Shot (380) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy copper with a beige head. Very good lacing. Aromas of sweet caramel malt with a hint of grapefruit. No discernible hop presence. Flavors are sweet grapefruit and caramel with a hint of pepper and a tingly hop burn. Sticky mouthfeel. This is an unusual IPA. It’s very malty--not much hoppiness. It’s enjoyable, but I think this should be categorized as a pale ale, not an IPA.
zizzybalubba (1749) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s International Market, Fairfield, OH (bottled July 27, 2015 and listed as 6.9% ABV). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Moderately bitter hop taste of wet grass, soft grapefruit, and pine needles. Lingering bitter finish. A decent IPA.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.75 A: Well hazed dark orange color. Two and a half fingers of frothy/creamy off-white head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Sweet and citrusy. Orange and lemon really stand out. Bready yeast with caramel notes. Mildly floral. Focus is really the citrusy hops.
3.75 T: Tastes like the nose. Citrusy orange and lemon. Bready yeastiness. Decent neutral malt backbone with hints of caramel.
3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and quite smooth.
3.75 D: Wasn’t expecting much as I’ve never even heard of the brewery, but this turned out to be a pretty good beer.
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DavoleBomb, Sep 11, 2013
Strykzone (6216) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at gabf. This one us just ok. Earthy and floral. Not enough flavor for that ABV. Ok.
Dal9000 (449) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at 2015 Dayton Alefest = Pours murky golden with no head. Delicate pine hoppy taste that builds. But still soft
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Carlos87 (27) - - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden body with a creamy head. A great bready hop flavor with a great hoppy finish. Great brew!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drfabulous (6025) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Big orange color. Citrus and fruity malts. Too much carbonation in pour. Ok.
UDBeernut (2519) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the bald wizard. Many thanks for another Ohio tick. Pours Crimson Amber, thin off white head leaves no lacing. Minimal nose presempnt. Really have to pull out any sense of pine. Taste has mild bitterness, pine, toast. Medium body with an abrupt finish.
alexsdad06 (8244) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Cincinnati Beerfest. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have softer hops, grassy, some fruit character, toasted bready malts, mild, very little bitterness, not something I would do again.
Evolutionary (448) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2015 Bottle from giant eagle. Nose is hop stank with bit of caramel. Sudsy. Light feel and hop fullness. Not overpowering though. Wee bit of spice in there. Hardly any sweetness to balance. Very dry. Not great but ok.
dlovell2 (1573) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy copper color with white head. Biscuty malt aroma with floral hop and herbal spiciness. Dry malt start with some fruitiness finishing with spicy herbal hop and floral hop.