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

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BA SCORE
74
okay

154 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 16.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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3/5  rDev -4.8%

jaredtp, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

Johnwf110, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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wrightst, May 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DaveMiller, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

leprechaunandfatman, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

ejimhof, Sep 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

harpus, Sep 16, 2013
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rabbitguy, Aug 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

dgherm, Jul 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

bigbeers84, Mar 30, 2013
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brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

dertyd, Jan 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
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GinDC, Aug 11, 2012
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MarshMan71, Aug 08, 2012
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Dapperticus, Jul 04, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

TheSixthRing, Jun 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

amstokesdb9, Jun 11, 2012
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bconsidine, May 31, 2012
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2.85/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

budgood1, May 15, 2012
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Hook & Ladder Golden Ale from Hook & Ladder Brewing Company (No. 2)
74 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.