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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! It’s a little malty, fruity, and nutty.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - 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 it’s 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 that’s not really accurate for the style, but tastes phenomenal.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9952) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
Orange colour with Lots of lace. Minerally, Saaz here? Good bitterness,earthy, and good balance. good drinkability.Citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8509) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Tap at Russian River. Pours a chill hazed orange with a small, white head. No lace. Starfruit, watermelon candies, strawberry candies, something else sweet medicinal in the nose. Taste is neutral, a bit suddy, mildly bitter. Clean and very neutral to near bland. In a way it tastes like flavored tangerine seltzer water. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is floral and bready with notes of perfume and tangerine. Taste is apricot, tangerine, soft/subtle, flowers. Dry and smooth. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Tap@the brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Clean gold with slim lace. Unenglish leafy hop and lemon cake aroma; caramel barley sweets and honey beyond. Finally soapy with green burps.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2011
draft at Russian River. honey caramel pour. British maltiness, buttery caramel maltiness, light grain, breadiness. Good for the style

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"a light and pleasant summer session ale that hits the nail on the head on a hot day. won’t do anything that blows you away, but near the top of the heap style-wise."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Faint malty grain aroma. Sweet vanilla malt followed by a citrus hops bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - 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.


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