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Sunrise Golden Ale | Equinox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Equinox Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bitterbill on 05-22-2010

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Rifugium
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Not too bad for a lighter beer. Poured a clear, golden yellow, moderately carbonated, with a small, delicate, white head that was gone after not too long. Leafy hop aroma, accompanied by pale malts. More of the same in the taste, crisply hopped, with a base of malts and grains. Not too flavorful, but surely easily drinkable for the casual imbiber.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, hazy, yellow color, with a foamy, sparse, light, white head. Nose of floral highlights, subtle banana, and toasted grains. Flavors are roasted and toasted forward, with a tangy honey butter character. Sweet and light bodied, with a cloying sweet aftertaste. Slow linger on the finish. Tasty, drinkable beer.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.4/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Enjoyed Saturday the 15th at the brewpub.

Sunrise Golden Ale poured a light gold colour, smal head of foam with some decent lacing.

The smell had a nice balance of light hop bitterness and a light but balancing malty sweetness. Nice nose that is refreshing to have in a lighter beer.

The taste didn't disappoint. Light but flavourful tastes of malty sweetness and a crisp hop counterpart. Yummy. I'll have to check with Equinox to find out what the abv is. I would guess not over 5%abv.

Lightish body with medium carbonation. Good mouthfeel.

Drinkability? Refreshing to the nth degree. Crisp flavours had me sipping pretty much non stop. A great way to start the exploration of new beers from a new brewpub!

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Photo of tbone1384
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of emmasdad
2.81/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On a recent trip to Fort Collins with friends, we had the opportunity to try this one on tap at the brewery. The first adjective that comes to mind here is boring. Poured a nice golden color with a bit of white head. Aromas of biscuit and light hops. On the palate, this one was light bodied, with flavors of biscuit and light hops.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBishopco
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JayS2629
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean, crisp, simple but easy drinking beer with flavor.

It pours a clear golden color with rich thick head, great retention, and beautiful lacing.

The aroma is of light toast, clean malt, light, leafy hop hint with some nutty notes.

Clean malt, touch of caramel, toasted bread, and light hops.

Light, crisp, refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall, nothing exciting, but an easy drinking and balanced beer.

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Photo of Miami66
3.11/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SamN
4.06/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden honey/orange. Great lacing, fine bubbly head.

S- Good balance, grainy but crisp. A tad weak.

T- Starts toasty and malt dominate, fades to balance and finishes on crisp hops. Bitter finish, good movement of flavors.

M- Light, crisp, amazing.

D- VERY good. Light and crsp, again, come to mind.

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Photo of MsRif
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ScorpyX
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of _ascags
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sunrise Golden Ale from Equinox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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