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Hook & Ladder Golden Ale - Hook & Ladder Brewing Company (No. 2)

Hook & Ladder Golden AleHook & Ladder Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

149 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 16.56%


Brewed by:
Hook & Ladder Brewing Company (No. 2) visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cichief on 04-28-2007)
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Procrastinator

Florida

3.58/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle with Aug 05 2008 stamped on bottle neck (barely visible). Poured into a Nonic pint glass. This is the first I've seen of this beer in Florida.

Appearance: deep golden colored body with a creamy small-bubbled white head with a multitude of lines of carbonation . The surface is constantly covered with a fine layer of foam. Very refreshing looking beer.

Smell: soft subtle scents of lightly toasted grains and faint smell of grassy hops in the background. I didn't get anything that resembles a pale wheat ale, according to the style given by BA.

Taste: flavors are sweet cereal grains and corn followed by a dry crisp hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: generally on the lighter side of medium in body and well-balanced. There's a dry crisp finish with very complimentary carbonation.

Drinkability: all around easy drinking golden ale. Alcohol is barely detectable. I enjoyed this and will drink it again, but at about $8 a sixer, it's not that great a deal.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 22:16:38 | More by Procrastinator
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Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy golden yellow. White, 2 finger head. Average retention. The resulting lace hangs well and is somewhat clingy.

Smell - Grainy notes. Somewhat grassy.

Taste - Grainy malts and grassy hops. That's it, from start to finish. Fairly boring.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Carbonation is on par for the style.

Overall - There's nothing bad about this beer, but there's nothing great, either. Simple and straight forward. Drinks like a German pilsner.

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pours out a slightly hazed golden colour with a minimal mead and subsequent minimal lace. sweet toffeeish aroma...a bit buttery showing off some grainy and sugary notes. upon tasting...more characteristics of the golden ale style present themselves...sweet maltiness, cloying at times; a strange spicy boozy note i wasn't expecting...and more buttery diacetyl that really isn't all that welcome. minimal hopping...just enough to notice...and no real bitterness. bigger body than most other golden ales with a slick and sugary mouthfeel. drinkability is ok...i'm drinking on a very warm day in spring after work and it's having a hard time hitting the spot.

overall i would say that since this is a delicate style, with subtle nuances being most important...this is a heavy handed stab at the style and misses the point. oh well...i didn't have to pay for this.

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Are you drinking a Blonde Ale? Yeah you are.. at least you didn't buy it, ok what's this all about, into a nonic pint glass to go.

A slightly hazy pale amber yellow, lots of carbonation. Head is shocking white, foamy, seems to fall slowly. Pour makes a lot of noise and snapping. Cap manages to keep for a short while.

Bouquet is rank. Smells like bile and vomit, not pleasant at all. Gross. I am trying to find something at least worthy, and I get nearly nothing.

Taste is very lacking. No malt presence, hop, chewiness, density, horrific aftertaste highlighting the nose nicely. Slightly numbing in the aftertaste and even grainy sour. Borderline wet, but with a little bit of seltzery feel.

There is nothing to enjoy here for me.

Serving type: bottle

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Hook & Ladder Golden Ale from Hook & Ladder Brewing Company (No. 2)
73 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.