Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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).
Kurball (6) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at firehouse. Fresh citrusy hoppy nose. Nice lingering bitterness. Malty edge but not quite as malty as color would suggest. Outstanding offering, Scott!
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LilBeerDoctor (3450) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
LeifVinter (4) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red IPA. Really great balance of malt and hops. Really smooth, sessionable. Mouthfeel is excellent. Not overly sweet, gentle hop finish.
drsordr (1055) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
phaleslu (6430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber. Citrus tropical nose slight malt sweetness. Taste same with clean crisp dry finish. Great brew
Kco (50) - USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber color. Has creamy head that disapated quickly, but good laceing. Heavy floral aroma. Slightly hoppy.
rondphoto (2001) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber, persistent head cover, lots of spots of lace. Taste opens with caramel malt with hops entering right away. Sweet and hops match 50-50 straight through the lingering finish. Nicely conceived, excellent ale.