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:
#15,434
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
964
Liked:
635
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
12.93%
Alströms:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
77
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 964 |  Reviews: 499
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of u2carew
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.
A) Pours with a finger thick head that settles to a big bubble lacing on top. Slight haze. Consistent upward carbonation. Bronze in color.
S) Robust hop aroma - sweet floral, hints of spruce, and citrus fruit.
T) Bold hop bite upfront. Pleasant sweet caramel and grainy undertones but a bit overpower by the hops. Linger hops in the finish.
M) Light body. Fizzy. Tannin.
O) Overall a good brew. The hops overpower the Blonde characteristics but I guess that is why it's call "Hoptober".

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Clear golden color with a fingers worth of head. Small amount of lacing.

Smell- Piney hop aroma.

Taste- Strong hop flavor with a hint of malt.

Mouthfeel- Crisp, medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall- A little too hoppy for my tastes. Not a bad beer but I probably will not try it again.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden/yellow hue, very slight haze, nice layer of off-white tight-beaded foam, good head retention

Aroma: apple-y fruitiness with a touch of grain and herbal hops

Flavor: smooth, biscuity malt profile with a really mild hop flavor and just a touch of finishing bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, sparkly carbonation, crisp texture

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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