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RATINGS: 137   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
5-12-08 bottle
Clear amber red with a thin whitish head and super tiny lacing. Smell is light and a little hoppy and not horrible - I would just like it a bit more vibrant or loud. Flavor is okay - has a presence of hops but it is though they are standing over in the corner alone and almost like they aren’t there. Palate is really really carbonated.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle courtesy of prototypic. Thanks!
Mostly clear reddish amber pour with a short lived light beige head. Smell is somewhat chocolately and lightly hoppy. Interesting. Taste is kind of like cocoa-y fruity hops and balanced with a toffee, caramel and cocoa and lightly hoppy finish. Not what I expected at all. Not my favorite, but drinkable, and not bad though, either.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
Dark amber color, not a very pale ale. Generous off-white head fades to a small but dense covering that leaves some lace behind. Sweet, rich grainy malty smells, caramalts, toffee scents dominate, some light grassy and citrusy (orange) hops. Tastes much as the smell led me to imagine. Sweet caramalts dominating the impression, but it is "dry" somewhat on the finish as the grassy and citrus hops pop in. Pretty smooth, moderately carbonated medium bodied. Fairly drinkable, nothing special.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2304) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 18, 2008
Very standard American pale. Piney aroma, malty body along with some hops, but not a lot of hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Thanx to beervirgin for this brew.Pours a cloudy amber color with a thin lacing head.grapefruit hop aroma.Grapefruit hoppy flavor with some bitterness.Finished der, bitter and hoppy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2008
12oz bottle-A light orangish amber body with a huge white head and an aroma of hops and citrus. Taste of the same with a dry finish. Not bad but not good. Another Columbus overly carbonated beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Draft. Strong citrusy hop aroma. Light orangish/gold in color. Strong bitterness with a fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Very drinkable. Nice balanced yet intense cascade hops. Not anything to get excited about, but a good example of the style. I continue to come back to it

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2007
[bottle] Light amber in color, clear. Aroma is pure citrus- cascade all the way. Crisp flavors, more hoppy citrus. Sweet malt flavors are a bit plain for me, (maybe its the specially kilned crystal), but this still remains a decent, drinkable beer.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Had this beer on 1/22/2006. This thing sucks, I open the bottle and it goes all over. I tried to pour it and it foamed up over the glass and just kept coming out of the top of the bottle. Color is a pale brown. Carbonation is not as high as you would think with the way it foamed up all over the place and the head dropped down to nothing. Aroma is a bit sour. Taste is light and tinny. Starting with a light body it goes down crisp. Finish comes on with a sweet caramel like taste and a sharp bitterness. It reminds me of a home brew that went bad. Overall its just bad, this is just one of the worst beers I have had.


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