RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Viking Gold XPA (Extra Pale Ale) Is a best of all worlds beer using American and German malt and hop blends, this brew takes on a unique Craft/Import blended style with a rich malt forward aroma, a full flavor of citrus and light bread, and a combined bite of yeast, noble hops and faint wheat that quickly passes to a tangy, very refreshing finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2545) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours two and half fingers of foamy head on a clear medium straw colored body. The aroma is a fragrant fruit basket of mango, orange and lemon. The taste is a dry pine bitter that builds through the profile. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. Its a good drink but the taste is a little one sided.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (7257) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke. We had this together via facebook chat. My bottle had set out for a while and was almost room temperature. The pour was crystal clear golden but on the last pour a good amount of sediment clouded that a lot. A cool fluffy white head. That head has almost no weight and sticks to the glass. An interesting fruity, malt, dry aroma. The flavor brings hops that are a nice mix of fruity hops and Noble European hops. Softer malts. This is a nice beer and especially so when the lower ABV is added in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Shared with Stykzone via Facebook Chat. Poured a clear gold, with very big white heed that took forever to settle. Lots of thick lacing. Big chucks l;eft on side as it slowly recedes. Nose is tropical fruit. Body is medium plus. Smooth mouth feel. Flavor is bitter with some citrus and pine. Fruit remains. Bitterness in the dry finish, I like the low ABV. Solid beer that was easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (4860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Was hoping for more after seeing the towering head on pour. Aroma is faint to non-existent and taste is malt with a flat hops bite on the finish. Very close to a pale lager in body and appearance. Thick head lasted to bottom of glass, even after the beer was gone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours blond, white head Smell metallic and hoppy. Taste fresh, grassy, hoppy. Light body. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6212) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits (possibly peach) with some bready malts. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a light grassy and spicy hop bitterness. This brew finishes quite dry and is also quite refreshing. Enjoyable on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Couleur jaune avec une petite mousse blanche. Larme de houblon et agrumes. Un pale ale solide! Carbonation moyenne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (9011) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium white head. A light nose of biscuit and tangerine. Sweet citrus, big malty backbone, bready at times. Smooth and quite nice. The low ABV surprised me. Drink bigger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty golden, fine sediment floats about, thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Citrusy aroma, pith and peel.   Slight powdery sugar sweetness, otherwise some hop notes.   Soft hops on the tongue, of a citrus nature, not too bitter, yet not very sweet either.   Has a slight aspect of that pixie stix powdered sugar like sweetness.   That fades quickly, leaving a whole wheat bready and cereal like finish, along with soft hops.   A touch astringent on the backside, reminds me of the old Redhook Copper Ale.   Not bad, but also not as crisp and sweet as I would have liked.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14989) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy dark gold with a 3 finger creamy/foamy white head. Aromas of citrus and light stone fruit. Med body. Flavor is moderately roasted malt with a good amount of citrus hop. Comes across more dry than not in the finish - which is reasonably bitter.

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