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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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A hard-rocking sly session ale (easy drinking) that smacks the lips with tasty bitter hops and citrusy grapefruit shots to the nose. It finishes crisp and dry, sustaining like a windmill power chord. All of a sudden it hits you...this is the one.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7333) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Boardman, Oh - Vintage Estate Wine and Beer - 12 oz can. Kind of a dull, medium golden pour, soapy, snow white head,light lacing. Aroma of too much crystal malt, a hint of yet and raw dough. Flavor has some light citrus accents, some dough-like bready accents, a touch of caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5618) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2016
RB says this is my 200th APA, at least for now. Can. Nose very foamy, minerally, fruity, hoppy, probably overcarbed, certainly messy. Orange peel and paper, I would say. Pour a hazy orange with a large soapy off-white head. Taste relatively dry, just a hint of citrus sweetness, medium to high resin, lots of tropical fruit rind, peel, very highly perfumed and somewhat oily. Liking the strong tangerine tones. Very much redeemed itself after the earliest moments. Clean, crisp, very fresh tasting, but still too airy, cleanses the palate very nicely. Medium-full body. [2016.09.05: 3.0]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2016
on tap at the brew pub. Four String Brass Knuckle Pale Ale is a lighter amber clear beer with a firm head of white bubbles. Nose is grapefruit and lighter malt. Taste is a nice bit of grapefruit zest and clover honey. Body is lively and thinner. a very nice APA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2016
12 oz can at home. Pours a dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, a hint of caramel, citrus, grassy, herbal hops, grapefruit, finishes kind of bland, dry, ok but there are many superior options.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Draft at Nation, served in a pint glass. Pours a clear deepish golden color with a small eggshell white head that settles into a ring. Pale and sweet malt backbone holds together leafy, grassy, citrusy, and slightly spicy hops, with some green and black tea for measure. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tea-like, slightly malty, barely bitter mouthfeel. Not really a ísession ale,í as they say, because itís a little too heavy on the palate for that and the ABV is to high. But itís a good APA nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2015
can @ Party Town/ Florence KY --- Clear medium orange amber, frothy white 2" head, splashes of lace. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste is a little malt, followed by solid, but pleasing, citrus hops. The hops donít load up enough to drown the malt, so the finish is somewhat balanced. A nice enough pale ale, but I can see no way to justify it as a session brew (5.75%abv? no way; on top of that, a very full body)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2015
12 ounce can. Pours an orange base. Slightly malty. Some citrus. Little bit of fruit. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RRistow12 (709) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a clear orange amber with white head. Aroma is fairly sweet and not too prominent with caramel and some piney notes. Taste is moderates bitter and mild to moderately sweet with flavors of caramel, toffee, biscuits, pine and grassy floral flavors. Overall average for style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (2221) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Can shared. Poured a darker orange color with white head. The aroma is bitter and citrus. Medium malt base with the citrus on the front end and a long lasting bitterness on the back end. Wouldnít really call this a session beer. Itís not offensive in any respect drinkable but itís just another beer off the shelf.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4297) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at Meisters in Grandview. Copper pour with sturdy white head. Aroma of grass, pine, malt. Tastes are caramel malt, orange peel, grass. Medium palate, little under-carbonated for me.


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