Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy complex hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. This beer surpassed my expectations.
Earlier Rating: 8/27/2013 Total Score: 3.6
Tap. Poured clear orange copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy citrus hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Very good brew that surpassed my expectations.
b3shine (4135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to pint at Dutchís. Looks good; a transparent deep orange with foamy off-white head. Smells good too; fresh juicy citrus hops with a pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A great fresh-hopped APA!
Earlier Rating: 8/24/2013 Total Score: 3
Draft to taster at Dutchís. Looks solid; a transparent orange with ample off-white head. Smells of a fairly bitter hop profile with a pale malt backbone and a touch of soap and meh. Tastes like it smells, only less hoppy, with an average mouthfeel. Not up to brewery standards.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 On tap at Dutchís, wet-hopped version. Mostly clear orange amber color. Great thin rocky off-white head, leaves very nice lace. Awesome juicy, citrusy hop nose. Some floral hop, light spicy hop. A very light caramel, sort of toasty malt backbone. Medium-plus body, lightly sticky. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. moderate bitter taste, light sweet finish. Very tasty hoppy pale ale, very nice complex hop flavor, with a long juicy hoppy citrusy aftertaste. Awesome. Significantly better than the standard.
Earlier Rating: 8/17/2013 Total Score: 3.6
Taster on tap at Neonís. Half hazy orange amber color. Thin white head. Leaves respectable lace. Stronger, but spicier hop profile. Some grapefruity citrus hop. More assertive, aggressive hop profile for a pale, I like it. Grapefruit citrus and little tropical fruit. Light spicy hop, some spicy malt. Caramel malt profile. Bigger bitter taste, kind of zesty, minimal sweet. Good, assertive, hoppy bitter pale ale. Just not as smooth or easy drinking as your typical pale ale.
LilBeerDoctor (3296) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 On tap at Fat Headís Pittsburgh. Pours a clear orange with a thick creamy white head. Aroma of light fruits, grassy hops, sweaty hops, citrus. Flavor of sweet fruits and perfume up front with lots of sweaty, stinky, potty, bitter hops in the finish. Pretty tasty pale ale, quite hoppy.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the aroma a mellow citrus hop. In the taste, a dryer citrus hop, but more hops than malt. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry citrus like hop in the aftertaste. Quite hop heavy for a pale\.
pottygok (412) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Floral, pine and spruce hops.
Appearance: Clear orange with rich head.
Taste: Medium bitterness with sweetness at the edges.
Palate: Medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation, long finish.
Overall: A very solid, well developed beer. Nothing standout, but nothing disappointing either. Plus, itís for a good cause!
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at 1808 American Bistro. The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, malt and citrus. Light-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, toasted malt and a bit of pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.
JaBier (4395) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Sample at TBK on 10/11/13. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, light citrus, pine and grassy hops. Malty flavor with onion accents and some grapefruit before a spicy hop finish.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at saloon. Pours light hazed dark orange with solid white head. Aromas of fruity hops, tangerine, tropical fruit, and a little malt. Flavors of bitter hops, some citrus, little malty sweetness, and a hint of pine. Has a good amount of bitterness and some malty sweetness, but they really donít balance well. A little thicker body might help. Nice hopy pale though.
jmikolich (1352) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at FH, doing my charity work by drinking this.. Itís your basic APA with strong hoppy nose and taste but this one has a fair malt bill which makes it a bit thick.. Not bad at all