alexsdad06 (3822) - Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Dutchs. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber to almost brown color with a medium sized creamy khaki head. The aroma is a nice combination of sticky citrus, mildly sweet caramel, additional fruit and a light herbal note. The flavor has some citrus from the nose, but this falls off midway through the taste. There is more of a toasted bread malt character and only light caramel sweetness. The finish is dry with an earthy bitterness. This is my first experience with this newer local brewery and I will look for more of their stuff. We need more local breweries.
drsordr (537) - 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 (3228) - 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.
Drjohnrock (333) - 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 Cincinnait’s First Craft Beer Only Oktoberfest on October 6, 2012. Large off-white head, dark amber/red color, very good bittersweet aroma--can’t 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 I’ve had from Blank Slate to date (not counting a collaboration with Triple Digit).
phaleslu (5174) - 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 (49) - 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 (1251) - 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.
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear dark amber hue with medium frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium aroma of balanced hops and malt. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced flavor of malt and citrus hop with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
Earlier Rating: 10/8/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Draft. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Flavor was moderate to heavy bittersweet with an above average bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good solid brew.
b3shine (3510) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint at Arthur’s. Looks good; a semi-transparent amber with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes hoppy and malty. Solid on the palate. Enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Draft to pint. Looks solid; a reddish-brown with sticky off-white lacing. Smells solid; hoppy and malty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Pretty good.
Chudwick (1543) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours cloudy amber with offwhite head and thin lacing. Nose is pine and caramel. Flavor adds grapefruit. Bitter strong. Medium body. A good amber ale. Glad I ordered it. Dry finish.