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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
On cask at the brewpub on 12/3/06: Pours a slightly hazy bright golden with a wispy-lacing thin white head. Lightly sweet pale malty aroma has some floral citrusy hoppy notes. Body starts with good light sweetness and smooth mildly bitter grapefruity hoppy balance and a touch of honey. Very drinkable and refreshing with lots of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Citrusy aroma of tangerines and grapefruits. Fresh grapefruit juice flavor. Moderately bitter finish. Grapefruit rind bitterness. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 18, 2006
On tap poured a clear golden color with a good lasting white head. Aroma was mostly citrus hops with a hint of malt sweetness. Taste had a brilliant hop presents with a good balance and small alcohol notes. Overall a great pale ale but not much of a blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Clear golden appearance. Lemony hop aroma. Light palate, mild in body, strong citrussy grapefruit hop bite that takes over. Interesting twist on the golden style. Also tasted the cask version that displays the grapefruit citrus just as well but the smoothness and warmth lessens the harshness a little allowing a little balance from the malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
(Draft) Pours a clear golden body with a descent white head. Mild hoppy aroma and flavor. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
clear golden color, floral hops, nice hop bite in the finish, thx to herbjones for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Straw clored brew with a fluffy white head. Reminds me a little of AVBC Poleeko Gold.More of floral hop bite. Finishes with an herbal bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Gold color with medium sized off-white head. Mellow dry hop aroma. This had a beqautiful hop taste that wasn't too bitter at all. Nice big, dry finish.

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