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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.


3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
On tap at Father’s Office as "Cali Gold XPA". I think several of the entries for Tap’s need to be merged. Pours with a huge white head over a clear golden body. Head lasts for a long time. Aroma is fruity, tons of tropical fruit and pine. No hint of malt. Taste is tropical fruit, herbally, mango. All hops. This is a good...no, great and fruity pale ale that knocks on the door of most IPA’s. Very dry with lively bubbles. Great!

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
clear golden color, floral hops, nice hop bite in the finish, thx to herbjones for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7895) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2009
On cask at Brea location. An absolute surprise here. A great beer for the style. Color was a standard dull gold. Aroma was very floral with some bread; dry hop-like aroma. Flavor of flowers, yeast and a bit of citrus and caramel. Quite bitter for style. Nice creamy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
COn cask at Taps. Golden with a two finger off-white head, good retention, and actually served at the proper temperature. Big floral perfume hoppy aroma with some faint citrus and herbal dry hopped notes. Some biscuity malts are also present. The perfumey note carried over to the flavor, as did everything else Jingo a semi-dry finish with bitterness at a 4. Low carbonation with a light to medium body. Very good--a pleasant surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Appearance: Pours a vibrant gold with 1/4 inch of white head. Aroma: Grapefruity hops and fruity belgian yeast. Taste: Belgian yeast, grapefruity hops, pine resin. Finishes bitter. Mouthfeel: Slightly astringent, thin and fizzy. Overall: Very flavorful and very drinkable.

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.


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