kassner (1392) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My son brought ma a bottle from Cincy. Dar dirt amber, great head and lacing, , big malt tatste, sweet port flavors with slight bitter finish. Nice beer
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Dark amber color with minimal head and lacing. Fantastic malt aroma and flavor with nice hints of caramel and toffee. A great beer that’s named after a long-neglected, historic section of Cincinnati.
Capa (2147) - Transient., - AUG 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice amber color with a quick off-white head. Aroma is of soft citrus and herbal hops, with light caramel. Hops are stronger in the flavor witht he pine being the big player. Also comes with a nutty, molasses malt background. Finishes with a nice, refreshing bitterness. I’m very impressed with the quality of this APA.
PorterPounder (5880) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Deep dark copper pour, gentle off white soft head that sticks around. Sweet aroma with hints of toffee and pine. Flavor is very bold with some nuttiness, citrus, a hint of chocolate, some toffee and a back end of brown sugar. Mouthfeel is crisp and tangy. Rather impressed by this one and enjoyed very much.
AndyReynolds (1011) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Oz Bottle. Poured A reddish orange with small white head. Aroma was roasted malts, strong in hops, pine and brown sugar. Which, all come out in the flavor, but it seemed a little watered down. The finish was a little bitter. A great everyday beer.
DialSquare (3114) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. pours dark amber-orange color with small white head that disappears quickly. smells of sugar and toasted malts. sweet caramel, pine and biscuity taste. finishes with light hop bitterness. medium to thick mouthfeel with just the right amount of slightly tingly carbonation.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Candied PA aroma, prominent Cascades hops. Why in the hell they called this Over the Rhine, I have no clue - there’s nothing historical about this - it’s a thoroughly modern brew. Fair label, medium bronze-red. Briny and tasty, with toasted tones. Lightly tannic and tangy. Very drinkable. Body is a little on the heavy side. FInishes out salty.
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2008 I’ve been a Cincinnati area native all of my life, so when Christian Moerlien released their first tribute beer to one of the nation’s oldest authentic German brewing meccas, I must say I was pretty pumped. This is a very well-crafted beer that I thoroughly enjoyed. It has a nice foaming head that’s short lived, but leaves a small white ring atop a beautiful coppery mahogany body. The aroma is intensely aromatic, with loads of fresh hops, and a very sweet, almost mapley smell from the malt. This is followed by notes of raisins, dates, and dark brown sugar. The taste is where the hops start to shine: the cascade bringing the full-on fresh, piney citrus, and the fuggles bringing that mellow, subdued English bitterness. However, this beer is ridiculously well-balanced: nutty sweet, toasted malt, honey, ripe fruits, and spicy, burnt candied yams are all present. Rather than calling this a pale ale, I see it as more of a well hopped brown ale. Beautifully crafted, this was a lesson in balance I won’t soon forget.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
120z bottle thanks to ___. pours a dark amber with a thin tan head. nose is of spices and bready malt with a hint of pine hops. Taste is of bready malt and doesn’t live up to the aroma. Mouthfeel was medium-to-thin and a bit metallic with slight bitter finish.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is very crisp and bitter hops with some slight malty notes. Flavor starts out sweet and sugary but quickly becomes pleasantly bitter. Hops notes linger in the aftertaste with a hint of alcohol. Medium-full body, fuller than most pale ales. Really tasty beer.