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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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An aggressive Pale Ale brewed with Simcoe & Citra hops. Brewed to support the Cleveland Metroparks. 50 cents from every pint and $1 from every growler will go directly to the Metroparks.
2013 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal (Fresh Hop Version).


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3375) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Draft at Mad Mex Cranberry Township. Pours orange with a thin white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Fairly big wet hop floral notes. Massive hop flavor on the tongue. Itís like I just swallowed a grapefruit and pine cone whole. Finishes clean. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (441) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2013
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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2854) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Draft pour into a pint glass. Pours a translucent copper with a fluffy white head of foam with good retention. Aroma has juicy citrus, light grass, and lemon peel. Taste is fruity sweet, while still being Nigel bitter throughout. Dry finish. Light bodied and supremely easy drinking. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4200) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
This one poured a hazy light orange with a white head. Aroma was big tropical and piney hops, definite citra and simcoe here. with no malt getign in the way. Flavor was big fruity hops, light pale malt and wheatyness innthe background. Great Pale Ale

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slats (7) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2014 does not count
Review from a growler fill I got back in mid Winter. Itís a clear amber color that pours with approximately two fingers of pure white head. The fresh hopping with whole flower Citra and Simcoe hops gives it a big nose of fresh green hops. Like other great examples of style the hop aroma is grassy, reminiscent of hemp, with notes of pine. The fresh green hops come through big time in the taste as well, itís really what this beer is all about. The malts donít really register on my taste buds, nor is there much bitterness, other than a slight lingering bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is relatively light and easy drinking. No oily mouthfeel like you get with some IPAs and DIPAs. Overall this beer does just one thingófresh hopsóbut it does that thing very well. Although I canít do a side by side comparison I think it would hold its own pretty well against Founderís Harvest Ale, which is the standard against which I judge fresh/wet hopped beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (1976) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
12oz can given to me from JohnGonk. Pours a clear amber color with a thick frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, oranges, pineapple, grapefruit zest, and pine. Taste is refreshing and hoppy. Lots of grapefruit and pine up front, followed by citrus zest, resin, pine, and caramel malt. Solid

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6013) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5192) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Draft at The Lackman, served in a pint glass. Pours a clear gold color with a small white head that leaves streaks of lace in the glass. The aroma is way more dank than expected, with marijuana, cat piss, cheese, onion, caramel, and grapefruit. Flavor of herbal tea, citrus, pale and caramel malt, lemon, and leaves. Light-medium bodied, with a bitter, leafy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really unusual, memorable, interesting APA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1648) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Perfect growler from Save On. Clear golden orange with lasting head and nice lace. Orangy bready citrus hop pastry aroma. Medium sweet orangy fruity with orange medium orange rind bitterness. Reasonably dry with a hint of lingering sweetness. Medium light body. Very good.


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