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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A mildly hopped beer with a complex malt character, and a soft creamy head. Soft and fruity with light yeast esters of apricot and orange. It is a refreshing and crisp session beer, with just enough hops to balance and round out the sweetness of the malt. 24 IBU 1.048 OG

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1.2
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2014
I wish I had a date on this and I realize I’m somewhat apprehensive about saying something, but I figure I’ll say something and hopefully try to get fresher someday. This was poured into a pint glass every time. The appearance was light clear golden yellow to orange color with a nice transparency about it. There was a nice two finger white foamy head that dissipated rapidly into oblivion. The lacing concaves at the top and follows the beer as it goes down. The smell, well, I honestly didn’t get what everyone before me got as there really isn’t any aroma whatsoever to this beer. There’s nothing, no hops, no malts, no nothing. The taste once again, honestly, there’s no sweetness, no bitterness, no nothing. On the palate, this is pretty light for the most part and shows a great sessionability. What carbonation - not there whatsoever. Overall, honestly I hate to do this, but I’m not exactly sure what I’m drinking right now, so uh....I would only ever have this again if I could find it on tap or if Pike’s started putting on dates on their beers. I’ve had better Blonde Ales.

3.6
onceblind (9664) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Clear brilliant gold under a nice foamy white head. Nose is delightfully grassy and bitter-forward with a earthy peppery malt backbone. Big full grassy and noble hop character right up front with a smooth earthy pale malt finish.

3.2
stevoj (5040) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Malt and hops, hops drying out the finish. Clear golden body, with airy head, aroma of bread, crackers, mostly malt characteristics. Taste is malt again, hops kick in on the back plane, drying it out at the finish. Very crisp and clean beer, but not as smooth and velvety as some of the British or Belgian varieties.

3.7
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
Tap. Pours a clear gold body with a one finger frothy white head. The nose is nice bready malt with some fresh floral hops and a little fruitiness. The flavor is much hopper than expected, nice floral and citrus notes with moderate bitterness and soft pale bready malt. Lengthy bitter finish. Light bodied with a very thirst quenching soft mouthfeel and gentle fizzy carbonation. Among the best Golden Ales I’ve had.

3
two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours golden with a white head. Hints of citrus in the aroma. Crisp with a bit of hop bitterness.

3.4
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
9/26/2012. Sampled at the brewery. Golden yellow with a white head. A lot more malt and hops than your regular golden ale. Fruity flavors with a nice bitter finish.

3.1
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Clear golden. Crisp and dry for a pale ale. Bitter and hoppy as expected in the pac west. Med bodied and full throughout. Nice balance, but too dry in the finish for me.

2.7
SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from Bevmo: Appeared as a slightly hazed golden blond color with fat foamy heading that retreats leaving behind nothing. Aroma is minor with only a presence of grassy hops and faint scents of grain. The flavor is organic and tasty earthy but it taste to much like a juiced up pale lager with extra amounts of cheap hops and grain.

3.3
AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Burnt orange champagne like bubbles. Very piney and Christmas tree like. Has a lot of spruce tip notes. Taste is very west coast pale ale. Sort of an overpowering maltiness bit An intense bitter resinous mouthfeel. Lingers for hours

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13321) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is perfume hops, biscuit and cereal malt with earthy notes. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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