hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Paid $2.79 for a bomber.
Nice deep amber with a huge head.
A bit IPAish in the nose. Sweet citrus, slightly hoppy.
Bittersweet, tinge of an IPA, but far from it. Slightly citrusy, but lacking a lot of hop. Nice, but not overwhelming. Would make a great session brew. But not hearty enough (or original enough) to make me buy it again, other than to drink all night.
kyzr (1143) - 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.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to OhioDad for this 22 oz. bomber in a recent trade. pours a golden copper in color with a fluffy white head and lace which lasts to the bottom of the glass. piney, grapefruit aroma and a flavor to match. floral hops and some malt make their presence known on the tail end. 3rd Buckeye brew from Scott and all have been quite good!
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. There’s 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. That’s OK with me, I really enjoyed it.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium sweet hoppy aroma. Not any real hints of malt in the aroma tho. Decent amber hue, but nothing to bold of a statement. Nice white head on it. Good imediate hoppy flavor, but no real malt texture to it. Not bad overall.
kujo9 (1092) - 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.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a great beer. The aroma was hoppy with a nice crisp hop scent. The color was a darker orange/reddish color with a nice white head. The flavor was very balanced with a juicy hop flavor coming through. A really great beer and one that I recommend to everyone.
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.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable example of an APA. Smooth, citrus, nicely hopped. Crisp finish. Fresh, the brewery is close.
edden (926) - 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.