RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A refreshing extra pale ale, Haymaker features a distinct blend of four malts and three varieties of hops that create a slightly complex ale with a light body and a crisp finish. Its alcohol by volume of 5.3% complements the low bitterness - 15 bittering units - and original gravity of 12.8 degrees Plato. Bright golden in color, it can best be described as "sunshine in a glass."

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beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
I see from the rating that this beer is not much liked but I enjoyed this. Certainly not an all-season beer but when the sun is beating down this is a nice quencher. Nice grain taste. Just enough sparkle to it.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 Bridgeport Brewing Company--Haymaker Extra Pale Ale--Sunshine in a Glass--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.30% ABV--15 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale. 6-Pack--$6.99. BC sediment. Mild lacy white head. Slightly cloudy bright lemon gold color. Mild hop floral front. Crisp mild fruit delicate sweet almost wheat light caramel ester body. Refreshing clean mild hop citrus ester end. Zesty Golden Ale. Sampled 7/21/2008. Bridgeport Brewing Company--Haymaker Extra Pale Ale-It’s A New Day And We Say"Make Hay While The Sun Shines"--It’s Always Summer When You’re Enjoying Haymaker!--Sunshine in a Glass--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 15 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) No sediment. Slightly lacy thin white head. Clear bright gold color. Delicate citrus floral hop front. Crisp tangy dry zesty light caramel fruit hint refreshing body. Crisp light hop end. Delicate balanced smooth flavor. Well made Golden Ale. Sampled 7/15/2010. 6-Pack $6.99.

humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
Bright golden-straw color with white head. Aroma is dominated by grassy hops with mild citrus and honey. Flavor is grass-forward, then the honey malt, a touch of flowers and light hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel was light with average carbonation and a slight finish This was very drinkable albeit lacking in complexity.

coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Pours a bright golden color with a thin bright white head. Smell is not much. A bit of citrus, some grassy hops. Taste is a little better than expected. Citrus notes hit first (lemon and orange, mostly). Follows with a little bit of sweet maltiness and a light touch of earthy hops. Feels good in the mouth on a hot day, like today. Light, crisp and refreshing. After working up some heat, I could see some session drinking done with a product like this. Easy to drink and quenches your thirst. Very good summertime beer.

bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2009
I’ll take a blond over an extra pale (or at least one this meek) any day, no matter how hot it is out there. This one has barely enough hops or malt to distinguish it.

dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2009
A citrus orange aroma. Looks okay. This beer is fairly citrusy and is easy-drinking but it isn’t particularly exciting and certainly not good enough to replace Sierra Nevada.

arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2009
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass a clear yellow with a decent one inch white head. Smell was faint hops, a little earthy. The taste was mild with a little citrus and more earthiness. The drinkability was outstanding as the ABV was low and the beer went down so smooth. Great session beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-18-2007 15:52:37

LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Draft, pours clear golden in color with thin white head. Aroma sweet malty and citrus hops. Taste malty, watery and very lite hops with dry finish.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Date: August 08, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Ticker
Appearance: hazy yellow, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: light sweet malt flavor, well balanced with floral hops, touch of cereal, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

jzzbassman (1631) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Pours a light gikd without much of the white head. Nice bready aroma, with some citric elements. Weak in flavor, very light, with not much malt or hops

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