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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION Similar to the Hop Red, but with the obvious color differences. A hop infused golden ale with just the right balance of bitter and sweetness.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sledutah (4317) - Utah, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap at Tugboat
Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing. Wow, a chemical mess! Bitter and chemicals throughout. I could only drink a few sips and left a full pint on the bar. This is one of my lowest rated beer, the only thing that saved it from the being the lowest is the appearance.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
elizabethmarie (37) - - MAY 25, 2012
This is a very cloudy, extremely bitter beer. It has a very interesting taste and aroma. Not my favorite.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (5840) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2012
I listed it as an IPA, I could be wrong please send a correction if I am. On tap at Tugboat. Pours a cloudy orange color with a smallish white head. The aroma is big fruit and dry biscuit. The flavor is nearly indiscernible from the IPA; both feature a light and smooth entry with a huge bitter/chemical/vegetal finish. Unpleasant. Again, no showcase for hops, just odd.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2008
Draft at the brewpub in October 2007. An unclear dark golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of fruit, in a very harsh way, as if it hasn’t finish fermenting - very unrefined. The flavor has notes of grass and grapefruit - from lots of hops, but again with a very yeasty unfinished flavor. Almost undrikable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4118) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 Tap... Opaque, golden color with no head. This beer was like the combination of a fruity wheat beer with a hop-like IPA. It was a sugary flavor explosion of grapefuit and apricot followed by an intensely bitter hop finish. It was very interesting. Some gulps I really enjoyed it, others... I thought, what were they thinking?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Draft. Light amber beer with a low off-white head. Nice grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Nice flavor, but lower hop bitterness. Not bad. Lingering hop flavor.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Cloudy golden colour, thin white head. Dirty hop aroma, thick and heavy resins. Light spice/herbal hops, but the malts are clobbered by harsh bitterness. No subtlety. Horrible stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2004
on tap at tugboat. aroma of grapefuit and bedsheets that haven’t been washed for a long time. golden and surprisingly bitter. some orange rind tang. pretty pleasant stuff

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2004
Tap@Tugboat. This was actually pretty bitter and lemony, some tropical lychee flavours, lots of lemon rind. Some odd dirty diapers aswell, pretty unique i thought, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Nice, crisp, hoppy. Very good. Must admit that my sampling was stolen from girlfriends pint. But I did continue to steal enough away over two pints that I think I got a good picture.


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