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.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a nice amber color with a nice white head on it. Aroma is very subtle, but has notes of citrus, and maybe just a hint of pine. Taste has a nice soft citrus and pine feel to it, with just a touch of caramel. There is also a slight bite at the end of each sip which makes this beer very enjoyable.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the appearance, deep brown with red hues and tons of yeast floating around. Grassy citrusy hops aroma and oh what could have been, the flavor is a nice blend of floral hops slightly bready, and malt but the palate is thin and seriously detracts from this good beer.
uvajed (174) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fabulous red-amber color with a smallish, frothy head. Nice nutty flavor with a hoppy, earthy finish. Not the hop extravaganza that I expected after the reading previous reviews, but quite tasty. Would go well with a juicey cheeseburger, though I think I could drink this any time. Definitely worth a try or three.
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.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy. Nice amber/copper color with a light cream colored head. Furity and hoppy nose with some distinct citrus notes. The mouthfeel is zesty. The flavor expresses a lighlty caramel malt with a high level of citrusy hop character and a decent amount of bitterness. The finish is clean, dry, and lasting. A very nice beer.
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ buckeye. Aroma is apple & pear, reminds me of an air freshener. Finished dry with earthy hops.
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Pour resulted in a large creamy white head of foam that fell after 5 minutes to a thin long lasting layer. Beautifully clear med-dark gold color with burnished highlights. An enticing citrusy-floral hop nose took center stage while the malt aroma pretty much played a bit part. Flavor started with a fine balance of hop bitterness/sweet malt characters and lasted through to the finish. Slightly vegetal hop flavor emerged mid-palate and transformed into a pleasant grapefruit character in the aftertaste. A hint of yeasty-breadiness was evident from mid-palate to aftertaste. Medium bodied with a nicely supple texture enhanced by a gentle carbonation. A very refreshing, flavorful APA; one that I could drink with a good pizza and good company all summer day long. I would have liked a more present malt aroma though but the finely balanced bitter/sweet characters that made this brew quite easy drinking compensated nicely. Thanks Drew!