Grab A Beer: New Belgium Hoptober Golden Ale

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Beer Reviews

New Belgium Hoptober Golden Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 6%

Intro: New Belgium is located in Fort Collins, CO, and is one of the larger and most well-known craft breweries in the country. They are one of my personal favorites, and they do a fantastic job of mixing in special releases, sour beers and seasonals to go along with their standard lineup of quality beers.

Description: Clear, dark golden with medium head. Soapy hop aroma. Mix of spicy, vegetal and citrus hops, and more soap. Lightly toasted malts to back, but very hop-forward in its profile (if you couldn’t catch that drift from the name). Not overly bitter. Solid and interesting, but a sixer would be about five too many for me. Smooth and medium bodied. One of my least favorite releases from New Belgium in quite a while.

Verdict: Worth Trying
Availability: Should be available all over the place. Grocery stores and bottle shops alike.

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Commercial Description/Press Release:

Five hops and four malts make Hoptober Golden Ale a veritable cornucopia of earth. Pale and wheat malt are mashed with rye and oats to create a medium-bodied ale with creamy mouth feel. Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, Willamette and Glacier hops form a bonfire of citrus notes, fruity cheers and a bold finale. ABV: 6% 40 IBU Available in 6-packs and on draught

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