical work behind the scenes in television or movies! Itís a little malty, fruity, and nutty.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown 2010. Thanks to Ken I think. Pours a hazed honey golden with good white fluffy head. Aroma is earth tea-like hops, floral fresh English hops, light citrus with lemon cracker toast and light malts. Flavor is ginger tea- leafy, cracker toast, light floral and citrus, fresh toast, bread and light cereal malts, some slight fruity esters all around, mineral and hard water finish. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Pours a pale golden yellow color. Nose is feint with floral hops and cereal grains, taste is thin, light bitterness, light in body, and finishes with a really nice floral hop wash.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Tap at toronado SD. Pours clear gold with a small bubbly white head. Nice nose of citrus hops and some cereal grain. Light bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2010
On tap at Russian River poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness and spicy hops. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, spicy hops and light carmel with as smooth dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
falschfreiheit (22) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Rating from growler brought home, but usually get it on tap at the brewpub.I think it changed a little when it want from "Gaffers Bitter" at 5.??% to "Gaffers" at 4.68, and I understand itís planned to come down to 4.5% eventually. Light clear golden brown. Poured with a nice thick white head that leaves some lacing on the glass as it settles down to an irregular covering. Aroma is bread, floral, pine/resin; good hop presence. Bit of citrus. Slightly bready mouthfeel with a good amount of effervescence. Slight metallic notes. Overall: well balanced and very drinkable and sessionable. Can happily drink pint after pint of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Straw color with white head. Clear. Crisp light malt with bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 1, 2010
On tap at Russian River. A clear amber with a small white head that leaves a large amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light hops with a bit of earthiness and caramel malt. Initial taste is sweetness, followed by a bit of slight bitter hops. Finish is a bit of sweet malt. Light bodied. Medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4989) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Tried this one at the brewpub on 8/6/10. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Nose of English malt and what I believe to be American hops. Flavor starts with English malt and finishes with American hops. Decent for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy, light amber color with a white head on top. S: The nose blew me away; this might be an English style beer, but itís all American hops. Lots of citrus hops (lemons, grapefruit, and tangerines?) with a hint of pine and perhaps even some pineapple notes. A light bready quality as you would certainly expect. T: The flavor is similarly impressive. The bitterness provides a nice counterpoint to the bread and slightly sweet malt notes. The citrus flavors are once again intense and vibrant. M: The body is maybe a little bit light, with a moderate to high level of carbonation. D: This is just a very easy to drink and enjoy beer. Solid hop character thatís not really accurate for the style, but tastes phenomenal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. deep golden color with a white head. The aroma is subtle overall but has some earthy hops and nutty malt. The flavor is dry and quaffable with medium hop bitterness and some toasty malt. Light earthiness and clean fermentation. A very sessionable pale ale, though not really enough malt or yeast character to be properly English style, and not hoppy enough to be anywhere near as good as Russian Riverís other pale ales. Well made but not something that I would get again at the pub, given their outrageously good lineup overall.


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