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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Using Brewer’s Gold to wet hop, kettle hop, hop backed and dry hop.

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3.6
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2013
Flat amber with a creamy head. Very grassy, a little apple. Some light honeyed malts. Very bitter in the mouth with mega smooth cereals. Super smooth dry bitterness and a nettle hop flavour.

3.4
notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Tap at Horsebrass Pub - clear light copper - soapy head - taste of moderately snappy, crisp malts - moderate acidity - strong, floral hoppiness - moderately spicy - finish is a little bready, which I was not expecting, considering the dry approach.

3.3
onceblind (10296) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draft during Deschutes Fresh Hop Fest, Falling Rock, Denver. Slightly hazy gold, big rocky white head. Spicy hop aroma with some earthy dry malt tone. Taste was interesting indeed. Had some herbal spicy hop bitterness, with a subdued malt sweetness. A little on the funky bitter side with weak pale malt backing it up. Almost tasted Belgian. Not sure how to describe it.

3.4
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 6, 2010
On tap @ Humpy’s. Clear golden amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, bread and soap. Flavor is bready malt and a light hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Good fresh hop beer, smooth and easy drinking.

3.6
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Draft, 2010: Flavorful stuff. Had a rich “greenness” to it. Grassy. Quite flavorful. Citric bite in the finish, along with an orange peel aroma. Subtle caramel and cocoa sweetness. Snappy and aromatic. One of the better fresh hop ales I’ve had this season.

3.7
marcus (10565) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at Toronado. Pours dark golden with a thin off-white head and a toffee and wine aroma. There is a piny caramel malt flavor with serious hop bitterness. Very tasty.

3.3
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap TCBF, pours copper. Aroma of hops, citrus and a malty backbone. Flavour of dark fruits, caramel malts and fresh hops. Quite decent.

3.4
IndianaRed (4936) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2010
On Tap at the Falcon Tavern, downtown Boise. Slightly hazy light orange/amber with a full creamy light tan head that faded fairly quickly to a skin 1 microscopic bobble deep. Light malt aroma with some fruity hops. Citrus and melons. Slightly caramel malt flavor and a big hop flavor. Slightly metallic pithy bitterness. Not familiar with BG hops and the good thing about a single hop beer is that you can learn what that variety tastes like. I must say, I am still a fan of the "C"s. This one is nice though.

4.1
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Clear gold pour with a short white head leaving a coarse lace. Toasty, hoppy nose and start with a meaty body overlaid with astringent, spruce hops. Long, bitter and sweet finish. Very sessionable.

3.5
luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Draft. Ruby-deep gold pour with soapy head. nose is soapy caramel, some pine. Body isn’t fresh, not so much anywhere with the fresh hop. Robusy resiny bitter, caramel, socks. Pretty tasty but not all there.


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