ContemplateBeer (1585) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Grapefruit mostly apparent with some light herbaceousness and very light mango; Malts are semi sweet caramel, and make for a fairly balanced nose. This is definitely not one for those seeking a lean malt profile. Appearance: Nearly still, copper bodied beer with a foamy white head that settles into a slightly whipped skin. Flavor: More herbal/wildflower up front with a sustained caramel malt backbone; grapefruit gradually wins out, leading to a somewhat bitter finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, very soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A well made APA from this brewer, and worth a try. My first Ei8th Ball beer!
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Ei8ht Ball / Bellevue KY --- Clear medium amber, light head cover, specks of lace. Taste is malt that quickly adds solid citrus/pine hopping. Mostly hops roll to a very long finish. Hop dominant, which isn’t balanced enough for me.
snoworsummer (2496) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brew pub. Pours clear bright amber with no head. Tastes like tangy citrus, nutty, musky, hop resin. Light.body and low carbonation. Smells musky, tangy, sweaty, with citrus.
sonnycheeba (3782) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, faint caramel, light apple, and light spicy hops. Flavor is dry malts, grassy hops, light fruit esters, and a dry toasted biscuit finish. Light body and medium body.
JStax (3245) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head of foam. The aroma is herbal and tea-like. Taste is a little musty. Bitter throughout. Lighter body with medium carbonation.
alexsdad06 (5920) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear orange golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor had orange citrus, grass, pale malts, mils sweet malts, caramel, light herbal and resiny notes, decent enough APA.
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a taster at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Notes of straw, grass, pale and sweet malts, light citrus, peppery spice, and a dash of herbs. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Good APA.
garrison (789) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alright, I purchased a growler of Prodigal at "The Party Source in Newport, Kentucky (a block away from the brewery in Bellvue, Kentucky) - this one poured out an auburn hued , piney smelling, West Coast type IPA that had a mighty Amarillo Hops presence. The taste is an excellent "grapefruit juice and pine needles" (citrus and hops) flavor and is an outstanding example of the style. Pass me another, Nancy!
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the fridge into Listermann Shaker - so this is Amarillo: pine and cat urine. Alas! Kind of watery but crisp. Oddly satisfying. Citrus aftertaste. Balanced but not pronounced.
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold ....clear, with a small white head.
Resin, grapefruit aroma.
Taste is leafy, sweet hops...orange...
Almost a nuttiness in there....