Blank Slate Fork In The Road
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
The first beer in Blank Slateís "Traveling IPA" series. Autumn is a time of change and mother nature is at a fork in the road as the bright summer gives way to fallís darker colors. This beer sits squarely at the fork where darker malts and brighter hops meet. Munich and CaraRed malts give it an amber color and bigger malt presence than a standard IPA. Generous amounts of Citra and Centennial hops remind you that itís still an "India" style beer nonetheless.

Jriggz7's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Light amber. Citrus tropical nose slight malt sweetness. Taste same with clean crisp dry finish. Great brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (4299) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Draft pour. The beer is a clear copper with a white head of foam. The aroma has grapefruit rind and orange zest. The taste is moderately bitter with a juicy sweetness to it. Medium body and medium to higher carbonation. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
So, this is a solid American Amber. Normally not huge on reds, but Scott knocks this one out of the park.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3787) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
On tap at Adriaticos pizza in Cincinnati. Random note: tropical fruit grapefruit. juicy, grassy, kind of awesome. Iíve had a lot of beer today and this still registers... ultimate compliment. - 7.6

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kurball (6) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Tap at firehouse. Fresh citrusy hoppy nose. Nice lingering bitterness. Malty edge but not quite as malty as color would suggest. Outstanding offering, Scott! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3581) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
On tap at Rhinegeist Brewery. Pours a clear dark amber with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy hops, bitter hops, hop oils. Super hoppy aroma. Flavor of grassy hops, citrus, hop oils, caramel malt, and bitter hops. Very hoppy IPA, nice and drinkable, super hoppy. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeifVinter (4) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
Red IPA. Really great balance of malt and hops. Really smooth, sessionable. Mouthfeel is excellent. Not overly sweet, gentle hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1868) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Draft sample at Listermann Oktoberfest pours clear brown. Nose cat pee (in a good way) pine and resin. Taste lots of the same flavors from the nose pine, resin, some balancing sweetness. Pleasing bitter on the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3981) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
Amber color with a fluffy off white head. Bright orange peel and tangerine nose. The flavor is dominated by juicy citrus hops, with lots of orange peel red grapefruit, tangerine, and some tropical fruit notes. Plenty of malts underneath, but this is all about the hops. Very smooth beer. The bar tender called it an india amber ale, whatever that is. It is a nice smooth hoppy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Draft at Cincinnaitís First Craft Beer Only Oktoberfest on October 6, 2012. Large off-white head, dark amber/red color, very good bittersweet aroma--canít quite pinpoint the nature of the sweetness, delicious and very well balanced bittersweeet flavor. Kind of an amber IPA. The best of the three very good beers Iíve had from Blank Slate to date (not counting a collaboration with Triple Digit).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Draft at BrewRiver. Bartender described it as a dry-hopped amber ale. Pours a clear amber color with a finger of soft eggshell white head. Aroma of amber and caramel malts, sweet citrus, leaves, and a hint of cream. Flavor of citrusy, leafy hops, caramel malts, dry toast, and earth. Light-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel that ends in lingering citrusy, leafy bitterness. Modest carbonation. Excellent amber ale.

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