Lightning Bold Gold | Hops Grillhouse & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hops Grillhouse & Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jimbotrost on 08-22-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by robertp1024:
Photo of robertp1024
3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I sat across from my buddy who ordered the Clearwater Light. I was scared for something too light, so this is where I started. Light lager indeed. Glad I didn't step down to the light, because this lager had very little kick. Served in a cold mug with little head. The little head ran away quickly and left no trace. The flavor was slightly sweet, slightly bold, if thats possible. Only a mix of light malt. I would say if any hops, something light such as that from a pilsner. Decent starting point, on my way to the Thoroughbred Red.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
2.85/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub - poured into a pint glass. Clear golden pour with a small white head. Fairly high carbonation. Typical of most pale lagers, not much aroma. Flavors are light corn malts, grains, and slight citrus. Some alcohol on the finish. Nothing special here. Boring pale lager.

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Photo of Boone757
2.86/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jimbotrost
2.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted as part of a 5 beer tasting flight.

This was the second lightest offering available on that visit.

The pour was of a medium gold color and carried a medium sized white head. was not overly fizzy which was a nice surprise. Flavor was minimal, nothing stood out, light is the word. The finish brought some light malty sweetness in to the fold but not enough. A very light almost bland offering, clean and well made.

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Photo of Hanselpb
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of MattXT
2.81/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of clayrock81
2.85/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly better than the Clearwater Light, but not entirely too much so. A light golden body with minimal head that dies quickly. There are some hops in the smell, and the taste is a fuller body than the Light. Some maltiness evident in body, even citrus notes and the hops have a nice little bite on the backend. Still wouldn't session this - I'd go to the red or the ale that this brewpub offers.

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Photo of mdfb79
2.86/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 3/19/10 notes. Had on tap as part of a 6 beer sampler at the Hops in Alexandria, VA.

a - Poured a clear golden color with very little head.

s - Had some caramel and hops in the smell. Not bad.

t - A little bland...not much going on here. Faint hints of hops.

m - Light body and low carbonation.

d- Not that great. A better light beer than the Clearwater Light, and a better smell, but the taste was almost nonexistant as well. Wouldn't look to have again.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.36/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

About 4 oz. served into a tasting glass. From notes.

A: Pours a golden straw color with a small white film. Looks pretty unremarkable.

S: There's a touch of caramel sweetness, and the mildest kiss of hops.

T: This is pretty much a bigger Clearwater Light to me - which means the flavor is still low, but there are some noticeable lemony hops to balance the crackery malt. Actually, it goes too far into the other direction and ends up being soapy on the finish.

M: It's light with good drinkability, but a little low on carbonation.

O: Honestly? Clearwater Light was better than this. This may have a bit more flavor, but it's also too soapy. Not one I'd bother with again.

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Photo of hardy008
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer at the now closed Maple Grove, MN location. It had a medium gold color and very little head on it. A very light hop aroma and a slightly sweet but pleasant flavor. I found this beer to be drinkable and ordered it a few times. Overall a nice pleasant beer.

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Lightning Bold Gold from Hops Grillhouse & Brewery
2.84 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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