Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a quiet true amber color with a quick uprising of foam that then dwindles away. There’s a light malty aroma with a hint of spruce. This drinks with a decent woody hoppiness and a balanced backdrop. So far the better Moerlein option among the sampler pack I bought. (#3969, 8/22/2010)
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very slightly hazy copper with nice eggshell head and descent lace. Solid aroma of caramel and bready malt with a nice earthy hoppiness to compliment. Very balanced. The flavor is similar, but with more hop quality--resinous on the end, leading to a dry finish. There is an almost fruity quality in the middle. Medium body and medium to low carbonation. Overall: though it ain’t super interesting, it is undeniably solid. I’d be interested to see if the hop quality is much different when sampled fresh on draft at the brewpub.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper pour with a decent off white head. Basic hop and caramel malt aroma. Well balanced flavor, mildly bitter with a nice sweetbread finish. Medium body, not among the upper tier of IPA’s but good.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden body with a thin lasting white head. Heavy caramel into a fruit finish. Nice lacing.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright golden with a well maintained wispy off-white head. Notes of light pine and hop resin, biscuit, toasted bread. medium bodied and lightly resinous with lively carbonation.
Tmoney99 (10676) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bitter flavor with a moderate bitter finish of medium duration. Very good brew.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light slightly hazy amber with a big off white head. Aroma is citrusy fruity hops. Flavor is grapefruit with a nice lasting bitterness and nice biscuity malt backbone. Not bad.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not balanced. Light malt. Light color. Hops are not up to an ipa. Needs refinement.
garrison (773) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a six pack of twelve ounce bottles purchased at "Keller’s IGA" - Okee-dokee, this is a good copy of Mid-California hops heavy IPA, but there’s no shame in that... I just wish my friend Greg Hardman (the capo de capo of Moerlein) would’ve been a bit more individualistic with this brew. Still, it’s tasty enough... but it’s no O.T.R.!
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Draft at The Lager House. Pours a clear gold with a white head that leaves a lot of lace spots. Aroma of leafy and grassy and citrusy hops, pale and caramel malts, sweat, and straw. Flavor of grapefruit and lemon citrus, grass, florals, and sweet malts. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter mouthfeel. Good IPA.