DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Clear orange, medium, dense, white head, marginal lace. Nice fresh hop aroma of pine and grapefruit over a bed of toffee and light stone fruit.. Medium body with pine resin on a dry palate. The flavor offers up some clover honey to start with a citrus peel bitterness that starts to come on mid palate and ushers in a long, bitter, thirst quenching finish. I liked this, a very respectable example of the style.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle purchased at Rozi’s for $3.49 a bomber. Hell yes to that, take that recession! The aroma is a nice almost english malt scent, but kind of smells lager-ish. The flavor is pretty simple, crisp and grassy. A hint of lemon but lots of crisp strong planty malt flavors. I see myself picking this up since the price is right (for once).
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap pours clear light golden color with off white head. Aroma is very subtle. Slight grain and slight grass. Light mouthfeel for the style. Flavor is grassy hops upfront, then some malt flavor comes in, then finishes with a fresh hop like character. Reminds me of what hops taste like when first harvested in the fall in beer. Not a bad brew. Just wished it had more bling!
502F (1000) - ARLINGTON, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into pint glass. Firstly, I’d like to say that this is one of the coolest bottle designs I have seen. As for the appearance of the beer itself... weak. It is a light straw yellow with a descent white head. Looks like a pale lager. Lots of fine rushing carbonation. The aroma is very simple and pleasant -- pale malt with a hint of corn and a nice amarillo profile. The flavor is the same, minus the corn. It is nice and dry and resinous with a bit of a citrus character to compliment. The alcohol is also hidden very well. It is a nice meadium body with fine carbonation bubbles; very easygoing on the palate on the whole. Overall: I think this one is a bit underrated. A simple and pleasant beer that far surpasses many regular old pale ales in my opinion. Would like to try it fresh on tap at the Buckeye taproom.
bluejacket74 (992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention is decent, and there’s a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrusy hops (apricot, grapefruit), and some toasted/bready malt. Aroma is a bit light, but still nice. Taste is just like the aroma (but stronger), the citrus and pine hops are the strongest flavor while the bready malt is still noticable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s crisp and a bit oily. Drinkability is pretty good too, it’s refreshing and very easy to drink. It’s not exactly a session brew at 6.5% ABV, but it is pretty easy to drink. All in all, I think this is a good beer.
dkoonce (905) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Broney’s for Brew Week in Athens. Light straw color and crystal clear. No head evident. Minimal aroma. A little sour, since it was a fresh keg for the festival, I think it may have been the wheat, or the honey listed on the tag.
hellomynameis (872) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vey solid, every day pale ale. Has a decent hop presence and a tasty body. Very well done and if it were available here it would be an every day drinking beer for sure.
UDBeernut (868) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Buckeye Beer Engine,poured into pint glass
a: amber tan color, decent 1/4" head that has fair rention and reduces to a light lace cap
s: aroma is citrus and earthly hop
t: citrus hops hit the tounge first followed by a bit of sweet malt and a hint of wheat
m&d: medium bodied, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very drinkable, more geared towards hopheads.
garrison (717) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a twenty-two ounce bottle purchased at "Keller’s IGA" in Cincinnati, Ohio - This is a fine, nearly textbook example of an American Pale Ale, with the huge hops and malts hold! I like this beer!
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. Continual bitterness sided w/ malts and alcohol. Good initial taste but the palate is lacking.