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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Golden IPA (India Pale Ale) is 8.5% ABV and available as of September 8. This watercolor painting is a view of Squam Lake from Chocorua Island.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Aroma of pineapple, starfruit, and bread. Pours hazy golden with a great head. Tastes like a homebrewed ipa after a week. Malt heavy with pineapple and biscuit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a decent sized white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of earthy and citrusy hops with a touch of sulfur and a solid shot of light caramel. The flavor is malty with some hops and a bunch of ethanol. Earthy citrus hop bite countered with bready caramel and a present enough shot of alcohol and astringency. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bitter mouthfeel. Mediocre IPA, nothing really wrong here, but nothing too exciting either.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
In short: A bland sweet blond IPA with
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh approximately one month after purchase from a New-Hampshire beer store.
The look: Clear blond body topped by a medium white head.
In long: Nose has a somewhat shy grassy/fruity hoppiness (by 8.5% IPA standards), the hopping has a dank character and sits over sweet pastry. Taste has sweet bready cereals like commercial white bread and refined white sugar. Dried fruits, candied fruits, sweet canned fruits. The fragile hopping is crushed by the sugary fruity flavors, there is a mild bitterness but it is just not enough. There isnít anything offensive with this beer, it is just very very very boring. The first beer I buy from this brewery and Iím not impressed, Iíll be more careful from now on, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shaÖ oooh cool, I just got an email from a Nigerian prince!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours amber/gold with a 1 finger white head. Little bits of lace here and there. Aroma is dominated by citrus hops. Tangerine, lemon & lime. Secondary malt . Nice citrus bitterness on the flavor balanced with a semi sweetness. Somewhat heavy bodied with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2011
22oz bottle-pours a tight retaining off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is citrus-some lemon, wheat/light malt. Taste is citrus/pine/herbal hops, secondary medium malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Had this in 22ozer at the squam lake inn in holderness. Pours a dark golden color. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, a hint of sweet malt and belgian yeast. Thereís a bitterness but itís cancelled by a sweet malt taste. The yeasty taste and sweetness take over, with a bit of bitter citrus hops at the end. An interesting combination of two styles, but I didnít love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - MAY 24, 2011
22oz bottle from AirForceHops, thanks
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy golden with a medium sized white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing
Aroma: Fruity, grapefruit, light malts and citrus
Taste: Grapefruit, malts and pine resin in the finish
A good IPA, well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2010
From the 500 ml bottle. Second batch I believe. It pours a cloudy golden-amber tone with about a half inch of head that settles down after a few moments. It leaves a light lacing along the way. There are plenty of hops in the aroma but there are also fruity esters like banana and pear. Not much maltiness in the aroma. The body is pretty good and weighs in at about medium. The hops are noticeable from the first sip, to the tongue swirl, and down the throat. Yet the hops are not overwhelming to the point of pucker-up bitterness. The fruity esters of the aroma are more muted. There is a vague sweet maltiness but the overall flavor centers around the hops. Yet at the same time they do not take over the entire thing. A nicely balanced beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2430) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose. Flavor is grapefruit hops that are almost balanced by the malts. Light bitter aftertaste. $7.50 for a 22oz bottle from Chase Street Market & Deli Plymouth, NH.


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