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TailGate Jay’s Blacktop Blonde



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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BrewHaMeister (166) - - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (978) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbrana (449) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
edgallow (2077) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Can from Grocery Outlet. Somewhat sweet and roasty up front. Some caramel and very little hoppiness. Not very good. Doesn’t seem close to a blonde ale. Tastes more like a bad brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
12oz can pours with a slightly hazy copper body that has thick gold edges and supports a weak near white head. The mild aroma offers up a soft mix of peach and pear like fruitiness where a sweet mango flavored cotton candy note is hanging around in the distance. The first impression of the flavor is that I get a faint sense of a wild cherry barrel aged sour. It is oddly inviting. Around that oddity are other fruity esters notes, a bit of molasses and I can’t shake a sliver or two of barrel produced vanilla bean. Strange stuff and somewhat off but not all that off-putting. Per style, this can of beer is some deranged blonde ale bourbon barrel aged soured hybrid sort of thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz can, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of corn, grass, some tangy fruit, hints of wet cardboard, slight grainy notes. Taste is a mix of grass, grain, hints of tangy fruit, touch of cardboard, hints of corn, finishing dry. Bleh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheJestersBeer (2060) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
355ml can. Pours a medium straw, with a white head. Fruity, vaguely malty aroma, citrus, cardboard, ripe apples. Off-dry, light bodied, low bitterness, balanced CO2. Fruity, vaguely sugary taste, wheat, honey, apricot jam, hints of hops. Comes across quite bland, with oddly bitter notes in the finish. (2013-11-30)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Can poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, citrus, yeast and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, earthiness, light citrus and a hint of yeast with a smooth lingering bready finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4054) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Slightly cloudy yellow. Smell is somewhat sweet like older lager. Decent co2. Initially this beer comes across a little rude so whatever. Yes, rude like many wheat ales. Glad to see this is not styled as a hefe, has very little wheat attributes. I know its styled as a blond but it is certainly more on the lines of a wheat ale. Perhaps leaning towards a wheat lager. Overall, I would probably appreciate a decent tasting cheap lager compared to this.

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