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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
I am writing this because it looks like all the other reviews were from the brewpub and my sample was at Jackie o’s and I had a completely different experience. I ordered this beer and the bartender, who knows me, gives me a tasting glass, I look at him perplexed, sniff and taste the beer..... nothing....I would not even of put this in the pale ale range of style with no hop aroma or taste, no bitterness, and no viscosity. He then told me they had a hefe by this brewery that tasted like water next door. I thanked him for not selling me this beer and ordered a different beer. I will try again if I see it at another place but in the mean time I have to question all aspects of this beer once it was put into the keg.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared on the bus in Asheville. Light gold with a small head. Super grassy and fresh. Sweet honeyed meadow, mountain spring bloom. Cantaloupe and mellow tropical bitterness. Pretty bitter on the finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Very accomplished.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1682) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft. Gold pour, white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, tropical hop, caramel. Taste is bitter, citrus, grassy. Palate is average carbonation, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2011) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Taster at brewery - nose is cat urine. Sip adds pine and resin. Yummy. Fairly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADesenberg (561) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Draft: pours a nice amber orange color with a small white head. Aromas are fruit and resiny citrus and pine hops. Has a nice solid malty body to balance it out. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Sample at Ohio IPA Night at Daily Growler on 03/20/2014. Pours a hazy golden-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, tropical fruit and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of citrusy hops, toasted malt and pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sample at World of Beer Easton on 3/15/14. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, grapefruit, onion and tropical fruit. Malty sweet flavor up front, giving way to some citrus before an oniony finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (3924) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Growler shared on the RBWG tour bus by Max and the other cool ass Fifty West bros. Poured slightly hazy orangey/gold with a foamy white head. Aroma was dank, in a good hoppy dank way. Notes of rotting citrus, yellow grapefruit, apricot and mango, grains. Palate is spot on, medium to fuller bodied with a lingering bitterness along with a touch of heat from the big ABV medium carbonation and a sticky feel overall. Flavor is the same as the aroma with dank fruitiness but the grains become a bit more prominent. Notes of dry toast and some grain chaff. Honestly rated it this high before I even realized that the guys that brought this growler work at the brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1008) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft at brew pub hazy light gold. Nose pine tropical fruit, some sweetness. Taste nice citrus bite up front, followed by strong mid palate sweetness. Some resinous hop then bitter finish. Nice syrupy mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Growler shared on the early morning bus during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. Good nose, big on the citrus pith. Light to medium sweet flavor with heavy, dry minerals, gritty citrus rind, dry pale malts. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry finish with slight sticky pine, minerals and pithy orange. A touch too dry and bitter but otherwise good.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Punk_Lawyer (2) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Redlem and I must’ve had the same experience. This stuff was not an IPA. In fact, it looked and tasted so much like Blue Moon that I asked the server to check the keg. I was at a place about two miles from the brewery. I’m not sure what’s happening in the process but the other reviews noted here have no resemblance to the product that I had.


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