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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Fruity. Some apricot in the aroma. Might be from the apricot ale they brew. Good medium body and a bit sour/tart in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Not too bad of a brew, to be honest. It wasn’t knock you off your barstool good but it had all the basic implications of a pale ale that hit me the right ways. Word.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2006
10/7/06: Bottle.
Rich hop nose with a hint of brown sugar. Body is a nice, deep amber color. Minimal head, no lace. Flavors include brown sugar, spice and fir tree. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2006
good apa. citrusy and floral aroma that carries through the taste of the brew. spotty lacing and a clean crisp hop finish. good american apa.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
This pale ale pours a copper color from a 12oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel. citrus and floral. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are caramel and fruity. Hops are citrusy and floral. Nice balance. This is kind of your typical standard tasting American Pale Ale, not that there is anything wrong with that. Nice hop bite. Lively carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp, Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Beautiful reddish brown hue but the after taste is a little strong. Retained the efferestence for a long time

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Chestnut brown. Creamy-rich texture. Nice toast in the malts. Sweet base, with caramel and cookie dough. Nippy hops, with pine and citrus. Pretty tasty beer, albeit a bit too bitter, relatively speaking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Pours a clear copper amber with a very big airy off-white head that leaves sticky clumps of lace behind as it subsides. Aroma has a nice fresh piney hop character with some mild citrus and metallic notes. Body starts with a semi-sweet toasty caramel maltiness turning more bitter and resiny, with some iron metallic flavor before a drier, lightly bready finish. Would probably be better if they’d check the mineral content of their water. Thanks to OhioDad for the bottle!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Bottle... Lightly hazed amber ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, off-white head. Doughy, citrusy aroma with notes of whole grain bread, lime and grapefruit. Well-rounded flavor. Malty, but lightly bitter with honey and grapefruit rind. Medium-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes malty, but not sweet. Thanks go out to OhioDad for the bottle!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle from OhioDad Thanks!

Pours a rich amber with ample head and clinging lace. Aroma is grapefruit and lemon, with a splash of lime. Flavor is very grassy, but not in a disgusting sense; rather, it is grassy in the freshly-mowed-lawn-in-Spring-sense. Nice hoppy tones with clover-like grassy undertones. A very enjoyable beer; I want more from this brewer!


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