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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   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.


tone77's rating

3.5
   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheJestersBeer (1932) - 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)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ratman197 (9034) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3802) - 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.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Can. Golden with one finger head. Looks and smells like a winner, but like the other Tailgate beers I’ve tried, has a strange aftertaste. In this case, it’s kind of plasticy.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nealblind (512) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2013
One finger head clear copper. Aroma bready yeast, metal, lemons. Tastes of heavy malt toasty syrupy cherry flavor with some bitter to help balance(not enough though). think ’n syrupy on the palate. almost drinkable as a one-of.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (954) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
I enjoyed this blonde. A good american brew with a just enough hops. Sessionable for sure.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6157) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Can. Medium golden body, average white head. Aroma is sweet doughy malts, lightly fruity. Sweet pale malts, very minimally toasted, light cooked pineapple. Not horrible, but not one I’d reach for again.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jkwood04 (3408) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2013
12oz can. Looks light. Aroma of pale malts, hints of tin, and light hops. Flavor about the same with a weird blend. Average to light texture. Not great.


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