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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Not for the hopophobic! This medium-bodied, slightly fruity golden ale was inspired by West Coast hop-heads. Big floral nose with plenty of hoppy dryness on the finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3058) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Tap at Library Alehouse in Santa Monica. Pours gold with a creamy white head. Smells pretty hoppy. Taste is bitter. Smooth finish though. Decent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Tap @Taps Corona. Sparkling golden with thick white foam. Good lace. Excellent bright hop citrus in nose. Taste similar, clean and brightly citrus hoppy. Sweet onion, resin, grapefruit juice all over. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9486) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Gold pour with a white head. Citrus hops, some unripe stone fruit and light bready malts on the nose. Flavor is straightfoward citrus hops with some crackery flavored malt and a hint of lemon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
Draft @ the Brea location. Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2175) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
On tap at the brewpub during RBSG 2012. Pours a clear gold. Just a generic citrusy malty pale ale. I found the balance to be skewed toward malts with a mild pedestrian C-hop fruitiness. Reminds me of a sweeter, maltier Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2455) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Draught at the brewpub during RBSG. Almost clear golden/light amber liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, blackberries, mango, cereal, biscuit and grass. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of tropical fruit, citrus and biscuit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty decent, worked well with their pulled pork sandwich.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Lemony hop nose, with bready malts and honey. Deep golden. Slightly tangy citrus flavor. Refreshing but a bit simple

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy and light peachy hoppy. Bitter, fruity, peachy, citrusy and light mango. Bitter and crisp hoppy fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3789) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Tap. Pours clear yellow/gold with average fizzy, white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is straw, grassy and dank hops, cookie malt, and light citrus. Flavor is sweet malt forward, average hops, light citrus esters; dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Tap at Hot’s Kitchen. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is honey and biscuit malt, fruity esters, earthy and grassy hops. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, moderate malt, light esters with a dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.


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