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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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, itís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to Ryan011235 on BA. Just realized that guyís name ends with the start of Fibonacci sequence. Crazy shit. Man, Iím a nerd, but Iím also leading the league in ticking, so I think itís a wash. On to this latest tick... Beautiful beer, this is. The color is clear golden-copper and a two-finger white head sits on top and lasts. The aroma is not too intense. Citrusy hops, slight spice, and sweet malt. The flavor is also rather subtle, but good. Orange is the predominant hop note, and pale and caramel malts are evident. Pretty much ideal level of sweetness. Not too hop-forward, but I like it nonetheless. Somewhat dry on the mouthfeel with medium body for the style and a great smoothness to it. Drinkability is way up there for this one. Count the tick, and a good one at that.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2010
A hazy orange pour, light white head. malty aroma. citrus hops, semi-sweet malt finish. straightforward and decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
A: snifter. nice clear, rich copper color. khaki colored head. good retention and some mild splotchy lacing. S: some tart apple aromas. mild hop aroma, light citrus. some metallic tones. T: some mild-bodied malts, crystal I believe. Some hop tones, mostly citrus and some apples. M: low-bodied mouthfeel. carbonation is a little high. D: not a bad APA but a little too bland for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2344) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Pours a deep amber with an off white head. Looks like honey when held up to the light. Aroma is malty, grassy hops, spices, and actually smells dry. Flavor is malty with light floral notes. Overall it is smooth, but very generic.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mmilholen (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2010 does not count
Pours a bright golden color. Aroma is incredible -- extraordinarily grapefruit like. I left a little in the glass and in the morning my kitchen smelled like citrus! Malty -- nice caramel sweetness rolls into a balanced hop explosion of grapefruit and floral bitterness. Wonderful beer. Among the best pale ales I have ever had. I put this in my top 5 American beers.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeyplush (627) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2010
On tap at Columbus airport, on way back from visiting call center to promote Ultimate Rewards. Decent looking beer, aroma was on the light side. Taste was not impressive - starts off with some hoppiness but fades quickly and finishes weak. Will try the IPA next time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2010
On tap. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Citrusy, piney and grassy hop notes mixed with pale malt. Malty flavor hits the tongue first, then the citrus, pine and grass. Lasting bitter finish, but still a nice medium-bodied session ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a small white head. Aroma of fresh floral hops. Flavor is very hoppy, with an interesting malty kick toward the finish. More character than a typical pale ale, and a very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at the CBC. Deep golden color with a thin off white head. Fresh hop and raw grain nose. There is a strong hop bite over a solid malty backbone. Some bitter grass in the finish. This is a pretty standard pub pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of earth, tea, some caramel. Tastes perfumy and spicy with an earthy finish. Enjoyable.


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