jimhilt (2371) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
PPours a four finger cream head that fades to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts hoppy/sweet, but hops take over leaving a strong bitter, lingering aftertaste. Good if you like hops. 12oz bottle gift from Vintage Cellars Blackstone, Va.
Label has the ABV at 5.5%.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, copper colored gold with a thin but creamy white head. Slightly hoppy aroma, citrusy smell. Malty taste with hoppy notes, citrus and piney. Clean finish. Not bad, but far from great.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden color. Smell of malt, hops and caramel. Taste of copper, malt and little hops. Nutty bitterness at the end.
biznizness (1061) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, this is actually pretty good. I was expecting a blonde ale, but this is a nice little pale ale. Hoppy and crisp. Yum.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refreshing,light hop/malt aromataste is slightly sweet, grainey hopss,more hop aroma then taste
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque, orange brew, low diminishing head. Aroma of fruit, pears and some cherry. Malty honey flavor, dry hop finish.
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Aroma is very present - all hop though. I even put in my notes this was more of an APA than a golden ale, funny. Yeah so its another in a long line of west coast like APA’s that I have been drinking recently. Nice but becoming too ordinary at the moment.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber, this is too dark to really be called a golden. Sharp, musty, herbal hops. Strong enough to shock my expectations. Bitterness pushes the envelope of balance.
blankboy (5735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy dark orange with a large mostly lasting foamy white head. Aroma is quite sweet and citrusy along with some hops and toasty malt. Flavour starts sweet and grainy followed by earthy hops and a light bitter finish. It is a touch watery and could use a little more flavour. Medium bodied. A pretty good APA but overall it’s just O.K.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Fairly gentle aroma of lemongrass, lightly sweet and toasty malts and floral hops along with some background dusty yeast notes. Light golden-amber color, clear, with a fine, lasting head and appropriate lacing. Flavor is primarily bitter and citric, plenty of lemon and hop spice, accented by the faintly sweet, nutty and honeyish maltiness, finish is drying and lightly peppery with a particular lingering bitterness. Lighty bracing and effervescent mouthfeel, body is medium. Nicely refreshing.