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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Five hops and four malts make Hoptober Golden Ale a veritable cornucopia of earth. Pale and wheat malt are mashed with rye and oats to create a medium-bodied ale with creamy mouth feel. Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, Willamette and Glacier hops form a bonfire of citrus notes, fruity cheers and a bold finale. ABV: 6% 40 IBU Available in 6-packs and on draught

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3.4
rumproasts (5588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
bottle. golden with small head. light body and moderate hops in the finish. grassy.

2.6
crossovert (13742) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Old tick, NB’s attempt going against amber ales and oktoberfests, it doesn’t delvier hops.

3.9
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Best by 11DEC11 A: Pours a golden ale with a single finger head that goes down to a sheet of the same. Excellent clarity. Rings of lace. S: Citrusy and pleasant. Really great nose here, distinctly orange and lemon. Nice. T: Sharp hops and sweet malts. Great flavor is just as citrus laden as the nose. M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Semi dry finish. O: Good beer. Easy to drink. Reminds me of fresh Bitter American. Very sessionable. Serving type: bottle 08-20-2011

2.8
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light sulfur notes, so-so. In mouth, a sweetish malt with light fruity esters, faint grassy hops, OK. Bottle Oct. 2011.

3.2
drsordr (2798) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
This was a 3 year old bottle, poured light golden. Nose slight sour, syrupy malt, and dank hop. Taste sweet malt and bitter bite, faint spiciness. Mild bitter finish. I realize it was past date, but not too bad.

3.5
hotstuff (5233) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Rated on 9-13-2009 (Bottle-Best Before: 12Feb2010) This beer forms a small fizzy white head with a short retention, transparent golden body, very little carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is wheat malt, bitter, citrus hops, and fruity. The Taste is bitter, some rye, fruity, and citrus hops. The Palate is tingly and semi-fizzy and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, there is a definite hop presence, but not overly so. This is a tasty beer from this brewery, worth trying, and a beer I would drink again.

3.6
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
September 2011. From bottle. Golden color with a white head. Aromas of malt, hops, spice and light fruit. Good balance, good hoppiness. A bit of citrus on the finish.

4
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Rated this beer with an earlier app and unfortunately not able to import my comments. Will add them later if I have this beer again.

3.5
Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice simple golden ale with lots great autumnal flavors.

3.8
chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Notes from 2012 Fall for Greenville New Belgium tasting session. Plenty of hop aroma.fresh, fruity, and clean. Complex hop mix, with fruity, herbal and floral aspects, but featuring citrus with lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit, in that order. A hint of charred weed. Very pleasant and fruity. T: More hops than malt, for sure, yet balanced only slightly more bitter than sweet. Quite fruity with some orange peel and earthy hops in the lingering aftertaste. M: well carbonated; medium-light body. A bit of dryness in the clean finish. Overall: Definitely better (and fruitier!) than expected, especially for style. Easy drinking and would make for an excellent session beer.


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