JStax (5034) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark copper with a white head. Smells of berries and jolly ranchers. Tastes fruity and sweet. Is this right? I wonder if they got the wrong tap handle on this...
Aurelius (5030) - 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.
nearbeer (4825) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting creamy quarter inch of foam. Nose is toffee, dark fruit and spicy banana. Taste is similar, but has a healthy dose of earthy citrus and woody hops to balance. Medium body is extremely smooth, smoothly carbonated, well balanced and surprisingly, seems to show some alcohol warmth. This one is really different from most APAs out there, almost seems like a ESB, and is by far the best beer I have sampled from this brewery.
ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Let me just say Iím not digging the name for this beer. OTR. Over-the-Rhine. Not being from Cincinnati, the reference is entirely lost on me, so I had little knowing of what kind of beer I even had beyond an ale with, per the tiny-font text I was struggling to read on the back label, Fuggles hops. O-kay!
Appearance: Pours out a faintly hazy, dark amber body with a sudsy, white head.
Smell: Pale malts with a distinct scent of toasted biscuits, meager hint of fruit, and an aroma of spicy, floral Noble hops.
Taste: Pale malts with some toasty, biscuity qualities and a small touch of toffee sweetness. Faint fruit esters. Earthy, spicy, floral hop character with a medium-low amount of bitterness. As is often the case, it starts drying out on the back half for the finish, but thereís still some maltiness to be found. Then itís gone - Over-the-Rhine and In-My-Stomach.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A reasonably decent, quaffable ale, though, I will say itís the best of the Moerleinís lot that Iíve had thus far. I will also say thatís not saying much.
hayduke (4749) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle obtained in a trade with Erik of Indiana this poured a clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and decent lacing. The nose is caramel malts and floral hops. Smooth and clean mouthfeel. Flavor is heavy on the malts but the hops give a little bitterness and it there in the finish as well. Overall a quite easy drinking beer that makes want a second, always a good sign. Sadly I only just the one.
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is malt and hoppy just as advertised. There are caramel notes as well as citrus hops. The appearance is amber with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall it’s about average but there is nothing special about it.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Pale orange color, light tan head. Aroma of earthy citrus. Cascade and Fuggles. Tastes of sweet malt, musty malts, honey bun (w/o icing). Bread. Hops. Really good. The session masters. Finishes with the slightest tobacco.
maxwelldeux (4342) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear amber color with little head, this one has relatively little smell. Itís got a decent hoppy taste to it and comes off very light with little aftertaste.
DialSquare (4235) - 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.
chinchill (4200) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 12 oz bottle from a mix 12-pack.
This is a fine and fine-looking beer. Deep reddish amber body iscovered by a durable and creamy tan head. Excellent lacing.
The aroma and flavor are both less hop forward than the classification as an APA would lead you to expect. In this casee, I think it is due to the larger load of sweet and medium roast malts rather than a shortage of hops. In any case, the beer is sweet up front and only mildly bitter in the aftertaste, with at least as much roast and caramel malt flavor as there is hops (Cascade and Fruggle in this case).
Nice mouthfeel, with creamy smoothness and soft carbonation that gives the impression of a full bodied beer.