Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought I would take a growler of this. Light orange with big lace. Well integrated spruce and lemon balm. Carbonation and IBU right there. Fresh. May have liked it better even without the lemon balm.
drsordr (832) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Flipdaddys. Pours golden yellow. Nose lemon, pine, and resin. Taste, lemon comes through strong initially, the the good pine flavors and spruce. Faint midpalate sweetness. Soft bitter finish. Starts off strong, then finishes a little weak, but overall a great beer.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flip top from the brewery (shared June 2012). Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has a fresh lemon zest, potent resiny spruce and some doughy malts. The flavor has the pine/spruce notes take center stage with a decent helping of lemon zest as well. The base malts are doughy and lightly toasted. Interesting, and definitely better the fresher you get this. It is on tap locally now and I will have to revisit.
redlem (1293) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy light oak color with a medium white head. The lemon really stands out in aroma and taste. The pine is noticeable but different than a west coast beer with cascade hops. Good bitterness but not overpowering. Very tasty one that I kept going back for.
Dogbrick (7095) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week, happy to log my #1000 Ohio beer rating at this place and during this event! The beer is a slightly hazy copper color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of hops, pine and toasted malt. Medium-bodied with a resiny hops character and notes of caramel malt and citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with a spruce and hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from pub side. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is very earthy evergreen and bright hop citrus. Flavor is similar there is fresh tasting hops and more evergreen flavor and sweet malt backbone with some clean light fruit. Overall a very well done brew it has the bitterness an ipa should plus it has interesting local twang which makes it a jackieos brew.
theisti (3062) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Approximately 4 ounce sample at the Jackie O’s Public House in Athens, Ohio. The pour is a hazed golden with a small off white head. The aroma is lemon peel, with strong pine and then a bit of toasted malt. The taste is the sharp lemon peel (I guess that’s also the balm) up front, moving quick to pine needles. This gets a bit of a gin quality to it towards the back. The palate is medium bodied with soft carbonation. The lemon balm lingers a bunch, takes over the after taste and detracts. Weird beer.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Jackie O’s during the bottle release on 8/18/12. Clear gold to amber pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of lemon zest, herbs, pine and malt. Very herbal (almost sage-like) flavor with some maltiness before a zesty lemon finish.
JStax (2564) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured on draft. Appearance is a somewhat hazy yellowy copper with a tacky, white, froth of a head that stayed with force. Aroma is complexly beautiful with a notes of lemon, mango, pineapple, spruce, citrus. Taste is sweet with a nicely bitter movement towards the middle of the drink and on to the finish. Awesome IPA. Must try if available.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing top growler courtesy of alexsdad. Thanks Brad. Hazy, yellow-orange appearance with a small off white head. Tangy guava, pineapple, tropical fruity, light veggie, a bit piney aroma. Richly spruce, minty, herbal, pineapple, tropical fruity flavor with an herbal hoppy finish. I wasn’t very impressed, but thanks to Brad for the hookup!