argo0 (11962) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely clear amber body topped by a small creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, light orange/grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitterness, floral, orange, light caramel. Medium body with light chewiness. A delightful beer, perfect for sessions.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Cellar Stock
hazy copper, whispy thin fine off white head, touch of lace, sweet bready malty aroma, good body, nicely bittered malt flavor, yeasty character, nice light long bitter finish like a fine ESB, a surprising amount of flavor and very drinkable for what’s named a golden ale
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours peach colored with a good sized head and good lacing. Very sweet honey-ish aroma. Taste is smooth with a grapefruit-ish tang. Not bad.
hopscotch (9997) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear, deep golden ale with a small, creamy off-white head. Crystal malt, grapefruit, sugar cookie aroma. The flavor leans a bit of the bitter side of balance, as advertised. APA all the way. Moderately sweet; more so bitter. Caramel and grapefruit notes. Medium-bodied and mildly fibrous with lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter finish with a rumor of salt. Sticks to the ribs, this one.
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a medium and a cyrstal clear amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus (lemons and grapefruits), bready, and some cookie dough. Tastes of caramel and citrus. Tastes and body on the thinner side.
shrubber85 (8762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Grapefruit and maple syrup aroma - very unusual. Cloudy amber with small head. Strong grapefruit hops flavor throughout - very little malt. Moderate acidity. An APA that leans towards IPA.
3fourths (8497) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear dark amber red colored body. Nose is some sweaty mold hops, some burnt honey and butter. Flavor is similar, pretty much what you expect when you pick up a bottle of a US micros “golden ale”. Sweet and slimy palate, some light bitterness in the finish, some coarse corn and other grains. Not a good beer really.
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark straw with a good white head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt, white wine, hops, and some honey. Tastes malty, with hops, and a nice fruity, honey finish. This is a very complex and bold golden ale, with some pale/IPA qualities to it. Worth seeking out, as are all the St. George beers.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange body with a moderate white head. Sweet malt aroma with a light grainy note and muted light citrus zest. Flavour has a moderate bitterness with more of the light grainy character. Sweet mild hints of caramel and very muted citrus. Average palate. Pretty quaffable, thanks HogTownHarry.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
More amber than golden I’d say. Curiously, I found this more hoppy than the same brewery’s IPA, but there’s also more malt body. Nothing really leaps out at you, but it’s a pleasant, fresh and crisp, refreshing tipple. Went down nicely with lunch, on a lovely sunny autumn day, looking out over the river at the Yorktown Pub, Virginia.