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Day Trip (Extra Hoppy Golden Ale)Day Trip (Extra Hoppy Golden Ale)

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Enlightenment Ales
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Jason on 05-03-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 38
Photo of smcolw
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Large, dense head--at least four fingers thick. It settles slowly and in a lumpy fashion. Surprisingly little lace, only a couple of spots. The liquid is a cloudy straw color.

The smell is a mild combination of pale malts, bittering hop and brewer's yeast. Rather nondescript.

The flavor starts off soft with the palest of malt tastes. In the swallow, the bite of the hop bitters kicks in. The combination works as a refreshing easy-to-drink golden ale. I would like to see the body be a little more full although the low carbonation does help.

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Photo of Cooker_stp
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - big 2-3" foamy head with a hazy blonde color

Smell - has a strong mix of hops and Belgian yeast coming through.

Taste - I think the mix of the hops and Belgian yeast almost cancel eab other out in the taste leaving the taste a bit neutral.

Mouthfeel - the hop presence comes through in the mouthfeel. It lingers for quite a while.

Overall - this is a decent extra hoppy golden ale. I would almost classify it as more of sour.

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Photo of jlindros
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Loved their farmhouse, but not gonna spend $30 on their Champagne beer. So this is another new one to try, and love to support locals.

Looks a bit overcarbonated as it pours a 3+ finger head that dominates 2/3 to 1/3 head to beer, fluffy head that fades semi slowly with nice spotty lacing, very hazy straw yellow slight golden color.

Nose brings more of that farmhouse aroma, a little less funky farmhouse and more belgian rustic golden like yeast addition, but could be mistaken for a saison. Light golden malts, blond malts mostly, slight toasty and seems that it was sweet at one point, touch grainy, with more of the saison like farmhouse spices almost, little bready yeasty. Then hops, grassy floral hops, a bit of citrus and musty resin, touch of clementine and grapefruit pith.

Taste comes in quite dry and rustic, again could be mistake for a hoppy saison, with more of that bready malt, little wheat like, slightly toasty, and a bit yeasty. The yeast brings more of the farmhouse flavors, less that their Farmhouse beer I believe but hard to tell, with hints of spices and citrusy orange peel like flavors, even a touch of a coriander like spice. Malts are mostly Belgian blonde like, with a bit of bready toasty flavors, etc. Hops are fairly bitter, in fact get quite bitter the more I go, with a big spicy flavor, little grassy and floral like, as well as hints of a musty resin again, and touches of citrus rind, grapefruit pith, and lemon zest, but hard to tell how much of that is hops and how much is teh saison like yeast flavors. It gets a little juicy and effervescent, but the bitterness ramps and seems to destroy that. Finish is quite bitter, borderline astringent as the spicy hops seem to dominate, again super dry, foam left in my mouth even from the high carbonation, bit more citrus and orange peel, and even a bit of orange juice, and touches of grainy malt lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, but way too much carbonation, it even gets hard to drink with that much carbonation.

Overall not bad, a nice malt character, I love the saison yeast but not sure how well it goes with the "golden" ale, and decent hops that get a little overbearing towards the end, nice floral and citrusy, nice effervescence, but way too much carbonation too. So tasty but not perfect.

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Photo of Dope
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 1. Maybe 2 weeks old.

A: A cloudy, golden-orange-ish pour. Enormous frothy, effervescent head. Head fades very slowly with great retention. Mild little splotches of lacing left behind.

S: Bright, fresh, crisp floral and citrus hops. Very refreshing aroma. Not a hop bomb like a big DIPA. Bready malt with distinctive spicy belgian yeast.

T: Again, floral up front with some crisp lemons and oranges. Maybe a hint of pear? A little bit of bread in the middle. Sharp, spicy belgian yeast lends a strong black pepper flavor in finish and into the lingering drying and spicy aftertaste. Hints of lemon in the aftertaste, borderline soapy. Quite dry between sips - one of the driest I've had.

M: Lighter bodied with decently high carbonation. Not watery or overly thin though. Very dry.

O: A very nice refreshing BPA. Lighter, crisp and very dry. Tasty as can be, I really enjoyed it. Be sure you enjoy dry beers, this is one of the driest I've ever had.

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Day Trip (Extra Hoppy Golden Ale) from Enlightenment Ales
3.84 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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