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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Specially kilned Crystal malt and a generous portion of American cascade hops are used for a refreshing, spicy aroma, and a long, dry finish. Great with food, it’s big, bold, and bittersweet. Named best beer in Ohio and winner of a Bronze Medal in the World Beer Championships. Four Stars-Great Lakes Beer Guide.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Pours a hazy amber color, huge fluffy marshmellow like off white head. Aroma is feint, hops and some sweet fruit. Flavor is piney hops, bitter and earthy. Dry hoppy finish to it. Thanks Heemer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!). This one poured all head (7 finger head vs. 1 finger of beer). When the head finally died down, poured a medium and lightly hazy brownish/amber color with the huge off white head. Small floaters. Aromas of light grapefruit, flowers and with some caramel. Tastes of oranges, grapefruit, and caramel. Lightly bitter with a light sweet balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3665) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle pours a deep clear mahogany with a huge fluffy light tan head. This may have been due to the glass being frozen. Sweet slightly acidic almost lemony aromas, not much hops apparent. The malt flavors are pale a bit drap and woody. Lke an old basement but not objectionable. Still not much bittering, fairly unballanced in this area I’d say. Still, tasty and easy to put down. Very lively carbonation and a moderate feel. Thanks to Ohiodad for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2005
OHIOHDAD, THANKS! I got a huge head off this amber body. This head would not quit, creamy and tan and foamy. Nose was malty and hoppy and earth. The taste was hops, and balanced malts, but the finish was watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Thanks to OhioDad for this beer.

Poured an effervescent amber with a semi-creamy off-white head. Pleasant aroma of piney hops, touch of citrus. Taste has a modest hop kick with an acidic ctirus character... like a weak pale ale with a twist of lemon. Touch of toffee in the finish. Fairly refreshing, though not nearly assertive enough for an APA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Pours deep amber color very dark for an APA I thought. Slight head dissipates fairly quickly not much lacing. Most of the aroma is surprisingly caramel malt. A little bit of hops on the back of the aroma but really not that much... Is this really an APA? First few sips were mostly malt flavor for me then I started to notice the bitter and citrus hops on the back of the palate ever so little. This is a very unique APA and It is a little heavier than those I have tried prior to this one. A decent drink and definitely a unique one for th style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2005
Very enjoyable draft at a convention center. no hangover the next day after a good session. I will drink again next time in Columbus

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5944) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle at jeffc666’s Birthday Gathering. Courtesy of ???. Copper with a small frothy white head. Nose is hoppy and floral with light maltiness. Some fruit creeping in at times. Taste is hoppy with some maltiness and light fruit. Medium body with decent carbonation. Finish is more hops and light malt. Some citrusy fruit notes as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
(12oz bottle) Clear amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, floral. Taste is mild sweet, rarthy, floral, light fruity. Light-medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Clear sparkling copper body topped by a foamy collapsing off-white head. Decent lace. The aroma is light citrus and floral hops. The flavor is more floral than citrus, light bread and caramel. Medium-light body, very lively carbonation. Too fizzy, other than that decent for what it is.

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