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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Named after a close friend of TGB “Jay the Tailgate Guy,” Jay’s Blacktop Blonde is the ultimate homage. It is our way to say, we see you out there on the blacktop and we know you’re thirsty. This is why you deserve a 100% natural craft beer brewed with the same stuff cavemen used thousands of years ago. An American blonde ale that stays true to form. Bold use of magnum and cascade hops creates a soft subtle spice that set this easy drinker apart from the rest. Beautiful golden malts show you we’re not afraid to put something besides water down your gullet. So crack one of these beauties wherever you are, and in the immortal words of Jay the Tailgate Guy, “Grill on.”

First brewed at Skyscraper in California, moved in 2010 to Cold Spring.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Storm_Warning (80) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Grabbed this today to try and I can safely say that I won't bother a second time round. Smells of sweet hay, tastes overly sweet and quite boozy, hops are nowhere to be found, malt and white sugar are the only things here. As another reviewer said, being cold and wet is the only thing this beer has going for it; that really isn't what you want your product to be doing for people surely? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
12th December 2014
Can, hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and slightly soft. Fine minerally carbonation. Fluffy pale malts, sweetish and creamy. Ripe appley fruits. Whisper of spice. Airy finish. A bit stodgy for a blonde but it passes muster.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1185) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Can. Golden color. This beer is just not very good. Taste is like barnyard hay and whatever is on that hay.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Eh, OK, I guess. Surprisingly boozy for 5%. A little sweet, a little stale. No reason to get this again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Canned Princess Alexandra Northampton 17/09/14. An orange gold coloured beer which poured with no head. Quite a plain and English style golden ale. Hops don’t make much of an impression and the malts are very clean. Balanced well enough. Drinkable but forgettable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nearbeer (3845) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12 oz. can. Pours a hazy golden pear color with a lasting film of cream. Nose is caramel, vanilla cream and a bit of toasted maize. Taste is the same mix, with some green apple hard candy and light touches of citrus and dry grass on the finish. Light-medium body is too sweet and has medium-high carbonation.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BrewHaMeister (178) - - AUG 15, 2014
Tap at BWW was $6.50 for BLAH! Aromas we’re faint beer. Flavor is mediocre beer. Cold and wet is all that this has going for it.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1050) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a clear yellow color with a corn aroma. Taste is honey like with an easy drinkability that made this beer smooth. Slight hops flavor with a light malt mix. Too light and uncomplex for me.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbrana (488) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Very light, neutral, and standard. Would be a great alternative to the big guys, but nothing to particularly special.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
edgallow (2353) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
12 oz can pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is malts, grass and a little citrus.


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