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RATINGS: 554   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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OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
A - This beer has a clear golden body with a 3/4 inch tight white head. Small patches of lacing. S - Grassy hops with notes of straw, oranges, honey, floral spice on top of a sweet malt base. T - Starts off with a green grassy bitterness that turns to candy grapefruit sweetness. A prevalent malt backbone adds character that blends and balances all the green together. There’s some tartness towards the end that adds good dimension. Finishes dry and spicy. M - Light to medium body average carbonation. One of the best I’ve had of this style. Love the hop profile and the malt is actually what makes this a winner. The burps taste like leafy green hops. Top of the line. Serving type: bottle 10-25-2010

4.2
ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Where did this beer come from? I tried it at an Oktoberfest tasting and expected something very different., anticipating an incorrect labeling. The label is correct and this is a pretty solid golden. Dry, with some light citrus sweetness and spices. Golden appearance.

3.7
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2012
The head is ok, the nody dark brown. It smells hoppy and a bit grassy. The taste is very hoppy, bitter-aromatic, malty, a bit grassy-dry. Nice one! 11/12/12/12/11/12

3.5
Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Pours amber with a beige head. Malty aroma with citrus and pine notes. Smooth malty flavor with nice hop bitterness. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

3.6
DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Draft from Green Leafe Newtown. Pours coppery dark straw with off-white head. Nose was marzeny malt, substantial hops, mild earthy nutty notes. Tasted malty, marzeny, with a big hop flavor and a complex finish.

3.5
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On draft. The aroma is good and hoppy. This is a good looking beer. The taste is basically a a hoppy oktoberfest beer. Pretty good, overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
DiarmaidBHK (4783) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Draft at quaker steak. Pours brown with a thin head. Not much on the nose. A bit of malt and hop astringency on the tongue. Clean finish. Eh!

3.7
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Tap in a New Belgium chalice. Chocolate brown color with a thin white head. Green coffee bean aroma. Taste is roasty and slightly sweet caramel malt with a big citrus hop presence. Lemon and like perfume fill the mouth. Medium mouthfeel, slightly creamy. This isn't a golden but they've got it labeled as Hoptober and it's surprisingly good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2012
poured a golden copper no head on this pour. aroma hops, spices, citrus flavor hops, lemon, malts, earthy. this is a nice easy drinking beer

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edgallow (4146) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Draft pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, pine and spices. Taste is malt, and the nice bitter hops.


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