obxdude10 (2366) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Rather light in body, not a whole lot in way of aroma, maybe a little floral action going on in the nose but not much, decently balanced, a bit of a spicy finish to the beer, nothing all that great about this brew though
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - NOV 25, 2002
it's alright, but dark beers are better.................................... Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Ooof! No head. Goes down relatively well, but so does water. Semi-rotgut effect to my stomach. Too carbonated. Boring, uneventful, generic. Describing this beer is a waste of time. Sampled from Richmond, VA Hops near Chesterfield Towne Center. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2002
Maple Grove, MN: Light malt nose. Creamy, white head with good lace. Head is mostly diminishing. Clear, yellow body; no sparkle. Light sweetness in the initial mouthfeel; long duration. Light to medium bodied. Unlike JPDIPSO, felt this brew was softly carbonated. Not a bad American Standard; would drink it before most of the macros. NOTE: Was treated to bartender, Aaron Lepinski's, signature concoction, 'An Aaron Beer', which is a mixture of the Lighting Bold Gold, Alligator Ale and Thoroughbred Red. It was outstanding! Ask for it by name at your local Hops. BTW, the service at Hops has been excellent the two times I have visited (Maple Grove & Eden Prairie, MN). JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Eden Prairie, MN, Draught - Very light gold color with a white minimal head. Light malt, light hops, ust plain light. Very zippy carbonation that distracts from the beer.
Ernest (7788) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Body is light yellow.
lightly malty (grain),
lightly hoppy (herbs).
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2002
American standard with a lil more hops than rice. Color of a cheap gold wristwatch with a mirroring taste. Did I also mention it stinks like swamp gas? CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2002
This definitely has a very stale grainy taste to it. It's also pretty bland and uninteresting. I would not recommend it to anyone. Aurelius (5489) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2002
This was wretched beer. I must have been getting to the bottom of the kettle or something. After a decent experience with Hops Clearwater Light, I was expecting their
'Bold Gold' to be either bold or gold or something. Lousy, stale grainy aroma. Tasted like a bad vodka drink without the kick. Not particularly hoppy, no good yeast, grain or malt flavor. Any of their other beers is a better choice. DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Not all bad but certainly not great. Somewhat basic & almost boring. Good with foods.