theisti (3340) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had tried a small sample at the brewery that afternoon, so was happy to get a shaker pint on draft at Bodega in Columbus, Ohio. The pour is a clear golden amber with not much of an off white head. The aroma is citrus fruit, grass, and a nice undertone of grass and mineral. The taste is a fresh cracker malt, along with a light bitter sweetness balanced with grass and grapefruit citrus hop. There is a hint of pine present as well, which adds depth to the flavor. The palate is medium bodied, with crisp carbonation and the mineral dry clean finish. Definitely my kind of beer, very tasty.
cheap (4350) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
from a can. a darker beer than a typical pale lager, has a little haze. sweeter hop aroma almost like cotton candy. milder ipa flavors but it is quite astringent. alky level is not too apparent but there is certainly a kick to it. Yes, strange astringency is readily apparent on the finsih.
cernjoh (144) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a clear golden color with a one finger white head. Aroma is slight but what is there is of grass and citrus. Taste is hoppy but not over done. Grass straw and grapefruit present. Palate is good with good carbonation. Overall pretty good. Not one I’d seek out with so many other great pale ales readily available but a good choice when your options are limited. Cheers!
JStax (3345) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can pour. Pours a dark copper with a beige head. Aroma is near watery. Taste has some sweetness. Light body. Low carbonation.
BeerBillyCLE (12) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly unique hops taste. Somewhat like melon and tropical fruit. Really refreshing and unique
Nephilium (1445) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel malt aroma, with some hop notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. Mild hop flavor, with a touch of grapefruit in the finish. Thin bodied, with a very short bitter finish. Not a bad APA, but nothing out of the ordinary.
bnokk (73) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 String Pale ale on draft at Miller's Ale House Restaurant in Columbus, oh
Appearance - nice light amber color. Very clear and see through. Light, quickly dissipating head.
Nose - not much to speak of.
Flavor - Good, light hops very refreshing 'lite' hop flavor like you'd expect for a pale ale. No particular hop flavor stood out.
Notes - Good overall drinker. Enjoyable on a nice hot summer day, and I'll bet a cool fall day as well. I'd call it a good 'table' beer. Great with a meal, but nothing special for a 'tasting'.
steelhead3686 (253) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light gold with a white head. Medium spruce hops with sugary malt. Medium to heavy bitter that doesn’t stick around. Medium body with a sticky texture.
douglas88 (6588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A sweet fruity resin nose. The flavor is lemons, oranges, tea, resin, mild bitterness, smooth, some caramel. Good.
Shot (197) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Miller’s Ale House. Dark gold color. Thin white head with decent lacing. Aromas of sweet malt and floral hops. Upfront explosion of fresh hops, herbal tones, slight bitter citrus. What’s really noticeable is the long, lingering hop bite. It’s almost too much. Seems like it needs a bit more malt sweetness to balance it out. Fairly dry finish. Medium to light mouthfeel. It has the body of a pale ale, but this drinks like an IPA pale ale. Definitely not bad. I’d like to explore this one again.
nuplastikk (4820) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Hazy golden-orange body. Creamy off-white head. Pretty standard APA. Medium bodied, smooth malt backbone, some resinous murky NW hops. The lack of filtration takes away from any crispness. Not really hyped that I bought a sixpack of this...wouldn’t do it again.