Hoptober Golden Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
pours a rich golden straw hue with a decent creamy head that has decent retention, depositing waves of lace. impressive.
aroma is pleasantly crisp with sweet honey notes with some subtle piney notes, a bit of grapefruit, hints of raisin and some floral spice.
taste follows suit nicely, with a delicious and surprisingly rich vibrant flavor profile. plenty of citrusy hops with some pine and juniper, backed by a pleasant malt sweetness and a bit of floral rye spice. it works nicely.
mouth is moderate for the style, with a good peppery kick in the finish, subtle lingering bitterness that's pleasantly drying.
all in all, impressive. On tap, this is a completely different beast than I remember from the bottle... delicious!
Serving type: on-tap
08-10-2011 01:51:02 | More by djeucalyptus
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