phaleslu (7670) - 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 (2188) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, 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 (10703) - 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 (3504) - 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 (3497) - 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 (7513) - 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 (1371) - 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 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, 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.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Smokehouse. Dark orange. Musty citric aroma. Mashy flavors, wet hops, chewy green malts. Good. (#3846, 2/19/2010)
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft@Barleys Pours a cloudy copper with a fizzy white head. The head left rapidly. Has mild hoppy aroma of citrus and spruce. The flavor was subtle and good, hops and spices are very good. Well balanced. Good carbination and mouthfeel. Has a medium body. Very clean and lightly crisp. Has a good finish with a nice aftertaste.