vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold color with a heavy, hoppy aroma. A very well balanced ale that gives you the full flavor you expect from a gold ale. I really liked this beer, I would highly recommened this if you are ever at Sweetwater having some beers.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewery. Orangish gold color, very slightly hazy. Tiny white head. Pleasing hoppy aroma. Really well balanced flavor of grapefruits, pine, cirtus, and sweet sugars. Tastes like a lot of small micros I’ve had out west, but truly unusual for a brewpub in Virginia. If I could buy this one in stores, you better believe I would.
Aurelius (5032) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium clear gold. Off white thin head. Candied PA aroma. Medium to medium-heavy mouth. Smooth drinking, but unremarkable. Some citrus, some light caramel, a little underbittered. Orange peel finish.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(N.B. the recipe appears to have been reformulated as this beer was described as hoppy and it was)
Golden-amber with a decent white head. The aroma is nice, good bit of fruity hops. The flavor is ok but falls a bit flat. Light bodied. An ok hot weather quaffer.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Sterling. Pours clear golden with a white head. Very subtle aroma, slightly floral. Flavor of pale malt, light grapefruit and a moderate cascade hop presence. Nice creamy, medium body with lively carbonation. Drinkable but kind of boring.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Extremely light and clear golden yellow.Pours with quite a head. yeasty, weaty and corn flavors... fluffy white head. Extremely biiter for the style. Some level of hops are present. Light apple and grape on the nose. Got this as a growler to go from the Falls Church location. (Growler Opened 1/10/2007)
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
advertised as the "lightest ale." described by the bartender as fluffy. Think a micobrew version of keystone...eck