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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American (Blonde) Session Ale
Light on the palate and crisp from start to finish, Responders Ale demonstrates the fundamental importance of premium ingredients. Choice English barley, a touch of wheat and mild bittering provide the foundation for this light-bodied beer whose story is not light on fortitude. We honor and give thanks to our emergency responders. $3 from every case and $5 from every keg will be donated to the National Fallen Fire Fighers Foundation.

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3.6
closey22 (2031) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Hazy gold foamy white head; aroma is light slightly wheaty; Flava is wheaty with some acidic tartness; finishes dry

3.6
cheap (6006) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle from source. Vsry light aroma of perhaps slag. Co2 is very nice, crisp & clean. A very mild ale that is civilized fun and esasy to get along with. Very little if any hop presence. Lacks many of the ill effects so common in Ales today. I like the cut if its jib, well balanced, should have bought a case of this. Goes down way too easy. Finish? What finish, blast its all gone, balderdash. Yummy & refreshing beer drinken experience.

3.3
ben4321 (6665) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/28/12

Aroma: The nose is fairly bready, with some clean malts, grains, and some light fruity notes
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear golden color with a small foam of white head and streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly sweet, malty and bready, with an underlying, light fruity hop bitterness
Palate: This one has a light body, a clean, crisp drinkability, and an average-to-soft carbonation
Overall Impression: I thought this was a decent offering. It has some nice components to it, and it drinks cleanly and easily. It’s nothing super complex or exciting, but for a light bodied easy drinking beer, this one works pretty well, and is certainly better than I expected.

3.2
sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Pours gold with average, fizzy white head; average retention and some lacing. Aroma is orange, floral hops, cookie malt, and light butter. Flavor is heavy malt, light hops and esters; crisp finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.

3.2
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Had this on tap, next to no lacing and decent head. Smells fruity and tastes like bread.

3.2
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours a mostly translucent golden with a medium foamy white head. Aroma of Cheerios and light lemon. Flavor of Cheerios, soft pretzels and a touch of lemon.

3.1
scottw86 (1178) - Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Poured a yellow-copper color with a fizzy white head. Aroma has a good amount of biscuit with some pale malts. Slightly floral hops in the aroma as well. Taste is pretty smooth and flavorful for a session ale. Good biscuit flavors with some floral notes in the finish. Not bad.

3
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2011
On tap @ the brewery-Clear golden pour w/a light white head. Light wheat aroma. Has a bit of a wheat flavor to start, comes on w/a little barley & a bit of a malt finish. Very light & easy to drink, clean crisp flavor. Not complex, but enjoyable, good beer for a summer outing, would certainly be a better choice than some macro lite swill. Good transition beer for the macro drinker, if you are trying to convert someone to better beer this would be a good introduction, wouldn’t scare them off.

3
obxdude10 (2366) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
This beer poured a dark straw color with a pillowy and soft white head. The lacing left around the glass was sticky and featured a nice cascading effect. The aroma had some hints of wheat, oats, light hops, grass and lemon. The body was fairly light and the flavors were a tad bland. I tasted some wheat malt, light hops and hay. The majority of the hops showed up toward the finish of the beer.

3
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Real light and low in alcohol. I thought this beer has been the most drinkable and enjoyable of their offerings but that is not saying much.


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