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.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
thick malty/hoppy body and taste. crisp finish with nice hop that stays just long enough. A very sessionable pale ale (although a 22oz’er session!)
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.
radiomgb (2462) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper/amber in colour. Aroma of cirtus, flowers, sugar, cream, oranges and grapefruit. Flavour had some caramel malt, slight sweetness, hoppy, citrus (oranges and mild grapefruit). Medium body. Finishes with a hoppy bitterness, lingering but dry.
Pailhead (5377) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap: Light grapefruit aroma. At the brewery so smell is a little harder to pick up compared to sitting at home in front of the computer. A nice amber with an okay head. Very nice lacing. Very well balanced. Nice malt in the beginning followed by nice hop bitterness that balances well in the finish.
DavidP (1747) - 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.
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!
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light copper color with medium sized creamy head that lasts forever. Aroma has moderate amount of citrusy hops, fairly malty, lots of caramel. Flavor has chewy malts, fair amount of citrusy hops, moderate caramel, with a decently bitter finish. A nice pale, although a bit darker and maltier than I like my pale ales.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Copper colored pour, with a loose foamy off white head. Aroma is citrusy, with some nice malts in the background. Flavor, a good bit of citrus up front that gives way to carmelly finish. Some moderate bitterness on the finish as well. This is pretty good pale ale. Good session beer for sure.
Lowe1983 (1367) - 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.