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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29683) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15493) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/03/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy dark yellow, fine white head, lots of lace, light floral hop aroma, lots of hop flavor on a slightly sweet malt base, a surprise based on the name

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
Clear golden with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruits, pine and and malt. Hoppy flavour with pine, grapefruits and malty hints.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a clear golden yellow color with a frothy white head that leaves some fantastic lacing. S: Quite a bit of citrus on the nose, mostly peels, but nice anyway. A very resinous and oily pine quality to the beer as well. Some sweet tropical fruits and malt to round things out. T: The flavor opens up with a slightly sweet malt flavor and then is followed up by grapefruit and some citrus rind. There is a decent bitterness to the beer, but not as piney as I expected due to the nose. M: The body is medium with a lively carbonation to it and a fair amount of bitterness. D: A pretty decent pale ale. Some of the flavors become a bit harsh and tiresome after too long, but it’s not a bad beer.
Earlier Rating: 2/28/2010 Total Score: 3.3
A: The pour is a crystal clear golden color with a nice layer of white foam on top. S: A pretty solid IPA nose on this beer, with lots of grapefruit notes and not much in the way of malt. T: Like you would expect, the hops are pretty front and center on the palate. The grapefruit and pine are the main flavors, with a dryness to the finish. M: The body is medium with very lively carbonation. D: This was definitely one of the better beers I tried tonight. The finish was perhaps a bit too dry, but overall an enjoyable beer to have a pint of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008 Citrus hop aroma. Clear golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a crisp slightly dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8537) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, 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.


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