EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not blood red, but a nice amber color with a thin off-white head. Smells like any ol’ ale but is rich and bitter with hops and roasted oats. Very smooth and drinkable, better than Elliot and just in time for Halloween!
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice and deep amber color, small white head. Filtered and very clear. Smells of hops citrus. Tastes hoppy but very balance, especially for 8%. The only flaw I could find is that it comes in four packs instead of six.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured a nice amber with a light tan head. aroma hops,citrus,grapefruit and lemons, pine, hints of malt, alcohol. flavor citus, malts the bitterness is just right, a touch of sweetness, nutty and a hint of alcohol. another good one from glbc
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 An incredibly smooth, well-balanced ASA. Orange/copper color, sweet malty aroma, sweet malty, bitter flavor. Everything comes together quite nicely in the finish. Overall this is a delicious ale, and a worthy addition to the GLBC repertoire.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I started this whole thing rating IPA’s and that seems appropriate for my 1000’s(especially being Ohio made and all). So here it goes: Ruby red(yes there is some orange in there) in color, translucent, pour medium head, prefect for the style. Aroma is citrus, earthy, mixed with malt like the smell you get when you walk into your favorite brewpub. Flavor is slightly bitter but not nearly as bitter as many others. Very Balanced finish, and it is an Ohio beer that I can whole heartedly recommend. Cheers, RB community.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2005 Bottle. I initially didn’t know what to make of this stuff but as you drink more, it becomes a really good beer. Pours an blood red with a smallish head and a whopping aroma of grapefruit and malt. Those two tastes intermingle sort of like doing a ballet on your tongue, fighting for first place in a competition. The warming effect soon takes place just to remind you this isn’t just any ale.
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
overall a great brew.
this beer pours a deep amberish red, with moderate head.
full of subtle flavors - a nutty/malty mellow taste initilaly, followed by a linger of carmel. it is very creamy and mellow for an 8% alc. beer as you can only taste a hint of the alcohol. I suggest getting it before the season is up
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good looking beer, ice red bubbling color, with an inch or so of creamy foam on top. Simple malty smell, nothing too special, kind of grassy. The flavor is intially a sweeter hops feel, then it mellows out in a smooth nutty feel. I must say, this is probably my favorite great lakes offering, as it holds a great balance, and is drinkably strong.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I loved this, for one reason - it’s an IIPA that to me is low on the whole pineapple/mango fruity esters, but instead is flat-out bitterness, some iron shavings, some acidity, love the color. I ony bought one bottle and had this a couple of nights ago - will need to revisit. Caramel malting underneath is hard to get to.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. A deep copper orange color, heavy lacing. Hoppy aroma, with more hop bitterness in the flavor, plus caramel; thick and strong. Very well balanced, plenty of bitterness, closer to a barleywine than a burning river.