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RATINGS: 138   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, 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2772) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Dark brass color, good head and persistent lace. Light carbonated wheat and sweet bread, moves to a light clean hop finish. Very balanced and VERY drinkable. Worth a taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Columbus/Dublin. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big floral and citrus hops with some spiciness. The taste is citrus and spicy hop notes, caramel malts and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Decent, but a little off balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange with a half of inch of white foam. Leaves a fair amount of lacing on the side of the glass. Resiny piney aroma on the nose. Big hop flavor without much bitterness. Clean finisher. One of the better pale ales I’ve had so far.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3495) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
The beer is light clear brown with a small head, no great retention or lacing. The aroma is hops with light flowers. The taste is good, nothing great. Its highly drinkable with a solid mouthfeel. You mostly get hops throughout which is solid, just nothing complex and alluring to make you want to order another one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
On tap at Columbus Brewing Co on 12 March 2010. Ginger colour. Not much head. Fairly standard APA. Fair amount of perfumed hops on the nose. Clean enough. Rather soft mouthfeel. Pleasant drinking without generating too much excitement.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3623) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to Ryan011235 on BA. Just realized that guy’s name ends with the start of Fibonacci sequence. Crazy shit. Man, I’m a nerd, but I’m also leading the league in ticking, so I think it’s 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 (1364) - 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 (644) - 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 (2950) - 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.


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