JStax (4117) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours on draft. Translucent copper pour with a white head of foam and nice, webbu lacing. Aromais fruity and bitter with some melon and cantaloupe coming through. Taste is just lightly bitter with a fruity, bready finish.
mike67 (977) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma is of ripe fruit, bready and caramel malt, hints of citrusy hops. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal, piney hops are balanced on the palate by bready and caramel malt and hints of fruit. Finish is long and bitter. This brew is more like amber ale.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in a sampler at Barley’s #1. Pours a fairly dark color for a pale ale, more of a cloudy brown-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, toasted malts, cereal, and earth. Flavor follows suit for the most part; balance of citrus and toast. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation. Not a bad pale ale, and a unique take on the style.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the Smokehouse location. Pours a clear copper color with a large creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops. The taste is earthy, floral and citrus hops, honey, toasted malts and a bitter finish. Medium bodied.
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #2,100 (by far the oddest milestone video I have seen). 5 oz sampler at the brew pub (#2) in Columbus, Ohio. Pour is hazed orange copper with a smallish light tan head. Aroma has some faint fruit sweetness up front, followed quickly by toasted malt, and a hint of Crystal malt in there as well. Taste is the bright sweetness up front, then a nice toasted maltiness finishing with a very slight roastiness. Palate is medium bodied, lower carbonation level and a dry mineral finish. This beer worked well with the barbeque. Clean and fresh, nice one.
jrallen34 (3499) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a surprising dark color, copper with a light tan head, not much retention or lacing.
The aroma is lots of hops, seems like some cascade but that is it, not very balanced.
The taste is light hops throughout with an unwelcome metallic finish.
The feel is ok and drinkability is cut back by the metal aftertaste.
To me its not an pale ale but an IPA and so-so one at that.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Barleys Ale House #1, Columbus OH, on 12 March 2010. Attractive clear amber/copper colour. Decent earthy, nutty character. Far more like a bitter than the ESB. Definitely more like an English Pale Ale than an APA. Just a bit too much residual sweetness for my taste.
GJF (1397) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark reddish pour. Fluffy white head. Very rich malty flavor, on the sweetish side with a pretty sweet finish.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish and dark for the style. some citrus hops to the nose. flavor of moderate bitterness before some medium to high lovibond crystal malt flavor before the citrus and floral hop flavor. not a great beer on draft, but the cask version is a solid apa
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at smokehouse- pretty nice offering- very drinkable fruit and hop flavors- certainly balanced towards the hop, but fits the bill nicely.