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Named after a close friend of TGB ďJay the Tailgate Guy,Ē Jayís Blacktop Blonde is the ultimate homage. It is our way to say, we see you out there on the blacktop and we know youíre 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 weíre 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, ďGrill on.Ē

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

tone77's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Has a light golden color. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is malts, biscuts, lightly hopped. Overall a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Can at Bodeanís in Fulham. Head disappears quickly leaving it look a flat, dull straw colour, Almost no hop, itís malty but lifeless, with the main positive being a bit of a citrus streak. Certainly not the craft quality Iíd hope for though, nor something worth paying £5 a can for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1145) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
June 25th, 2013 - Blondes donít tend to get my thirsty, except maybe in the deep of summer. But thatís where we are, so my appetite is whetted, and Iím eager to feel the droplets of condensation on my fingers. Itís blonde and hazy, with a thin layer of foam on the head, and a deep, intense flavor of graham cracker and butter. Have you ever prepared a homemade cheesecake with a graham cracker crust? It smells like that baking process. And the butter appears in the nose as well. Like, lots and lots and lots of butter - enough to coat a large bucket of popcorn and then supply a breakfast restaurant for a morning or two. Thereís also a little sweet pear surfing on a mild carbonation, but I canít get past the crushing, golden wave of popcorn flavor. Let me also add that I THINK this is considered an unwelcome flavor in this brew, in which case this is a massive mistake. But even if it isnít, Iím not in love with the essence of butter that this beer reflects.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Storm_Warning (82) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16830) - , 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1263) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5339) - 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.

   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 donít make much of an impression and the malts are very clean. Balanced well enough. Drinkable but forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nearbeer (3966) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BrewHaMeister (222) - - AUG 15, 2014
Tap at BWW was $6.50 for BLAH! Aromas weíre 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 (1138) - 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.

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