kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Medium amber w/ a lasting just off white head. Strong grapefruit citrusy hop w/ a an underlying carmel and lightly toasted, nutty malt; low fruitiness and hops turn a little piney as it warms. Citrusy hop flavor and lightly bitter, but very well balanced overall. fairly fruity w/a light caramel malt, finishes bittersweet and semi dry w/a toasty malt and hop aftertaste. Medium bodied w/ low carbonation and a dry, but oddly smooth mouthfeel. Very good representation of an APA. Quite drinkable session ale for mass consumption if so desired.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper body with a white head. No lacing.
Floral hop aroma with a slight butterscotch aroma.
Spicey hops dominate flavor. Some malt/butterscotch.. Alcohol.
Full-bodied with a chalky mouthfeel. Prickly carbonation.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Buckeye and I don't seem to be seeing "eye to eye". Citrusness became more appearant after warming, but wasn't a beer I would have drank warm. It was just the hoppy bite at the end kept me from drinking it too fast.
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light copper hue with good but dimishing head, little lace. Big grapefruit and pineapple aroma with hints of toasted malts and sublime spices. The taste followed suit, very fruity and crisp balanced by a smooth coating of malt. The finish was lingering bitter. A true APA and quite tasty, a must taste for anyone who seeks hoppy pale ales. Thanks, Drew who just keeps spreading the news about Buckeye Brewing.
jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with a big-bubbled off-white head. Crisp, fresh hop nose. Flavor of pinapple, grapefruit and orangr rind. The orange sweetness grew as the beer warmed. I wanted more body. Hop finish is almost too harsh. Decent APA.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tea and honey nose. bright oragne-brown body. abundance of hops and quite bitter.
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2003 2 liter growler Have been drinking this rather continuously during the last month - Buckeye has a $6 growler special for May - and I'm not tired of it yet. One of Buckeye's best, not as bitter as most IPAs, but with plenty of complexity, a malty complexion and of course an excellent citrus hop aroma.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy with substantial maltiness (is that root beer? -- elements from the biscuit malt?). Really a very good APA, stronger, fresher, more bold than many and it ain't just the high hop level. Recommended. Thanks to the friend of Gill, Burnham and colleagues.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a monster of a pale ale. Very refreshing. Floral/citrus aroma with an excellent hop bite. Terrific Ohio beer. Props to alcfron.
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very true to style. I'd like to rate it higher, but compared to many beers I've had its not that good, as with most pale ales. Almost amber in color, light citrus aroma and flavor to match. If you like pale ales, I suggest you try this one. Thanks alcfron.