Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the nanobrewery (two-barrel brewhouse) near Marengo, Ohio. Pours a hazy golden pale colored IPA with a decent sized and rocky off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of hard fruits, floral hops, a hint of pine and a touch of pear. Taste is medium to full bodied, nicely carbonated with flavors of floral and some English dry hops, a touch of citrus zest and golden grain malt. Finish starts off with a floral hop aftertaste and then escalates to a lingering mild bitterness the slowly disappears. Excellent inaugurational beer and look forward to their next release.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Columbus (IN)
I had not heard of Hoof Hearted before so when stopping in Columbus at Surly Girl I chose the local option. The result was a solid IPA which is not going to change anyone’s perception of the style but indicates a focus on quality instead of gimmicks. I’d love to try their other offerings.
Aroma / Appearance - A hazy bronze base with minimal stiff white head fills the glass. Citrus, mango, and bright hops are fresh on the nose. Warm and inviting it is somewhere just above the sessionable cutoff in feel.
Flavor / Palate - Citrus, mango, and grapefruit leave a strong impression on the tongue and throat. Bitter tea dregs help carry it to a lemony finish like someone blended rinds and then threw in a splash of sugar. The piney aspect balances out the minor contribution of malts. A promising start for a new brewery, this is on par with what I have tried from places like Columbus Brewing and Elevator.
Freaky_tiki (471) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour at surly girl in hipster side of columbus (a groovy bar with fantastic vintage music & dark setting with glowing red lights) is aromatic & mysterious - a mystery that goes beyond the bartender’s mumble (where he riffed on the ’who farted’ pun of the beer title) but its the taste that wins here (much like its the writing style that wins with my beer reviews -- this being the longest one sentence review in the history of the site - with all this crazy syntax & grammar fireworks) with uncommon floral notes & bursting hop, making this a fantastic brew.
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden ipa with a thin sticky off white head. Sharp grapefruit rind and pine nose. This is a nice PNW style ipa. Pine, grapefruit rind, and something earthy all over a strong malty backbone. Long bitter finish. Very solid ipa.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Spring Forward tasting at Brew’s Cafe on 3/9/13. Clear gold to amber pour with a huge off-white head. Aroma of malt, orange and pine. Malty flavor with tropical fruit accents and some citrus before a faint, grassy finish.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at 1808 in Columbus. Pours a mostly clear orange-amber with a white head. Nose is some caramel with hints of pine and floral hops. Flavor follows with a bit of drying going on in the finish. Light to medium in body and an interesting IPA overall.
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at CMBF 2012. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and earthy malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Columbus Microbrew Festival on 09/16/2012: The beer is a clear orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors citrusy hops, bready malt and some pine. The finish is short with a fruity aftertaste. All in all a decent IPA.