Patrickctenchi (3433) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange-amber with a steady, light tan head.
Aroma of sweet orange malt.
Taste is malty, fruited, grass/herb hop bittering...a little bread.
Slightly bland in the hop department, but itís ok.
ADesenberg (561) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Tap: this is a great beer. I think that itís my favorite offering by Moerlien. Itís malty, with a great grapefruity citrusy pine hop presence that just sits right on top. Good Stuff.
mrenzweiler (30) - burlington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a good beer but just an average IPA. Almost taste a hint of chocolate and not a fan. Will drink again tho
drsordr (998) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour into pint. Hazy amber color. Nose of breach fruit. Taste initial mild sweetness followed by astringent bitterness. Not much aromatic hop. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.
JaBier (4762) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Flipside at Easton. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Malty nose with grassy and earthy hop notes. Malty flavor with grassy hops and an earthy finish with a splash of grapefruit.
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very crisp hoppy scent. Nice golden color and a bit cloudy. Very bitter, but not unpleasant. Tastes even a little citrus. More of a standalone beer rather than one for drinking with food. Probably not for someone just beginning to develop a taste for beer. Though Iím not much of an IPA fan, but this isnít bad.
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to pint. Looks alright; dark for an IPA though. Smells and tastes malty and hoppy, but mildly; more like a hoppy Amber. Average on the palate. Meh.
blackflag321 (464) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour into shaker. Dark, hazy amber. Not real hoppy, but has a nice malt touch; bitter aftertaste. Overall a nice IPA, but I didnt take away anything to distinguish if from the many other nice IPAs.
clubber (4) - Milford, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Cincy version of Bellís two Heated Ale. It is a bouquet of floral citrus and grapefruit aroma and flavor. It has a nice malt backbone for balance as well. A fine beer and a worthy entry into the moerlein family.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma- very hop focused that is citrus and fruity american hop not very much malt comes through at all.
Appearance- pours a clear medium amber, kind of like a reddish gold, with a white foamy head and lots of nice
Flavor-Hops, american hops, citrusy like the aroma but the malt comes through once the bitterness coats the mouth. Balanced pretty well but definitely hop heavy
Mouthfeel- smooth with lots of little bubbles rushing over the tongue, feel like there is a liitle yeast ester or astringency, may be the hops still. Not a huge body but good for the style
overall impression- I like this drinkable IPA, and Iím trying not to be biased about local ohio craft brew but I do like this although it is not even close to my favorite for this style, the hop mixture left me wanting