11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Rockingout. Poured a deep orange color. Head was sparse. Aroma is citrus hoppy with malt in the background. Mouthfeel is thin for me. Perhaps too much of a hop bite for the grain bill. Not unpleasant but not quite there for me.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Blake. Unfiltered orange body under a big foamy white head. Strong pine resin and grapefruit rind over gentle biscuity malt. Big resinous hops in the flavor - pine, grapefuit, pickled cherry. This is over a nice grahm crackery malting. Silky mouthfeel.
Darkover (1497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear red color with a beige head. Citrus hop aroma is stronger and better than many Ipaís. Flavor of piney hops and malt. Fairly long hoppy finsih.
Lowe1983 (1297) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
#300 Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops, caramel, and a slight hint of spices. Flavor is pretty much the same with a decent bitter finish. A very well balanced pale ale. Plenty of hops, epecially on the finish, but a nice mixture with the malts. Nice, not my favorite, but definetely good.
JCW (1273) - 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.
redlem (1264) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Certainly tell this is a Buckeye beer from the aroma. A slightly hazy copper color small head. A musty citrus hop aroma. A spicy hop taste. Very good.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Nice amber color with a light off white head. Light carbonation. Good looking really, except for the over abundance of particles floating around in there. Just a light grain aroma with hints of spice when you give your glass a swirl. Spicy bitterness from the hops and woody grains. Spice, wood and grain. Done. Long and lingering bitter finish. Light and dry. Not my favorite from Buckeye.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden color with a large, fluffy, cream colored head. The aorma is citrusy with some spice. The flavor is mildy hopped with a slight spicey finish.
kyzr (1140) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good hoppy aroma to it, nice autum color with an average head. Loved the hops in this beer, nice finish with the bitterness.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep poured from a 22 oz. bomber, nicely developed off white head with good lace, settling to a shallow layer fo fine bubbles and a thin halo. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, as well as some lighter fruity notes. Medium body, slightly resinous, very light carbonation all add up to quite a nice mouthfeel. Bitterness dominates the flavor over a background of some caramel. Thereís some peppery spice as a long, dry, bitter, astringent finsih sets in. This pale ale pushes the limits of the style, and if I had tasted it blind, I would have thought it was an IPA. Thatís OK with me, I really enjoyed it.