Hoptober Golden Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Hoptober Golden AleHoptober Golden Ale
BA SCORE
65.9%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 964 ratings
Hoptober Golden AleHoptober Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Riccymon on 08-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,364
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
964
Liked:
635
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
12.93%
Alströms:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
77
Trade:
0
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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear as glass and golden. A big rocky head that shows no signs of dying anytime soon.

Plenty of hops in the aroma. Earthy and floral. Plenty of pine resin and citrus as well. A very robust hop aroma that leaves almost no room for an malt to come through.

Oily and dry. Earthy and bitter. Almost chalky with citrus, resin, and floral flavors. Smooth and hoppy throughout but with a sudden sweetness toward the end and the finish has a dry bite. Not a bad beer overall. Big hop profile and a lingering hoppy flavor.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Close to pale yellow and crystal clear. Big fluffy head that lingers.
S- Citrus hops at a low level.
T- Starts with small hop bite but it doesn't last. The hoppiness fades away almost as soon as it starts.
MO-Overall an okay beer. It' seems like a pale ale to me.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Hoptober Golden Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 65.9% out of 100 with 964 ratings
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