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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Can at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of cereal, grain, some honey and slight grassy hops. Taste is similar of cereal, grain, some honey, corn and subtle grassy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A surprisingly smooth, cereal finish. A very bland, malty beer. Definitely not an ale, more like a flat malty lager. Smooth but disappointing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
olio (8197) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2015
355 ml can.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Sweet starch-y aroma leaves no doubt, this is going to be unpleasant, some very faint fruity notes with grass and corn, glue-ish alcohol notes. Flavor is also very sweet, hideously so, starch, toffee notes, hay and sugar. Barely drinkable, canít really find anything to justify the style, more like a light malt liquor. Awful. At least I got a state tick out of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1096) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Very unique cereal grain smell, appearance clear and light, taste is malty cereal...pretty good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jado (703) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2015
From 355 ml can. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a tight lasting white head. Aromas are light but thereís some baked apple, biscuits and slightly rotten oranges. Taste is similarly light with sweet cooked apple, oranges and a bit of a floral note. No bitterness to speak of. Clean finish but leaves a lingering fruity aftertaste. A bit muddled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KeefOz (1219) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2015
BB 03/10/2016. Poured a crystal clear golden amber with a two-finger white foamy head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation high with medium bubbles. Aroma of grainy malts plus a defined sweetness, possibly honey; also subtle spices that become more defines as the beer warms. Taste of sweet grain with spice/cloves coming and slight honey as it warms. Light body, a bit thin. Clean, crisp, refreshing with spice/cloves on the finish. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (4514) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2015
Can from Wine Emporium Newstead 080615. Solid golden amber colour with a clean white head. Aroma and flavour are both a bit off, not sure what it is. Great looking can though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Can from Beers of Europe. Pours Orange-Gold with single finger, and rather solid head. Aroma of baked beans....god knows...orange, grain. Initial honey taste, loads of honey, then malts, lots of orange, and some light grainyness. Not too sure I enjoyed it towards the end as it warmed but was good when cool..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1555) - 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 (1279) - 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

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