LilBeerDoctor (3228) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barleys Smokehouse. Pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, pale malts. Flavor of pale bready malts, grassy hops, light fruits, light citrus, bitter finish. Light, somewhat malty for an IPA, smooth.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro draft pour. Pours a translucent straw color with a thick, creamy white head of foam. I get a lot of tropical fruits in the aroma with some pineapple and mango coming through. A nice balance of bitterness in the taste and a dryish finish. Somewhats tacky mouthfeel, but still creamy. Good beer.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in a sampler at Barley’s #1. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small, lasting white head. Aroma of mint, citrusy hops, and sweet malts along with a little snap of grass and herbs. Very clean and fresh. Same for the flavor, which had some clean, bright citrusy hop notes, mint, straw, grass, and pale and sweet malts. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a refreshingly crisp mouthfeel. A pleasant surprise, the first one on the sampler to really jump out at me.
UDBeernut (1255) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap poured into a standard pint glass.
a: slightly hazy yellow hue color, Slight head, with surprisingly decent retention.
s: citrus hop aroma mixed with a blend of malt
t: surprisingly a well balanced IPA, Definatly had a nice hop backbone, but was not overly dry. Well done.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the Smokehouse location. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy and floral hops with nutty notes. The taste is big grapefruit and other citrus hops. Medium bodied.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 oz sampler off of the Beer Engine at the brew pub (#2) in Columbus, Ohio. Pour is mostly clear golden orange with a loosely formed off white head. Aroma is quite faint, there is some leafy hops, a touch of citrus and only a hint of toasted malt. The taste picks up with grassy citrus hops, some nice resin grittiness and finishing with the toasted malt. This is much more hop focused, though, and they are the main story. Palate is light bodied, bordering on watery, with the soft fine carbonation and unfiltered mouth feel of the Beer Engine. Nice enough.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours a cloudy murky orange with a very light tan head with only about a half a finger of retention and poor lacing.
The aroma is light citrus with grapefurit and orange dominating with light hops on the back end.
The taste is really bad. Its all bitter pine mixed with metal and hops. The metal also has an orange taste.
The feel is actually decent but this beer is utterly undrinkable.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fron rediscovered notes, presumably on tap at Barleys, Columbus OH in Spring 2010 but my notes are incomplete and on a scrap of loose paper so I’m not 100% sure. No ABV noted. Pale amber colour. Modestly flowery aroma. Quite prominent citric hops in the flavour but it’s not especially bitter or astringent. Smooth mouthfeel with just a hint of sweetness. Not the biggest hop-monster of an IPA but this means it’s very nicely drinkable.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really dug this. Pale straw color, fluffy white head with nice lacing. A creamy palette. Lots of piney hop flavor and a very dry, hoppy finish. This is the best beer I tasted at this brewpub.
1010 (310) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a orange gold color with a nice thick white head. Taste of fruity hops with a great bitter taste. Solid beer.