RATINGS: 145   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Golden color with light floral hoppy aromas with an attractive lacy head. Nice crisp taste and a pleasant aroma. Light bodied a good refreshing beer that would quench your thirst on a hot day.

Bill Becker (1808) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Jul 2007 Purchased as part of a mixed 6 Pack at Wilbur's in Ft Collins. It pours from 12oz bottle a clear light gold with not much foam to speak of and there's no lacing. The smell is as weak as the appearance. Nothing strikes my nose with any intensity. The taste...this is where it starts to shine a bit. I'm getting some good citrus. mainly lemon, hops up front and it has a good malt balance. The malt isn't sweet; it's more of an earthiness but it does well in balancing the hop presence. Mind you, this isn't a beer with the flavour of the ages but it's quite quaffable. The body is on the light side and it's lightly carbonated but it's a good one to turn to for a hot summer day. It's worthy of a try or 2.

Stevesie (336) - - DEC 30, 2012
Decent aroma, white head, virtually no lacing. Hazy body with fair carbonation. Slightly bitter flavor and similar finish. Not much happening here. Very disappointing, considering it’s from Bridgeport.

ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 25, 2012
A decent EPA. The citrusness is a bit more than I would’ve wanted. Otherwise weak body, light golden orange appearance. Tried this in Taos NM riding in the back of a truck through the S. de Cristos. Could’ve influenced my appreciation of the beer...

reebtogi (6385) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
355ml bottle sampled while on vacation in Oregon pours a golden orange color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is hay and some grassy hops. Taste is light malty sweet with some grassy and mild citrus hoppy bitterness. Light to medium body and light carbonation. Nothing memorable about this one, just an average pale ale.

RobertDale (6856) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a light clear pale gold with an average white head. Aroma of yeast, grain and some florals. Tastes is similar with some florals added. Nice light beer, not exceptional, but drinkable.

Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours hazy orange with a thin beige head that fades leaving something looking like a cropcircle. Aroma of grain, grass, very little citrus. Taste has orange, grain, grass. Medium thin body, pretty forgettable .

Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Lemon-hay to start. A brilliant straw, yellowish white head. Esters start followed by a clean grainy flavor. Clean and crisp. A good blone - lightly hopped with a creamy finish that is still refreshing.

nuplastikk (6454) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2010
12oz bottle. Hazy dulled orange color. Soapy, patchy, off-white head. Respectable orange-citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied and quite mild, this is a pretty nice session beer. Low carbonation. Maybe a hint of lemony wheat. A little too tame.

Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2010
12 oz bottle that Mark brought for band practice - Smells like it’s name. A little hay aroma mixed with some barnyard. Yellow in color hinting toward orange. A bit sticky on the palate. Tastes better than the rest of the categories. Not a great beer, but drinkable.

gururyan (728) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Light body, lightly bitter flavor initially and finishing. Watery texture, flat carb, no head, medium yellow in color. I remember calling this one "imitation beer" upon tasting this.

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